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Dan Arnold & Alicia Turner, New York Times, 5 March 2018 While history suggests it is naïve to be surprised that Buddhists are as capable of inhuman cruelty as anyone else, such astonishment is nevertheless widespread — a fact that partly reflects the distinctive history of modern Buddhism. By ‘modern Buddhism,’ we mean not simply […]
A brief history of Stephen Hawking: A legacy of paradox Stuart Clark, New Scientist, 14 March 2018 ‘I think most physicists would agree that Hawking’s greatest contribution is the prediction that black holes emit radiation,’ says Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. ‘While we still don’t have experimental confirmation that Hawking’s […]
De apostelen deden het toch ook “11 want niemand kan een ander fundament leggen dan er al ligt-Jezus Christus zelf. 12 Of er op dat fundament nu verder wordt gebouwd met goud, zilver en edelstenen of met hout, hooi en stro, 13 van ieders werk zal duidelijk worden wat het waard is. Op de dag […]
Wanneer God zondaars niet direct straft, komt dit voort uit zijn lankmoedigheid, zijn verdraagzaamheid, geduld, afwachting. Zijn lankmoedigheid staat uiteraard in directe relatie tot zijn barmhartigheid (zie volgende arttikel), als uiting van zijn goedertierenheid (zie Fundamenten van het Geloof: De goedertierenheid van God), zijn verbondsliefde, zijn verbondstrouw: De HERE ging aan hem (Mozes) voorbij en riep: HERE, […]
De vorige keer stelden we de vraag of wetenschap in strijd zou zijn met de Bijbel. Daarvoor moeten we allereerst begrijpen wat wetenschap eigenlijk is en wat het doet. Daarover gaat het nu. Wetenschap bestudeert waargenomen verschijnselen en tracht daar een logische onderlinge samenhang in te vinden of, wat kort door de bocht, die te […]
Always be willing to see your own weaknesses and strengths and know when to seek help. Always be willing, hoping, to have your argument proved false, but don’t give up. Reconsider, redesign, and rediscover. ~Karen Langton, Postgraduate Researcher, University of Birmingham
Vijanden van elkaar Het is vreemd, maar veel christenen menen dat Bijbel en wetenschap natuurlijke vijanden van elkaar zijn. Alles wat wetenschap in feite doet, is echter de wereld om ons heen systematisch beschrijven. Goede wetenschap berust op feiten en doet daar verslag van. Waarom zijn zoveel christenen daar dan bang voor? Vrezen zij dat […]
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February 6, 2017 by yalibnan ? Whatdoes Donald Trump want for America? His supporters don’t know. His party doesn’t know. Even he doesn’t know. If there is a political vision underlying Trumpism, however, the person to ask is not Trump. It’s his éminence grise, Stephen K. Bannon, the chief…
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The enemy for Bannon is secularism. This, he believes, is responsible for progressively diluting pure Christian ideals with all sorts of modern and postmodern ideologies Russell Razzaque @mindfulrussell At the time of Trump’s unexpected election victory, there was much speculation over who would really run the US Government, given the…
In the United States we not only see that religious groups become endangered. Also the female person seems to be placed in a secondary role. We see the growing tendency by several American citizens to consider the female being as second-class citizen whose place belongs in the kitchen and by her kids. the woman according […]
De heer Carles Puigdemont mocht na het Catalaanse referendum rekenen op enige steun van Vlaamse nationalisten en andere separatistische politici in heel Europa, maar zijn oproep aan de Europese Unie om te bemiddelen in Catalonië, werd op dovemansoren gericht. Geen enkele Europese regeringsleider ging ermee akkoord hem te ontmoeten. Dat was al geen goed voorteken […]
European politicians shall have to show its true face to the Europeans who look for a democratic and free Europe. Spain’s Supreme Court prefers to neglect the democratic Catalonian votes, which were already expressed in difficult times, the Spanish government doing everything to block it. In total, Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena indicted 25 former […]
In the United States of America we see a growing trend of limiting the freedom of expression. Not only in that world-power we may find that viewpoint diversity in the academy is alarmingly low, and that we can notice the next generation of academics being likely to be even less tolerant of opposing views. A […]
Ron Srigley, Los Angeles Review of Books, 22 February 2018 Administrators control the modern university. The faculty have ‘fallen,’ to use Benjamin Ginsberg’s term. It’s an ‘all-administrative’ institution now. Spending on administrators and administration exceeds spending on faculty, administrators out-number faculty by a long shot, and administrative salaries and benefit packages, particularly those of presidents and […]
