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Richard Braddon-Parsons currently resides in Palmerston North, New Zealand with his wife, two teenage daughters and son...

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The Prince of Greece Part 3

Today we’re looking at how the prince of Greece’s influence has affected the way we interpret scripture. Whilst the New Testament manuscripts we have are written in Greek Aramaic, there is reference from one of the early church fathers stating that Matthew was originally written in Hebrew. Irrespective of which language the New Testament was originally written in, for the most part its authors were Jews steeped in the Hebraic mindset and lifestyle. So even though they were writing in Greek Aramaic they used Hebrew (biblical) phrases and concepts.

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The Prince of Greece Part 2

Prince of Greece Part 2

The New Testament writers regularly warn against false teachers who are to come. In Paul’s second letter to Timothy…

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Why Christians need to celebrate Hanukkah

There’s a bit of history in this post, but if you can make it through to the end you should be able to join the dots.

Antiochus IV Epiphanes (God Manifest) was a Greek king of the Seleucid Empire from 175 BC until his death in 164 BC. His original name was Mithradates (gift of Mithra – the Persian sun god) and he assumed the name Antiochus after he ascended the throne. In 167 BC he invaded Jerusalem where he profaned the temple and dedicated it to Olympian Zeus.

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You Gotta Move

Warning: This article may be upsetting for some people...

 

As a believer, would you be comfortable participating in a satanic worship ritual? I would hope you would say “Certainly not,” because God forbids us from doing this.

Exodus 20:3-4:

“You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them…”

What is interesting is that the Israelites not only had to leave behind the false gods they worshiped in Egypt, they also had to deal with the false gods they were going to encounter in the Promised Land. God had clear instructions about how to treat the worship of pagan gods in the land Israel was about to enter...

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