“You *must* lift your eyes far *beyond the* earth and recognise where your path leads after this earthly life, so that at the same time you may become aware of why and for what purpose you are here on earth!”
– The Grail Message “In the Light of Truth” http://grailmessage.com/en/about/
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
Everyone is the other and no one is himself.
Why are there beings at all, instead of Nothing?
The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.
Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.
Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set…
Logic tells us we are just as good as the next person.
Just as smart in our ways.
Beauty isn’t skin deep or a certain skin tone or size or specific weight.
Success isn’t defined by money alone.
Talent is a perspective.
Love isn’t the whipped cream on top of the coffee.
“I urge people everywhere to send a clear message to the fossil fuel industry and their financiers: this grotesque greed is punishing the poorest and most vulnerable people, while destroying our only home.”
“I know that many thoughtful scientists are deeply disturbed that their organisations are becoming fronts for industry . . .
The tailoring, the screening of basic truth, is done not to suit any party line
but to accommodate to the short-term gain,
to serve the gods of profit and production.”
— Rachel Carson, (pioneer environmentalist, author of Silent Spring), speech at the Women’s National Press Club, Washington, December 1962., 1999.
Ms Tymoshenko, who is the first and so far only woman to serve as prime minister of Ukraine, said:
“We are in World War Three already,
as there are now 50 countries behind Ukraine.
We need more weapons
to ensure that we crush the Russian army on Ukrainian territory.
That will be the end of Putin’s regime,
because the Russian people will not tolerate such a defeat.”
A morality of hope lives in the belief that we can change the world for the better,
and without certain theological beliefs it is hard to see where hope could come from, if not from optimism.
Optimism and hope are not the same.
Optimism is the belief that the world is changing for the better;
hope is the belief that, together, we can make the world better.
Optimism is a passive virtue, hope an active one.It needs no courage to be an optimist,
but it takes a great deal of courage to hope.The Hebrew Bible is not an optimistic book.
It is, however, one of the great literatures of hope.
~ Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, from his book, To Heal a Fractured World
… our human experience continues to be maintained in such a fragile existence that could end at any moment and without notice.
Every waking moment we are embarking upon the unknown.
Whether or not we are even conscious of our own living
and dying is another individual matter,
whether or not to believe there might be a presence in an afterlife,
or simply presume that whatever is, just is,
without ever a question about what awaits us on the other side.
~ Thoughts On Living
”When I started to notice the little things around me,
I realized that I always berating myself.
Not being like others,
not being like the brilliant minds,
not having talent.
But when I started to pay careful attention to things,
I realized I do have a talent..”
“Our real self, the spirit, is ever perfect and free, but we have forgotten that.
So we identify with our present experience of bondage and consequently suffer in countless ways.
Our situation is like someone who is asleep and dreaming that he is being tortured and beaten…
He need not placate, overpower, or escape his torturers.
He needs only to wake up.
~ The Breath of Life: The Practice of Breath Meditation According to Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, and Christian Traditions. By: Abbot George Burke, Light of Spirit Monastery, 2012. Page 6”
”People need people,
we just have to pray that people choose the right people
and don’t let the good get beaten down into invisibility
which is the cruelest state to put a soul in by the scum of the earth:
wolves in sheep’s clothing..” Catherine Vaughan
”Just as water rapidly eroded the banks of the mighty Colorado River
and created a vast Grand Canyon,
America’s current belief system (relativism) has eroded her foundation and created a moral void.
~ Shane Idleman in America Needs to Turn Back to God.”
Without courage, we can not practice any virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.
Life is a strange, yet beautiful composition of laughter and tears, joy and sorrows, love and loss, struggle and stumble, success and failure, expectations and disappointments and a lot more.. It is completely perfect with all its ingredients and flavours, nothing is out of context.
We are living in a time of “disconnection” — more importantly, a disconnection with our authentic selves and emotions. We don’t embrace any emotion as is, and identify it as either “good” or “bad”. Therefore, we know none at its core level. We usually mask our genuine emotion just to fit-in the society we live in. For example, it can be embarrassing for us to talk about our fears, while being “fearless” is the ideal term to be…
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After Russian troops left Kherson Ukrainian forces entered the city and were welcomed as liberators. Days after Russia’s damaging withdrawal from Kherson Kyiv and other cities are targeted, and Russia lets the Ukrainians feel that they will not give up until Ukraine is all theirs.
Leaders from poor countries have good reason to criticise wealthy governments and oil companies for driving global warming, and demand that those polluting countries shall pay repairments fees to the suffering poor countries.
