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Murder of the Innocents (Repost – 2014)

Image via Wikipedia Herod was furious when he realized that the wise men had outwitted him. He sent soldiers to kill all the boys in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, based on the wise men’s report of the star’s first appearance. Herod’s brutal action fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah: “A cry was heard in Ramah– weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted, for they are dead.” (Mat 2:16-18 NLT) The Murder of the Innocents is a seriously debated account found only Matthew’s Gospel. Recently,


Nuclear War, Good For Something


Just a small one… a little bitty one… To see what climate effects such a regional nuclear conflict might have, scientists from NASA and other institutions modeled a war involving a hundred Hiroshima-level bombs, each packing the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT—just 0.03 percent of the world’s current nuclear arsenal. (See a National Geographic magazine feature on weapons of mass destruction.) The researchers predicted the resulting fires would kick up roughly five million metric tons of black carbon into the upper part of the troposphere, the lowest layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. In NASA climate models, this carbon


The National Geographic takes on the Gospel


From Bezel333: “National Geographic sure has a knack of choosing the most liberal, non-supernatural thinking scholars to discuss anything that has to do with the Jesus of the Bible…take a look” It seems to me, that they do this, during this time of year, for the marketing value. And so many people willingly believe this tripe instead of the physical evidence that surrounds the Gospel story. Not more than 20-25 years after this man Jesus lived, a coherent history was reported. Not more than 3 or 4 months after this man’s supposed death and subsequent resurrection, thousands of Jews


National Geographic Hates the Bible – King Herod innocent of the Innocents

Eight miles south of Jerusalem, where the last stunted olive trees and stony cornfields fade into the naked badlands of the Judaean desert, a hill rises abruptly, a steep cone sliced off at the top like a small volcano. This is Herodium, one of the grand architectural creations of Herod the Great, King of Judaea, who raised a low knoll into a towering memorial of snowy stonework and surrounded it with pleasure palaces, splashing pools, and terraced gardens. An astute and generous ruler, a brilliant general, and one of the most imaginative and energetic builders of the ancient world,

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Documentary explores mystery of Islam's Koran – 08/04/2008 – MiamiHerald.com

Documentary explores mystery of Islam’s Koran – 08/04/2008 – MiamiHerald.com. Posted on Mon, Aug. 04, 2008 Documentary explores mystery of Islam’s Koran BY GLENN GARVIN • Inside The Koran, 9-11 p.m. Tuesday, National Geographic ChannelSuppose you were strapping on a vest full of dynamite to blow up a market in Baghdad. Suddenly your cell phone rings — it’s your imam, telling you the Koran verse promising martyrs a reward of six dozen virgins has been misunderstood. Actually, your reward for blasting yourself to pieces will be a bunch of grapes. Do you still go through with it? That’s one