Being chained for some more months we should be happy when we are still not infected by that terrible disease. Though we shall still have to be on the safe side, avoiding contact with too many people.
When staying in our little bubble, what do we want more. Today there are so many technological wonders that can bring people from all over the world to our doorstep.
We have the facility to be in contact with so many people all over the world and can share our thoughts with them. But we now have also much more time to read books and to watch films on our small or big screen.
So, let’s enjoy the life that we are privileged to have!
It’s January 2021. We are way into the future and China has unleashed a whole load of hell into the world with Covid-19. We’re all still social distancing like mad, washing our hands, wearing masks, going nowhere, doing nothing, getting fat and lonely. No holidays, no hugs with friends, no eating in restaurants or going out dancing. We’re not even popping out for a cup of tea in a café. It’s a shitty life and I don’t see how it can change any time soon what with the new, ultra-transmissible mutation of the virus in rampant circulation.
But there is hope. Vaccines are being given. Snowdrop shoots are peeping out of the muddy grass, and I’ve bought a new armchair and sofa bed on a 0% finance deal from DFS. You’ve got to take happiness where you can get it. Plus:-
Having started a new year after one we probably all want to forget very quickly, we do hope soon to come out of the darkness.
At the beginning of all times there was also darkness and void. There was no form when everything came into being. In 2020 lots of things seemed to have lost form and meaning. Suddenly there seemed something wrong with the world. All over the globe people had become frightened by what one president smilingly called the Chinese disease. Many came to wonder:
What has gone wrong with the world? What can we do to fix it? How now shall we live?
2020 was a year that gave us enough time to think. Many were in isolation in their own home or were locked up in a care home. Lots of people suddenly got enough time for themselves and their own family. They got now some time to reflect on the response to the first and most foundational of these questions –
where did we come from?
Where are we going to?
There are a limited number of answers at our disposal: We came about by chance (the naturalist contention), we don’t really exist (the Hindu response), or we were spoken into existence by God. Some believe mankind was placed here on earth by extraterrestrials.
For the Christian, the answer to
“Where did we come from and who are we?”
gives a foundation for thinking that no other answer gives. Because we were created, there is value in each person. There is meaning and purpose to every life. There is Someone above and outside our existence who stands over it as authority.
As human beings, all created in the image of God, somehow we all can carry something of God in us, even without knowing it or willing to know. Several people claim Jesus is God because there is written he was in the image of God. They forget that the first Adam was also created in God’s image like all the other human beings, but for sure they are not God, the same way as Jesus is not God.
Last month several Christians celebrated the birth of a man who changed the course of this world. They claim to be his followers though reject many of his words, his teachings and those values as a part of shaping our culture for the future. They look at a King, but forget that he came from the root of another king (King David).
Perhaps this world has gone “buzark” because people living in this materialist world have forgotten those important ethics and values. For centuries people were truthful to the teachings of Jesus, but they were always in the minority because their way of life was based on something not of this world that the world no longer recognizes.
After the darkness and isolation of the CoViD year there is some hope with the upcoming vaccines. Let us also hope more people would come to the realisation that we seriously have to do something to protect the animals and the nature around us. This so maniest coronavirus was a very serious one which had brought the economy and life to a standstill. It was a time to reflect and to think about the way we are treating mother nature.
With the opening of the “Newer Year” we do hope you and our other readers would find the way to make the best out of this life.
To get to feel a better year we shall need to take a huge jump, because we shall still have to be patient until enough people would be vaccinated and before we shall be able to say goodbye to the Corona pandemic.
Let us look forward to bettering safe times.
This year many have suffered with uncertainty, anxiety, isolation and challenges with their financial situation, health or relationships.
Though we had not many opportunities to meet friends in real life, luckily we had the cool media tools like Zoom, Hangouts, Jitsi meet, Meets, Messenger and FaceTime to have some virtual contact and be some balsam against loneliness. Many did not see directly a solution for their bad feelings and how to continue. They should know they were and are not forgotten.
