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The Worldwide Earthquake of Revelation

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Is there a coming worldwide earthquake? Is there a 7-year tribulation? Can Revelation be taken literally? Are we all going to die?? These and many other questions are addressed in this thought-provoking post so come check it out!

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Always Trust Really Smart People

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Sometimes get criticized by some people for writing a book that takes on the views of many smart and scholarly folks down through centuries. Supposedly these smart folks KNOW the truth, and they have arrived at all we need to know to know everything. I don’t buy it, and neither should you….

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The Order of Death

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Fall is a delicious, aromatic time of year. I love walking outside and drinking in the earthy combinations—the smell of moist, crunchy leaves under my feet, ripe apples wafting through the air, and wood smoke as my neighbors start up their cozy fireplaces for the winter. But there is always a part of fall that is sad to me. It is the part about death and the oncoming winter…

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Long Live the Egyptian Revolution!

Tikkun Daily: "tekun–to mend, repair, and transform the world" |http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2011/02/11/the-egyptian-revolution/

This past January, a national revolution took place in literal Egypt. It was spearheaded and organized via a few young people and a Facebook account. Imagine a corrupt ruler overthrown and a whole country changed in a couple of weeks, all from information sharing on the Internet! Could this be a significant declaration in our day, announcing the move of the hand of God to further free us from our bonds of slavery? Read more…

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It’s a Sign of the Apocalypse!

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I recently learned that the word frequently translated “tribulation” in the Bible to convey horrible, terrible, catastrophic, apocalyptic prophecy actually comes from the Greek word that simply means “to press.” Learn more…

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Fun with Words-1: Church

Church Times UK|http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/content.asp?id=93227

When I was a little kid—okay, maybe a few years before I was born—the word “gay” meant happy. Many words since then have undergone metamorphosis, some even taking opposite meanings from what they once were:

* Bad. Bad used to mean bad, then it meant good, now it can go either way depending on context.
* Artificial. This originally meant ‘full of artistic or technical skill.’
* Awful. At one time, this meant “full of awe” in a wonderful, delightful way.
* Manufacture. From the Latin word meaning “to make by hand,” this originally signified things that were created by craftsmen.

Is it any wonder that many words in our Bibles are used in a way that does not convey the original meaning? For the next few entries, we’ll explore a few of these. Today’s word is “church.” Read more…

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