A few decades ago mankind had its higher institutions to stimulate people to do research and to create new things. In 1963, the Robbins inquiry into British higher education, which set the framework for the expansion of universities over the next few decades, argued that learning was a good in itself. ‘The search for truth […]
In Belgium politicians and organisations are still under consideration about circumcision, because some members believe that freedom of religion prevails, since circumcision is common among Jews and Muslims. Others believe that circumcision in men is unacceptable, as is the case with women today. In February legislators in Iceland have proposed a ban on circumcision of […]
These days we see all over the civilised world a similar problem of politicians trying to please the majority of their populace. Trying to gain votes several politicians do not take it so properly with he protection of human rights. They should know that a democracy which does not respect human rights is not a […]
Today’s thought “A blessing and a curse” (April 25) Deuteronomy 10-11 We continue to read Moses’ final message – a wondrous exhortation to the tribes of Israel – before he died and they entered the promised land without him. These chapters in Deuteronomy have a powerful message. Much of what Moses says to them we […]
De evangelisten Marcus en Lukas schrijven dat de heer Jezus zich regelmatig terugtrok in de eenzaamheid om, zonder door anderen in beslag genomen te worden, te spreken met zijn Vader in de hemel. Zij vertellen ons niet veel over wat Jezus op zulke momenten bad. Maar wat zij, door de Geest geïnspireerd, wel hebben opgeschreven, […]
Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24) Deuteronomy 8-9, In today’s reading we are requested to carefully obey every command Jehovah, the Most High Maker God has given us. He let us know that when we keep His commandments we will live and grow in number. […]
“15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of form on the day that Jehovah spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire. 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, […]
Today’s thought “Watch yourselves very carefully” (April 21) Deuteronomy 4, Proverbs 31, John 15,16 Today we have a remarkable set of meaningful readings. In Deuteronomy Moses commences his final exhortation to his nation; in Proverbs, the final chapter is taken to be an exhortation from the mother of Solomon (Bathsheba), a message that at the […]
Al enkele jaren wordt onze brievenbus dagelijks goed gevuld met allerlei verzoeken, maar ook met verwensingen alsook met vele andere dingen die onze tijd in beslag nemen. Kwade brieven en verwensingen, zoals dat wij zullen branden in de hel zijn wel niet leuk, maar deren ons niet zo, vooral ook dat wij weten dat de […]
In Scripture we read about the Divine Creator Who created man in His image. We have no idea at all how God looks like. We do know He is not a man of flesh and blood, but is an eternal Spirit. We can imagine that He as Spirit may have a glorious, heavenly, spiritual body […]
In de Schrift lezen we over de Goddelijke Schepper die de mens naar Zijn beeld heeft geschapen. We hebben geen idee hoe God eruit ziet. We weten dat Hij geen man van vlees en bloed is, maar een eeuwige Geest. We kunnen ons voorstellen dat Hij als Geest een glorieus, hemels, spiritueel lichaam kan hebben, […]
The Bible, the Book of books, written under inspiration from God, reveals that there is only one God, the Father of all, even of our Lord Jesus Christ (and, therefore, the common idea that there are three gods is unscriptural). Proof: For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man […]
De Bijbel, het Boek der boeken, geschreven onder inspiratie van God, onthult dat er maar één God is, de Vader van iedereen, zelfs van onze Heer Jezus Christus (en daarom is het algemene idee dat er drie goden zijn onchristelijk). Bewijs: “Want er is maar één God, en maar één bemiddelaar tussen God en mensen, […]
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 […]
The first human beings had chosen to go their own path. As any good father would do when his children had done something wrong, God punished them. But as a loving Father He in His great mercy promised for a solution and preserved David’s bloodline and the Messianic promise. Mankind had chosen Yet, we each […]
Do you know where in the Bible we find God‘s first promise to send the Messiah? The answer is foundational to our faith because within this first Messianic Prophecy mentioned in the Bible lies our fate of eternal separation from God. Too many christians limit the Bible to the second main part, the Messianic Writings, […]
The Divine Creator of heaven and earth wished not to leave the ones sent out of the Garden of Eden on their own. Though Adam and Eve rebelled against God, Him having expelled them, the Elohim was willing to stay close to them and to help there where He could or where it was appropriate […]
Those people coming from the first man and woman in a certain way got infected by the wrong choice these people made. God gave a free will to the human beings He created. He did not want them to go wrong or to have it bad, but because they objected to His ruling or His […]
