Secret societies have existed from a long time ago. They have gone by different names and existed in diverse places. Some of the names of these societies are Freemasonry, The Rosicrucians, The illuminati, The order of the Golden Dawn, Skull and Bones, the Cult of the Serpent, The Knights of Malta and many others.
Before I read the Book of Genesis, I used to think the flood was global, that is what I heard people say, after I read the book of Genesis I understood it to mean a global flood. I never gave much thought to this.
I was pretty sure that everyone knew it was a global flood, then one day I read a booklet that stated the flood was local. Well I had never had thought or heard of such an idea before. I decided to reread the account of the flood and see what it really said. I decided that the issue wasn’t as clear cut as some people had believed.
Many philosophies have attempted to infiltrate the true church, throughout the years. There were Paganism, Agnosticism, Tritheism, Communism, and a host of others. But the church has always managed to expose them and purge itself from them.
There was a time when the worship of the Goddess was a big thing. The goddess went by many names. In some places it was Isis, In other places it was Artemis, and in Ephesus she was known as Diana.
Such was the devotion to this Goddess that the Ephesians cried “Great is Diana of the Ephesians” for two hours. The Christian disciples would not allow Paul to confront such a multitude for they knew such fanatical devotees would tear Paul to pieces.
When people hear the word holocaust most of them immediately think about Hitler and the Jewish holocaust. The holocaust by Hitler killed 6 million Jews, but what is not mentioned often is that 5 million Christians and others were also killed, an estimated 12 million people in total. This holocaust only lasted about 6 years, so it was the death of about 2 million people every year. Everyone agrees that it was a horrible thing that was done and that it was totally evil.
There are some churches that teach that wearing a mustache or a beard is wrong, even bordering on sin. But before we label anything as sin let us see what the scriptures say.
God gave instructions to Moses about what the Israelites could not do with their beards. (Leviticus 19:27) Then the priests were given the same instructions about what they could not do with their beards (Leviticus 21:5). This means that God expected the Israelites and the priests to have full beards.
Here I am once again defending the indefensible. The way I see it, out of television comes almost nothing but filth, I rather read a good book than watch a soap opera, which will not give me anything edifying. So no I am not a defender of that cesspool called Hollywood. With that said I will simply say that many TV programs are evil but television itself is not evil when I say that, of course I am referring to the technology itself not to the uses that modern society has given to it.
How do you get the number of books in the Bible well let us start by doing the following, the Bible is divided into the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The 3 and 9
The word old has 3 letters and testament has 9 letters = 39 books in the Old Testament.
The word new has 3 letters and testament has 9 letters, if you multiply 3 times 9 that will give you 27 books in the New Testament. 3 x 9 = 27
Take away 3 from 9 and you get 6. Double that and you get the 66 books of the Bible.
Unlike many Christians, I was not raised believing the Bible. I considered it a holy book, but one that I never read and even if I had wanted to read I did not have one. If on rare occasions I opened a bible to read it, I never could understand. It pretty much looked like Greek to me.