Sweet Sunday Sermon – The Ritual of the “Scapegoat”

Submitted by Dr. GP
There are many words and phrases that we commonly use that originate in the Bible.
For example, the word “sincere” which is found in 1Peter 2:2 to describe “the milk of the word,” is a transliteration of two Latin words “sine” (without) and “cere” (wax.)
In days of old, when charlatan potters would gloss over their impaired pottery with wax before they tried to sell them, more honest potters who sold perfect pottery, advertised their ware as “sine cere”.
Today, we will state the etymology of the word “scapegoat” and exegete the passage in the Bible where this word occurs, and the passage where such a goat was used in a ceremony, and explain the significance of the passage, sincerely (“sine” (without) and cere (wax.)

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  • ”””’There are many words and phrases that we commonly use that originate in the Bible.”””’
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    What a devine pot of bovine excrement!
    Indeed, people who so think are eligible for the boiling in that pot of excrement which the liars who are said to have written the Book of Lies desired for the One they have yet to recognize as Mahdi.
    There is nothing which ‘originates’ in that Book of Lies. Nothing!!!!!!!!!

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  • PachamamaJuly 19, 2020 7:07 AM

    ”””’There are many words and phrases that we commonly use that originate in the Bible.”””’
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    What a devine pot of bovine excrement!
    Indeed, people who so think are eligible for the boiling in that pot of excrement which the liars who are said to have written the Book of Lies desired for the One they have yet to recognize as Mahdi.
    There is nothing which ‘originates’ in that Book of Lies. Nothing!!!!!!!!!

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    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/61964/18-everyday-expressions-borrowed-bible

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  • JOHN

    THOSE ARE TWO GOOD FILES THAT YOU HAVE POSTED

    IT IS AMAZING THE RUBBISH THAT THE BU UNGODLY BIBLE ILLITERATES POST EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

    IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE MUCH BETTER IF THEY JUST SAID NOTHING AT ALL

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  • How is the godly meant to win over the ungodly or should they be happy bumping fists with the converted.

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  • RE How is the godly meant to win over the ungodly or should they be happy bumping fists with the converted.

    IT IS CERTAINLY MUCH MORE PLEASURABLE TO BUMP FISTS WITH THE CONVERTED—AND MUCH MORE PROFITABLE TOO, BECAUSE IN THIS WAY . MUCH LEARNING AND TEACHING GOES ON.

    I HAVE FOUND THIS TO BE SO FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS WHEREVER I HAVE GONE.

    THE GODLY CAN NOT WIN THE UNGODLY IF THE UNGODLY CONTINUE TO BE OBNOXIOUS, AND UNWILLING TO LISTEN OR LEARN.

    PLEASE KINDLY NOTE MY AIM IS NOT TO CONVERT THE UNGODLY BU BIBLE ILLITERATE.

    I POST IF PERCHANCE SOME ONE SOMEWHERE IN THE INTERNET ETHER, MIGHT READ AND BE EDIFIED

    MY OPENING PARAGRAPH WAS ACCURATE AND EDIFYING, AND COULD NOT BE REFUTED -AS IS USUALLY THE CASE.

    IT IS NOTEWORTHY THAT JOHN K COULD RELATIVELY QUICKLY FIND TWO FILES ON LINE THAT CLEARLY ILLUSTRATE AND PERFECTLY CORROBORATED PARAGRAPH THAT MY OPENING PARAGRAPH. WAS SOUND AND SOLID.

    IF THE UNGODLY BIBLE ILLITERATE DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MY ASSERTION, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN BETTER TO ASK A QUESTION POLITELY. NOT TALK RUBBISH, AND DEMONSTRATE THAT HE IS A POMPOUS IDIOT WITH HIS MORONIC MOUTHINGS

    NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND CAN THINK OR SAY THAT, OTHER THAN JOHN’S TWO POSTS, THAT THE RUBBISH POSTED IN RESPONSE TO MY STELLAR TEACHING ON LEVITICUS 16 IS APPROPRIATE OR EDIFYING

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  • Red sky at morning
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    This article is about the saying. For other uses, see Red sky at morning (disambiguation).

