THE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE IN D.C. UPSETS THE LOONEY LEFT FOR NOT BEING INCLUSIVE – FOUNDED BY HOBBY LOBBY CEO STEVE GREEN
- Left disagree with lack of representation of Islam and Mormonism in the Museum of the Bible ( Why don’t you ask Soros to build that for you? )
- Hobby Lobby CEO Steven Green founded the museum and set up the foundation that would fund the $500 million project.
( Daily Caller ) Some people have voiced frustration with the fact that the Museum of the Bible only represents a “Judeo-Christian” perspective and leaves out other religions Friday.
These critics say the Museum of the Bible, within walking distance from the National Mall in Washington, D.C., doesn’t reflect other religious point of views, such as an Islamic one, and also singularly focuses on American Protestantism, reports The New York Times. One professor also critiqued the museum for not telling viewers which areas in the Bible are historically accurate or not.
“There are a number of prominent omissions that make it clear that it’s not a museum of the Bible as one might imagine it from a secular perspective. They don’t do a good job of talking about whether parts of the Bible are historically accurate,”Joel S. Baden, Yale University’s professor of the Hebrew Bible, told the outlet. Baden also disagreed with the lack of representation of Islam and Mormonism in the Museum of the Bible.
The Museum of the Bible, with six floors of religious pieces, opened Saturday to the public. Described as a “must see” museum of 2017 by the Smithsonian Institute, the museum offers viewers the opportunity to see some of the earliest Bibles made in the United States, as well as witnessing an Israeli scribe working on a Torah and parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hobby Lobby CEO Steven Green founded the museum and set up the foundation that would fund the $500 million project.
Museum executive director Tony Zeiss said the museum was trying to educate people about an influential historical text, noting that 100 scholars added their input during the museum’s creation.
“Things are divisive, but we will not get into any of the cultural or social debates if possible. We just want to present the Bible as it is, and let people make up their own minds,” Mr. Zeiss told TheNYT.
10 Very Strange Facts About The August 21 Solar Eclipse That Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind
- First big city the eclipse hits in Oregon is Salem – Salem was named after Jerusalem
- -The center line crosses through 12 primary states to receive total darkness. 12 disciples, 12 months in a year, the meaning of 12, which is considered a perfect number
- –The eclipse path is exactly 70 miles wide. 70 has a sacred meaning in the Bible
- Seven years later, there will be another eclipse on August 21, 2017 – (7 + 7 + 7 = 21). The exact point where the two eclipses cross is right next to Cedar Lake in Illinois… specifically right next to SALEM Road. (Salem again!)
- The eclipse is also exactly 40 days from Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement” and is a time of repentance
- The path of the eclipse will be situated in such a way that every single state of the US will experience it, even Hawaii and Alaska
I would like to share some amazing facts about the solar eclipse on August 21st with you. These were originally compiled by The Countdown Report, and when I first read them they definitely got my attention…
-First contact is in the state of Oregon, the 33rd state in the USA. The last contact is in South Carolina on the 33rd parallel. This eclipse happens on day 233 of the year. If the Revelation 12 sign is valid, then the eclipse is also 33 days before September 23, 2017. Jesus is thought to have been 33 when He died.
-Just for fun: It is 99 years (3 x 33) since the last eclipse to go coast-to-coast in the US, in 1918. From September 23, 2017 (Revelation 12 sign) to the end of the year, December 31, 2017 is 99 days (or 3 x 33). The number of days from the 1918 eclipse to the August 21 eclipse are 26,234 days. (2+6+2+3+4 = 17; 2017?). From August 12, 2017, the date of the Charlottesville Virginia “State of Emergency” declared to the August 21, 2017 Great Solar Eclipse is 9 days (3+3+3) and the dates are also mirrored – 12 and 21.
–First big city the eclipse hits in Oregon is Salem – Salem was named after Jerusalem. The eclipse also begins in Oregon exactly at sunset time in Jerusalem. So technically speaking, as the sun sets in America it will be setting in Jerusalem at the same time.
-The center line crosses through 12 primary states to receive total darkness. 12 disciples, 12 months in a year, the meaning of 12, which is considered a perfect number, is that it symbolizes God’s power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation.
