By David Suissa I've always been annoyed by the term, "peace camp," the moniker commonly used by left-wing, peace-seeking organizations like Peace Now, the Israel Policy Forum and, more recently, J Street. Because those organizations are very noisy about their desire for peace and their abhorrence for anything that smacks of a "military solution," they have crowned themselves with the glorious "peace camp" title.
Yet in seeming contradiction, we have later God telling Moses that he cannot see His face. Instead, God decides to show Moses his back parts!
In other words, God here says to Moses "thou shalt see my ass. Beasts In Heaven "And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: One cannot help to think that it seems more a description of Hell than a heaven.
Some Christians have attempted to defend this contradiction by pointing War creates peace that brethren has two meanings: Note, however, that the use of the word "disciples" suggests that brothers and disciples constitute two separate groups.
Therefore, brethren must mean brothers in this context. Note also that Mark 6: Considering that a virgin birth of the Son of God would seem of utmost importance, it appears rather odd that these Gospels do not mention it.
Christ With Horns "And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Strangely, Jesus here appears to look devilish with horns and multiple eyes. How can this description of heaven inspire an image of a peaceful afterlife with all these ghastly beasts and spirits about? And who do the literalists claim as the "seven Spirits of God"?
It must have taken considerable fortitude to drive all the moneychangers out and then have the nerve to pour their money out and turn over their tables. Consider what would happen today if a man entered a Church bake sale and threw everyone out and violently turned over the tables.
No doubt the police would come and throw him in the slammer. Here Hitler referred to the verse in one of his speeches: In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders.
How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before in the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross.
As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows.
For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom to-day this poor people is plundered and exploited.
Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced! And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. One would think it might end with a flourish of enlightenment. Instead we get fear of burning to death and can only look forward to the dreadful day of the Lord.
With all the horrors recorded in the Bible, perhaps it should not surprise anyone to see the Old Testament end with the word "curse. Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
What religious killer could not also view this passage as justification for his evil nature? Note that many murderers and serial killers have attributed the Biblical God to the reason for their slaughters. If the Religious Right feels so adamant about eliminating violence and pornography from secular literature, then why have they not seen that the Bible has influenced more deaths and atrocities than any other literature in the history of mankind?
See also I Samuel In early Christian history, several Gnostic cults believed that the orthodox Church as well as the Old Testament, came from Satan. The Church, of course, labeled these Gnostics as heretics and burned their books as well as the heretics themselves. Reading the Old Testament appears to affirm the observation that God and Satan, if not one in the same, at least work as a team.If war only causes sorrow, we does anyone want it to exist?
Let’s go back to the definition of peace and war.
Peace is commonly referred as an era without conflict, when people live in harmony. War is usually defined as a time when people fight for honor or their country. Demonstrators burn U.S.
flags in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran after President Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal and renew sanctions against Iran. Beasts In Heaven "And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
Just War Theory. Just war theory deals with the justification of how and why wars are fought. The justification can be either theoretical or historical. Module Women, Children, War, and Health Health Effects of War. Throughout the developed and developing world, conflict is a constant threat to psychological and physical well-being.
The quest for peace and justice. It is impossible to begin this lecture without again expressing my deep appreciation to the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament for bestowing upon me and the civil rights movement in the United States such a great honor.