After the Covid pandemic, which is actually not quite over yet, Europe has much worse cats to flog. With what is going on in the North of Europe, no wonder a lot of time is recently spent on that very delicate situation, which could bring the world in a horrible position. For this reason, all […]
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By Danny Boyle Good morning. Britain is to suffer chaos from industrial action on every day until Christmas – and it is likely to get worse, with more walkouts in the pipeline. We have a calendar of the UK’s winter of discontent. Unions gear up for month of industrial action It is the first day […]
‘The voices you’re not hearing’: the project helping mums to become MPs MotherRED gives grants and support to 50 women, who commit to family-friendly policies, to stand for public office Miatta Fahnbulleh is one of 50 women who have received support and grants from MotherRED – a campaign set up by MP Stella Creasy, and […]
2022 will go down as a watershed year for the escalating climate crisis. From this year onwards we tried to present some writings of a global team of reporters covering events – and their impact – at every stage.
By Eric Roston Extreme weather continues to swell like US coastlines during high tide. And with it comes the realization that the climate changes we were warned about are already here. For decades the core question in the public debate over global warming was: Will all these scientific projections come true? Now, Britain has had […]
Event Turkey has broken Nato unity on Finland and Sweden’s push to join the alliance, blocking an initial vote on accession after President Erdogan demanded that the two countries hand over dozens of Turkish exiles he accused of “terrorism”. The veto came hours after Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary-general, hailed a historic moment for western […]
The Times, May 2, 2022 Event Ukraine, one of the most fertile and productive countries in the world, has been known historically as the “bread basket of Europe”. Now it is facing a complex and unprecedented agricultural crisis, in which landmines are only one of numerous interlinked problems. The United Nations estimates this year’s harvest […]
BBC, April 22 + Audit of antisemitic incidents Event The number of anti-Semitic incidents around the world dramatically increased last year, a study by Tel Aviv University has found. The report identifies the US, Canada, the UK, Germany and Australia as among countries where there was a sharp rise. This was fueled by radical left- […]
The Times, April 16 Russia’s setbacks could prompt President Putin to use tactical nuclear weapons, William Burns, the CIA director, has said. Moscow has a stockpile of about 2,000 tactical nuclear weapons, also known as low-yield or battlefield munitions, that can be deployed by air, sea or artillery. These are generally less potent than the […]
Event: The United Nations general assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the human rights council after images of atrocities apparently showing civilians left dead in the streets with their hands bound emerged following Russian troops’ withdrawal from around Kyiv. The call for Russia’s removal from the UN’s top human rights body was led by […]
Originally posted on Seeking Redemption: To those now deep into biblical scripture you are probably aware of the difference between reading the bible and meditating on the world. Naturally, like many young Christians, I had assumed that once you read the bible, and you knew God’s words and it was enough. But I kept hearing…
Originally posted on EttingerWriting.com: By David Ettinger A Fruitful DiscussionI recently had a nice discussion with a blogging friend regarding the Bible version I use. This fruitful dialogue led to this post, which won’t analyze the many English versions of the Bible, but serve merely as my commentary on the issue. This is one…
“The Bible is indeed the greatest book ever written. It has shaped the cultures of the world in countless ways, and it contains the words of everlasting life. But for so many today, it is largely opaque, indecipherable – at best a puzzling text from a prescientific age.” Bishop Robert Barron, The Word on […]
How much patience do people have today? In most cases, very little, at least that is so in this country. Life is lived in a constant “hurry’ – you can perceive a sense of urgency in many – this life is all I have, let me enjoy it as much as possible as the future […]
In the Messianic Scriptures we learn that the Divine Creator fathered His only begotten beloved son who in the days of his flesh here on earth, was a humble man who knew who is the Most Highest and What His Plan and Will are. God looked down from above unto that man who put his […]
In this world we encounter lots of people who say they are a Christian. But when we look at their behaviour we could wonder if they could be worthy to call themselves Christian. We may encounter lots of Christians who call other names or who say others shall burn in hell for ever. They love […]
We should remember that the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that not always people shall be willing to follow the right teachings of Christ Jesus and that in the last times some in the church will turn away from Christ and become eager followers of teachers with “devil-inspired ideas”. These teachers will tell lies with […]
The Bible gives many practical suggestions that can help your life now. One such advice is to work hard. Paul went around the world preaching about Jesus and God’s plan with the earth but stressed that he continued to work so that he did not burden other people with feeding him. In 2 Thessalonians 3:10 […]
Recent Posts by the Brethren in Christ: Broeders in Christus
The longest public speeches of Jesus that we have on record have nicknames: The “Sermon on the Mount” and the “Sermon on the Plain” e.g.. Jesus thought carefully about what and how he would show people the Father, how to be the vehicle by which people were drawn to Him.