–The eclipse path is exactly 70 miles wide. 70 has a sacred meaning in the Bible that has two perfect numbers, 7 that represents perfection and 10 that represents completeness and God’s law. 70 also symbolizes perfect spiritual order and a period of judgment. 70 is also specially connected with Jerusalem with so many references it would take a book to write.
-Another eclipse comes in 2024, 7 years after the August 21, 2017 and marks an X over the United States. The combined time of totality of these eclipses together will be 7 minutes. The day of the eclipse is August 21, 2017 – (7 + 7 + 7 = 21). The exact point where the two eclipses cross is right next to Cedar Lake in Illinois… specifically right next to SALEM Road. (Salem again!)
- This is the first solar eclipse has ever gone over the entire United States and nowhere else in over 100 years
- Will fall (on the biblical calendar) on the first day of the Jewish month of Elul, which is known as the “month of repentance,” Blitz explained.
- Solar eclipses are often seen in the Jewish world as a sign of God’s judgment on the Gentiles
- The exact path of the solar eclipse across the United States, voted 95 percent for Trump,”
- The Great American Eclipse is a “warning” that Christians need to take the lead and repent, Blitz continued
Suggestions that the Great American Eclipse is a sign of God’s judgment on the United States continue to emerge, with one pastor saying it means Christians should be repenting, given when it falls on the Jewish calendar.
On a recent episode of the “Jim Bakker Show,” Mark Blitz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Washington, noted that solar eclipses are often seen in the Jewish world as a sign of God’s judgment on the Gentiles. As CP reported last week, Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said something very similar in a blog post. Conversely, the nation of Israel operates by a lunar calendar, and lunar eclipses represent coming judgment for them.
“What I thought was fascinating,” Blitz explained, was that “the exact path of the solar eclipse across the United States, voted 95 percent for Trump,” referring to the celestial event to take place on Aug. 21 that is being called “The Great American Eclipse.”
“And the fascinating thing for me is, God is not interested in the heathen to repent as much as he wants the Church to repent. Judgment always begins with the House of God,” he said.
The Great American Eclipse is a “warning” that Christians need to take the lead and repent, Blitz continued.
This particular transcontinental solar eclipse will occur on Monday and happens to fall (on the biblical calendar) on the first day of the Jewish month of Elul, which is known as the “month of repentance,” Blitz explained.
“It was on Elul 1 that Jonah left for 40 days to tell Nineveh to repent. It was Elul 1 that Moses went up to Mount Sinai after the sin of the golden calf to make atonement while Israel was repenting for that. It was on Elul 1 that Jesus went into the wilderness for 40 days, coming back out on Yom Kippur,” Blitz said.
“To have this solar eclipse happening at this time,” he added, has “huge” significance.
He went on to say that he believes the Aug. 21 eclipse signifies that the American Church has 40 days to repent.
“People don’t realize this but World War I started in August of 1914 and there was a total solar eclipse over Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire.”
The path of that particular eclipse even went over Nineveh where the prophet Jonah went and the Ottoman Empire was destroyed, he said.
- Bible: “No one can buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. That number is 666″
From the 2,000-year-old book by disciple of Jesus, Apostle John, Revelation 13: 16-18 about 666, the mark of the beast.
It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.
10 Aug 2017
An associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is arguing that most humans will receive a microchip implant in the future. “It will happen to everybody,” says Noelle Chesley, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “But not this year, and not in 2018. Maybe not my generation, but certainly that of my kids.”
Although some say the social stigma over inserting technology into one’s body will hinder Chesley’s prediction, a Wisconsin firm has already made the futuristic leap. The company, Three Square Market, implanted a microchip into their employees to do away with company badges and corporate logons.
“You’ve got to have a lot of trust to put one of those in your body,” Grayson says. Workers will need assurances the chip is healthy, can’t be hacked, and its information is private, he says.
“In 10 years, Facebook, Google, Apple and Tesla will not have their employees chipped,” he says. “You’ll see some extreme forward-looking tech people adopting it, but not large companies.”
