Jesus was hung on a stake, likely without a crossbeam.
So this is really an interesting article that follows, originally published by ABC News. A few months back, a similar article appeared in the Daily Mail, and we had posted about it and discussed it over at JWTalk. The Daily Mail is a news publication in print over in Britain. But this one by ABC News is interesting because it is local to us in the USA, is reputable, and the details of this version are much more interesting.
This article will be of particular interest to Jehovah’s Witnesses, as Christians are known as today. It is widely known that we do not believe that Jesus died on a cross, because the exact wording of the Holy Bible gives strong indication that he did not. Whether he did or did not is a moot point, and a blog entry for another day. And while we certainly do not need secular support for anything we know to be true based on the scriptures, the article below based on the recent comments of one scholar is very interesting indeed. Continue reading
Adam & Eve
A little girl asked her mother, “How did the human race appear?”
What a Legacy!
The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made.”
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”
The confused girl returned to her mother and said, “Mom , how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?”
The mother answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.”
Every month, nearly 40 million copies of The Watchtower are printed in more than 180 languages and sent to 236 countries. There are no subscriptions and you won’t find it on newsstands, but it’s still hard to miss. Thanks to the efforts of Witnesses like the Tavolaccis, The Watchtower is the most widely distributed magazine in the world, with a circulation of more than 25 million. Last year, the world’s 7.3 million-strong Jehovah’s Witnesses spent 1.5 billion hours knocking on doors and “street Witnessing” — stopping folks in parks and on streets — to preach the “good news” with a copy of The Watchtower. Its closest competitors are AARP The Magazine (circulation 24.3 million) and Better Homes and Gardens (7.6 million).
Complete Article: The New York Review of Magazines
“You want this, don’t you?”
So there is a new burger joint popping up around here called Five Guys Burgers and Fries. I knew one was coming to Kent, as a while back, Susanne’s Coffee closed down and became the future site of Five Guys Burgers and Fries (another sad loss to the already deteriorating city of Kent Ohio). I happened across one in Montrose/Copley on State Route 18 when I left my current job in West Akron to get some materials around lunch time. Always being attracted to new sources of food, I thought I would try it for lunch. Continue reading
The Alpha and the Omega
The identity of “The Alpha and the Omega” of the book of Revelation is quite often the source of debate, and this is usually between those who subscribe to the doctrine of the trinity versus those who believe what the Bible teaches, namely, that the Almighty God of the Bible and his son, Jesus Christ, are in fact, two separate individuals. The fact that Jesus Christ is the second highest ranking individual, and not the Most High God, is clearly depicted in the vision of Revelation. Within John’s vision, there is a unique title that is used, “The Alpha and the Omega”, and the purpose of this article is to take a simple approach at identifying who that title belongs to. Continue reading