Matthew 11:20-24 – Reproached Cities a Lesson for Judgment Day || Luke 10:13-15 MT11:20 Then Jesus began to reproach the cities where most of his dynamic works occurred, because they did not repent: MT11:21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! Because if the dynamic works which occurred in you took place in Tyre […]
11:16-19 – The Impossibility of Pleasing Everyone || Luke 7:31-35 MT11:16 “But, with whom shall I compare this generation? [This generation] is like young children, sitting in the market-squares, who yell at various ones, MT11:17 saying, ‘We played the flute but you did not dance! We cried but you did not mourn!’ MT11:18 For John […]
Matthew 11:7-15 – John the Baptist and the Kingdom Goal || Luke 7:24-28 MT11:7 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus started to tell the crowds regarding John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A breeze rattling some willows? MT11:8 But, what did you go to see? A human dressed in soft […]
11:2-6 – Imprisoned Baptist Encouraged || Luke 7:18-23 MT11:2 But while in jail John the Baptist heard about the works of the Messiah, and by means of his disciples, MT11:3 asked Jesus, “Are you the One coming or are we to expect a different person?” MT11:4 Jesus responded, telling [John’s disciples], “Go back and report […]
Chapter Eleven: Encouragement for John and Reproach for cities [“Impossible to please”] Matthew 11:1 – Twelve Sent out to Teach MT11:1 And it occurred when Jesus finished giving instructions to the twelve disciples, he crossed from there teaching and preaching in their towns. *  Preaching in their towns: Jesus was a teacher who practiced […]
The second Protestant church in Jerusalem (the first being Christ Church near Jaffa Gate) the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer its bell tower dominates the Old City skyline of Jerusalem. The Evangelical Jerusalem Foundation, one of the three foundations of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) in the Holy Land owns the building which was […]
Yesterday having looked at the Bronze Age period and Hazor, today we look at the great empires and mighty kingdoms of the ancient world — the Egyptians, Mycenaeans, Minoans, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Cypriots and Canaanites — which all suddenly collapsed. This happened because a “perfect storm of calamities” — earthquakes, droughts and rebellions. From about […]
During the 30 excavation seasons conducted at the site of ancient Hazor, where in 2013 an Egyptian sphinx was discovered, it became clear that this was the largest and most important city-state in the Land of Israel in the second millennium BCE. At its floruit, Hazor spanned c. 200 acres, 10 times the size of Jerusalem […]
Theology is a bit like a spider’s web, in the sense that cutting a single strand of a theological framework can drastically alter the shape of the whole. A good theologian understands the web from many angles. They can identify the fundamental tenets of an intricate system. They can foresee the potential effects of disregarding […]
2-6 July 2018 – with Kristin De Troyer The Hebrew and Greek Texts of Joshua With the Salzburg Seniors ́ Seminar on Hebrew and Greek Manuscripts,Texts and Contexts by William Horbury (Cambridge), Günther Stemberger (Vienna), Johann Maier (Cologne), Andrew Macintosh (Cambridge), Stefan Reif (Cambridge) and Tessa Rajak (Oxford) If you are a graduate student […]
When we are looking for some one for having a good or close relationship with, we can assure you the best one to have a good relationship with is the Most High Divine Creator God Who made it possible for you to be here in the first place. Having a relationship with Him is a […]
When wondered about a godhead and having come to the conclusion that there must be a Divine Creator or Supreme Being that surpasses all human and animal beings, we may question if it is possible for us to have a relationship with that Higher Being. What does it take to begin a relationship with God? […]
In March 2016 we created on Weebly a website to talk about man’s relationship with God. After we had done all the placing of pages and came to the contact form and placing of a Gravatar for the replies, we were brought to WordPress where we not only could choose a Gravatar but also got […]
Throughout history of mankind there have many groups of people who worshipped a triple deity (sometimes referred to as threefold, tripled, triplicate, tripartite, triune or triadic, or as a trinity). Those people who worshipped such tri-une god all claim they only worship one deity. Such deities that are worshipped as one are common throughout world mythology; the number three has a long history of mythical associations. Carl Jung considered the arrangement of deities into triplets an archetype in the history of religion. But the God of the Bible is clear about Which God has to be worshipped, not a more headed, be it an eightfold, three-une or bi-one god, but only the God of Abraham, Which is only One God of gods.
Find out in this article and its links how Jews, Christians and Muslims may have been influenced by the pagan gods and false teachings and how they have to separate them from such pagan teachings.
You may wonder if there really exist a God. You have all reason to question His existence and to check if you are feeling right or thinking the right way. We are even requested to examine our own faith. It is important to know what you want to believe, what you want to take for […]
With the ban on kosher or halal slaughtering and with the ban of circumcision several politicians in Europe want to have certain religious people to leave these regions, but the real lovers of God do know that the Elohim has provided enough substances to survive and live healthy with vegetables and as such can live in a kosher and healthy way as veggie.
At the origin of man the Divine Creator provided a world full of plants useful as food. Man was not so happy with it and wanted more variation and meat. God allowed such things but warned them about the good and bad meat or fish. God also gave man mitzvoth so that they could measure their wrong goings and should have a guide for their life. In his effort to play for God man has tried to muddle with genes and to create new hybrids. The understanding on genes and genomes, and ways to manipulate them has given many scientists extreme ideas, tending to distort and exaggerate the results or waving away the possible dangers for the next generations of plants and animals. Different kinds of risks, real benefits, aims and control systems are complicated and genuine discussion between people with different backgrounds is essential and should have to think very cautiously, wondering if we are not going to far. Not only genetic manipulation but also transporting food all over the world and producing it on industrial level should worry us and should make us to take the proper choice to protect the environment. Let us not forget that the Elohim wants us to be healthy – inside and out, living in a healthy clean environment always to know that a person is that what he eats.
Jacob Neusner (July 28, 1932 – October 8, 2016) American academic scholar of Judaism who had an exceptional prolific publishing output and was known both for his highly acerbic nature to some and his deeply affectionate loyalty to others.
13 Adar the onset of weeks of Feasts of deliverance
2nd part looking at the way the Antwerp Jewish girls-school educates their girls, may result into just something they want to avoid. The girls school in Antwerp clearly shows how they in the present time create an environment of discrimination between male and female Jews and how males want to keep the girls ‘their slaves’ or how the women should follow all the wishes of the man.
Als men bepaalde woorden en verzen uit de bijbel wil bespreken moet men steeds teruggrijpen naar de betekenis van die woorden in die tijd dat de tekst geschreven werd.
Vandaag kijken wij naar het woord “Liefhebben” en wat dat inhoudt voor de Hebreeër.
The HalleluYah Scriptures present a translation directly from the original Hebrew into English in parallel with Hebrew, following the same principles of the original English translation HalleluYah Scriptures wherein the Name of the heavenly Father is restored throughout in Paleo Hebrew as is the Name of Ha’Mashiaḥ.
Lots of Jews and many who have found Jeshua as the way to God have come afraid by the populist far-right politicians and extreme right agitators. Many do not want to come out in the public because of fear for bullying and terrorist actions against them. Many are also afraid that when they would unite with a group or would have a collective name that they would loose their characteristic property.
As partakers of a particular Body they should know that it is more important how we make others feel and would like to be open and susceptible to them.