One thing that can hold us together and help us get through is kindness. Although we can’t change our situation, we can choose to respond to others (and ourselves) with kindness. And when we’re kind, everything goes better. We help others, we help ourselves and we encourage others to be kinder too.
Do you know there exists a Kindness Calendar?
The Do Good December calendar is full of ideas to help you help others. It’s the advent calendar we need in 2020! Please share the calendar with others
Here’s how you can get involved and make a difference:
When coronavirus hit, churches scrambled. Those that weren’t online figured out solutions fast, and those that already were online embraced remote church as a new normal. Since then, churches have worked tirelessly to ensure their congregations can continue meeting for weekly services, Bible studies, and the like (albeit online) and that people feel as connected as possible.
On July 22, American Bible Society and Barna Group released the 10th Annual State of the Bible report, and the information is sobering. Bible engagement has declined amid the coronavirus outbreak, pointing to a clear relationship between Scripture engagement and in-person church participation.
According to American Bible Society president and CEO Robert Briggs, Bible engagement was already experiencing a downward trend. But the July 2020 study revealed that trend has accelerated since January 2020.
The study shows a direct correlation between increased Scripture engagement and those efforts typically organized by a church, including mentorship programs and small group Bible studies. Church closures due to COVID-19 are, therefore, likely contributing to decreased rates of Scripture engagement.1
But it’s not all bad news. In fact, Briggs sees it as a huge opportunity for Christian organizations to make an impact on Bible engagement.2
What is Bible engagement?
Bible engagement is more than attending church services or even reading the Bible. Dr. Fergus McDonald, past general secretary of National Bible Society and United Bible Societies, says it is
. . . interaction with the biblical text in a way that provides sufficient opportunity for the text to speak for itself by the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling readers and listeners to hear the voice of God and discover for themselves the unique claim Jesus Christ is making upon them.3
It’s the process of diving deep into Scripture, turning verses and passages around in our minds like bingo numbers in a round, metal cage, and letting them drop from our heads to our hearts. By sifting through and processing God’s Word, we come to experience the author in a profoundly personal way.
We come to know God intimately, and through the process, we are changed. And according to the study, this transformation most often occurs when relational church engagement goes up. American Bible Society Director of Ministry Intelligence Dr. John Farquhar Plake says,
“It’s probably the relationships people have with one another through the church that really make the difference.”4
It’s time to reverse the trend
Now more than ever, it’s paramount that churches commit to reversing this downward trend. The Church must
“transition from ‘survival’ mode back into ‘discipleship’ mode,”5
But in a coronavirus world, discipling people toward this type of engagement with the Word of God and each other will take a bit of innovation.
And Faithlife has the tools to help your church do just that.
Faithlife, the world’s first integrated ministry platform, helps churches shift from disconnected discipleship to a biblically rooted, step-by-step discipleship strategy — whether your church expects to hold in-person gatherings next week or next year. It puts a wealth of biblical resources within reach for your entire congregation, from a Bible study app to devotionals and small group Bible study guides to theology courses.
Bible engagement is critical for growing a healthy congregation in any season and must not be paused because of today’s crisis. The current pandemic might make the task seem daunting — but you don’t have to go at it alone.
On April 02 there are 5,552 people registered in Belgium that are infected with the novel coronavirus who are receiving treatment in Belgian hospitals.
That there are only 1,143 deaths of the CoViD-19 virus at the moment is thanks to the exceptional precautions that the government has taken and which a large part of the population adheres to.
The coming week brings us, what in normal circumstances would be the busiest time for gatherings, in our effort to remember how God has liberated us, and to make sure that the younger generation would come aware how we always should remember how God Helps and Guides His People.
14 Nisan is normally the Day of The Memorial Meal.
This year that shall be different from all other years.
