Friday, September 29, 2006

Ancient Jewish Temple Treasures Found In The West Bank!

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Coin From Second Temple

Is this BIG news or what??? More historical evidence and proof that the Jews lived in the Holy Land of Israel before the Arabs!! For those of us who take the Lord at His Word, this makes our faith grow stronger and stronger! I hope Dr. Kingsley gets these precious treasures out of the area before the make believe "palistinians" destroy the evidence as they have with much of the other Biblical treasures found in Israel.

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Where are the treasures of the Temple? A British archeologist is arguing that despite the claims that the treasures of the Temple are in the vaults of the Vatican, they are actually located in their original place – the Holy Land.

The London Times reported that Dr. Sean Kingsley, an expert on the archeology of the Holy Land, claims that he found a series of treasures, including silver trumpets, golden candlesticks, and other jewelry, which were a part of the a cargo shipment that was headed for Rome after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. According to him, his study is based on historical writings of Josephus from the first century CE and on other historical writings from that era. See link to this article for more!

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Treasures looted by Rome 'are back in the Holy Land'

The trumpets, gold candelabra and the bejewelled Table of the Divine Presence were among pieces shipped to Rome after the looting in AD70 of the Temple, the most sacred building in the ancient Jewish faith.
After a decade of research into previously untapped ancient texts and archaeological sources, Dr Kingsley has reconstructed the treasure’s route for the first time in 2,000 years to provide evidence that it left Rome in the 5th century.

Israel Facts, War History With Maps....

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This is to inform readers of the true facts surrounding the Arab-Israeli wars. After reading all of the information presented, you will come to the underestanding that the Jewish people have done everything within their power to be more than fair to their hostile Arab neighbors to bring about peace in the Middle East. The fact is, the Arabs have done nothing to help their own people integrate in their own Arab terrorities and the tiny Jewish State has carried the entire burden to care for the refugees brought about by wars instigated by the Arabs themselves in a continued effort to wipe Israel off the map. More at link above.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Israel...The Calm Before The Storm

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Here is a very eye-opening news story that you haven't heard on the MSM from a Messianic Jewish friend of mine in Israel, who sees and knows and keeps tract of what is happening every day in the Jewish State. This is all taking place under the watch eye of the UN forces!!


The calm before the storm is what we are experiencing at this time here in Israel. The UN resolution 1701 that Israeli mistakenly signed after losing its first war with Olmert at the helm has already proven to be a terrible mistake. The Multi-National Forces are handicapped and have to stand aside while watching truck loads of missiles and other weapons being shipped from Syria and Iran into the hands of Hezbollah. These forces are not allowed to stop the shipments unless they have the permission of the Lebanon Government and they are now basically controlled by Hezbollah. What we are seeing now is the UN and Multinational Forces are knowingly protecting Hezbollah from Israel and not stopping them from rearming for the next war. Many of those in the know now believe that Bashar Assad is now convinced that it is time for him to join forces with Hezbollah in the next war against Israel.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Part III The Sabotage of Biblical Christianity by the Roman Catholic Church...

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It is my intent and purpose to show visitors in this writing of their Christian roots, using the Holy Scriptures, which have its origins in Judaism, and not Roman catholicism. It is not my intent to criticize those multitudes of followers of Roman catholicism whom have unwittingly been deceived and bought into the big lie, but to present the truth from the Holy Scriptures.

Thus far, in Part I and II of this study, it has been established, using the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, that it was the Jewish Apostle Paul who was commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Apostle to the Gentiles, and it was the Jewish Apostle Peter who was commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Apostle to the Jews. It has been determined that in all places mentioned, using the Scriptures that Peter never went to Rome, but in fact it was Paul who went to Rome, and Peter is never in all of Scripture mentioned as being a pope. The entire foundation that Peter went to Rome, became the first pope is the entire structure that the Roman Catholic church has built its foundation upon, which is a fraud.

