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PAINTING OF JESUS INVESTIGATED AS ‘HATE CRIME,’ DESPITE OF MOSQUE LEADERS SAYING THEY’RE NOT OFFENDED

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  • Although Mosque leaders told police that they are not offended by the imagery of Jesus Christ, it has not investigators from labeling the incident as a potential hate crime.

 

Police on Long Island are investigating after someone hung a large painting of Jesus Christ on a fence at a mosque early Friday evening.

Investigators are treating the incident as a hate crime, reports NBC New York.

The painting is a crucifixion scene showing a largely silhouetted Jesus with his crown of thorns prominently featured. It appeared outside the Hillside Islamic Center in Nassau County, according to investigators.

An employee of the Hillside Islamic Center initially discovered the Jesus painting, reports CBS New York.

Surveillance camera captured video of a man placing the image on the fence, police say.

Mosque leaders told police that they are not offended by the imagery of Jesus Christ, according to News 12 Long Island.

This lack of offense has not stopped investigators from labeling the incident as a potential hate crime.

 

Read more: Painting Of Jesus Investigated As A HATE Crime [PHOTO]

MIRACLE! WOMAN’S PRAYER SAVED TEXAS BABY DURING FLOOD: ‘Dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe’

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  • Woman: ‘Dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe’
  • “Well the first prayer she said, I felt a response in that child,” Tom says

 

 

 

 

 

Story below by WFAA :

What a rescue — one that’s tough to watch.

It was 10 miles north of Canton, just after the tornadoes hit Texas on Saturday, leaving four people dead and more than 50 injured.

Tom Mitchell felt compelled to do something, anything. Without a plan, he started driving. After rolling up to a flipped truck near Myrtle Springs, he learned what was inside — a father, toddler, and infant.

“How fast is the water moving?” we asked him. “It’s moving fast enough that they can’t get the doors open,” said Tom, describing the scene.

Lacking the strength to be helpful, Tom shot unbelievable cell phone video. At one point you see five or six people in the water and then, suddenly, the infant is free — but limp.

“The infant is white, going blue-ish grey.” Tom says.

“No color at all and the eyes were not focused when I looked down at her.” replied Tom. That’s the moment when Tom would find his role in this incredible rescue. He put the phone in his pocket.

“This baby is gonna die if we don’t start CPR fast,” Tom said. “Having a negative feeling coming over me. This baby may not make it, this baby may not make it. No reaction, nothing is happening.”

 

Then a woman on scene comes over, steps over Tom’s shoulder, and starts to pray.

“Dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe,” she prayed. “Dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe.”

“Well the first prayer she said, I felt a response in that child,” Tom says.

Tom and the Good Samaritans turned their attention to the toddler, who they also revived.

When asked why he felt like this story was one he had to share, Tom said, “I think it shows how the community and strangers all come together.”

In a posting on social media Sunday from a local hospital, the father of the children said he and his infant son are doing much better. The following is what the family wrote about the toddler’s condition:

“Update on addy bug, she is stable and doing much better. Still under sedation but pulling the breathing tube in the morning to see if she can do it on her own.’

 

 

Rescuers battled to save them as rapidly rising floodwaters made it impossible for the father and his two kids to open the doors from the inside

 

 

A family were trapped in a flipped truck after tornadoes ripped through Texas

 

 

The rescuer struggled against the fast moving water with the baby balanced in his arms

 

 

A dramatic video shows the moment a family and their dying baby were rescued from their flipped truck surrounded by rapidly rising floodwaters

 

What happened to the 12 disciples of Jesus ? How did they die and where?

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What happened to the 12 disciples of Jesus ?


  • Who were the 12 disciples:New Testament Apostolic Lists
    Matt 10:2 Mark 3:16 Luke 6:14 Acts 1:13
    Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew
    Bartholomew Bartholomew Bartholomew Bartholomew
    James son of Alphaeus James son of Alphaeus James son of Alphaeus James son of Alphaeus
    James son of Zebedee James son of Zebedee James James
    John John John John
    Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot (not named)
    Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew
    Philip Philip Philip Philip
    Simon (who is called Peter) Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter) Simon (whom he named Peter) Peter
    Simon the Zealot Simon the Zealot Simon who was called the Zealot Simon the Zealot
    Thaddaeus Thaddaeus Judas son of James Judas son of James
    Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas

     

  • Sources on what happened to Jesus’ disciples
    • Hippolytus of Rome:
      • Birth unknown, died around 236 AD
      • See his entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia: click here
      • Here is a page on the Internet containing his writings: click here
    • Eusebius:
      • Was the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, known as the “Father of Church History” because he wrote about the church history.
      • Lived around 260-341 AD
      • See his entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia: click here
    • A very nice write up on the disciples (my source for this webpage): click here

    ….And now… what ever happened to the disciples of Jesus….


  • Judas
      We all know what happened to him…
  • Andrew
    • According to Hippolytus:
          Andrew preached to the Scythians [modern day Georgia] and Thracians [modern day Bulgaria], and was

      crucified

        , suspended on an olive tree, at Patrae, a town of Achaia [Greece]; and there too he was buried.