In Lockdown times, best not to meet too many people and to keep social distance, nowhere in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal shall there be an open public Memorial Meal or Pesach Seder.
While you might not be able to physically gather around the seder table this Passover, do not forget that you can come together online.
Check out our 10 tips for creating a meaningful and fun seder experience for your family and friends, near and far.
Use the same Haggadah.
You could make and can use a Haggadah you could send out by e-mail beforehand and/or screen-share it with your guests, or encourage everyone to print their own copy.
Designate an e-Moses.
It can be very helpful to pick someone to lead the virtual seder. Make sure this person has experience successfully using Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc..
He can play Moshe and let us remember how Moshe ditched his desert aesthetic and returned to the Egyptian palace to deliver God’s message, with the help of his brother and hype man, Aaron.
Telling the exodus story he may not forget to bring forth how Moshe spoke about God commands and how God clapped back at the Egyptians. Children perhaps can have drawings made of the pathway formed between the walls of water and the Israelites who made it to the other side without harm.
Make a “seating and speaking chart.”
This year there can best not swapped places. Best is to have everybody all night using the same place at the table, and if possible having enough distance between each household member.
But this year we should also account for the virtual seated next speaker. Figure out ahead of time who is going to read what. Throughout the seder, text the person you’d be sitting next to. Be careful when all speakers are on there shall be too much echo and everything could become too chaotic. Therefore, let everybody stay muted and follow an order of speaking plus having put up an arm or (funny) sign requesting to speak.
Maintain that there are no excuses for why people can’t attend.A danger of such critical times as these, is that people come a bit lazy or like to avoid their religious obligations.
Unless, you know, they don’t have internet and/or a device to connect to it. Anyone can be part of your Passover experience.
Have a practice run.The organiser best has several contacts beforehand with those who would take care of the surprises.Also, send instructions for accessing your virtual platform of choice ahead of time so nobody holds up the seder by not knowing their Wi-Fi or other password.For those who do not have their computer enough secured and therefore had best their camera taped, they have to be encouraged to take the stickers or tape off their cameras.
Eat and drink with measure spread over the long time of gatheringAs usual at a seder have the different courses interrupted by animated talks, readings from Scripture and prayers.
Work with what you have.
With all the panic shopping, it can be intimidating to venture out to get everything you need. That’s OK. Get what you can and improvise the rest.
Our people have survived greater quandaries with a little ingenuity and determination.If you can’t get matzah, cut some cardboard into squares or large circles (you can even put dots on them with a marker for texture, but do not consume—this is purely decorative). Swap out sriracha for horseradish. Use literally anything green. Squish trail mix into a charoset-like paste.Use a regular plate as a stand-in for a seder plate. It’s the thought that counts.
Bring a little Purim to Passover. Never forget to make the long evening pleasant enough or entertaining enough to the children. Remember this night should be a night of remembering and giving it further to the next generation.Nobody would be against making some good fun and nobody would object to have people being dressed up as Moses, Aaron, Miriam, etc.Got kids? Great, they can be the frogs. Or the lice. It depends how stressed they’re making you.
Got teens? Do the whole seder using Snapchat filters, then do a TikTok dance break in the middle of the seder for added social media cred. But only if, like, you know the choreo.
A night different from all other nightsAlso do not forget that 14 Nisan is ‘super special’.Laugh a little hysterically and cry only a tad when you get to the Four Questions and someone has to ask, “Why is this night different from all other nights?”
A Liberation to celebrate
Do your best, have fun and remember that though we are in isolation to protect ourselves, friends, families and fellow human beings everywhere, we are still free to be Jewish or Jeshuaist and celebrate our heritage and salvation by the Highest and Strongest!
Let us not forget to show our love to God by remembering what He has done and still does, and let us show our love to others by taking enough precautions to keep everybody safe and in good health. Even when we might be very isolated in our own cosy home, let us feel the union with brothers and sisters all over the world, and let our prayers be with them all.
