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Blessed are the "praeis" for They Shall Inherit the Earth (Matthew 5:5)

Posted in Bible on Sun, Sep 29 2013 - 07:53 AM

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  "Meek" is still the main word used to translate praeis (πραεΐϛ from πραΰϛ), even in modern translations.   For the definition of praeis, "meek" is probably the worst word you could use because the Biblical meaning of "meek"  is no longer in popular usage. And that would be ...

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The Syrian Refugee Problem

Posted in Topics on Wed, Sep 25 2013 - 07:06 PM

  Syrian Refugees are now filling the border countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. And these include over half a million children. Would these include future citizens of Syria or will they become permanent residents of these host countries?   The Charlie Rose interview of President Assad earlier this month was quite...

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Video Violence

Posted in Topics on Fri, Sep 20 2013 - 06:49 PM

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  Recently I saw one of the sequels to the first Iron Man film. I knew that it was not likely to have the same level of humanity and compassion the first movie had. But I was surprised how far it had fallen. The special effects were still amazing but the film was exceptionaly dark spitritually. To me it felt like "it was all about the...

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Understanding Syria

Posted in News on Fri, Sep 06 2013 - 06:40 PM

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  There is one thing I can't understand.   The Syrian government is apparently agreeing with the implication that the rebels were the ones who fired the chemical weapons and killed 1400+ people recently. Well if that is the case then the choice of the Syrian government should be clear!   Destroy their stockpile of chemical...

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