The Jews fought two major wars against their Roman occupiers. The First Jewish War ended in 70 AD when the Roman General Titus stormed Jerusalem and destroyed what is known as the Second Temple. The temple’s destruction fulfilled what Jesus had prophesied in Matthew 24:1-2. The Second Jewish War was fought during the reign of […]
Fascinating combination of history and astronomy. Link to HotAir where I got the story
Was Jesus a Socialist or a Capitalist? – Jesus Christ – Fox Nation. This is a thought provoking article if for no other reason it disses the notion that one can interpret Scripture anyway one wants to in order to get it to say what certain politicians want it to say.
Thinking of New Year’s Resolutions? Well, consider Jonathan Edwards Resolutions. Edwards is considered by many to be the greatest theologian America has ever produced. I grabbed the below from Desiring God Ministries. Pastor Piper is an expert on Edwards. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly […]
The month of August is named for Augustus Caesar. As an adjective, august means that which inspires reverence or admiration or meaning of supreme dignity or grandeur, majestic, venerable or eminent. “Augustus” is a title, from the Latin, Imperator Caesar Divi F. Augustus (September 23, 63 BC – August 19, 14 AD.) Augustus’ real name […]
Unitarianism and John Adams Although the battle seems to be between who was a deist and who was an orthodox Christian the situation is actually a bit more complicated because Unitarianism was a significant factor at least in early New England, especially around Boston. For a more through explanation on Unitarianism please click on the […]
Defining Christian Orthodoxy Before we can objectively examine Holmes’ book we have to become familiar with his terminology and definitions. The first definition I’d like to deal with is “Christian orthodoxy” in colonial American times. One of the strengths of book, The Faith of the Founders are the chapters on the religious landscape of the […]
It popped up on one of my history feeds today that Huldrych Zwingli was killed in battle in 1531 against Catholic forces. The question for many is who was Huldrych Zwingli and why was he fighting with the Catholics? Zwingli was a Swiss Reformer, a pastor, a theologian and , a contemporary of Martin Luther […]