I will seek to make this world a better place, for all people, today and tomorrow. To this, in their memory, I pledge myself. Ani ma’amin. Am Yisrael chai.
A Jewish community eating the symbolic Passover food during the Seder evening, the evening before the Passover festival (picture-alliance / dpa / Robert Fishman)
As you come to the end of the seder, remember that this uncertainty, while it already feels like 40 years of wandering in the desert, is temporary. The Israelites made it eventually. So will we.
Next year, in person!
Keep safe and well, having a lovely Passover seder.
There were and still are many governments that do not see yet or do not yet understand the severity of the current coronavirus spread.
We know by now lots of people shall have seen warnings in social media and on their television screen.
There are loads of video’s to warn the public. Underneath we present a video from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell and one short animated video from Stanford Medicine, which has a long tradition of leadership in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols and effective clinical therapies and here illustrates how the novel coronavirus — the virus that causes the respiratory disease COVID-19 — is transmitted among people and how transmission can be prevented.
As the world copes with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we know that several people, though bombarded with lots of information from their television channels but also from social media and national and local press, do not know any more what to believe or have a lot of questions about what it means for them and the people they care about.
We advise all our readers to carefully follow the advice of their local governments but also to see what is going on globally, checking the state television channels and the World Health Organization. We all best can avoid as much as possible to have contact with other people, therefore distancing is essential.
Spreading primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, it’s important that people also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow) and when speaking to each other keep a reasonable distance, preferable of more than one meter (= 3 feet; but better more or best 1,5 meter). If you are too close, you can breathe in the invisible droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Another problem with viruses is that they can transmit when infected people have come in contact with objects. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to the eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter the person’s body and can make him or her sick.
Also in our community we love to hug and give kisses and everywhere when meeting or saying good bye hands are given. But for the moment we better live that aside and better salute or give elbows or feet.
What to do
To protect yourself and others from the new coronavirus (Covid-19), you should apply the following hygiene measures:
• If you have flu-like symptoms, stay at home.
• Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
• Sneeze and blow your nose in a tissue handkerchief. Use each tissue only once and throw it away immediately in a covered rubbish bin.
• You don’t have a tissue? Sneeze or cough into your elbow.
Help us slow down the spread of the virus:
1. Stay at home as much as possible
2. Avoid shaking hands, kissing or hugging each other.
3. Watch out for those most at risk, i.e. people over 65 years of age, people with diabetes, heart, lung or kidney disease, and people with weakened immune systems, among others.
4. Contact between children and the elderly is not recommended. Children do not get seriously ill from the coronavirus but they can spread it easily.
5. Keep enough distance (1.5 metres) when outdoors.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
At Stanford Medicine, our highest priority is the safety of our patients, health care workers and our community. We follow protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and we will continue to update our institutional guidelines and processes to respond to this evolving situation.
Normally (because of so many negative reactions from the writers of such linked articles) we had decided not any more to show related articles, but in these circumstances, we would like to make an exception and again show you some other articles which might be interesting to read.
Vous pouvez trouver un coffret DVD réunit pour la première fois les adaptations mot-à-mot des quatre évangiles en version PAROLE DE VIE Matthieu, Marc, Luc et Jean. Rien n’y est ajouté ni supprimé. Ces récits sont simplement soulignés et magnifiés par l’image.
Réalisés sur plusieurs années de tournage, au Maroc, ces films s’appuient sur les recherches théologiques, historiques et archéologiques les plus récentes. Une collection à savourer et à chérir.
– L’évangile de Matthieu, durée : 190 minutes
– L’évangile de Marc, durée : 123 minutes
– L’évangile de Luc, durée : 205 minutes
– L’évangile de Jean, durée : 161 minutes
Qu’est-ce que la Bible ? Comment choisir sa Bible ? Pourquoi existe-t-il différentes versions ?
