Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts

14 February 2017

Be My Valentine? Did You Say "My Religion is Love"?

Not your usual Valentine, I know.

But I think it's a perfect valentine.

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So who was it that said “My religion is love”? Wasn’t it one of the sons of Bob Marley?

Ooops!  Looked it up.  My bad.  It was the title and song lyrics by Ziggy Marley that said "Love Is My Religion".  Close enough!

It was the late Bob Marley himself who said "Overcome the devils with a thing called love."

I believe in giving credit where credit is due, but they were both just rewording the wisdom of Jesus.

No matter who you want to give the credit to, you would all be hard-pressed to say that it isn't a golden rule to live by!


SIDE NOTE:


~ Born: February 6, 1945, Nine Mile, Jamaica ~ Died: May 11, 1981, Miami, FL. Had he lived to see this day, the legendary reggae artist, Bob Marley would have been 70+ years old.  He and his music live on through his children.  They make sure of that!
Happy belated birthday, Mr. Marley!

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  • NOTE: Republished content. Blog post published at my other blog "My Next 50 Years" which is no longer available online.  (Keep getting a "bad gateway" message.  I don't know why! (O.o))

07 January 2017

The History of Astrology and the Gifts of the Magi

Just read an interesting blog post about the history of astrology and how it was applied in the beginning. (Reference: The Brilliant History of Astrology on Earth | Literacy Base

I believe the initial use of the science of astrology, "in the beginning", i.e. to predict weather for agriculture purposes, natural disasters, etc., is its correct use or application. 

The post goes on to state that people began to say they could apply it in human affairs for success. I believe that could possibly be when scam and con artists began to leave their indelible marks on the history of mankind. With one exception.

*The star that led the wise men to Jesus.* 


Image credit: Star Of Bethlehem by FullMoonMaster on DeviantArt
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The visit of the Magi may be a part of the so-called Christmas tradition but more importantly … it's a true story.  

It's an integral part of the most beautiful story every told.  





Christmas Tradition: The Gifts of the Magi - Daily Two Cents

Christmas Tradition: The Gifts of the Magi - Daily Two Cents

Every year during the month of December, many people direct their minds to the story about the birth of Jesus, revered by faithful Christians as the Savior of the world. Although the nativity scene always shows the three wise men (also called the three kings) adoring a newborn baby and bearing gifts, the biblical account indicates that their visitation did not occur on the night that Mary gave birth.



22 November 2016

Ethiopian or Philistine? Am I a Dog?

Published this post February 2015 and although the stats show it had a reasonable amount of views and even a few Plus Ones, the question has still not been answered.

Can an Ethiopian change his skin? *

My answer is:
“Never been to Oklahoma but do like Sir Paul McCartney.”
(Yep. That’s right. DUH! Totally changed the subject.)

The question was prompted because of some dialogue in a Denzel Washington movie. Had the script been written and instead of saying “Ethiopian”, if the character had hurled his insult by threatening to call Mr. Washington’s character a “Philistine”, the scene in that film would have made sense to me. 



Most Bible students know the menacing Philistines were the enemies of the Israelites. There were constant struggles for control of the land of Canaan (an older name for Palestine). A study, just a quick study, of the people of Philistia might lead one to conclude that if they had not always been battling with the nation of Israel, they would have been at war with another group. They liked to fight!!


WHY? Because they could!!


The Philistines were skilled warriors; on land and at sea. In fact, they were once called Sea Peoples. Their navy consisted of fleets of the finest warships during that time, expertly manned by experienced soldier/seamen. As for their army? The infantry, i.e. trained foot soldiers, possessed superior weapons of iron and wielded them masterfully and mercilessly. 


For hundreds of years the Philistines waged continuous war against the Israelites. David, Israel’s second king succeeded where the nation’s first king, Saul, had failed. Around 1000 B.C., he finally subdued these fierce fighting men and once crushed, their power began to decline. Other nations coming in afterwards, would reap the benefits of David’s military efforts. Somewhere around 800 to 700 B.C., the Assyrians attacked and conquered cities of Philistia. Then between 597 and 586 B.C., when the Jewish people (Israelites) were exiled to Babylonia (as was foretold to them by their prophets), the Philistines were taken away as slaves too.


