Christadelphian Meal a Day Fund not conditional on race, religion or creed

The Western African country Sierra Leone has much to deal with. Abject poverty, natural disasters, plague and violence, but the people’s capacity to survive and thrive is amazing. When brothers Bob Fox, Mike Green and Gordon Dawes visited Kroo Bay in 2010, they were met with an awful sight. This slum area is at the… Read More Christadelphian Meal a Day Fund not conditional on race, religion or creed

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Stormy wind

News bulletins over the past few weeks seem to have been dominated by natural disasters reminding us of the phenomenal power of nature, with the North American continent particularly badly affected. 2017 has been officially declared British Columbia’s worst wildfire season since records began in 1950. Between April 1 and mid-August, 894,491 hectares were burned.… Read More Stormy wind

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One of the world’s highest elevation ecclesias 3,800 metres above sea level

In the August issue of The Christadelphian an article sheds a light on the ecclesia in La Paz, Bolivia, probably one of the world’s highest elevation ecclesias, sitting somewhere around 3,800 metres above sea level. La Paz is a city that seems to defy its surroundings. On first glance the area is inhospitable, and too… Read More One of the world’s highest elevation ecclesias 3,800 metres above sea level

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Bible readings to Reconciled and reconciliation terms very familiar to accountants

  “5  And Jehovah descended in the cloud, {1} and stood with him there, and proclaimed {2} the name of Jehovah. {1) Or [and he stood with him there, and called upon etc] 2) Or [Jehovah by name]} 6 And Jehovah passed by before him, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and gracious, slow… Read More Bible readings to Reconciled and reconciliation terms very familiar to accountants

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 16 Sign of the Covenant with Noah

  “1  god blessed Noach and his sons and said to them, “be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. 2 the fear and dread of you will be upon every wild animal, every bird in the air, every creature populating the ground, and all the fish in the sea; they have been handed over to… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 16 Sign of the Covenant with Noah

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 15 A ground never cursed in such way anymore

    “13  by the first day of the first month of the 601st year the water had dried up from off the earth; so Noach removed the covering of the ark and looked; and, yes, the surface of the ground was dry. 14 it was on the twenty-seventh day of the second month that… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 15 A ground never cursed in such way anymore

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 13 Noah’s ark and the flood

  “1  {ii} \@ADONAI\@ said to Noach, “come into the ark, you and all your household; for I have seen that you alone in this generation are righteous before me. 2 of every clean animal you are to take seven couples, and of the animals that are not clean, one couple; 3 also of the… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 13 Noah’s ark and the flood

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 10 Animated water

Animated water By many peoples we do find water to be given an important role in the life of man. Many of the qualities of water make it appear to be animated; on this basis it is psychologically understandable that water (e.g., rain, sea, lakes, and rivers) might become a natural phenomenon worthy of worship.… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 10 Animated water

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 9 Australia and Discharge fluctuation of major rivers

Australia The Aboriginal tribes in southern Australia, who could be the direct descendants of migrants who left Africa up to 75,000 years ago, and who carry some of the genes associated with the Denisovan (a species of human related to but distinct from Neanderthals) peoples of Asia; and having them migrated from Siberia to tropical… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 9 Australia and Discharge fluctuation of major rivers

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 8 South America

South America The Chibcha-speaking people that formed the Muisca Confederation of the central Andean highlands of present-day Colombia‘s Eastern Range, in particular the Altiplano Cundiboyacense, the Muisca, as one out of four advanced civilizations of the Americas (apart from the Aztec, Mayas and Incas) has also the enriched culture of ‘life stories’ Already active since… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 8 South America

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 7 North America

By the indigenous peoples of the Americas we can find also several myths of a great deluge. The K’iche’ and Maya peoples in Mesoamerica having the best well-known folk tales. One of the Maya peoples, the K’iche’ (or in previous Spanish spelling: Quiché, associated with the ancient Maya civilization, reached the peak of their power… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 7 North America

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 6 European myths

European myths In our regions we do have the Celtic stories and Norse Mythology like the Bergelmir or “Mountain Yeller” or “Bear Yeller” where like in the Chinese mythology can be found a bear, who has now become a frost giant, the son of giant Þrúðgelmir and the grandson of Ymir (who was called Aurgelmir… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 6 European myths

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 5 Indian region

Indian region In the East of our world we also find deluge stories where matsya avatara of Vishnu forewarned the people. Listening to the messengers of his gods the king of the Dravida Kingdom, Shraddhadeva, son of Vivasvat and therefore also known as Manuvaivasvata [Satyavrata meaning “always truthful”], build an ark for his family and… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 5 Indian region

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 4 Mythic theme 3 Chinese mythology

Chinese mythology In Chinese culture day arrived when Chu Ying (or Chu Lung) with his body of a red snake, opened his eyes, and nigh felt when he closed his eyes. Winter and summer came into being depending on the strength of his breath. We may find stories that by the crying of the gods,… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 4 Mythic theme 3 Chinese mythology

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 3 Mythic theme 2 Hebrew story of the flood

Hebrew story of the flood In the story of the Flood that follows there are evident borrowings from the Mesopotamian stories of a flood sent by the gods to destroy mankind, but in the biblical account it is emphasized that man’s extreme wickedness is the cause and that Noah is saved along with his family… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 3 Mythic theme 2 Hebrew story of the flood

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 2 Mythic theme 1 God or gods warning

Mythic theme God or gods warning A mass of water bringing people in danger has always spoken to the imagination of people. As such we can find a great flood as a mythic theme in many ancient religions that describes a primordial destruction of man and the world by a universal deluge because of man’s… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 2 Mythic theme 1 God or gods warning

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