Rencontres, ateliers, conférences et animations, le passionnant qui-quoi-qu’est-ce de LA BIBLE c’est en mars !
Pendant tout un mois, votre libraire préféré sera votre ami et votre conseiller !
Tout un mois pour (re)découvrir la fascinant langage de la Bible !
L’ Alliance biblique française ainsi que le Syndicat des Libraires de Littérature Religieuse sont heureux de vous présenter le Mois de la Bible, un événement d’envergure nationale.
En effet, pendant tout le mois de mars, la Bible sera mise à l’honneur dans de nombreuses librairies chrétiennes participantes à l’opération.
Votre libraire se fera (évidemment) une joie de répondre à toutes vos questions concernant la Bible. Car nous savons qu’il n’est pas si facile de bien choisir une Bible et que de nombreux questionnements restent parfois sans réponse. C’est pourquoi, votre libraire vous orientera vers la Bible la plus adaptée à vos besoins ou aux besoins de votre entourage. Il vous remettra pour l’occasion :
Dans le cadre du Mois de la Bible 2020, la librairie UOPC accueillera le Fr. R. Ferdinand Poswisk osb pour parler Knowhowsphere. Il s’agit d’un moteur de recherche autour de la Bible de Maredsous et des titres de la Bibliothèque de l’Abbaye de Maredsous.
Pour le Mois de la Bible, le directeur de la Société Biblique francophone de Belgique animera 1 soirée à l’Eglise Chrétienne Evangélique à La Louvière. Au programme, un module interactif adultes & enfants pour nous aider à lire et bien comprendre le texte biblique. En partenariat avec la Société Biblique Francophone de Belgique.
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Het mag dan wel een mooie gedachte zijn om een kerk te houden en te prediken, maar hoe men het draait of keert vraagt zoiets heel wat geld. En dat geld ligt niet zo maar voor het rapen. Maar iedereen moet beseffen dat elkeen op een of andere manier een steentje kan bijdragen.
Jezus heeft de autoriteit van God gekregen om te spreken en te handelen in Zijn Naam. Vervolgens heeft Jezus zijn volgelingen verzocht hem en Gods Werken kenbaar te maken in de wereld. Daarom proberen de Broeders in Christus ook zo veel mogelijk mensen te bereiken om het Goede Nieuws van het Koninkrijk kenbaar te maken.
Mogelijk hebben Jehovah’s Getuigen een totaal verkeerd beeld van de leerstellingen van de Broeders in Christus of Christadelphians door dat zij en hun Wachttorengenootschap onze lectuur onvoldoende kennen doordat ze het ook niet lezen en onvoldoende praten met onze leden over onze inzichten. Als laatste in de reeks “Het Wachttorengenootschap over Christadelphians” bekijken wij het komende Koninkrijk en onze visie daarop.
Het doet ons verdriet dat het Wachttorengenootschap verkeerde dingen over het christadelfianisme aan haar leden geeft. Hopelijk hebben wij u in dit en voorgaande artikelen al bepaalde zaken kunnen rechtzetten. Wij hopen echter dat u hier verder nog andere artikelen zal gaan inkijken. Houdt dus niet op met hier te lezen maar durf verder te lezen ……
Één van de kardinale fouten in het christadelfianisme zou de Christadelphians hun leer zijn rond het ontstaan van Jezus. De Bijbel geeft hen echter gelijk dat Jezus een nakomeling van Abraham en David zou zijn en niet voor hen zou bestaan hebben of een voorouder van hen zou zijn.
Bible prophecies do not deal only with the ancient past. They also accurately foretell events that are taking place in our day. But at the moment we focus at numerous prophecies preserved in the Hebrew Scriptures (commonly called the Old Testament) which long before the man was born told about events which would happen in his time and around him, his betrayal, humiliation, torture, execution, death, and burial. From those writings of the Old and New Testament nobody should have doubts who that man is who is called Immanuel, the son of man and Messiah, born out of the root of Jess in the tribe of king David.
