Today’s thought “Death by being taken captive” (May 15)

Today’s thought “Death by being taken captive” (May 15) In the previous posting we looked at a “death” and spoke about Saul of Tarsus seeing the stoning of apostle Stephen. At the beginning of this contemporary time table, we find several people who were willing to face death by stoning, like Stephen, or in the… Read More Today’s thought “Death by being taken captive” (May 15)

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The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #7 Promise and solution

We have seen how God created out of the chaos and ordered universe in which He placed carnal creatures. In His Kingdom He had His Royal Garden where He placed human beings with a free will. Jehovah the divine Maker God set out to create a perfect creation but alas the very workmanship of His… Read More The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #7 Promise and solution

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The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #6 Curse and solution

From the chaos God had ordered everything. First the planets, than all living creatures and then human creatures or beings we call “human“, “male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27).  God gave this couple (male and female) a mandate to reign over all other creatures (see Genesis 1:28) thus placing them above all other… Read More The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #6 Curse and solution

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In a world which knows no peace sharing blessed hope

The Jewish people struggled through the Roman/Edomite, Ishmaelite and European exile and had to face terrible times for their people on several occasions throughout history. But always they kept believing that their God, the God of Abraham, was not going to leave them abandoned. For them they had the assurance in the book-rolls which survived… Read More In a world which knows no peace sharing blessed hope

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Fragments from the Book of Job #3: chapters 21-26

Job and his friends agreed that God is omnipotent, omniscient, has all the wisdom and strength, is just, and perfectly good. They could bring forwards that an omniscient being knows every way in which evils can come into existence and has  the power to prevent that evil from coming into existence. God can just say… Read More Fragments from the Book of Job #3: chapters 21-26

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Fragments from the Book of Job #2: chapters 12-20

Etymologically the name Job could be related to the Hebrew word for “enemy,” with reference to either Job’s attitude to God or his response to suffering. The name might also be a contracted form of “Where is my father?” In Fragments from the Book of Job #1: chapters 1-12 we could find the blameless and upright… Read More Fragments from the Book of Job #2: chapters 12-20

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