Category Archives: History

God testing Abraham’s servitude

In 1641, French philosopher René Descartes wrote in his work Meditations on First Philosophy, which would be republished in Latin (from the original French): “Cogito ergo sum” – “I think, therefore I am.” In this deductive conclusion that is still … Continue reading

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Astrology in the Holy Bible

Class 1 (a reproduction):   Class 2 (before break and after break):   Class 3 (Live until break): Class 3 after break, reproduced due to “user error” (did not turn the camera back on):   Class 4, beginning after the … Continue reading

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Notes on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany

These are my notes on the Episcopal Lectionary readings for February 26, 2017, Year A. Due to the option of two psalms, there are no notes on either in this report. However, the option of Psalm 99 offers these verses … Continue reading

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Pick up your cross and follow me

I have already posted an article about how we read a Greek word such as “stauron” as only “cross.”  (See The cross of Jesus) Us contemporary Christians know that Jesus was crucified (nailed to a heavy wooden pole with a cross … Continue reading

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Keeping sinners out of holy places

Jesus never went to where the lepers, insane, blind, lame, etc. people were, saying, “Follow me gang! We are going to force our way into the Temple!” They were deemed sinners and sinners were not allowed in that sanctuary, nor … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the meaning of Sodom and Gomorrah

Did you know that Genesis contains two stories about Sodom and Gomorrah? Yep.  One is rather plain and simple and the other is dramatic and sensational.  Of course, if you look up “Sodom and Gomorrah” on the Internet, you are … Continue reading

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Follow me and Come and see

Jesus said to Philip, “Follow me,” and he did.  Philip then told Nathanael to join him in that quest, saying, “Come and see.” (John 1:43 and 1:46)  Later, Jesus said to Simon (Peter) and Andrew, “Follow me and I will … Continue reading

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