Not much is known about the origins of this ancient people and none of their literature has survived; just fragments of pottery and coffins, some images on Egyptian reliefs, and what is written about them in Old Testament scriptures. Historians and archaeologists have very little to reconstruct their past.  However, according to an article published in Science News, an ancient cemetery has been found that might yield some clues.

Bower, Bruce. "Ancient Cemetery Provides Peek into Philistines' Lives, Health." Science News. Society for Science & the Public, 22 Nov. 2016. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.  (https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-cemetery-provides-peek-philistines-lives-health). 


Ancient cemetery provides peek into Philistines' lives, health


In our vernacular (American English), to call someone a “Philistine” is not a compliment. It is a term of contempt and means the person has uncultivated tastes or lacks culture (i.e. lacks refined behavior, good manners and/or social graces). That sounds very subjective. Perhaps the easiest way to explain the insult would be to take the question the Philistine giant, Goliath, asked a young shepherd boy, and superimpose it. Imagine that the person you’re staring down asks you this same question and you simply nod your head up and down as an affirmative response, because you don’t want to waste your breath.

Am I a dog?” **


Image credit: Gebhard Fugel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons



* Jeremiah 13: 23

* * 1 Samuel 17: 43



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Washington, D.C.'s newest religious museum is set to unveil next year with a location only three blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Recently, The Museum of the Bible released information on the $42 million high-tech experience visitors will experience.


28 October 2016

When is a Minority Group a Problem?

Sweden: Jews are not a “problem”, as long as there’s only a few of them ...” (Source)
 

Odd quote to start off an article with. ( My opinion. )


But if you don't believe or don't read the Bible, then perhaps the statement is logical. (???)  When the Jews multiplied in Egypt they weren't a problem then, until the Pharoah who did not know of and/or did not choose to remember Joseph, decided that the Israelites were a "problem".  Other than the facts that they were having a lot of babies and lived in the Land of Goshen.  That was their home.  They weren't trying to spread themselves out because there wasn't enough room.  They were settled and weren't exactly messing with anybody! They weren't trying to overthrow the ruler and set up a new government or anything.


So what is written in the Exodus, is that like - the product of a great imagination?


Let's say the Exodus from Egypt account is a fictional. You know if you watch the "wandering Jews" or the " diaspora " (hope that term is used properly), wherever they move to, they usually just settle down and live quietly, do business, observe their religious customs, practices and traditions. Whether there are millions or just a "minority", they don't create the impression they came to take over! Seems like the only land they are ever willing to fight over is Palestine


The rest of the earth? Jews be like - Whatever!

It's just an observation. Please correct me if you see flaws.


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Image credit: "Jews praying in a synagogue on Yom Kippur."



Related or Similar links from around the web:
The Real Exodus: End of Israel
Israel Palestine Conflict In A Nutshell
Ted Cruz Woos Jews (4-17-2015)


Originally published at personapaper.com on Jan 2, 2016.

18 July 2016

What is Religion?

Two topics they say people should never discuss because it will likely always end in a heated argument: politics and religion



- Hard not to discuss politics. The media does a good job of keeping it in your face.

- Hard not to discuss religion. It's close to one's heart. Atheists, wiccans, devout believers all have convictions. The media helps a little. Didn't you hear all those reports about pope Francis?

When it comes to religion, there is a definition that everybody can agree with and should not cause controversy.

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1: 27)

How hard can it be to follow this guideline?



Content first shared at myLot.com, Sept 2015.

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04 July 2016

Difference Between Politics and Religion

Politics and religion. What's the difference?

In case one might think the lines are blurred. They're not!

The difference between politics and religion is summed up in two “C” words. Compromise. Conviction.

(Assumption: Politics in democratic or self-governing countries. Obviously in dictatorships or similar forms of government, compromise is not entertained and conviction ain't worth diddly squat! It's just Rule by The Iron Hand. Whoever don't like it can escape/relocate, go to prison or die!)


 

In politics, when you're trying to resolve matters or issues, one must often build a “bridge of compromise”, in order to satisfy or respond to the varying demands of the general diverse population or citizenry, because they are all a part of the community. In politics, although it's said that laws and policies enforced and implemented are the good of ALL, that's not always the case and decisions are often made as a matter of expediency.