Just how did the Roman Catholic organization come up with this lie, since there is absolutely no scriptural or historical evidence to prove their claim? This too can be explained by using the Holy Scriptures, and this will be much of the focus in this segment.

The Roman Catholic organization created by worldly minded men, twisted one Scripture text and applied it to their organization, and called themselves the one true church, the spokesman for Christ on earth, the only "church" who can forgive sins generations ago, in the same manner the cults of today advertise.

From The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 16:18, we find:

"And I say unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

The Greek-Hebrew Biblical concordance describes the name Peter as follows:

Πέτρος
Petros
pet'-ros
Apparently a primary word; a (piece of) rock (larger than G3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle: - Peter, rock. Compare G2786.

It can be very clearly seen here that the name "Peter" comes from "Petros", and delineates, a "piece" of a rock, and not THE rock, which is Jesus Christ!!

The early Christian Church was never founded upon Peter, as the Roman Catholic organization falsely claims, but upon Jesus Christ himself, as Peter himself tells us in his first epistle Chapter Chapter 2:4-9:
"To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious 4, Ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 5 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a CHIEF cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.6 Unto you therefore: which believe, HE is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowd, the same is made the head of the corner. 7 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.8 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.9.
The Hebrew Biblical concordance describes Sion in this text as:

Siōn
see-own'
Of Hebrew origin [H6726]; Sion (that is, Tsijon), a hill of Jerusalem; figuratively the Church (militant or triumphant): - Sion.
From the above Scripture verses, you can see that all Bible believing Christians are living stones, having been sealed by the indwelling Holy Spirit, built up into a spiritual house. But the chief cornerstone is Jesus Christ, the Foundation Stone, and not the pope and the Catholic church organization.
This is again confirmed in Paul's letter to the early New Testament Church in Paul's writings to the Corinthian Church in I Corinthians 3:10,11
"According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 10 FOR OTHER FOUNDATION CAN NO MAN LAY THAN THAT IS LAID, WHICH IS JESUS CHIRST. 11"
No foundation can be laid but by Jesus Christ. The Hebrew Torah/Old Testament, in Isaiah 28:16, prophesizes about Jesus Christ, which Paul and Peter were very knowledgeable in, because they were Israelites, and were chosen by Jesus Christ; Paul himself was a Pharisee, a teacher of The Law or Old Testament, before his radical conversion to Christianity. The prophecy correlates with the writings of the two great Apostles of Jesus:
"Therefore, thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste."
The Greek/Hebrew Biblical concordance describes Zion in this verse as:

ון
tsîyôn
tsee-yone'
The same (regular) as H6725; Tsijon (as a permanent capital), a mountain of Jerusalem: - Zion.
The Scripture text speaks of Christ as the foundation stone, a precious cornerstone, and not the Roman catholic church organization. Throughout the Old Testament, the Lord Himself is called a Rock. Psalm 18:2 reads "The Lord is my rock and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."
It is clear that what Jesus is actually saying to Peter in Matthew 16:18, after a study of the Scriptures, is "Thou art Peter, "a piece" of the rock, and upon this rock [THIS ROCK being Jesus Christ Himself], I will build my church." Common sense dictates that the resurrected Lord of the universe would not build His church upon Peter because he was one of the original Apostles as Peter clearly explains in his Scripures quoted above, much less a pope. Peter, too, was human, and a sinner, who found His Salvation in Jesus Christ and in Him alone.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Part II The Sabotage of Biblical Christianity by the Roman Catholic Church...

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It is my intent and purpose to show visitors in this writing of their Christian roots, using the Holy Scriptures, which have its origins in Judaism, and not Roman catholicism. It is not my intent to criticize those multitudes of followers of Roman catholicism whom have unwittingly been deceived and bought into the big lie, but to present the truth from the Holy Scriptures.

In part one of this study, it was established from the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, that the great Jewish Apostle Paul was the apostle commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Apostle to the Gentiles, and the Jewish Apostle Peter was commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the apostle to the Jews. It was further established, using the Scriptures, that it was Paul who wrote the letter to the Roman church, and not Peter, and when Paul wrote his letter to the Roman church, Peter was in Babylon, far away in the other direction.