In Scripture, all things are directed towards a man who was a servant of servants, in whom people should come to have faith. First we saw the connection with Eve and her seed, and in this article you may see the connection with Abraham.
Already in the Old Testament we find the focus on a son of man who is called the son of God, who shall be the most pure set apart (holy) servant of God who was been told about in the Garden of Eden, to be the one bruised.
Many Old Testament writers wrote about the prophet to come, about whom is spoke in the book of Moses and who shall be the special “Seed of a woman” given by God and who will bruise Satan’s head whilst his heel would be bruised with nails on the wooden stake.
Jewish and Christian literature since the time of Yeshua or Jeshua have pointed to Genesis 3:15 as the first reference to the Messiah in the Torah. Genesis 3:15 NHEBJE I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his […]
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After the horrible experience, having seen how their beloved master had died on the stake, the apostles had retreated themselves. The women who had watched the impalement from some distance got the courage to see if they could not give their friend a proper burial before the high holy day. “30 Therefore, when he had […]
All the time when the by Jesus chosen disciples followed him, they had several times doubts concerning his position and were convinced he was going to save them from the Roman oppressors. They were willing to see in Jesus that promised Massiah/Moshiach or Messiah (the anointed or christou / kristos / Christ), but thought him […]
We have come to the point where the people in Jerusalem had seen that the man of flesh and blood, Jeshua ben Josef, also known as the son of man and son of God, came to his death at the wood of execution. When Jesus walked around preaching about his heavenly Father and times to […]
Matthew 27:62-66 – Guards Seal the Tomb Against an Imposter MT27:62 On the next day – after Preparation – the religious hierarchy and Pharisees assembled together before Pilate, MT27:63 saying, “Lord, we remember that plotter said when he was alive, ‘After three days I will be raised up.’ MT27:64 So, command that the grave be […]
Matthew 27:57-61 – Jesus’ Body Given to Joseph of Arimathea || Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-55; John 19:38-42 MT27:57 Now as evening was approaching a rich man named Joseph of Arimathea, himself a disciple of Jesus, MT27:58 approached Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate gave the command to release [the corpse]. MT27:59 Receiving […]
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Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #24 One of a City, Two of a Family The text in which these words occur reads thus: “I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion” (Jer. iii. 14). The context shows the message was addressed, not […]
Continuing using some of our brethren’s writings from the past to give some answers to questions posed by our readers, and to show some ideas of how was thought by certain brothers in the past. We want to remind you that those writings do not always present the general thought of today. Answers Concerning Prophecies […]
Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #23 Elijah Before Christ There is nothing in the Bible that leads us to expect that Elijah will be on the earth before Christ. All that appears evident is that Elijah will have a preliminary work in connection with Israel. In a similar way, John the Baptist, although the […]
Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #22 Wounded in the House of My Friends “2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause […]
Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #22 Micah’s Forty Years Because God said: “According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I show unto him marvellous things” (Mic. vii. 15), it is no warrant for reading into the statement a period of forty years. It is all a question […]
First of all to come to a good relationship with some one, one has to talk with that person and has to listen to what that person has to tell. God talks to the people by the way of His Word, presented to mankind by the many Bible translations, so that most people can read […]
The One Who created everything and Who gave His Word, did all He did with a purpose and out of love. The Bible teaches us that “God is love.” (1 John 4:8) Everything God does is motivated by love. Out of love created man in His image also with the intention to have a good relationship […]
In the previous writings we saw that the Divine Creator gave His Word to the world so that people could come to know Him. The Bible is a gift from God. It gives us information that we can’t find anywhere else. For example, it tells us that God created the heavens, the earth, and the […]
The man who loved the Law of the Elohim (Ps 119:97) and was known by God to be a righteous man, blessed and praised his Bo’re and was willing to do everything that Hashem wished him to do. Those wanting to fall under the promises made to Abraham should be people following in the footsteps of Abraham, having the Faith in the same God as Him.
