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christopher-cudworth's picture
Apr.07.2014
There are few things in life more subtle than the nuances of religious faith. Even those who got to hang out in the presence of Jesus Christ were often confused by his message. The Book of Mark shows Jesus expressing impatience over his disciples' failure to look beyond temporal experience to find...
suellen-ocean's picture
Mar.14.2014
The fifth monarachy was inspired by text in the Old Testament of the Bible, the second chapter of Daniel, the interpretation of Daniel's dream. This 15th century English sect believed that the Messiah was soon to return to earth and that he would reign as king for a thousand years. Known as Fifth...
suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.28.2013
The expression "Messianic Hope" is used by both Christians and Jews. Because Christians believe Jesus is the messiah, the anticipation of his return (Second Coming) is their "Messianic Hope". However, for Jews it is different. Recorded in the Old Testament of the bible, is the Jewish belief that a...
suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.07.2013
Many people believe that Isaiah was the greatest prophet of biblical history. Also seen as Esaias, the name means "salvation of the Lord". Isaiah's prophecies will be forever tied to Jerusalem. He foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem and Judah but believed that a righteous remnant would persevere....
suellen-ocean's picture
May.14.2012
Also known in the New Testament as Elias, Elijah was an ancient prophet whose life and character is depicted in the Bible. Elijah spent many of his days at Mount Carmel and due to his hermitage nature; the Greek Church refers to Elijah as their Patron Saint of the Mountains. Mount Carmel (in Israel...
rosy-cole's picture
Dec.05.2011
      The second of three posts on the subject of 'destiny'. The first can be found here. (See update in comment box below for blogs 3 and 4 in the 'destiny' series.)   Destiny. The subject has obsessed philosophers and occupied dreamers for as long as mankind has been trying to...
suellen-ocean's picture
Nov.22.2011
Matthew, the fellow who wrote the Gospel, one of four "Gospels" in the bible was also a Jewish tax collector. Matthew believed that Jesus was the Messiah and legend has it that he was "called" by Jesus. Scholars take writings and analyze them and discover that books of the Bible were not written by...
bruce-jackson's picture
Oct.29.2011
As a Christian author and inspirational poet as well as minister, I have my own way of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.  I do what I do, while others use what God has given them to do what they do. Jesus showed us the way.  He gave us an example.  Yet, He gave us all us...
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.06.2011
Over a thousand years ago, groups of Germans set out for the Holy Land because they believed the end of the world was coming. (I guess Jerusalem might be considered the place to be if there was going to be some kind of rapture). They sent scouts to Jerusalem and when the scouts came back shaking...
leah-maines's picture
Aug.24.2011
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."  Genesis 1:26 ויאמר אלהים נעשה אדם בצלמנו...