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The Fast of the Ninth of Av

The Feasts of Israel The Fast Of The Ninth Month - Tisha B'Av The fast of the ninth month refers to the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, which is a day of fasting and mourning for the Jewish people. It commemorates the day both the first and second temples were destroyed. It has also been a day of other catastrophes for Israel including the erection of idols in the temple during the Roman invasion, and the start of the Spanish Inquisition in 1492. Jews mourn on Tishah B'AV as the nation feel the depth of sadness and grief that has marked this day in Jewish history. Jeremiah wrote in Lamentations concerning Israel's mourning: Lament. 2:18 - Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease. The Observance The synagogue is dimly lit during the observance of Tishah B'AV and the congregation is plunged into mourning. The curtains covering the ark ar

Columbine by Darrell Scott

On Thursday, May 27, 1999, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's sub-committee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since the dawn of creation there has been both good and evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death

I had to put my blog on moderated list.

To all my Precious friends: I had an antichrist came in on one of my writings today and say that he was Jesus the Messiah and printed up a lot of garbage, I instantly knew who his farher was and it wwas the father of lies. He calls himsel the seven hand sword. Because I do not wish to endanger any of my christian friends to any of this I went to two of my closest and they told me get it off there and my bleoved Son, Steve sick as a dog went ahead and did it for me. So Steve many thanks from your adopted Mom. Please feel free to comment. All will go through and be posted except this kind of garbage. Just wanted to let you all know why my site is moderated now. I would of prefered not to have done it but I will not give one inch to the enemy of our souls. God bless you all. I love you in Christ and thank you for your understanding. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Marananatha dear Jesus. Agape Zelma

Another Early Christian writer on the Rapture

Opponents of pretribulationism have often tried to "poison the well" by contending that a pre-trib understanding of the Bible is novel and/or has sprung from a polluted source. However, the last few years have witnessed the discovery of voices from the past testifying to a two-stage return of Christ. The latest pre-Darby voice to join the chorus, is that of an early American Baptist pastor and educator, Morgan Edwards (1722-95). WHO IS MORGAN EDWARDS? Morgan Edwards was born May 9, 1722, in Trevethin parish, Wales, and after education at Bristol College, began preaching in 1738. He served several small Baptist congregations in England for seven years, before moving to Cork, Ireland, where he pastored for nine years. Edwards immigrated to America and in May 1761, became pastor of the Baptist Church in Philadelphia. 1. After the Revolutionary War (He was the only known Baptist clergy of Tory persuasion.), Edwards became an educator and the premier Baptist historia

The teachings of Clement

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture: A new idea? by Michael G. Mickey If you listen to the skeptics, the doctrine of the Pre-Tribulational Rapture of the Church is practically a brand new idea. According to many, the doctrine wasn't even hinted at prior to 1830. Is that accurate? As you can imagine, I do a lot of reading, especially in regard to the alleged origins of the Pre-Tribulational Rapture doctrine, primarily because I've always found it astounding anyone could allege something as clear in Scripture as the Pre-Tribulational Rapture is wasn't spoken of prior to 1830. I was pleasantly surprised recently to learn one of the early Church fathers, Clement, may have written quite extensively on the principles of the topic in an epistle to the Corinthians he drafted in either 68 or 97 AD - less than 70 years after Christ's death on the cross - a considerable period of time before 1830. All of the excerpts I'm about to include of Clement's writings can be found at

Early teachings on the Pre-trib Rapture

Examining an Ancient Pre-Trib Rapture Statement All the saints and elect of God are gathered together before the tribulation, which is to come, and are taken to the Lord, in order that they may not see at any time the confusion which overwhelms the world because of our sins. -Pseudo-Ephraem (c. 374-627) Critics of pretribulationism sometimes state that belief in the rapture is a doctrinal development of recent origin. They argue that the doctrine of the rapture or any semblance of it was completely unknown before the early 1800s and the writings of John Nelson Darby. One of the most vocal and sensational critics of the rapture is Dave MacPherson, who argues that, "during the first 18 centuries of the Christian era, believers were never 'Rapture separaters' [sic]; they never separated the minor Rapture aspect of the Second Coming of Christ from the Second Coming itself."1 A second critic, John Bray, also vehemently opposes a pretribulational rapture, writing, "

he 70 weeks of Daniel

Hi Everyone. I am going to try and put down the seventy weeks of Scriptues as I learned them many years ago and being that I have them on a kinda Zelma chart they may not turn out as well if I just type them out. I believe that this is a study well forth checking out and it is proven by history and also Scriptures. The Seventy weeks or 490 years. 1 From the birth of Abraham to the Exodus. 1ST 70 week=from Abraham Birth to the Exodus Abrahams Birth BC 2111 a. Abraham walked 75 years with the Lord then he was give the promise. Gen. 12:4 b. Gen 16:16 Ishamael conceived BC 2026. Ishamael was a usurper for 15 years. c. Isaac born Gen 21;15. BC 2011 Now we have the actual amount of years as 505, then we will go to the 15 uears that Ishmael was the usurper, and subtract and we will go to the Exodus. Total time being 490 years. 2 Seventy weeks or 490 year From the Exodus to the Dedication of Solomons Temple. 490 Years This is the time of Servitude, or the 2nd 490 years. a The jew

My younger life and my life now

Good morning to all: I just thought that this would touch people heart upon waking up this morning. Oh God I pray for the Peace pf Jerusalem. My heart breaks on what I see happening over there now. So many death, so many innocent victims. All because the Lord choose a nation and a people to be His. In my spirit I am weeping over the devastation over there in all countries. War is horrible in any case but as we all know Israel will be victorious as she has the Lord on her side while the others are ruled by satan. Just another sign that we are living in the ends of times. I was talking to my Mom yesterday and our generation now is 94 years old. My Aunt just turned 94 and my Mom 86 and they are spry as bumble bees. How I love them so and the baby is now 6. I look back and my childhood was so precious to me that I remember even when I was little bitty. Mom is amazed at what I remember and share with her and she will say yes that is exactly what happened. God has given me such grace

The pre-Tribulation Rapture

Scriptures showing that the Rapture is "PRE-Tribulation" [2Thess 2:1] Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, (The coming of our Lord Jesus, and our gathering together unto him is the rapture.) [2Thess 2:2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. ("The day of Christ is at hand" refers not to the rapture, but to the day of wrath, the seven years of tribulation. {Amos 5:18 below}The church of Thessalonia must have gotten a letter that said they were living in the tribulation--which is shaking and troubling news. They could not have thought that they were living in the rapture, or that it was "at hand" or "now" because the rapture happens suddenly, instantaneously. And if the report was that the rapture was "soon to come", that would not be shaking or troubl