Pathetic! Google’s featured WRONG result for the search “Ten Commandments” last Friday night and early Saturday morning making reference to “The ten commandments mentioned in the Quran,” not the Bible.
Btw, Quran has NO Ten Commandments. It has Hadith – the alleged sayings of Muhammad compiled more than hundred years after his death.
After getting complaints, Google’s Featured Result for “Ten Commandments” has changed, and no longer refers only to the Quran.
Below is Featured result at the top of the Google search page:
Genuine divine Bible prophecy
- The crucifixion of Jesus: Predicted 500 years before He was born and before crucifixion exist and was used in the world as a form of capital punishment.
Prophecy is foretelling an event in such detail before it happens so as to necessarily require divine guidance. The Bible is a book containing hundreds of detailed prophecies. There are, for example, well over 60 distinct predictions in regard to our divine Saviour Jesus Christ. Here is a sample of just 10 prophecies that foretold the crucifixion of Christ. Not only were the predictions made 1000 years before Christ came from heaven to earth, but they were made over 500 years before crucifixion was first used anywhere in the world as a form of capital punishment! Crucifixion didn’t exist when the prophecies were made.
A scientist picked out 48 such prophecies and determined that the probability of one man randomly fulfilling them all is 1 in 10 to the exponent of 157. That is one followed by 157 zeros! Your chances of winning a typical lottery jackpot is about 1 in 108. (100,000,000) Yet, Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies!
|Concerning his birth||Prophesied||Fulfilled|
|1. Born of the seed of woman||Gen 3:15||Gal 4:4|
|2. Born of a virgin||Isa 7:14||Mt 1:18-25|
|3. Seed of Abraham||Gen 22:18||Mt 1:1|
|4. Seed of Isaac||Gen 21:12||Lk 3:23+34|
|5. Seed of Jacob||Num 24:17||Lk 3:34|
|6. Seed of David||Jer 23:5||Lk 3:31|
|7. Tribe of Judah||Gen 49:10||Rev 5:5|
|8. Family line of Jesse||Isa 11:1||Lk 3:32|
|9. Born in Bethlehem||Mic 5:2||Mt 2:1-6|
|10. Herod kills the children||Jer 31:15||Mt 2:16-18|
Concerning his nature
|11. He pre-existed creation||Mic 5:2||1 Pet 1:20|
|12. He shall be called Lord||Ps 110:1||Acts 2:36|
|13. Called Immanuel (God with us)||Isa 7:14||Mt 1:22-23|
|14. Prophet||Deut 18:18-19||Acts 3:18-25|
|15. Priest||Ps 110:4||Heb 5:5-6|
|16. Judge||Isa 33:22||Jn 5:22-23|
|17. King||Ps 2:6||Jn 18:33-37|
|18. Anointed by the Spirit||Isa 11:2||Mt 3:16-17|
|19. His zeal for God||Ps 69:9||Jn 2:15-17|
Concerning his ministry
|20. Preceded by a messenger||Isa 40:3||Mt 3:1-3|
|21. To begin in Galilee||Isa 9:1-2||Mt 4:12-17|
|22. Ministry of Miracles||Isa 35:5-6||Mt 9:35;11:4|
|23. Teacher of parables||Ps 78:1-4||Mt 13:34-35|
|24. He was to enter the temple||Mal 3:1||Mt 21:10-12|
|25. Enter Jerusalem on donkey||Zech 9:9||Mt 21:1-7|
|26. Stone of stumbling to Jews||Isa 28:16; Ps 118:22||1 Pet 2:6-8|
|27. Light to Gentiles||Isa 49:6||Acts 13:46-48|
The day Jesus was crucified
|28. Betrayed by a friend||Ps 41:9||Jn 13:18-27|
|29. Sold for 30 pieces of silver||Zech 11:12||Mt 26:14-15|
|30. 30 pieces thrown in Temple||Zech 11:13||Mt 27:3-5|
|31. 30 pieces buys potters field||Zech 11:13||Mt 27:6-10|
|32. Forsaken by His disciples||Zech 13:7||Mk 14:27+50|
|33. Accused by false witnesses||Ps 35:11+20-21||Mt 26:59-61|
|34. Silent before accusers||Isa 53:7||Mt 27:12-14|
|35. Wounded and bruised||Isa 53:4-6||1 Pet 2:21-25|
|36. Beaten and spit upon||Isa 50:6||Mt 26:67-68|
|37. Mocked||Ps 22:6-8||Mt 27:27-31|