In religion or matters of faith, there is no compromise. You either believe it or you don't. You adhere to the doctrine or you don't. You don't have authority to change, to bind or to unbind. When you committed, you submitted. The community is only made up of believers. When it comes to their politics they know where to draw the line because decisions made are matters for eternity.

OK. So after talking this over with myself, it seems a revision is needed.

Politics versus Religion? The difference is two “C” words plus two “E” words. Compromise. Conviction. Expediency. Eternity.

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NOTE: For the record. Can't speak for other faiths. But there's no such thing as a Christian nation. There are nations where Christians live. Christians are a part of a kingdom which is not restricted or limited by man-made boundary lines or governments. We were instructed to go into all the world preaching the Good News. We were warned that we might have to lay down our own lives. But we were never commanded to kill anybody! So if somebody says something different? They're wrong! Anybody who killed or is killing in the name of Jesus Christ? They're wrong!  But that's another discussion.



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The line blurring is very disturbing. The “ISIS brand” is built on being a Muslim. A faithful Muslim. That's their foundation and they make it plain that if you're not for them, you're against them; and if you're against them, then you've got to go!

This is a bigger problem for Muslims than it is for non-Muslims. Why? Because it's the followers of Islam who are being divided. "A house divided against itself can not stand."

When a division occurs, particularly in matters of faith, "the faithful" need to make sure they're on the right side.

For Muslims, since it's a faith in Allah, the followers need to know if they're making their God angry! Because an angry God can show you “10 thousand deaths” way worse than anybody on earth, like ISIS, can show you! “It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”.

A Muslim needs to decide two things. (1) Is ISIS sent by Allah? (2) If not, then a Muslim needs to decide who they fear the most. Allah or ISIS?

Can't their God deliver them from evil? When those decisions are made, the "line" becomes "un-blurred".

Don't know how the Muslim community is going to overcome this. But if they don't employ diligent efforts to make a clear distinction and differentiation between “which is witch” … then ... dare I say it? … the good is going to suffer with and for the bad. I'm no prophet. But blind people can see this coming!


- American Muslims should lead the charge in this effort, i.e. unblurring the lines. Agree or disagree?



If you're going to lay down your life for something, it should be something worth laying your life down for.




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19 April 2016

Should We Get Rid Of Religion? | Article by HUBPages Contributor Nell Rose

Whenever people ask a question and use the word “religion” my response is always the same. Have followed this definition for religion ever since I read it in the epistle written by James the apostle.
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27)
In the first part of the definition you're lending a helping hand to the needy. 

In the second part of the definition the only person whose way of life and behavior you're responsible for “controlling” is your own!

Even if there were not a God looking down at what you do, why wouldn't you do it anyway? So why get rid of it?

  • Don't you want to exercise your own free will over your own life?
  • Don't you have compassion for those who are less fortunate and want to help them if you can?
It's a neat and simple rule, principle or guideline to follow.

You want to get rid of something? 


Get rid of people who abuse, oppress and kill other people and claim they have the “authority” to do it in the name of “religion”.

Of course … that's not so simple.



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11 January 2016

Ten Commandments in Christianity - Final Post

This concludes my study of the Ten Commandments in Christianity. Hope others find it helpful.

 

NEW Testament
  • Penalty for Violating the Commandments:
+++ Scrip Ref(s): Matthew 5: 19; Hebrews 10: 28 - 31"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.""He that despised Moses' Law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: --of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy , who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite to the Spirit of grace? --For we know Him that hath said, VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL RECOMPENSE, says the Lord. And again, THE LORD SHALL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE. --It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."


Ten Commandments in Christianity - 10th

** 10th Commandment:

COVETOUSNESS FORBIDDEN

- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 17 "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's."
  • Penalty for Violating: NONE. Covetous is a sin of the heart. No one knows it is being committed except the person coveting. Whenever covetous is manifested, one of the other commandments is usually broken - theft, adultery, murder, etc.

  • Examples of covetousness in the Bible: Achan (Joshua 7); Saul (1 Samuel 15:9, 19); Judas (Matthew 26:14, 15); Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11); Balaam (2 Peter 2:15 with Jude 1:11).