    Red sky at morning, during sunrise

    Red sky at night, with dust and clouds moving away to the west
    Further information: Weather lore § Red sky at night
    The common phrase “red sky at morning” is a line from an ancient rhyme often repeated by mariners:[1]

    Red sky at night, shepherds’ delight.
    Red sky at morning, shepherds take warning.[2][3][4]

    The concept is over two thousand years old and is referenced in the New Testament as established wisdom that prevailed among the Jews of the Second Temple Period by Jesus in Matthew 16:2-3.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_sky_at_morning

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  • Sign of the times.
    Definition: Something that underscores the current state of society, usually negative.

    Matthew 16:3 (ESV) “And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ GP
    The ritual of the scapegoat had/has significance for the Jews of those times. In the Christian Era we speak of the sacrificial lamb. Is the latter a variation of the same theme? What idiom would you use in conveying this theme to a young Christian in CE 2020?

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  • @ GP July 19, 2020 1:42 PM
    “IT IS CERTAINLY MUCH MORE PLEASURABLE TO BUMP FISTS WITH THE CONVERTED—AND MUCH MORE PROFITABLE TOO, BECAUSE IN THIS WAY . MUCH LEARNING AND TEACHING GOES ON.
    I HAVE FOUND THIS TO BE SO FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS WHEREVER I HAVE GONE.
    THE GODLY CAN NOT WIN THE UNGODLY IF THE UNGODLY CONTINUE TO BE OBNOXIOUS, AND UNWILLING TO LISTEN OR LEARN.”
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    With your frequent bouts of religious self-pleasuring of the ‘Onanistic kind
    you can only be referring to the Jews.

    For hundreds of years you have failed to stop them from ‘celebrating’ Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) instead of accepting Good Friday and Easter on which your sweet gentle Jesus the lamb of Yahweh was killed and resurrected for the atonement of the sins of the same ungrateful Israelites.

    When you- the members of a breakaway cult from Judaism- can convince those mainstream Jews to accept Jesus (the fisher of men) as their scapegoat and sacrificial lamb transitioning from the Age of Aries to the Age of Pisces then we will know that Abraham’s faith was not in vain.

    His commitment to the sacrifice of (as a burnt offering) his ‘favourite’ son Isaac to the god of the Age was intercepted and interceded by that scapegoat called the ram (Aries) caught in a thicket.

    You see, the same old story repeated over the Ages!

    Who would be the ones to be made sacrificial ‘lambs’ in the recognition of the onset of the Internet Age of Information & Misinformation?

    Yes, the One carrying that Pitcher of Water to the large upper room!

    Could it be Tim Berners-Lee or Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg?

    What about the ‘selection’ of a female Pope with her ‘fishy’ mitre in Rome or her copied version in the UK to signal the end of that Age of duplicity!

    From the below extract from the Torah -and your plagiarized version of the book of Genesis of biblical concoctions- you can appreciate why Jews (and not Xtians) will always see themselves as the anthropomorphic Yahweh’s chosen people:

    “The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”

    Now go and preach that load of Judaistic jingoism to the Chinese and the fast-spreading Indians across the globe of today!

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  • VINCENT

    re @ GP
    The ritual of the scapegoat had/has significance for the Jews of those times. IT IS STILL PRACTICED AND RELEVANT TO ORTHODOX JEWS TODAY.

    ALL THE TEMPLE SACRIFICES, WILL ( I HOPE YOU KNOW) BE RESUMED SOMETIME SOON, SINCE THEY WILL BE CURTAILED BY ANTICHRIST AT THE MID POINT OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION.

