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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The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse

After the choice Adam and Eve made to go against the Will of God, eating of the fruit of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil, God came to deal with three parties in the fall of mankind: Adam, Eve and the serpent. An alleged fourth – the devil – is not mentioned in… Read More The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse

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When having found faith through the study of the Bible we do need to do works of faith

When we have found the Word of God and started reading the Bible with an open mind, letting the words come to us like they are written, it shall transform our inner self, if we allow it to do that. When we do come into the faith, believing in One God and believing in His… Read More When having found faith through the study of the Bible we do need to do works of faith

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the Bible – God’s guide for life #6 Case example – King Josiah #1

case example – King Josiah            (See 2 Kings21-23 & 2 Chronicles33-35)   Josiah was the 16th king of Judah who reigned from 640-609 BCE/BC, dying just 23 years before the fall of the country to Babylon. Huldah, Jeremiah and Zephaniah were prophets during his reign.   I was just eight years old when my… Read More the Bible – God’s guide for life #6 Case example – King Josiah #1

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Looking for wisdom not departing from God’s Word

Wis 2:23-24 WEBA  Because God created man for incorruption, and made him an image of his own everlastingness;  (24)  but death entered into the world by the envy of the devil, and those who belong to him experience it. Pro 4:1-2 The Scriptures 1998+  (1)  Children, listen to the discipline of a father, And give… Read More Looking for wisdom not departing from God’s Word

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Seals, a flying scroll, a statue and blessings

In the third year of Koresh sovereign of Persia a word was revealed to Dani’ĕl, whose name was called  Bĕlteshatstsar. And the word was true, and the conflict great. And he understood the word, and had understanding of the vision. (Daniel 10:1 The Scriptures 1998+) And he said to me, “O Dani’ĕl, man greatly appreciated,… Read More Seals, a flying scroll, a statue and blessings

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The Song of The Lamb #3 Daniel and Revelation

Daniel and Revelation An angel helped Daniel understand the information he was given. Daniel was told that “the message was true but the appointed time was long (10;1). The information given to John explained events that started in his own day and continued through to the return of Christ and the establishment of the kingdom.… Read More The Song of The Lamb #3 Daniel and Revelation

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Fragments from the Book of Job #1: chapters 1-12

Fragments from the story of Job or Jobab (Job 42:17) and its numerous exegeses attempting to address the problem of evil. (Highlights ours, in purpose for the study on suffering and Gods hand in it. But please take your translation at hand and read the full chapters.) Brenton Translation 1851 by Lancelot Brenton Job Chapters… Read More Fragments from the Book of Job #1: chapters 1-12

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