|38. Fell under the cross||Ps 109:24-25||Jn 19:17; Lk23:26|
|39. Hands and feet pierced||Ps 22:16||Jn 20:24-28|
|40. Crucified with thieves||Isa 53:12||Mt 27:38|
|41. Prayed for enemies||Isa 53:12||Lk 23:34|
|42. Rejected by His own people||Isa 53:3||Jn 19:14-15|
|43. Hated without cause||Ps 69:4||Jn 15:25|
|44. Friends stood aloof||Ps 38:11||Lk22:54;23:49|
|45. People wag their heads||Ps 22:7;109:25||Mt 27:39|
|46. People stared at Him||Ps 22:17||Lk 23:35|
|47. Cloths divided and gambled for||Ps 22:18||Jn 19:23-24|
|48. Became very thirsty||Ps 22:15||Jn 19:28|
|49. Gall and vinegar offered Him||Ps 69:21||Mt 27:34|
|50. His forsaken cry||Ps 22:1||Mt 27:46|
|51. Committed Himself to God||Ps 31:5||Lk 23:46|
|52. Bones not broken||Ps 34:20||Jn 19:32-36|
|53. Heart broken||Ps 69:20;22:14||Jn 19:34|
|54. His side pierced||Zech 12:10||Jn 19:34+37|
|55. Darkness over the land||Amos 8:9||Lk 23:44-45|
|56. Buried in rich man’s tomb||Isa 53:9||Mt 27:57-60|
His Resurrection & Ascension
|57. Raised from the dead||Ps 16:8-11||Acts 2:24-31|
|58. Begotten as Son of God||Ps 2:7||Acts 13:32-35|
|59. Ascended to Heaven||Ps 68:18||Eph 4:8-10; John 3:13|
|60. Seated beside God||Ps 110:1||Heb 1:3+13|
Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible
- Tacitus—or more formally, Caius/Gaius (or Publius) Cornelius Tacitus (55/56–c. 118 C.E.)—was a Roman senator, orator and ethnographer, and arguably the best of Roman historians.
- The other strong evidence that speaks directly about Jesus as a real person comes from Josephus, a Jewish priest who grew up as an aristocrat in first-century
- Pliny the Younger, a Roman governor and friend of Tacitus, wrote about early Christian worship of Christ “as to a god.”
- No pagans and Jews who opposed Christianity denied Jesus’ historicity or even questioned it…Jewish sources treated Jesus as a fully historical person … [T]he rabbis … used the real events of Jesus’ life against him”
Read Lawrence Mykytiuk’s article “Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible” as it originally appeared in Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2015. The article was first republished in Bible History Daily in 2014.—Ed.
After two decades toiling in the quiet groves of academe, I published an article in BAR titled “Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible.”a The enormous interest this article generated was a complete surprise to me. Nearly 40 websites in six languages, reflecting a wide spectrum of secular and religious orientations, linked to BAR’s supplementary web page.b Some even posted translations.I thought about following up with a similar article on people in the New Testament, but I soon realized that this would be so dominated by the question of Jesus’ existence that I needed to consider this question separately. This is that article:1
Did Jesus of Nazareth, who was called Christ, exist as a real human being, “the man Christ Jesus” according to 1 Timothy 2:5?
The sources normally discussed fall into three main categories: (1) classical (that is, Greco-Roman), (2) Jewish and (3) Christian. But when people ask whether it is possible to prove that Jesus of Nazareth actually existed, as John P. Meier pointed out decades ago, “The implication is that the Biblical evidence for Jesus is biased because it is encased in a theological text written by committed believers.2 What they really want to know is: Is there extra-Biblical evidence … for Jesus’ existence?”c
Therefore, this article will cover classical and Jewish writings almost exclusively.3