    In the Christian Era we speak of the sacrificial lamb. Is the latter a variation of the same theme? YES SIR
    IN THE AGE OR DISPENSATION OF GRACE IN WHICH WE LIVE WE DO SPEAK OF THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN. SO LEVITICUS 16 IS RELEVANT TO NT BELIEVERS BECAUSE OF THE TYPOLOGY EXPOUSED IN THE CHAPTER.

    What idiom would you use in conveying this theme to a young Christian in CE 2020?

    YOU REALLY CANT USE ONE IDIOM
    THE BIBLE IS FILLED WITH SEVERAL TYPES AND FIGURES BY WHICH GOD SPOKE IN THE PAST TO REVEAL HIMSELF BY THE HIS SON AS CLEARLY PRESENTED IN THE FIRST THREE VERSES OF HEBREWS CHAPTER 1

    I WOULD TEACH THE YOUNG PEOPLE THE TYPOLOGY ABOUT CHRIST IN THIS CHAPTER, AND ALL OVER THE BIBLE. JUST AS HAS BEEN DONE ON BU BY ZOE AND MYSELF OVER THE LAST 10-12 YEARS.
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    EG NOTE THAT THE HIGH PRIEST ON THIS DAY OF ATONEMENT DID ALL THE WORK ——–JUST AS JESUS ALONE DIED FOR OUR SIN.
    ONLY THE HIGH PRIEST COULD ENTER THE TABERNACLE, AND ONLY ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT COULD HE DO SO. NONE OF THE OTHER PRIESTS COULD EVER DO SO

    THE HIGH PRIEST PUT OF ALL HIS FOUR PIECES OF OUTER REGAL GARMENTS ON THAT DAY………JUST AS JESUS EMPTIED HIMSELF OR PUT OF HIS GLORY IN WHAT IS CALLED THE KENOSIS IN PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11

    HEBREWS AND PSALM 110 CLEARLY TEACHES THAT CHRIST IS THE ANTITYPE OF THE HIGH PRIEST—-HE IS OUR HIGH PRIEST
    I THINK I HAVE EXPLAINED FULLY THE TYPOLOGY OF THE SLAIN GOAT, AS WELL AS THE SCAPEGOAT

    HOPE THIS HELPS

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  • VC
    GALATIONS 3: 21-28 IS WORTH REVIEWING AND MEDITATING ON ESPECIALLY V 24
    21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

    22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

    23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

    24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

    25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

    26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

    27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

    28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

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  • RE The ritual of the scapegoat had/has significance for the Jews of those times. In the Christian Era we speak of the sacrificial lamb. Is the latter a variation of the same theme? What idiom would you use in conveying this theme to a young Christian in CE 2020?

    THIS POST ILLUSTRATES THAT THE AUTHOR OF THIS POST HAS NOT GRASPED THAT OT THEOLOGY IS THE BASIS OF NT THEOLOGY AND THAT CHRISTIANITY IS IN MANY WAYS AN EXTENSION OF JUDAISM
    ALL SOUND SANE SERIOUS STUDENTS OF THE SCRIPTURES KNOWS THAT THE OT IS REGULARLY CITED IN THE NT BY JESUS, THE NT EVANGELISTS AND THE WRITERS OF THE EPISTLES AND REVELATION

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  • The human heart in the Bible

    https://sites.google.com/site/thebiblesaiditfirst/

    “… for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with ALL YOUR HEART and with all your soul.” Deut.13:3

    The Bible pioneered many phrases about the heart as the seat of human emotion. People in biblical times imagined the heart was the source of our thoughts. Even though we know about the brain, we still use heart phrases today like, ‘heavy heart’, ‘soft hearted’, ‘to set your heart on something’ and ‘broken heart’.

