Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 22, 2002
PREDICTIONS OF HIS 2ND COMING:
Earliest known prediction by Tichonius 381 A.D.; Then 500 A.D. by Hippolytus (170-236). Later, predictions surrounded the 1st millennium:
1000 A.D., 1009 A.D., & 1033 A.D. were popular.
1533 A.D. was agreed upon by both Michael Stiefel (1486-1567) a friend
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2008
Israel was No Fluke
I'm a laid-back White Sox fan. All my life, I have had to deal with being out-numbered by Cubs fans. Both Sox and Cub fans have long dreamt of a City series, where the two teams are competing during the World Series. That could happen this year. Statistically speaking, we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
PROOF OF DIVINE INSPIRATION
The story is told that Frederick the Great of Prussia once asked a court chaplain for proof of divine inspiration of the Bible. The response was simply, "The Jews, sire."
Dr. Adrian Rogers has written that "Israel is God’s yardstick, His blueprint for the world."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009
JEWISH PEOPLE STATS
Of the 6 billion inhabitants of the earth, only 13 million are Jewish. That is less than 1% of the world’s population, and yet, Jewish people have received more than 22% of the Noble prizes awarded. Roughly, 41% of the 13 million reside within the land of Israel and 40% live
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 27, 2009
WHERE IS THE ARK
The Ethiopian legend described in the "Book of the Glory of Kings," relates that Ethiopians are descendants of Israelite tribes who came to Ethiopia with Menelik I, alleged to be the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba...The legend relates that Menelik, as an adult,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 31, 2009
THE NOAHIDE COMMANDS
A Pagan could become > An Alien Believer > A God-fearer > A Jew (proselyte)
A pagan would be an idolater or worship many gods, or one not serving the true God.
An alien believer would be a gentile who wanted to be saved, repented from his sins and turned to the God
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2009
The Mishna says, "The dwelling places of Gentiles are ritually unclean (Ohalot 18:7). David Stern summarizes other passages in the Mishna, "…Jews may not remain alone with Gentiles, leave cattle at their inns, assist them in childbirth, suckle their children, do business with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 6, 2010
NIETZSCHE AND CHRISTIANS
Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosopher, said of Christians:
"Look at whom they worship. Look at this God whom they worship. How foolish and imbecilic to follow one who died, and then to claim that that death is victory! There is foolishness and there is foolishness.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 8, 2010
WHAT MAKES JERUSALEM SO GREAT?
"Archaeologists and historians have long wondered why Jerusalem should have been established where it was, and why it should have become great. It enjoys none of the physical features which favored the advancement and prosperity of other important cities in the
Contributed by David Tack on Jan 30, 2011
According to Guzik, “The region of Galilee was a fertile, progressive, highly populated region. According to figures from the Jewish historian Josephus, there were some 3 million people populating Galilee, an area smaller than the state of Connecticut.”
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 9, 2012
ILLUS: (I had 6 plastic see through pitchers on stage… one of which was full of water. Holding up an empty pitcher I said…) Imagine this empty pitcher represents that nation of Israel. (I began to pour water from the full pitcher into the empty one).
God poured out His will and wisdom into them.