Jezus vroeg zijn tijdgenoten: ‘Hebt u niet gelezen’ en ‘Staat er niet geschreven?’ Zo maakte Hij duidelijk dat het geschreven woord van God boven alles staat, en dat het belangrijk is onderscheid te maken tussen wat God heeft gesproken en de menselijke opvattingen daarover. “Laten wij dan niet langer elkander oordelen, maar komt liever tot […]
Heiligheid behoort Jehovah toe Op de tulband van de hogepriester in Israël stond: “Heiligheid behoort Jehovah toe”. Onder het Hebreeuwse woorden qoʹdhesj en kedoesja of ‘heiligheid’ verstond men oorspronkelijk een toestand van afgezonderdheid, een exclusiviteit die reden gaf om apart geplaatst te worden. Heilige zaken waren die dingen die exclusief of geheiligd zijn voor God, […]
God, de Heer zal koning worden Dat de aanvallende vijanden van Israël gedecimeerd zullen worden, blijkt uit de woorden: “Allen, die zijn overgebleven van al de volken, die tegen Jeruzalem zijn opgerukt, zullen van jaar tot jaar heentrekken om zich neer te buigen voor de Koning, Jehovah de Heer van de heerscharen” (Zach. 14:16). In […]
De vijanden verdelgd Gods oordeel op de volkenlegers die Zijn land zijn binnengevallen en Zijn verbondsvolk hebben aangevallen, markeert het begin van de overgang van de koninkrijken van deze wereld tot het wereldomvattende Koninkrijk van Christus Jezus. Haggaï had de opdracht gekregen een zeer gewichtige boodschap aan Zerubbabel, stadhouder van de provincie Jehud en vertegenwoordiger […]
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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Review Questions on Chapter One How does Luke introduce his Gospel? Who received an angelic visitation in the Temple? Why was Zechariah struck dumb? Why was Elizabeth’s pregnancy unusual? What did the angel say to Mary? What happened when Mary visited Elizabeth? How does Mary magnify God? What is the name of Elizabeth’s child? What […]
Luke 1:67-80 – Zechariah’s Prophecy LK1:67 Then the baby’s father Zechariah was filled with holy Pneuma and prophesied: “Blessed [be] YHWH, The God of Israel, [Psalm 41:13] LK1:68 for He visited and redeemed His People. [Psalm 111:9] LK1:69 He raised up for us a horn of salvation in His servant David’s House. [Psalm 132:17] LK1:70 […]
Luke 1:57-66 – Elizabeth Gives Birth To John LK1:57 Now Elizabeth’s time came to fulfillment for her to give birth, and so she bore a son. LK1:58 Now her neighbors and relatives heard that YHWH had shown His mercy to her and they rejoiced together with her. LK1:59 Then the time arrived on the eighth […]
Luke 1:46-56 – Mary Magnifies God LK1:46 Now Mary responded: LK1:47 “My soul magnifies the LORD! [1 Samuel 2:1] My inner being rejoices in my God, the Savior! [1 Samuel 2:1] LK1:48 For He has seen the humble condition of his servant-girl. Behold, from now on all generations will consider me most blessed. LK1:49 Because […]
Luke 1:39-45 – Mary Visits Elizabeth LK1:39 Now in those days Mary rose and traveled hastily into the hill country to a village of Judah. LK1:40 She entered into the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. LK1:41 Now the moment Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting her baby suddenly moved in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled […]
Recent Posts by bible Scholars: Bijbelvorser = Bible Researcher
Decimated by war, revolution, and famine, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Russia had to face the Bolsheviks and their decrees and how the relative freedom that the Lutheran Church had experienced became curtailed by the dictates of the Soviet state.
As you could notice in the previous postings, can we say that literature has been the home of Jewish artistic activity throughout the ages. We must also remember that Hebrew literature is not synonymous with Jewish literature. For those who study the Bible, the Hebrew language is an important semitic language of the Northern Central […]
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 […]
As we gain new experiences and learn every day so does the confrontation of reading the Torah every year again from beginning to end, which makes us discover each time some new things, making us grow in our Bible knowledge.
We look at the observance of Three Weeks,(Hebrew Bein Hametzarim,- Between the Straits) which commemorates the days between the first breaching of the walls of Jerusalem in 586 bce by Babylonian troops under Nebuchadrezzar to the subsequent destruction of the First Temple of Jerusalem.
