Posts Tagged ‘people’

Good News According To Van

August 20, 2010

Even though the Bible cautions people not to get tattoos, this is a very neat tattoo!

Van, the owner of this tattoo has am amazing testimony – after being homeless for years he found Jesus and now has a beautiful family and great job helping kids! God loves to redeem lives!

The tattoo says “Elohim” in Hebrew which is from Genesis, and is the first name for God in the Bible.

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Good News According To Nayara Goncalves

August 4, 2010

Clerk talks about JESUS with robber. How crazy is this??

Good News According To Deepak Mahtani

August 3, 2010

Christian Testimony of Deepak Mahtani

Good News According To Confucious (King Kong)

July 20, 2010

83 direct generations of life, that is good news!

Confucious,  literally translated as “Master Kong”  has the world’s largest family tree with supporting documentation. The family tree showing the descendants of K’ung-tzu, known in the Western world as Confucius. The direct father-to-son descent from Confucius to the modern day is now in the 83rd generation. According to the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee there are 2 million known and registered descendants and an estimated 3 million in total.

(Possible flaw – However, in 2009, the family authorities decided not to agree to DNA testing.[40] Bryan Sykes, professor of genetics at Oxford University, understands this decision: “The Confucius family tree has an enormous cultural significance,” he said. “It’s not just a scientific question.”)

Wikipedia reports that… In the Analects (論語), Confucius presents himself as a “transmitter who invented nothing”.[7] He puts the greatest emphasis on the importance of study,[10][11] and it is the Chinese character for study (or learning) that opens the text. In this respect, he is seen by Chinese people as the Greatest Master.[12] Far from trying to build a systematic theory of life and society or establish a formalism of rites, he wanted his disciples to think deeply for themselves and relentlessly study the outside world

Good News According To Martin Buber and Shlomo Riskin

July 12, 2010

Martin Buber, Judaism and Christianity were variations on the same theme of messianism. Buber made this theme the basis of a famous definition of the tension between Judaism and Christianity:

Pre-messianically, our destinies are divided. Now to the Christian, the Jew is the incomprehensibly obdurate man who declines to see what has happened; and to the Jew, the Christian is the incomprehensibly daring man who affirms in an unredeemed world that its redemption has been accomplished. This is a gulf which no human power can bridge.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_of_early_Christianity_and_Judaism

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s article and phrase “living a salvific expression of the covenant” raises the question – what’s the difference between Mosaic/Jewish and Messianic/Christian salvation?

In my opinion perhaps its how personal and world peace is fulfilled, which the Scriptures say a Messiah will bring.
Also, perhaps considering how Christianity became a different religion provides a key…
Jewish Christians continued to worship in synagogues for centuries. During the Jewish-Roman wars, in 136 AD, Jewish Christians hailed Jesus as the Messiah and did not support Bar Kokhba (who some Jews claimed as a Messiah), yet the Jewish-Christians were barred from Jerusalem along with the rest of the Jews. The war and its aftermath helped differentiate Christianity as a religion distinct from Judaism.
Also, this article has a good summary of the various views of salvation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_Judaism

JC Ryle – “If the Jew thought too exclusively of a Christ reigning, has not the Gentile thought to exclusively of Christ suffering?” or “If the Jew ignored the cross, has not the Gentile ignored the crown?”. Well said Spryle (quoted in the book Future Israel).

Good News According To Mother’s Day

April 1, 2010

Mother’s Day was originally created to be a day of peace in the name of our children.

In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, original advocate for “Mother’s Day” and writer of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” nursed and tended the wounded during the civil war. The devastation she witnessed called her to push to make a Mother’s Day for peace.

Good News According To Mosab Hassan Yousef

March 17, 2010

Former Hamas member who saved Israeli lives and converted to Christianity. Although, in Islamic law one who converts to another religion can be killed for it.

Good News According To Brenda Giles

March 16, 2010

Interesting work giving hugs to victims of terror.

http://www.hugsforisrael.org

Good News According To Judas Iscariot

February 24, 2010

Betrayed by a kiss. Judas, was a patriot for his people, he believed they needed a military victory. Perhaps he tried to get Jesus to fight. The Roman military executed Jesus. Betrayed by a kiss.

Good News According To John Cash

February 24, 2010

A writer once tried to paint Cash into a corner, baiting him to acknowledge a single denominational persuasion at the center of his heart. Finally, Cash laid down the law: “I—as a believer that Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew, the Christ of the Greeks, was the Anointed One of God (born of the seed of David, upon faith as Abraham has faith, and it was accounted to him for righteousness)—am grafted onto the true vine, and am one of the heirs of God’s covenant with Israel.”