    The word heart appears over 900 times in the Bible.
    Here is a list of just some ‘heart verses’ from the Bible. You will notice how some of them are still in common use today. Be sure to check these ‘heart verses’ in your Bible, because many of them carry valuable spiritual lessons for us.
    their heart failed Gen.42:28
    thoughts of the heart Gen.6:5, 27:41
    hardened heart Exod.7:14; Mark 6:52
    willing heart Exod.35:5
    sorrow of heart Lev.26:16
    with all your heart Deut.13:3
    to set your heart Deut.24:15
    faint hearted Deut.20:8
    a heart to perceive Deut.29:4
    merry heart Judges 16:25
    glad heart Judges 18:20
    troubled heart 1 Sam.24:15
    lion heart 2 Sam.17:10
    upright heart 1 Kings 3:6
    understanding heart 1 Kings 3:9
    largeness of heart 1 Kings 4:29
    one heart 2 Chron.30:12
    put into my heart Neh.2:12, 7:5; Heb.8:10
    soft hearted Job 23:16
    heart’s desire Psa.10:3
    upright in heart Psa.11:2
    double heart Psa.12:2
    heart like wax Psa.22:14
    pure heart Psa.24:4; Matt.5:8
    hot heart Psa.39:3
    broken heart Psa.34:18
    more than heart could wish Psa.73:7
    perfect heart Psa.101:2
    whole heart Psa.111:1
    the tablet of your heart Prov.3:3, 7:3
    wise of heart Prov.11:29
    give me your heart Prov.23:26
    heavy heart Prov.25:20
    the heart of the righteous Prov.15:28
    your heart shall swell with joy Isa.60:5
    sing for joy of heart Isa.65:14
    search the heart Jer.17:10
    heart of stone Ezek.36:26
    lay it to heart Mal.2:2
    meek and lowly of heart Matt.11:29
    not lose heart Luke 18:1
    tender hearted Eph.4:32
    have you in my heart Phil.1:7
    “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matt.5:8

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  • The eyes have it
    “The lamp of the body is the eye.” Matt.6:22

    The human eye is a miracle of creation. The eyes are silent communicators able to show an amazing number of good or evil human moods or emotions with just a glance.
    This is why Jesus calls the eye, ‘the lamp of the body’, because your eyes can convey so much about you.

    People sometimes say that a person’s eyes ‘lit up’ when they experienced something that made them instantly happy.

    The alternative medicine known as ‘iridology’ has shown that eye colours, patterns and iris characteristics can reveal much about your inner health.
    One of the amazing things is the ability to make direct eye contact with another person who is some distance away, even when they are with a group of people.

    The eyes are mentioned over 500 times in the Bible.
    The eye and sight are used in the Bible in the spiritual sense to depict a person’s ‘insight’ and understanding of the things of God:
    See Eph.1:18; 1 John 2:11 and Rev.3:18

    Here are just a few ‘eye verses’ from the Bible
    “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” Eph.1:18
    “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth…” 2 Chron.16:9
    “This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psa.118:23
    “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things.” Psa.119:37
    “Unto You I lift up my eyes.” Psa.123:1
    “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” Gen.6:8
    “Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water…” Gen.21:19
    “…a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear” Deut.29:4
    “…give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.” Prov.23:26
    “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous…” 1 Pet.3:12
    “The light of the eyes rejoices the heart.” Prov.15:30
    “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes” Prov.21:2
    “A man with an evil eye hastens to riches.” Prov.28:22
    “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes.” Isa.5:21
    “He who winks with his eye causes trouble.” Prov.10:1, Prov.6:12-15, 16:30
    “…the eyes of the LORD , which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.” Zech.4:10
    “…His eyes like a flame of fire” Rev.1:14
    “…anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.” Rev.3:18
    So, along with having our natural eyes tested from time to time we all need to also test our spiritual eyesight on a regular basis.
    “The eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.” Psa.34:15

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  • John and GP should smoke

    some Lambs Bread to meditate and communicate with Jah

    it’s monday I got works to do so I can’t watch you, I can’t study you, I can’t follow you

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  • @ GP July 19, 2020 8:41 PM
    “THIS POST ILLUSTRATES THAT THE AUTHOR OF THIS POST HAS NOT GRASPED THAT OT THEOLOGY IS THE BASIS OF NT THEOLOGY AND THAT CHRISTIANITY IS IN MANY WAYS AN EXTENSION OF JUDAISM”
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    Of course Christianity is an extension (or offshoot) of Judaism; just like Islam is an Arabic makeover of Judaism.