The foundation of the entire Roman catholic church is built upon the idea and false claim that the Apostle Peter was a pope; to be more specific, the first pope in Rome, and that Peter was the Vicar of Christ or Christ's spokesman and had all of Christ's power and authority over all the earth, and that all succceeding popes at Rome automatically inherited this same authority. If Peter was a pope, then there would be no question to the false claim. But, no where in the entire New Testament writings did Peter ever claim to be a pope, or have such idenity. We can prove that Peter never went to Rome by using the Holy Scriptures penned by holy men of God indwelled with His Holy Spirit, and we can easily prove the false claims of the Roman catholic papacy and the sabotage of Biblical Christianity by the Roman catholic organization that calls itself a church.

Peter is mentioned several times in the New Testament. Peter is mentioned in all of the Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, The Acts of the Apostles, I Corinthians and he wrote his two epistles, I and II Peter. In all of these mentions, there is never a hint that he is a pope, or was to be one, or to have authority over all the other apostles. Nor is there any reference in all of Scripture that he was to go or went to Rome. The false claim by the Roman catholic church that Peter went to Rome, that he was the first pope and was crucified there head downward has no historical evidence or Biblical evidence and is in fact a fraud. Certainly, if this claim by the Roman catholic church was so significant, there most assurdedly would be something written about it in the Holy Scriptures, but there is absolutely nothing to back up the false claim. The only reason for this that any honest person can come up with is that Peter never went to Rome and was never a pope!

Peter is called Simon Peter, Simon and Cephas in the New Testament writings. It is written about his being a fisherman and being called by Jesus to be a disciple. It is written about his walking on water and sinking, and about his going with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration and to the Garden of Gethsemane. The Scriptures tell us that it was revealed to Peter that Jesus was the Son of God, and that he cursed and swore and denied Jesus three times. It is written in the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 12 that Peter preached at Pentecost, and how God used him to work miracles, and how he preached in the house of Cornelius and how he was put in prison by Herold. Then the focus is turned to Paul, who goes to Rome, and it is Paul who teaches the New Testament churches, and it is Paul who is the Apostle to the Gentiles.

Peter is also mentioned as being at Bethsaida, Capernaum, Cana, Nain, at the country of the Gadarenes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethany, Samaria, Joppa, Lydda, Caesarea, Antioch, and Sychar. Again, you must ask yourself, as I have, if Peter was a pope at Rome for years, why did not God have it recorded down in his Holy Scriptures? Any sensible person must acknowledge that if Jesus had intended for Peter to be a pope, he would have said so. In all of the Scriptures with all of the mentions of Peter, there is not even a hint that Peter went to Rome to be a pope.

The one single most claim that the Catholic church has to establish its foundation is that Peter went to Rome, but there is no mention of this in all of Scripture. The absence of this matter in the Scriptures proves without a doubt that the Catholic church is built upon a foundation of fraud because Peter never went to Rome, and this fraud has been carried on through all the generations through the pope's successors who claim this blasphemous idea that the pope is the Vicar of Christ.

To Be Continued

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Part I The Sabatoge of Biblical Christianity by the Roman Catholic Church....

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It is my intent and purpose to show visitors in this writing of their Christian roots, using the Holy Scriptures, which have its origins in Judaism, and not Roman catholicism. It is not my intent to criticize those multitudes of followers of Roman catholicism whom have unwittingly been deceived and bought into the big lie, but to present the truth from the Holy Scriptures. The Word of God has never changed since it was written down by the ancient Hebrew prophets in the Torah, or Old Testament, and the early Christian Church Apostles made up of Jewish Christians first, followed by the Gentiles. The episitle of Paul, who was the Jewish Apostle to the Gentiles, and not Peter, to the early Roman church in Romans 1:16 reads: "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew FIRST, and also to the Greek." And again, Paul repeats to the church in Rome in Romans 2:10: "But glory, honour, and peace, to everyman that worketh good, to the Jew FIRST, and also to the Gentile." Paul further confirms that it is he that is the Apostle to the Gentiles, wherein he writes in his epistle to the Ephesians 3:1 "FOR this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles... There are many denominations that teach and practice otherwise, that follow man-made doctrines, primarily the Roman catholic denomination, and the Lord Jesus Christ never set up His church this way.The Apostle Peter, who lived and spent his time with our Lord during his ministry while on earth wrote in II Peter 1:20,21:

"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old (any) time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."

