The Servants Of God Are Not Alone

Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, What are you doing here, Elijah And he said, I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left and they seek to take my life. Then the LORD said to him Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria. Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over...

Ahaz King Of Judah

Unlike his father, King Jotham, who the Bible says Became mighty, and ordered his ways before the Lord, Ahaz became a wicked ruler. The Bible records that he even sacrificed his own sons in the fire, not much unlike the practice of modern day abortionists who sacrifice the sons and daughters of many for mere profit. A mention of Ahaz, found outside of the Bible, was taken from a clay building inscription of Tiglath-Pileser III. In accounts from his battles against Israel, between 744 and 727...

Do not follow the example of the Ammonites But flee temptation like their ancestor

For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed...

Roman Citizens greatest statements regarding Persecution

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword As it is written For Your sake we are killed all day long We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing,...

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call His name

Isaiah the prophet, in one of God's prophecies regarding a judgement against the nations of Egypt and Ethiopia, mentions an Assyrian king by the name of Sargon. This posed a problem to archaeologist back in the earliest days of their field of study, because an obelisk stone with the names of all the Assyrian kings that had ruled that kingdom was uncovered which made no mention of Sargon. On its discovery the university of Chicago made a bold statement that they had found a glaring contradiction...

Trajans reply to Pliny

My dear Pliny, You have followed the proper guidelines in examining the cases of those who had been accused to you as Christians. For it is not possible to lay down any general rules to serve as a kind of fixed standard on this issue. They are not to be sought out but if they are found out and proven guilty, they are to be condemned, with the following exception, that whoever denies that he is a Christian and really proves it, by worshiping our gods, no matter what his past involvement, he...

The Ark and the Word of

Deuteronomy 31 8-13 And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you do not fear nor be dismayed. So Moses wrote this law and delivered it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel . . . when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men and...

What God Thinks Of The Prosperity Gospel

If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of financial gain. From such withdraw yourself. Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him and he fought against Ashdod and took

Same time the LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and remove the sackcloth from your body, and take your sandals off your feet. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. Then the LORD said, Just as My servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder against Egypt and Ethiopia, so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians as prisoners and the Ethiopians as captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered, to the...

Jeremiahs Enemy

Jeremiah was one of the prophets whom God used to deliver a message of pending doom upon a nation which had refused to heed his commands. And when the people heard the unpleasant news, some of the leaders of Judah wanted to kill Jeremiah. One such man was named Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, a high-ranking prince who served under King Zedekiah. A seal impression once made by Jehucal was recently uncovered in Jerusalem which proves that he lived shortly before the destruction of the city by the...

The Martyrs

Throughout the world today, thousands of Christians are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. The same was true for the early church. One of the earliest accounts of Christian persecution found outside of the Bible comes from two enemies of Christ. Pliny the Younger, the Roman governor of Bithynia in Asia Minor. And the other, the Roman Emperor Trajan. Both men persecuted the early Christians for not worshiping the false gods of Rome. In a letter dated to around 112 A.D., Pliny...

The Famine Of Acts Chapter

Another Biblical event confirmed in the pages of history regarding Claudius is found in the book of Acts chapter 11 verses 27-28 And in these days prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch. Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and showed by the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout all the world, which also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar. The fifth century historian Orosius mentions this famine in Syria which occurred in 46 and 47 A.D. A translation of Orosius...

How shall we escape if we refuse so great a salvation

An artifact has been found in the annals of archaeology that bears witness to Manasseh, who was the son of king Hezekiah. Manasseh, who also became king of Judah, is mentioned by the Assyrian king Esarhaddon who reigned 680 to 664 years before the Year of the Lord. The inscription lists kings who were under his submission as contributing materials to furnish his royal palace. It reads as follow I commanded the kings from the region of Hatti as well as the areas on the other side of the...