We are given God’s Word in the Torah, to have a light of guidance and to have some good instructions to build up our lives and to help others to grow and join us on the path to the Elohim Hashem Jehovah.
After a respected Jew was falsely accused of stealing the royal curtains from the governor’s palace, the entire Jewish community of Prague was in mortal danger. But after miraculous intervention, the real culprit confessed to the crime, sparing the Jews of the city.
Originally posted on Netzarim Emunah: The Days of Chanukah- Days of Faith As opposed to the other holidays and festivals which were already existent since Hashem gave the Torah to the Jewish nation, the holidays of Purim and Chanukah were brought about through two wicked men, Haman and Antiochus. Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef zt”l writes…
De Joodse gemeenschap in België en Nederland kan niet ontsnappen aan het coronavirus, maar is er zich wel bewust van dat er een hele kleine groep is die het moeilijk heeft met de beperkende maatregelen, terwijl de meerderheid zich wel aan alle veiligheidsmaatregelen houdt, en er zelfs gebruik van maakt om te reflecteren over de avondklok ten tijde van Moshe in Egypte.
17 Tevet (1728) – Shearith Israel, the first New York synagogue, erects its first building in Lower Manhattan. In 1654 in New Amsterdam a group of Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled the Inquisition and others who arrived from Dutch Brazil formed a meeting group. As oldest Jewish congregation in the United States they held […]
Originally posted on common or garden theologian: Artist Illustration of Dragon entering the Martian atmosphere before landing (2015). Original from Official SpaceX photos. Millions of years ago Mars had a magnetic field and an atmosphere, but both are long since gone, so it is not presently inhabitable. Genesis 2:5-9 (ESV) When no?bush of the field[a]?was…
Passing of Maimonides (1204) Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, Talmudist, Halachist, physician, philosopher and communal leader, known in the Jewish world by the acronym “Rambam” and to the world at large as “Maimonides”, passed away in Egypt on the 20th of Tevet in 1204 (4965). On his gravestone were inscribed the words, “From Moses to Moses, […]
Originally posted on Kim in de pen blogt: In een poging om de rellen van de afgelopen week te verklaren maakte criminoloog Ferwerda een onderscheid tussen ‘echte’ relschoppers en ‘de mannen die eigenlijk niet wilden dat het ontspoorde maar uit sensatie kwamen kijken’. Hij noemde die groep ‘brave huisvaders’: ‘De groep brave huisvaders, zoals ik…
Originally posted on Vlierbloesem: Nederland heeft niet als enige land een probleem met het vaccinatie programma. De aanpak van de vaccinatie wordt veel besproken. Beschikbaarheid van vaccins wijzigt ook voortdurend. De Europese Unie heeft laboratoria geholpen snel onderzoek te doen naar vaccins tegen de nieuwe Corona virus mutaties, door vooraf te betalen voor de nog…
Internet gebruik en vergiffenis op de Sabbath Groot probleem in de Joodse gemeenschap over internet verbindingen voor virtuele diensten is dat een groot deel van hen geen computer gebruikt net als dat zij die dit wel hebben, deze zeker niet gebruiken op de Sabbath of sjabbos. De sjabbes is voor velen ‘heilig’, zodat zij zich […]
Het coronavirus heeft ook haar weerslag voor vele geloofsgemeenschappen. Zij die zich aan de Ene Ware God willen opdragen hebben nu soms het gevoelen dat zij hun God te kort doen doordat zij niet meer het gebod van samenkomst en gezamenlijk gebed kunnen volbrengen. Zij voelen zich ver van hun thuishaven dat onbereikbaar lijkt geworden.