The entire Old and New Testament, our Bible was written by Israelites {Jews},through God's Holy Spirit, for they are God's Chosen People. They were chosen by God for a specific purpose. Without the Jews, we would not have our Holy Scriptures. They were chosen to be the human channel from which the Messiah would come. Jesus Christ himself is a Jew. The Jewish people have fulfilled their role. The promise to the entire world through Abraham, by God Himself, who was the first to be called Hebrew in the Torah, or Old Testament {Genesis 14:13} was that through him all the nations of the earth would be blessed. Genesis, 12,13. They were chosen to be a light unto the nations, and they did display the power of God while on earth. They were chosen to hear God's Word and to write it down, and for this the entire world owes them a debt of gratitude. All of the first early Apostles were Jewish and all suffered a horrible death, except John, to spread the Good News of the forgiveness of sins and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. It is written in The Acts of The Apostles in Chapter 1, "1.THE former treatise have I made, O The-oph-i-lus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2. Until the day in which he was taken up, after he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments UNTO THE APOSTLES HE HAD CHOSEN: 3. To whom also HE SHOWED HIMSELF ALIVE after his passion BY MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS, 4. And, being assembled together with them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5. For John baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 6. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying LORD, WILT THOU AT THIS TIME RESTORE AGAIN THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL? 7. And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the time or the seasons, which the Father put in his power. 8. For ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

The Roman catholic church organization definitely was not established by Jesus Christ, and this is one of the easiest things to prove from the Holy Scriptures. There was no pope in biblical times. There were no priests in the New Testament Church or sacrifice of the mass. There were no nuns or monks. There was no confessional. There were no prayers to Mary and there was no purgatory. Neither the Roman catholic church organization nor anything even remotely like it existed in the early Christian Church. What we do have in Biblical New Testament Christianity are simple local congregations of Christians, made up of Jews and Gentiles. The early Christians were baptized and received as a member of their local congregation. In accordance with the above scriptures from The Acts Of The Apostles, when they were in one accord in one place, the Day of Pentecost was fully come. 2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts Chapter 2:1-4

In the Acts of the Apostles, and after the Holy Spirit had come upon him, Peter gives a sermon to the Israelites, {Acts Chapter 2} as it was Peter who was commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Apostle to the Jews. To do otherwise would be in direct disobedience to the Lord's command. "Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know vs. 22........ Then Peter said unto them, REPENT, AND BE BAPTIZED EVERYONE OF YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST. 38 For the promise is unto you, and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."

The Apostle Paul again sets the record straight and establishes in New Testament Christianity that Peter was the Apostle to the Jews and he. Paul was the Apostle to Gentiles in Galatians Chapter 2 "But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter." vs. 7, (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:) 8.

As we continue through this study, you will come to the understanding that the whole idea of priesthood, nuns, monks, popes, bishops, of purgatory, masses, prayers for the dead, prayers to Mary and all the statues and images, feast days and programs of the catholic church all were unknown in the early Christian Church. There were no denominational bishops, secretaries or cardinals. All of these have been manufactured later by worldly minded men, which goes directly against the teachings of Jesus Christ and the early chosen Apostles. Anyone acquainted with the Roman catholic organization and practice would not have found anything even remotely like them in the New Testament churches.