As a small faith community, getting new young members is not easy. We all must do an effort to bring in the younger generation and to get them enthusiastically to share their knowledge and gifts with the older generations.
Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret (“Eighth Day of Assembly”), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei (mid-September to early October on the Gregorian calendar).
Originally posted on Jewish Young Professional: If you don’t blog about Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), are you even a Jewish blogger? And yet, the Rosh Hashanah post I want to post is taking too long to write (timely blog content has never been my strong suit), so I’m doing a News Update post…
Wij hebben een prachtige zomer, met enkele hitte golven, gehad en hebben deze nu afgesloten om zo weer over te gaan naar het begin van een cyclus. De oogst is binnen gehaald en wij hebben de Hashem bedankt voor al de goede dingen die Hij voor ons heeft voorzien. De vorige jaren zijn wij met […]
Tot op de dag van vandaag zien wij dat het postkolonialisme en het neokolonialisme de verhoudingen en ideologieën van het kolonialisme voortgezet of verlegd hebben, waarbij zij de voortzetting ervan rechtvaardigen met concepten als ontwikkeling en nieuwe grenzen, zoals bij de verkenning van de kosmische ruimte met het oog op kolonisatie.
Verwonderlijk kreeg ik vandaag het bericht van WordPress dat ik tegen een jubileum mag aankijken. Gefeliciteerd met je jubileum bij WordPress.com! Je hebt je 5 jaar geleden geregistreerd op WordPress.com.Bedankt voor het gebruiken van onze service! Ga zo door met bloggen. Wat zijn die vijf jaren voorbij gevlogen. Voordat mijn pen al mijn gedachten kon […]
The apostle Paul wrote about the dispersion, the dispersed House of Israel. They had been “without covenant“, but Paul was sent out to recover them. So they were “grafted in again“ (Romans 11/23). Or, Grafted back in“. If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been […]
Rob Mac wonders when the door to door will return? He wrote this a while back, and went sharing it again. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses hate the door to door ministry, although they won’t readily admit it. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses have developed ‘creative’ ways of counting their time doing this work, and many strategies for avoiding actually […]
Constantine wanted unity in his realm, and his call in 325 C.E. for a council of his bishops at Nicaea, located in the Eastern, Greek-speaking domain of his empire, across the Bosporus from the new city of Constantinople was in a certain way his goal to achieve some agreement by which many could live. Constantine […]
Superstition, misunderstanding and hatred caused the Christians trouble for many generations, and governmental repression they had to suffer occasionally, as a result of popular disturbances. No systematic effort was made by the imperial authorities to put an end to the movement until the reign of the Roman emperor (249–251) who fought the Gothic invasion of […]
Self-enhancing When the apostles had died there came a time when those in charge of teaching and going around telling about the gospel, started coming to see themselves as special people. Some even started to consider themselves as ‘clergy of the highest order’. After a time the organisation of the church was given only to […]
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God heeft de wereld van Zijn woord en Zijn profeten voorzien, maar niet altijd wensten de mensen van die leiders of profeten weten, waardoor er verscheidene groeperingen ontstonden die elk dachten of denken de juiste aanbiddingswijze te hebben.
Does one need proof to come to a certain belief? We can look at the signs in nature and find out what happened to certain people in the past, such as Noah and Paul. With the Book of Books, Allah has provided the world with His Interpretative Word.
Heeft men bewijzen nodig om tot een bepaald geloof te komen? Wij kunnen naar de tekenen in de natuur kijken en nagaan wat er in het verleden met bepaalde mensen, zoals Noach en Paulus is gebeurd. Met het Boek der boeken heeft Allah de wereld van Zijn Alzeggend Woord voorzien.
When we speak about “Faith” (iman) we look at acceptance of the Belief in the existence and oneness of God (Allah).and the existence of the Book of books of which God is the author, existing of five main parts, the Torah (revealed to Moses),,the Psalms (revealed to David).and the Writings of Kings and prophets as well as the Gospel (revealed to Jesus) with the writings of his apostles,
Wanneer wij over “Geloof” (iman) spreken, zien wij op de aanvaarding van het Geloof in het bestaan en de eenheid van God (Allah) en het bestaan van het Boek der boeken waarvan God de auteur is, bestaande uit vijf hoofdstukken, de Torah (geopenbaard aan Mozes), de Psalmen (geopenbaard aan David) en de Geschriften van Koningen en Profeten, alsmede het Evangelie (geopenbaard aan Jezus) met de geschriften van zijn apostelen,
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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.