    They are all branches from the Abrahamic tree of faith(s) which has its roots in monotheism ‘founded’ by the heretic Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten.

    There is nothing ‘Original’ about Judaism and its’ pantheon’ of plagiarized myths and legends.

    Why not check for Melchizedek and you might find out who ‘is’ Abraham’s boss.

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  • MillerJuly 20, 2020 8:09 AM

    They are all branches from the Abrahamic tree of faith(s) which has its roots in monotheism ‘founded’ by the heretic Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten.

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    I think you will find Joseph was sold into slavery in Egypt centuries before the rule of Akhenaten.

    Means he interpreted the Pharaoh’s dreams long before Akhenaten arrived on the scene.

    It is more likely that Akhenaten decided to try monotheism as a result of centuries of Egyptian experience.

    Just chose the wrong God.

    When were the descendants of Joseph and his brothers enslaved?

    My bet is you will find it was before or during the reign of Akhenaten.

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  • @ John July 20, 2020 8:39 AM

    So which was the ‘Right’ God?

    Enki, Ahura Mazda, Brahma or Zeus?

    The only source you can use to show that Jews were enslaved in Kemet is the same book of plagiarized myths and legends like the Sumerian Creation & Flood stories, the Book of the Dead and the Hammurabi code of laws.

    Based on your own racist theorizing, why would ‘white-skin’ people allow themselves to be enslaved by brown-skin people from the continent of Africa?
    Yes, the same continent your Quaker friends had to rescue the ‘darkies’ from slavery 3,000 years later by bringing them to Christendom in the “New Word”.

    Are you then conceding that the Jews/Israelites in your Bible were indeed people of ‘colour’?

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  • Smoke like a Rasta and meditate like a Yogi
    What John GP are failing to see in their deluded theologies theories is there is one Universal God trying to communicate with the God part in you.

    when you are in tune with God Dub is the best part of the song for when Heaven and Earth shall come to pass

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  • MillerJuly 20, 2020 9:20 AM

    The geologic record seems to bear out the Great Flood!!

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  • MillerJuly 20, 2020 9:20 AM

    why would ‘white-skin’ people allow themselves to be enslaved by brown-skin people from the continent of Africa?

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    Nitwit question but let’s see what we know.

    As Islam spread (7th century onwards) people were abducted into slavery from all over the Mediterranean.

    Colour was not an issue.

    Barbary Pirates went as far as Ireland.

    The Mamelukes were taken to Egypt from areas of Circassia.

    Your theories on colour and slavery hold no water.

    Also, what I think you will find is that the development of the Nile region at the time of the Pharaohs was undertaken from outside of Africa as Agriculture spread through the fertile crescent.

    Some of the people of the Nile at time of Joseph were descendants of persons from Ur, like Joseph … and of course, Abraham.

    But you would expect that given the flood.

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  • @ John July 20, 2020 10:08 AM

    Who is arguing to the contrary?

    The geological records also bear out the fact that the planet is millions of years old and was not made in 6 days.

    Even the little coral island Barbados had to undergo hundreds of thousands of years of sedimentation to become a habitable atoll in the “Atlantic Ocean”.

    The story of the flood as narrated in your book of myths is a plagiarized version of the Sumerian “Epic of Gilgamesh”.

    Stop making it look that the Jewish story was the Original tale.

    We are still awaiting palentological evidence that your ‘black-skin’ mate Noah sailed all the way to Australia to collect two kangaroos and then sailed all the way to the Artic to put 2 polar bear in his ark to save them from drowning from the “great flood” caused by some cataclysmic event.

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  • @John July 20, 2020 10:24 AM
    “Nitwit question but let’s see what we know.
    As Islam spread (7th century onwards) people were abducted into slavery from all over the Mediterranean.”
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    We are not talking about the relatively recent barbarity of Islam which is a religion of the Piscean Age (post Christianity) but that of the Ages of the Bull and the Ram.