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Volgens de Bijbel is de mens geschapen naar het beeld van God. Allah schiep de aarde en alles erop en eromheen. In plaats van dankbaar te zijn voor wat de mens van hun Schepper ontving, twijfelden ze aan Zijn autoriteit en wilden ze net zoveel kennis en macht hebben als Hij. Daarom aten ze van […]
According to Scriptures man was created in the image of God. Allah created earth and everything on it and around it. Instead of being thankful for what man received from their Creator, they doubted His authority and wanted to have as much knowledge and power like He has. Therefore they ate from the Tree of […]
The intention of this site was to be able to find answers to some serious questions and to know what others thought about it. But there were no answers from others and silence continued to form the fog.
In this world we shall become even more confronted by people, be them politicians or church-leaders who would love to tell us than matters or different than we see it. Many of them will give the lie to make sure they would be more popular and receive more power. We must know that we shall […]
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At the beginning of our contemporary age a son of man was hailed, by some triumphantly praised as a king entering Jerusalem, by others regarded as a dangerous person undermining their power. About 2 000 years later it are still religious leaders who do not want people to come to know that Nazarene man or to accept him as the son of God and future King of this world.
Jesus told his disciples that he will return only once and that when he does, after a time of great tribulation, it will be visible to everyone and be followed by immediate and dire consequences for those unprepared and for those who were adversaries of God.
The disciples expected that Christ would “come” as King, with a royal presence, and to remove the Romans and thrown down the corrupt temple, all at the same time and soon! It was a disappointment for them it turned not out that way, but they came to understand we could have an even much better future because of what Jesus had done. Though they also became convinced of the necessity to be prepared for the time that Jesus would return and that each believer could add by his effort of preaching, to bring the time closer.
my kop draai nog in die rondte ek kan nie die omvang van wat gebeur het beskryf nie as ek my joernaal oopmaak en my pen optel slaan die woorde toe ek wil vir nou eers net hier bly hier in die Hande van die Wonderwerker 26 Desember 2020 ek het haar drie-en-twintig dae laas […]
dag 1 tot 4 Ons het saam besluit dat ons eers sal wag. Vir niemand sal sê dat die paneel die aand van 20 Oktober oor ons lot sal beslis nie. Dis eers later dat ek besef hoe betekenisvol die datum is… 20-10-2020 Woensdag-oggend een minuut oor agt sê die suster vir my ons oorplanting […]
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Proving there is Only One True God which should be honoured and followed and how we can come in a better relationship with Him by following His only begotten son Jesus Christ as the Way to God.
A site where issues of Judaism, Christianity, Islamism, their search for continued authenticity and relevance for today are discussed and looked at the position of the Jeshuaist community wrestling with the non- or anti-religious world
Het Jeshuaisme brengt volgers van de Nazareense rebbe Jeshua (door velen beter gekend als Jezus Christus) te samen en verenigd Jehudiem (Jehoediem) of Joden zowel als goyim of niet-Joden en doet een oproep naar alle soort gelovigen en niet-gelovigen om Je
Personal pages of a Flemish Jeshua-ist – Persoonlijke paginas van een Vlaamse Jeshuaist
A community of real followers of Christ, assembling for sharing the Good News of the works of the Moshiach Jeshua and his heavenly Father the Elohim Hashem Jehovah.
Uiteenzetting hoe eenieder tot het Volk kan behoren dat het Koninkrijk van god zal mogen binnentreden
Jeshuaisten – Jeshuaists
Een plaats van en voor liefhebbers van de Joodse Nazarener rabbi Jeshua om het bijbelkennis te versterken. – A site of and for lovers of the Nazarene Jewish rabbi Jeshua to strengthen their knowledge of the Scriptures.
Jeshuaists (or Yeshuaists)
Jeshuaists (or Yeshuaists) are followers of the Nazarene rebbe Jeshua who presented himself as a sent one from the Adonai Most High Elohim, Hashem Jehovah.
Jeshuaists for Jehovah
Followers of the Nazarene rebbe Jeshua witnessing for him and his God, the Only True God of Isrrael, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah.