But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of…
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(World Watch Monitor) Egyptian police have charged a Coptic mother with the murder of her newborn baby, though she says her baby was killed by intruders who entered her home and took her baby from her arms.
Azza Gamal, 27, was home alone with her two-year-old twin girls Mariam and Martha, and baby daughter Mohrael, on the evening of 7 September. Her husband, Nour Bakhit Khalil, 30, had gone to visit his sister, who lives nearby, when he heard his wife scream.
The Khalil family live in a house on the outskirts of the village of Barba in Egypt’s Asyut governorate. They live in the western part of the village, bordering a cemetery and are surrounded plants. The house is small, with an unfinished upper floor, and a ground floor that contains a hall, kitchen, toilet and two rooms.
Speaking to World Watch Monitor, Azza explained that when…
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He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him?” – John 9:36
Saving faith is that which rests upon a knowledge of Him. This man said to Jesus, “Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him?” He was not one whose notion of faith was that he need not know what he believed. The Church of Rome seems to inculcate some kind of implicit faith (or credulity) which can exist apart from knowledge; but how can I believe that which I do not know? Paul puts it thus, “Faith cometh by hearing.” You must first hear and know what it is you are to believe before you can believe it; otherwise, your faith is vain, like that of the man of whom I have sometimes spoken, who said, “I believe what the Church believes.” “But what does the Church believe?” It believes…
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By David Ettinger
The New Norm
While surfing the Web, I came across this headline: “Report: Anti-Semitism, Violence Against Jews Surge on College Campuses.” The first paragraph read: “Anti-Semitism surged on college campuses across the United States, according to a new study that found Jewish students supportive of Israel are being targeted ‘for harm.’”
Those causing the harm oppose Israel’s right to exist.
There was once a time when Israel was respected and admired, recognized as a David among multiple Goliaths. After all, this tiny nation of 8 million – 6 million of which is Jewish – resides in the midst of Arab/Muslim neighbors (Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia) totaling 255 million in population who, for the most part, would love to wipe her off the face of the earth.
Yet, Israel has survived all threats to her survival, and has done so swiftly, soundly…
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I don’t wish to be negative, but I am under the impression that humankind is now living in a collapsing world. I am of the opinion that the whole world is afflicted with darkness, dishonesty, disorder, chaos, confusion and wickedness. If a person doesn’t agree, I believe that person is unaware of what is going […]