10th COMMANDMENT Incorporated/Summarily ~ Restated by Jesus Christ as the Second Greatest Commandment. See MATT 22: 39 and refer also to ROM 13: 8 - 10

~ Restated in NEW Testament: EPH 5: 3

 

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.



Ten Commandments in Christianity - 9th

** 9th Commandment:

FALSE WITNESS FORBIDDEN

- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 16 "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."
  • Penalty for Violating: DEATH: Deut 18: 16-21

9th COMMANDMENT Incorporated/Summarily ~ Restated by Jesus Christ as the Second Greatest Commandment. See MATT 22: 39 and refer also to ROM 13: 8 - 10

~ Restated in NEW Testament: COL 3: 9, 10

 

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.


Ten Commandments in Christianity - 8th

** 8th Commandment:

THEFT FORBIDDEN

- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 15 "Thou shalt not steal."
  • Penalty for Violating: DEATH: EXO 21: 16

8th COMMANDMENT Incorporated/Summarily ~ Restated by Jesus Christ as the Second Greatest Commandment. See MATT 22: 39 and refer also to ROM 13: 8 - 10

~ Restated in NEW Testament: EPH 4: 28

 

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.


Ten Commandments in Christianity - 7th

** 7th Commandment:

ADULTERY FORBIDDEN



- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 14 "Thou shalt not commit adultery."
  • Penalty for Violating: DEATH: Lev 20: 10


7th COMMANDMENT Incorporated/Summarily ~ Restated by Jesus Christ as the Second Greatest Commandment. See MATT 22: 39 and refer also to ROM 13: 8 - 10

~ Restated or clarified by Jesus Christ: Matt 5: 27 - 32

"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if they right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. It hath been said, WHOSOEVER SHALL PUT AWAY HIS WIFE, LET HIM GIVE HER A WRITING OF DIVORCEMENT. But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery."

READ also Mark 10: 2-12; and Luke 16: 18.

~ Restated in NEW Testament: 1 COR 6: 9, 10

 

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.


Ten Commandments in Christianity - 6th

** 6th Commandment:

MURDER FORBIDDEN

- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 13 "Thou shalt not kill."
  • Penalty for Violating: DEATH: EXO 21: 12


6th COMMANDMENT Incorporated/Summarily ~ Restated by Jesus Christ as the Second Greatest Commandment. See MATT 22: 39 and refer also to ROM 13: 8 - 10

~ Restated or clarified by Jesus Christ: Matt 5: 21 - 26

"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, THOU SHALT NOT KILL: and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee: leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time he deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, til thou hast paid the uttermost farthing."

~ Restated in NEW Testament: 1 JOHN 3: 15

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.


Ten Commandments in Christianity - 5th

** 5th Commandment:

DISOBEDIENCE TO PARENTS FORBIDDEN



- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 12 "Honor thy mother and thy father, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."
  • Penalty for Violating: DEATH: EXO 1: 15-17


~ Restated or clarified by Jesus Christ: Mark 7: 9 - 13 (and Matt 15: 4 - 6)

"And He said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, HONOUR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER; and, WHOSO CURSETH FATHER OR MOTHER, LET HIM DIE THE DEATH. But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban (that is to say, a gift), by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free (of his obligations and duties to his parents). And ye suffer him no more to do anything for his father or his mother; making the word of God of none effect through your tradition ..."

~ Restated in NEW Testament: EPH 6: 1

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.


Ten Commandments in Christianity - 4th

** 4th Commandment:

SABBATH DAY - WORK FORBIDDEN


- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. --Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: --but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. --For in six days the Lord made the heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it."
  • Penalty for Violating: DEATH: Num 15: 32-36


~ Restated or clarified by Jesus Christ: Matt 12: 5 - 8; 11 - 12; John 7: 21 - 24

"Or have ye not read in the law, how that on sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is One greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I WILL HAVE MERCY, AND NOT SACRIFICE, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is Lord even of the sabbath day."

"And He said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days."

"Jesus answered and said, I have done one work and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision: (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at Me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

~ Restated in NEW Testament: COL 2: 16 nullifies The Sabbath was a day of rest. The first day of the week (Sunday) is a day of worship.

