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The Way of God or the way of the world?

The example of Abraham, compared with the people at Babel, shows the direction to be followed. From the very start of our Bible mankind is presented with a simple choice: to walk towards God or to walk away from Him. … Lees verder

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The Dead Sea

From an early 20th century view of the Dead Sea or Salt Sea, with the realisation that at the beginning of the 21st century the data below no longer correspond with the current reality. The Dead Sea is never so … Lees verder

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Four Hundred or 430 Years

There is no discrepancy between what is recorded in Exodus xii. 40 and Acts vii. 6. The former, which speaks of 430 years, includes the time right up to the giving of the Law from Sinai, as is made quite … Lees verder

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The Lost Ten Tribes

The Ten Tribes are often spoken of as The Lost Tribes of Israel. We do not, however, regard this as appropriate. We believe that the multitudes of Israelites in Russia, Poland, etc., are the descendants of a migration from Assyria, … Lees verder

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Apostles all Martyrs

From all we read, it was no mere possibility, but astern and terrible reality, which the lord Jesus referred to, when he said to his Apostles: “I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves” (Matt. x. 16). … Lees verder

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How Judas Died

A man who obtained a field with the reward of his iniquity “And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.” (Mt 27:5 AV) “Now this man purchased a field with … Lees verder

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Moslemism

From old Christadelphian writings Moslemism, Mohammedanism, Islamism, are all names for the religion founded by Mahomet (Mohammed) at the beginning of the seventh century Mahomet’s battle-cry, first heralded from the cave at Hira, was: “There is no Deity but God, … Lees verder

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Mahomet and Christ

From old Christadelphian writings The more we compare the religion of Christ with that of Mahomet, the more manifest becomes the fact that the one was of God, and the other of mere man. And so with their founders. In … Lees verder

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The Sadducees

Although the Sadducees, as a sect, existed before he Pharisees, they never flourished till the latter became popular. They claimed descent from Zadok (Ezek.xl. 46). They were a caste rather than a sect. They discouraged dogmatic teaching as to a … Lees verder

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The Pharisees

Pharisees (Perushirn — Separatists — originally a nickname, like Puritan — from all impurity in persons or things). They were, in Christ’s day, what the Clergy of the Established Church are today. Of course, there were some worthy exceptions, such … Lees verder

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