Paul is an interesting man, Paul was a Pharisee and a Roman. That means two things. He was favoured by general religion and the world power, the romans. The romans at that time were the predominant world power. I am not sure what religion meant at that time. There were various religions that belonged to the Greeks, the Romans, the Jewish and the Carthage to name some. There is no way to know exactly which empires existed at that time. For example, one empire known as the Mayan existed from 1800 BC to 250 AD. Each of these empires existed much like empires such as Russia exist to this day. Modern Christianity will attempt to tell you that four main empires have existed since king Nebuchadnezzar. That is the Babylonians – Medes – Persians and Romans. Obviously, those empires have been subdivided into the many empires that have existed and exist unto this day. It is pure foolishness for us to sit back and say the Romans are still in power under different names. The Romans are no more than humans just like the Americans which means they are tantamount. The dream of Nebuchadnezzar was not likened unto four nations – Babylonians – Medes – Persians and Romans but it was actually likened unto the human body, this means many things.
Some would say it means this. Head, arms and legs. The head being the Babylonian kingdom, the body being Medes and Persians, the thighs being Greece and the legs being the Roman kingdom.
However, the division is not that simple. The division went more like this: Babylonia, Neo-Assyrian Empire, Neo-Babylonian Empire, the Median Kingdom, Achaemenid Assyria, Seleucid Babylonia, Parthian Babylonia, Roman Mesopotamia and Sasanian Asorestan.
The worst trait any human can possess is to be judgmental. To be with someone that has an opinion in regards to who you are, is grotesque; whether they idolize you or abhor you matters not. The judgements cast always end up to be a treacherous waste. Judgements are malevolent, benevolent or neutral by nature. In truth, judgements are given and they are also received. For example, racism, when a white person judges a black person unworthy, the black person judges the white person unworthy also. Hence, judge not lest you be judged. How many of these potential and possible scenarios can and do exist? For as ye judge so shall ye be judged! Whatever manner you judge another with, such a manner you will meet. That is to say, it is who you are.
Many can consider the story of Ananyas and Saphira (Ananias and his wife Sapphira) to be nothing more than just another basic biblical threat. It is wrong of us to prematurely presume the context of this story because the entire story is not told to us. Clearly a lot went down beforehand between these two lovers and the apostles. An agreement was obviously made, it was an agreement on money. Three people are mentioned to us, Ananyas, Saphira and Peter. Obviously, there were more people involved in this predicament but we need not know about them. Ananyas and Saphira were clearly wealthy people pretending to be Godly and righteous. These pretentious Christians clearly decided to sell some of their land in order to help out the greater cause, that cause being the growth of the church. All though tithing is anti-biblical we could say that these two people were actually tithing, because tithing is giving a small portion of money to a greater cause and holding back the rest for oneself. Ananyas and Saphira sold some land, I presume that they told the apostles they would give the church the money in full but secretly they only gave a portion of it.
Climate change is a current common teaching that informs us that as time progresses our environment will decline. This basically means we are going to experience more heat, cold, forest fires, droughts, floods, storms, hurricanes and the extinction of species.
“I can’t imagine there will be a human being on the planet in 2030”
~ Guy R. McPherson.
Sometimes they say love is ignited at first site by saying “its love at first site.” This kind of love is fueled by nothing because obviously, it is founded on appearances. A relationship spawned through materialism is fated for failure. Materialism is not embraced through eye sight alone for blind people have the ability to fall into the same trap. Relationships can also be founded on money, assets, abilities and hope: – this still means that the relationship is destined for doom. Sin is surreptitiously connected to all of those fundamentals and obviously, I have not stated all the rational fundamentals, the principle is this – whatever sin is connected to is broken, relationships can begin broken.
The will of God. It is hard to consider the will of God to be benevolent when we see so much chaos on earth. What is the will of God? other than some invisible force presumed to affect the lives of others positively? Where is God himself? Why must we focus on his will if we cannot even focus on him? Here in lies the inconsiderable reality of religion.
Modern science is consistently random with the theories it presents. If you back track science throughout history you will learn that it is always a mass belief. As science transforms its information, the mass belief contingently transforms with it.