    Were the eponymous Moses and his ancestral clan white-skin people enslaved in Egypt?

    Was Abram (before he became Abraham) a pale skin dude who ‘pimped’ his wife Sarah as his “half-sister” to be a ‘pale-skin prostitute in Egypt?
    We know that his son Ishmael was the ‘issue’ from a brown-skin Egyptian housemaid.

    But was his favourite concubine Keturah-with whom he fathered many other sons- also of the pale skin variety or more of that of the Cushite clan?

    Your “world history” is somewhat defective.

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  • MillerJuly 20, 2020 10:50 AM

    We are still awaiting palentological evidence that your ‘black-skin’ mate Noah sailed all the way to Australia to collect two kangaroos and then sailed all the way to the Artic to put 2 polar bear in his ark to save them from drowning from the “great flood” caused by some cataclysmic event.

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    You mean geological evidence.

    Go look at the Grand Canyon and you will see the evidence of the cataclysmic event .. or just watch the video.

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  • The Miller
    We see that you are casting some pearls before swine.

    But would they ever be brought to the realization that all their beliefs, not knowledge, are base on “eponymous” characters – people who NEVER existed, including the one Abraham. And if there was never a Abraham all three fictitious religions have no foundations whatsoever.

    While these idiots continue to believe shiiite the true history of mankind is under threat in Kemet as the A-rabs continue their project of erasing it. Compared to 10 years ago and on a recent pilgrimage there this writer measured a large gap of destruction of sacred sites.

    Finally, we would like to challenge the BU constellation of fools. This is the challenge – should any one of them be able to prove the actual existence of any of the significant characters in their book/s of lies this writer will pay all their living expenses for the rest of their lives. David could act as referee.

    Undoubtedly, those eponymous characters could include abraham, moses, jesus – any of them. It could also extend to any of the significant faux circumstances – like noah and his fake ark, the fictitious parting of the red sea, feeding a multitude with a few fish and a couple salt bread, etc. LOL.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ John
    Where do the stories originate ? From the geological formation or from man’s mind.? That is his interpretation pf the artifact based on a mental construct …a model?

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  • Just checked in to see if Vinny was going for the ‘all their living expenses for the rest of their lives.”
    Will check back later…
    Have a great day.

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  • Paul has well said in I Corinthians 1
    18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
    19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
    20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
    21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
    22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
    23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
    24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
    25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
    26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
    27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
    28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
    29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
    30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
    31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

    and in Romans 1:22
    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

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  • The Miller

    Oliver Taylor is the new ‘deepfake’. With articles appearing in the leading Israeli newspapers – Jerusalem Post et al. With pictures and all. Turns out he is an eponymous character. All fiction!

    No difference between Taylor, jesus, moses, abraham! Eponymous is the word!

    Maybe, just maybe, there is a message here for the world of assholes of the worlds who insist on believing Biblical lies.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-deepfake-activist-idUSKCN24G15E

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  • What it Means to Be Born Again…John 3:16 – THE Chosen scene…
    The impact of this scene portraying the most famous conversation in the Bible

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  • Romans 1:22
    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    Romans 3
    9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
    10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
    12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
    13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
    14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
    15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
    16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
    17 And the way of peace have they not known:
    18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
    19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
    20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
    21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
    22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
    23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
    25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
    26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

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  • ALL OF THAT BIBLICAL SHIIIITE COULD ONLY RESULT IN THE SUBMISSION TO A VALUES SET WHICH IS EPITOMOZED BY A MAN WHO CAN ONLY RESORT TO COGNITIVE TESTS, IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC WHERE THERE IS STILL AN INSUFFICIENCY OF TESTING, AS A POINT OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIMSELF AND BIDEN.

    ALL THIS AS PACHAMAMA HAS ALL OF CHRISTENDON UNDER HER DEVINE JUDGEMENT.

