Random thoughts on Bible topics.
Did the full eclipse of the moon on the 8th December 2011 on the Sabbath (10th December) have any significance? Curiously it coincided with a dramatic event in the politcal 'heavens.'... More
First Tablet: 5th Commandment
There is much talk of 'tablets' in the news. Chief Rabbi Sacks shows how the language of the Bible had been hi-jacked by the selfish consumer culture. Once a tablet meant one of the two pieces of stone on which the 10 commandments were written. Sacks said “Therefore the answer to the consumer society is the world of faith, which the Jews call the world of Shabbat, where you can't shop and.. you spend your time with things that matter, with family.”... More
Recently there has been some curious maritime developments that might point to other more significant events in the USA, Britain and those who dwell carelessly in the isles. At the very least these events from a lost Liberian tanker name Rena, to a recovered Gairsoppa and Mantola are thought provoking with deep connections to events past and future.
Rena ('Born-again') shipwrecked... More
It seems all the world leaders have
an opinion on the Shalit deal. The Jerusalem Post reports that the
Shalit release was heavily covered in foreign media (Jpost).
To those watching, there are some points to note from the perspective
of a Bible student.
It is amazing precisely how emotive and how remarkable an event this was. There are many individuals reported as suffering, yet this one beyond reason made headlines,
Drucker told Israel's Hebrew-language Marker, "The media went bankrupt. It behaved emotionally, crazily and irrationally. This included Channel 10. It was psychosis...... More
"They crafted a meme that Gilad Shalit is the son of every Israeli, a child. But Gilad is a soldier, duty-bound to defend his country knowing he may have to pay the price. A captured soldier is not a private matter. It’s a matter for a sovereign government." INN
Tornadoes 'Finger of God'
This year has brought a specific kind of disaster. A commentator linked the earthquake in Christchurch to the tsunami in Japan to the recent devastation of the tornadoes in US Alabama. In each of them the result was houses and possessions left as timber matchsticks over a wide area, cars moved like toys and many lives lost. They were also measured as economic disasters. They all affected affluent western nations and the devastation might to make each person ponder, why them.... More
Meaning of Names & Trumpets
Isles of Europe ... More
Events in the natural world are mirroring the political world. There is a curious juxtaposition of the Earthquake in Christchurch NZ and the almost unexpected political earthquake in Libya. It is very significant as Libya is mentioned in the Bible ... More
We live in a society which has values, which are very different to God's and they rub off on us (for more see the new value set .... More
What do we make of hurricanes, cyclones and massive rain events that lead to regional flooding, or other extreme weather? What do we make of sporadic civil disorder? They are not merely connected by the current conjunction of extreme weather, including dramatic flooding in Brazil, snowstorms and a category 5 Cyclone in Australia (Hurricane) and unrest in Egypt and the Middle East. The following is a rather profound argument from a theory of mathematics, which implies the Power of God over our lives at every level.... More