The seal reads Belonging to Jehucal son of Shelemiah son of Shovi

His father, Shelemiah, may also be the same man mentioned on another artifact known as Lachish letter IX which says May Yahweh cause my lord to hear tidings of peace . . . Return word to my servant through Shelemiah giving us instructions as to what action we shall take tomorrow Jeremiah's dealings with his son Jehucal are recounted in the following passages of scripture Now King Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made...

Aquila And Priscilla Flee From Rome

In A.D.49, the Roman Emperor Claudius Caesar expelled all Jews from the city of Rome. This account is recorded by Suetonius, a court official who served under the Emperor Hadrian. He wrote a history entitled 'The Life of Claudius' in which he stated the following Because the Jewish people were continually causing disorders, the catalyst being Chrestus, he expelled them from Rome (Note Chrestus may be an alternate spelling for Christus commonly used by Gentiles and may refer to Christ.) This...

Jehu And Hazael

Ancient Assyrian records from the time of Shalmaneser III verify events and kings mentioned in the Bible during the time of the prophets Elijah and Elisha. The first Assyrian record mentions how Hazael, the king of Syria, seized the throne from Hadadezer. The ancient text reads I was victorious over Hadadezer of Damascus along with his allies which numbered twelve kings. His warriors, numbering 20,900, laid slain upon the ground, while his remaining army was forced to withdraw to the Orontes...

Acceptance or rejection determines your destiny

He who believes in the Son has everlasting life and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. John 3 36 KINGS FROM THE EAST SHALL BOW Page 12 THE CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE Page 18 AQUILA AND PRISCILLA FLEE FROM ROME Page 38 THE FAMINE OF ACTS CHAPTER 11 Page 41 WALL SEPARATING JEWS AND GENTILES Page 54 THE FINAL SCAPEGOAT IS CHOSEN Page 56 THE FLOOD AND THE TOWER OF BABEL Page 59 SARGON, KING OF ASSYRIA Page 85 MANASSEH, SON OF HEZEKIAH Page 87 THE...

The Wall Separating Jews And Gentiles

During excavations of Jerusalem in 1871, two archaeologists, Clermont and Ganneau, discovered what is known as the Soreg Inscription. Written in Greek, the sign warns non-Jews to keep out of the temple area. It states No foreigner is to enter the barriers surrounding the sanctuary. He who is caught will have himself to blame for his death which will follow. PEYELOAlEhTfOZTOm .4 PlTOIEPoNTPY4 AKTOYKAli I nEPlBOAOYOXA AN AH , j f lt j gt OHE AYT LIAITIOH E L ,v' 1 I f-TAIAf A TO EXAKOAOY , lt OB...

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate Palace

In 1961 an Italian excavation uncovered an inscription bearing the name Pontius Pilate. This was first physical evidence found outside of the Bible to confirm his existence. The huge block of limestone which carried the inscription was found at the city of Caesarea and is engraved with the words . . PO NTIVS PILATVS Pontius Pilate PRA ECTVS IVDA EA E Perfect Judea The first word, Tiberieum, probably refers to a temple dedicated to the emperor Tiberius. Pilate's name was also recorded by the...

District of Apameas 117000 citizens He was also sent by Quirinius to capture the fortresses of the Itureans in the

Philippians Graphics

Iturea borders Syria and is just north of Galilee. Before being involved in the militia he was prefect of engineers, appointed by the two consuls as treasurer, quaestor of his colony, served twice as aedile and duumvir and was as a priest. Buried in this place are his son, Quintus Aemilius Secundus. Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae 2683 Two other inscriptions were found in the early 1900's in Pisidian Antioch, which served as a military command center and eastern outpost for the Roman Empire....

The Greatest Famine That Ever Occurred

Assyrian Famine

And it shall come to pass in that day, says the Lord GOD, That I will make the sun go down at noon, And I will darken the earth in broad daylight I will turn your feasts into mourning, And all your songs into lamentation I will bring sackcloth on every waist, And baldness on every head I will make it like mourning for an only son, And its end like a bitter day. Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord GOD, That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water,...