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  • The Bible written in English by the English has a lot of English sayings used by the English is a shocker and blind blowing for those who cannot see the woods from the trees. Pity Yeshua Jesus never spoke English or Greek he spoke Amharic. GP should learn Amharic to study the Amharic Bible also known as Jah Bible.

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  • ROMANS 5
    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
    2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
    3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
    4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
    5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
    6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
    7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
    8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
    10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
    11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
    12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
    13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
    14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
    15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
    16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
    17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
    18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
    19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
    20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
    21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

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  • FREEDOM
    THATS A GOOD VIDEO
    GLAD IT WAS POSTED
    I TRIED TO POST ROMANS 5–THE “MUCH MORE” CHAPTER

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  • Vincent CodringtonJuly 20, 2020 4:09 PM

    @ John
    Where do the stories originate ? From the geological formation or from man’s mind.? That is his interpretation pf the artifact based on a mental construct …a model?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The scientist in the clip has watched what happened after Mount St. Helens eruption and used it to show that it doesn’t take millions or billions of years for something like the Grand Canyon to be carved out.

    He has talked with geologists who show him the evidence of the cataclysmic event that is evident in the layers of sediment of the Grand Canyon.

    Then with biologists, with botanists with paleontologists etc about what they see in their field.

    All agree a cataclysmic event occurred.

    They all agree that there is not enough time for evolution and that what is shown to them in the earth is the result of a remarkable design.

    ◄ Job 12:8 ►
    King James Version
    Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

    The stories literally come from listening to the earth and the fishes, just like it says in the Bible!!

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ John
    I am not saying which stories are credible. The point I am making is that the model which he started off with is the Genesis model and he located the strata into that theoretical framework. In other words he started with a preferred premise. And we all do. That is how the human mind works. I find it interesting that all ancient cultures have a story of the flood. Even Gilgamesh and The Cehtral American Cultures of the Aztec.

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  • re I find it interesting that all ancient cultures have a story of the flood. Even Gilgamesh and The Cehtral American Cultures of the Aztec.

    I find it interesting that all ancient cultures have a story of the flood too.

    FLOOD => GENESIS 6-9
    DISPERSAL OF FOLK AFTER THE CONFUSION OF TONGUES AT BABEL.
    WHAT IS SO DIFFICULT?
    All ancient cultures SHOULD have a story of the flood, BUT IT IS VERY TRUE THAT “the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”(2 Corinthians 4:4).

    SEE ALSO John 12:40
    “God has blinded their eyes and closed their minds, so that their eyes would not see, and their minds would not understand,and they would not turn to me, says God, for me to heal them.”

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  • @ John July 20, 2020 6:13 PM
    “All agree a cataclysmic event occurred.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Are you conceding, again, that dinosaurs existed for millions of years and could not have been part of your Biblical six-day creation story in some mythical Garden of Eden set in the floodplains of Mesopotamia?

    How did the dinosaurs get from the Garden of Eden to the continent of South America? By hitching a ride on Noah’s Ark?

    Stop believing in children’s bedtime stories.

    You do not believe in European fairy tales, so why those tall tales plagiarized by Jewish story writers from other more ‘advanced’ cultures while exiled in Babylonia.

    You ought to have erected a statue to King Cyrus instead of Lord Nelson.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ TheOgazerts at 4:40 PM

    You should know by now that money and what money can buy do not occupy any space in my life for any length of time. Where a man ‘s heart is,there is his kingdom of Heaven.

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  • Psalm 19

    The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

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  • From His Own Mouth!!!

    I AM the GOD of Abraham, Issac & Jacob.

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  • For what it’s worth

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  • Bible sure seems accurate to me!!

    Moses like he got it right!!

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  • Sumerians never mentioned the mountains of Ararat, or did they?

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  • John
    Could you please kindly post the video at July 21, 2020 9:21 AM on last week’s missive on NOAH’S BOAT?
    THANKS

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