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johngumbs: Psalm 1: 1-3
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose Delight is in the law of the Lord, and who medirates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-- whatever they do prospers.
johngumbs: Exodus Chapter 6:2-3
God said to Moses: ''I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name ''THE LORD'' I did not make Myself fully known to them.
johngumbs: An interesting passage. Luke 21:25
There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
johngumbs: Isaiah 12:2
Surely, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.
johngumbs: One of the best passages that I have found in the whole bible is Exodus 19:17.
Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain
johngumbs: Many people are saying that Jesus is God. But Jesus did not make that claim. Read what Peter says:
''Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.
Here is what Martha said:
''Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.
Jesus said to the Jews:
''If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.
Jesus says to his disciples:
''The Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and entered the world; now I'm leaving the world and going back to the Father.''
The disciples said, ''Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.''
johngumbs: It may sound rather strange to some people but in the Old Testament, The Lord said: No foreigner may eat the passover. A slave that is bought may eat after he is circumcised. It must be eaten inside the house. Not a bone shall be broken.
johngumbs: The reason why Jesus was called the Son of God is because that is the title that goes to kings, priests, prophets and Messiahs. Jesus came through a kingly family. His kingly planet Jupiter was rising in the east. They were trying to wipe out his whole line of descendants, but didn't manage to do so. Paul wrote about his brother James, so that makes Jesus a real person.
It is interesting to note what Nathanael said:
''Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.
johngumbs: The real Cosmic New Year starts on the 20th March. That is the time when our Sun moves for the first time into the first sign of the Zodiac known as the Aries or the Ram.
johngumbs: In Luke Chapter 17, Verses 11 to 14, we read:
Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, ''Jesus, Master, have pity on us!''
When he saw them, he said, ''Go, show yourselves to the priests.'' As they went, they were cleansed.
johngumbs: John's gospel Chapter 17.
''Father, the hour has come, Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.''
johngumbs: In the Old Testament Genesis chapter 1, verse 2, it says that the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Here we find that God is the owner of the Spirit.Its like saying 'the book of John' meaning that the book belongs to John.
johngumbs: John's gospel said: Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
johngumbs: Jesus said: ''If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me-- to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.''
johngumbs: The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, ''When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,' and in the morning, ''Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.''
johngumbs: Jesus said: Whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. Notice, Jesus is not givinh a commandment, he's giving a command, that that is to love each other.
johngumbs: IN the Jewisj Complete Bible we rea: Jesus said, 'Which one of you can show me where I'm wrong.
The New International Version says: Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?
johngumbs: Luke said: Jesus was about 30 years old when he started his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph.
johngumbs: Peter said: Rid yourselves of all malice an d all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
johngumbs: Even though some people didn't write about Jesus, he existed, because his brother James is mentioned.
johngumbs: The Ebionites Christians saw Jesus as the real Messiah. They belived that he truly came from God. Jesus was circumcised, he kept the laws, and celebrated the Sabbath. He said that all the laws shoould be kept. The Ebionites had a different gospel; they didn't believe in the virgin birth.
johngumbs: Bible note.
I was browsing through one of the books of Flavius Josephus, the Jewish historian. He said that Moses was born 170 years after the death of Joseph, and the it was four generations.
I work it out as being 42 years.
Matthew wrote that from Abraham to David is fourteen generations, and that from David to the Captivity is also fourteen generations. From the captivity to Christ is fourteen generations.
We know that the captivity took place in BC 586
If we multiply 42 by 14, we get 588. Take 586 away from it and we are left with BC2 which is the time of Christ. But there were four years missing. So if we add them, we would get BC 6.
ponit: Yossefus was dead wrong there: Yossef died in 2309 and Mosheh was born only 59 years later in 2368.
Furthermore, the anonymous author of the "Matthew" book was also dead wrong about there being only 14 generations "from David to the Captivity" because there were actually EIGHTEEN "generations"; and the "Captivity" took place in 597 BCE (not in 586), which was roughly 475 years after David's birth - a lot less than the 588 years produced by your fake "calculation".
You would do well to study Seder Olam, and also Professor Mordochai ben-Tziyyon's excellent review of Biblical Chronology which you can download from http://mordochai.tripod.com/bibchron.pdf
johngumbs in reply to ponit: There are many scholars who have been researching the bible, and have said that Herod died in 4 BC. The dates that Matthew gave work out at 2 BC for Jesus' birth, but you must understand that a mistake was made, by one of the those messing about with the calender reform, by four years, and it has never been put right.