Peter never went to Rome, nor was he accepted as superior by Paul, but was openly rebuked by Paul when he was in error as shown in Galatians 2:11-14. When Paul wrote to Rome in his letter, among the many, many people he greeted Peter was never mentioned once. When the Acts of the Apostles tell us how Paul came to Rome, the writings make it quite clear that Peter was not in Rome. On the contrary, Peter was at Babylon, as he plainly writes in his epistle, which was far away in the other direction. I Peter 5:13.

Just How Infallible Is The Pope Today..
"The Catholic Church is really a federation of churches," he says. "Each bishop rules his own diocese, but all those bishops are united in the Pope,as the bishop of Rome ."
Once the Pope has spoken, the First Vatican Council agreed, his definitions "are irreformable of themselves".

To be continued.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Just How Much Land Actually Belongs To Israel?

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Map showing one interpretation of the borders of the Promised Land, based on God's promise to Abraham (Genesis 15).

On that day, God made a covenant with Abram, saying: "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river the Euphrates. The land of the Kenites, Kenizites, Kadmonites; the Chitties, Perizites, Refaim; the Emorites, Canaanites, Gigashites and Yevusites." - Genesis 15:18-21

 In the above context, Greater Israel would comprise, roughly, all of modern-day Israel (including the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights), Jordan, and Lebanon, much of Syria, Iraq, and Kuwait, and parts of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Turkey. Source: Wikipedia.

In this context,all the land of Israel belongs to God, whom He originally promised to the Children of Israel, and their descendants, the Jewish people, through His land covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and NOT Ishmael, {Genesis Chapter 16, 17 vs. 20,21} from whence the arab nations originate through Abram, and He will have the last Word in this fight.

Since God said it, then it's time to get serious and believe it. Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled in our generation at an acclerating rate. We can watch it everyday on the mainstream news media. It's time for all of us to take note and choose which side you are on. "But as for me and my house, We will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15, who is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. Matthew Chapter 16:16

Related Story: How Much Land Did God Give Israel In The Abraham Land Covenant?

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Thank you so much for your support!Warm regardsLorien Friends of Israel Project

Saturday, September 16, 2006

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Today I received this email from Brad with a picture of a United States of America soldier Jeremiah in Iraq after he received a package of goodies from yours truly. You too can be a part of this. Scroll down to September 11 and 9 entries here and see how you can be a blessing to our troops serving us in Iraq. You, too will be blessed. A BIG THANK YOU, JEREMIAH and God bless you and all the troops!!

Hi Toni!

Here's Jeremiah with your care package. I had a few different ones, so I asked him if he wanted the big one or the small one. He stammered for just a minute, and answered THE BIG ONE! He was quite surprised to see how big it was, and all that you had included. A few days ago, he was walking by as I was giving some others out to random soldiers. He and a group of soldiers walked by, and asked me to save some for them for when they walked back by on their way to their rooms. So they got left out. Until I met Jeremiah last night who was filling in as Chapel guard. He said he would be taking the box back and sharing it with his battle buddies. I know they will be just as glad as Jeremiah also. You should be getting a thank you note back from him. Thanks for supporting these guys like this. They greatly appreciate it!

God bless you!

Brad

Monday, September 11, 2006

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September 09, 2006

O.K. Are ya all wondering what a hot item to send the troops is??? Take a look here: There are more Americans getting saved and seeking spiritual guidance in Iraq than you can imagine. Browse around Brad's Blog and take a look at God's new children, the American troops in Iraq!!! Look at the joyful smile on their faces!!!They have found a friend in the middle of a war zone that will stick closer than a brother, who has promised never to leave them, {Isaiah 41:10, Hebrews 13:5} and His Name is Jesus!! You won't hear about this Good News on the mainstream media, {that is why there are Bloggers out there} but God is building a mighty army of Christian soldiers in Iraq helping the Iraqi children and citizens.

Don't miss this opportunity to send a Bible to the troops in Iraq. Click on links provided to find out where and how... {and to see some more GREAT pictures of our troops}... it's as easy as that. Any questions? Just email Brad at the link above, or ask it here and it will be answered for you.