 

 

  • Bartholomew
    • According to Hippolytus, Bartholomew preached in India:
          Bartholomew, again, preached to the Indians, to whom he also gave the Gospel according to Matthew, and was

      crucified

        with his head downward, and was buried in Allanum, a town of the great Armenia [modern day southern Georgia].
    • Eusebius, in his Church History, confirms the ministry of Bartholomew in India, and adds an eye witness account:
        About that time, Pantaenus, a man highly distinguished for his learning, had charge of the school of the faithful in Alexandria… Pantaenus…is said to have gone to India. It is reported that among persons there who knew of Christ, he found the Gospel according to Matthew, which had anticipated his own arrival. For Bartholomew, one of the apostles, had preached to them, and left with them the writing of Matthew in the Hebrew language, which they had preserved till that time. —- (Book 5, Chapter 10)
  • James, Son of Alphaeus
    • Hippolytus identifies that James was stoned to death in Jerusalem:
          And James the son of Alphaeus, when preaching in Jerusalem, was

      stoned to death

        by the Jews, and was buried there beside the temple.
  • James, Son of ZebedeeJames was the brother of John, the disciple “that Jesus loved”.
    • According to Hippolytus:
          James, his brother, when preaching in Judea,

      was cut off with the sword

        by Herod the tetrarch, and was buried there.
    • Eusebius descibed more precisely what was cut off of James:
        First Stephen was stoned to death by them, and after him James, the son of Zebedee and the brother of John, was beheaded… (Book 3, Chapter 5)

      Yep… James’ head was cut…

     

 

 

 

 

  • John, brother of James and son of ZebedeeJohn was one of the few disciples that did not die a cruel death, but of “old age”.
    • Eusebius discusses the reason that John wrote his Gospel:
          “Matthew and John have left us written memorials, and they, tradition says, were led to write only under the pressure of necessity…And when Mark and Luke had already published their Gospels, they say that John, who had employed all his time in proclaiming the Gospel orally, finally proceeded to write for the following reason. The three Gospels already mentioned having come into the hands of all and into his own too, they say that he accepted them and bore witness to their truthfulness; but that

      there was lacking in them an account of the deeds done by Christ at the beginning of his ministry

        .” (Book 3, Chapter 24)
    • According to Hippolytus, John was banished by Domitian to the Isle of Patmos, and later died in Ephesus:
          John, again, in Asia, was banished by Domitian the king to the isle of Patmos, in which also he wrote his Gospel and saw the apocalyptic vision; and

      in Trajan’s time he fell asleep at Ephesus

        , where his remains were sought for, but could not be found.

     

  • Matthew/Levi
    • Eusebius referenced to Bishop Papias of Hierapolis, as early as c. 110 A.D., bearing witness to Matthew’s authorship of his gospel:
        ….Matthew put together the oracles [of the Lord] in the Hebrew language, and each one interpreted them as best he could.” (Eusebius, Book 3, Chapter 39)
    • According to Hippolytus:
          Matthew wrote the Gospel in the Hebrew tongue, and published it at Jerusalem, and

      fell asleep

        at Hierees, a town of Parthia.\224 [Parthia is near modern day Tehran]
  • Simon/Peter
    • Eusebius, quoting Papias of Hierapolis (c. 110 A.D.), records a tradition that the Gospel of Mark preserved the Gospel as preached by Peter:
        “Mark having become the interpreter of Peter, wrote down accurately whatsoever he remembered…. he accompanied Peter…” —- (Book 3, Chapter 39)
    • Irenaeus (c. 180 A.D.) records a similar tradition, and mentions that Peter and Paul founded the Church in Rome:
        “Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own dialect, while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome, and laying the foundations of the Church. After their departure, Mark, the disciple and interpreter of Peter, did also hand down to us in writing what had been preached by Peter…” —- (Irenaeus, “Against Heresies”, Book 3, Chapter 1)
    • Eusebius records that Peter was put to death under Nero in Rome:
          It is, therefore, recorded that

      Paul was beheaded in Rome

          itself, and that

      Peter likewise was crucified under Nero

        . This account of Peter and Paul is substantiated by the fact that their names are preserved in the cemeteries of that place even to the present day. —- (Book 2, Chapter 25)

      (Paul was a Roman citizen can cannot be crucified but got an “easier” death sentence)

    • Hippolytus confirmed the fact that Peter was crucified by Nero in Rome:
          Peter preached the Gospel in Pontus, and Galatia, and Cappadocia, and Betania, and Italy, and Asia, and

      was afterwards crucified by Nero in Rome with his head downward, as he had himself desired to suffer in that manner

        .
  • Philip
    • According to Hippolytus, Philip preached and was executed in what today is eastern Turkey:
          Philip preached in Phrygia, and

      was crucified

        in Hierapolis with his head downward in the time of Domitian, and was buried there.
  • Simon the Zealot
    • According to Hippolytus, Simon the Zealot was the second Bishop of Jerusalem:
          Simon the Zealot, the son of Clopas, who is also called Jude, became bishop of Jerusalem after James the Just, and fell asleep and

      was buried there at the age of 120 years

        .
  • Thaddaeus/Judas son of JamesAccording to Mat 10:3 (KJV): Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus…. Thaddaeus is also known as Lebbaeus.
    • Hippolytus records:
          Jude, who is also called Lebbaeus, preached to the people of Edessa, and to all Mesopotamia, and

      fell asleep

        at Berytus, and was buried there.