In Belgium and Holland we may find several populist politicians who do not mind to be enablers of hate speech against certain groups of people and who do not mind to go in against the freedom of speech, expression and religion. since a few years Muslims could receive hate and abuse and more and more Jewish communities also became targetted. The number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme has increased by more than a quarter, new figures show, as the number of Islamists falls. Also in our regions we must be careful not to loose democratic rights, seeing that around us over half the nations in the world are experiencing significant democratic decline.
Op vrijdag 30 maart 2018 of 14 Nisan 5778 begint voor vele kinderen een extra leuk verlengd weekend met hun ouders. Tot en met maandag 1 april is er het Pesach en/of Paasweekend waar vele mensen eigenlijk stil zouden moeten staan bij de verlossing van de mensheid, maar velen de Uittocht van Egypte zo wel als de Loskopingsdaad van Jezus (Jeshua) zijn vergeten en eerder aan paaseitjes en geschenkjes denken.
We believe that the truly special thing about Pesach is how it manages to be both traditional — we read the same story that our ancestors have been reciting for millennia — and personal, with each of us making the Seder our own by incorporating our own interpretations and interests into the timeless tale of […]
Wij geloven dat het echt speciale aan Pesach is hoe het erin slaagt om zowel traditioneel te zijn – we lezen hetzelfde verhaal dat onze voorouders al millennia reciteren – als persoonlijk, waarbij ieder van ons de Seder de onze maakt door onze eigen interpretaties en belangen op te nemen in het tijdloze verhaal van de […]
In Antwerpen zal er eindelijk werk moeten gemaakt worden voor een herdenkingsmonument (of “Namenmonument”) zoals dit reeds enkele jaren wordt gepland als waardige antwoord op de stolpersteine en het uitblijven van een waardige herinnering voor de vele holocaust slachtoffers.
Un pavé de mémoire devant le seuil de la maison dans laquelle vivait une victime du nazisme, à rendre hommage public aux victimes mais aussi à renforcer la tolérance, la cohabitation et la démocratie.
Een kijk op “struikelstenen” of “Stolpersteine” naar het idee van de Duitse kunstenaar Gunter Demnig. In februari 2017 liggen er nu zo wat 65.000 struikelstenen verspreid over heel Europa, 260 daarvan in België, onder meer in Brussel, Gent, Charleroi.
We keken of er een hoger wezen was dat alles maakte of alles liet ontstaan. Toen we er toe kwamen om te zien dat er een stem in de duisternis was die klonk, konden we ons afvragen waar die stem vandaan kwam. Uit teksten of woorden gegeven door diezelfde stem die in de leegte klonk, […]
We looked if there was a Higher Being Which made everything or let everything come into being. When we came to see that there was A Voice in the darkness that sounded we may wonder where that Voice came from. From texts or Words given by that same Voice that sounded in the void, we […]
Lots of people, in particular English speaking people, do forget that in several languages “Allah” is the word being used for The God as well as for other gods or a god. Sometimes it seems that English speakers want everyone using the English names and tittles like they use them. Originally being an Arabic word […]
Veel mensen, met name de Engels sprekenden, vergeten dat er in verschillende talen “Allah” als woord gebruikt wordt voor Dé God, alsook voor andere goden of een god aan te duiden. Soms lijkt het wel of Engelstaligen willen dat iedereen de Engelse tittels en namen gebruikt. Oorspronkelijk een Arabisch woord zijnde dat werd overgenomen in […]
The Divine Creator Allah the Exalted in might provides information about the total encompassing nature of His divine decree and pre-ordainment, “No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves” and this is comprehensive of the encompassing nature of the calamities which afflict creation, whether of good or evil, that all of them are written […]
1 April 2018 Deel 3: My verassing ~ The Remnants of an Ancient Civilization Foshan word beskryf as an ancient civilization, in hierdie gedeelte van die stad is van die ou geboue gerestoureer en sommige van die oorspronklike mure vorm deel van die struktuur. Dit is beyond beautiful! Ek het al só baie oor […]
1 April 2018 Deel 2: The Chinese Lion Dance Gymnasts perform lion dances in which two or more performers dress up like a big lion. The Chinese believe that lions are full of power and grandeur. They are supposed to be auspicious animals which can bring good luck. Stone carved lions are used […]
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