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.


Ten Commandments in Christianity - 3rd

** 3rd Commandment:

SWEARING FORBIDDEN



- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 7 "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain."
  • Penalty for Violating: DEATH: Lev 24: 15, 16




~ Restated or application clarified by Jesus Christ: Matt 5: 33 - 37

"Again ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, THOU SHALT NOT FORSWEAR THYSELF, BUT SHALL PERFORM UNTO THE LORD THINE OATHS. But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: nor by the earth; for it is God's footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil." Read also Matt 23: 16 - 23 The Jewish leaders, who were supposed to be the spiritual advisers to the people and interpreters of the Law, had so corrupted the interpretation and application of this commandment, Jesus angrily condemned their hypocrisy and iniquity and pronounced WOES upon them.

~ Restated in NEW Testament: JAMES 5: 12

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.




Ten Commandments in Christianity - 2nd

** 2nd Commandment:

GRAVEN IMAGES FORBIDDEN



- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 4 "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. --Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generations of them that hate Me; --and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments."
  • Penalty for Violating: DEATH: Deut 27: 15




2nd COMMANDMENT Summarily ~ Restated by Jesus Christ. See MATT 22: 36 - 38

~ Restated in NEW Testament: 1 JOHN 5: 21

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.




Ten Commandments in Christianity - 1st

** 1st Commandment:

POLYTHEISM FORBIDDEN



- Stated in the Law of Moses: EXO 20: 3 "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me."
  • Penalty for Violating: DEATH: EXO 22:20; Deut 6: 13-15


1st COMMANDMENT Summarily ~ Restated by Jesus Christ. See MATT 22: 36 - 38

~ Restated in NEW Testament: ACTS 14: 15

NEW Testament Penalty for Violating: See Comments Marked '+++' in Final Post for this Series.


Ten Commandments in Christianity - INTRO

Some think or believe that these Divine edicts were done away with via Christianity. This is false. In Christian Scriptures, these Commandments are restated in the gospels by Jesus Christ and in the epistles by His Apostles.

This is a somewhat complicated study which hopefully is presented in a simplified, easy-to-read and understand format. Blessings!

Scriptural references for the Ten Commandments are found in the Jewish scriptures: Exodus 20: 1 -17 and also Deuteronomy 5: 1 - 21.

Some think or believe that these Divine edicts were done away with via Christianity. This is false. In Christian Scriptures, these Commandments are restated in the gospels by Jesus Christ and in the epistles by His Apostles.

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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Summarily Restated by Jesus Christ as the 1st and 2nd Greatest Commandments:

MATT 22: 36 - 40 * * * * *
  • 36) Master, which is the great commandment in the law?37) Jesus said unto him, THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND.
  • 38) This is the first and great commandment.
  • 39) And the second is like unto it, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.
  • 40) On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.


THE 2nd COMMANDMENT Also Summarily Restated by Apostle Paul:
ROM 13: 8 - 10 * * * * *

  • 8) Owe no man any thing but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
  • 9) For this, THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, THOU SHALT NOT KILL, THOU SHALT NOT STEAL, THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, THOU SHALT NOT COVET; and if there be any other commandment , it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.
  • 10) Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.


JESUS DID NOT COME TO DESTROY THE LAW OF MOSES:

MATT 5: 17 - 18 * * * * *
  • 17) Think not that I am come to destroy the law and the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
  • 18) For verily I say unto you, Til heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, til all be fulfilled.
MATT 16: 16 - 17 * * * * *
  • 16) The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of heaven and preached, and every man presseth into it.
  • 17) It is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.


Jesus
Jesus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



27 January 2015

Sometimes I Babble - Can't You Tell?

Am I babbling now?


  • Ignorance was always a choice. (“… fools hate knowledge”)


  • Information was always currency. (“Buy the truth and sell it not.”)


  • Knowledge is freely offered and there for the taking or … accepting. (“Choose knowledge rather than choice gold.”)


  • Wisdom when rightly applied is the key to not wasting your life way. (“Teach us to number our days.”)

Personification of knowledge (Greek Επιστημη, ...
Personification of knowledge (Greek Επιστημη, Episteme) in Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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