     

  • Thomas
    • Hippolytus records that Thomas was an active missionary, and that he met his fate in India:
          And Thomas preached to the Parthians, Medes, Persians, Hyrcanians, Bactrians, and Margians, and

      was thrust through in the four members of his body with a pine spear

        at Calamene, the city of India, and was buried there.


  • After thought
    • Many of Jesus disciples died cruel deaths for preaching the gospel
    • From other sources (e.g., Paul’s letters, Pliny’s letters to Trajan ( click here ), all they need to do escape such a cruel death was to denounce their faith.

 

 

SOURCE: http://www.ichthus.info/Disciples/intro.html

 

 

 

JESUS AND BIBLE PROPHECIES HE FULFILLED – BIRTH, DEATH AND RESURRECTION

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What sets the Bible apart from ALL books in the world? Its pages of PROPHECIES. No other book exists throughout history of mankind but the Bible that dares to fill its pages with prophecies, with most already fulfilled while others still yet to come. Other religious books write about moral platitudes but don’t contain prophecies. Below are the Bible prophecies Jesus fulfilled – His birth, death and resurrection.
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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

Prophesied

Fulfilled

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

Prophesied

Fulfilled

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

Prophesied

Fulfilled

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

Prophesied

Fulfilled

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

 

 

SOURCE: http://www.bible.ca/b-prophecy-60.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

JESUS IN THE TALMUD: WHAT THE ANCIENT RABBIS SAID ABOUT JESUS THAT MADE THE JEWS REJECT HIM AS THEIR MESSIAH

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THE LIFE OF CHRIST/THE CHRISTIAN CROSS The Talmud teaches that Jesus Christ was illegitimate and was conceived during menstruation; that he had the soul of Esau; that he was a fool, a conjurer, a seducer; that he was crucified, buried in hell and set up as an idol ever since by his followers.

 

1. ILLEGITIMATE AND CONCEIVED DURING MENSTRUATION

The following is narrated in the Tract Kallah, 1b:

“Once when the Elders were seated at the Gate, two young men passed by, one of whom had his head covered, the other with his head bare. Rabbi Eliezer remarked that the one in his bare head was illegitimate, a mamzer. Rabbi Jehoschua said that he was conceived during menstruation, ben niddah. Rabbi Akibah, however, said that he was both. Whereupon the others asked Rabbi Akibah why he dared to contradict his colleagues. He answered that he could prove what he said. He went therefore to the boy’s mother whom he saw sitting in the market place selling vegetables and said to her: ‘My daughter, if you will answer truthfully what I am going to ask you, I promise that you will be saved in the next life.’ She demanded that he would swear to keep his promise, and Rabbi Akibah did so—but with his lips only, for in his heart he invalidated his oath. Then he said: ‘Tell me, what kind of son is this of yours’? To which she replied: ‘The day I was married I was having menstruation, and because of this my husband left me. But an evil spirit came and slept with me and from this intercourse my son was born to me.’ Thus it was proved that this young man was not only illegitimate but also conceived during the menstruation of his mother. And when his questioners heard this they declared: ‘Great indeed was Rabbi Akibah when he corrected his Elders’! And they exclaimed: ‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel who revealed his secret to Rabbi Akibah the son of Joseph’ “!

That the Jews understand this story to refer to Jesus and his mother, Mary, is clearly demonstrated in their book Toldath Jeschu—’The Generations of Jesus’where the birth of our Savior is narrated in almost the same words.(4)

 

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PROOF OF JESUS EXISTENCE OUTSIDE THE BIBLE

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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.


ravenna-jesus

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

 

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LOL! BILL MAHER PRAYED TO JESUS FOR FALCONS TO WIN, CALLS THE GAME RIGGED AFTER FALCON’S QB MATT RYAN ‘CONCEDED’…CHEERS TO LIBERAL TEARS :)

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So liberals do pray! A desperate Trump hater Bill Maher during Super Bowl 51 prayed to Jesus:

‘Please, Jesus, let the Falcons pull this out. I don’t ask a lot…’

Maher also believes the game is rigged after Falcon’s quarterback Matt Ryan ‘conceded’ just like Hillary:

‘ Look at Ryan, conceding right away just like Hillary. Rigged!!’

Before the Super Bowl, Bill Maher said this on his show:

“The Falcons are playing a team where the owner, the coach, and the star quarterback all love and support Donald Trump, so I’d really like for them to lose by a score of a million f***ing thousand to none” – Bill Maher to Tom Brady, Bill Belichick: ‘F*** You,’ ‘Go Falcons