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የምሥራች! የምሥራች | ቅዱስ ፊሊጶስ ኢትዮጵያዊውን ጃንደረባ/ በጅሮንድን ያጠመቀበት ገንዳ ተገኘ

Posted by addisethiopia on February 2, 2018

ይህ እጅግ በጣም ትልቅ ግኝት ነው፤ እልልል! እንበል ወገኖች፤ በጥምቀት ማግስት ይህን መሰል ዜና!!!

በባይዛንታይን ዘመን የተሠሩ መጠመቂያ ገንዳዎች እና ፏፏቴ በእስራኤል ውስጥ ተገኝተዋል

ሚስጥራዊ አርኪኦሎጂስቶች የ 1,500 አመት እድሜ ያላቸው የውኃ ማጠራቀሚያዎች እና በጥንታዊው የክርስትና ቦታ ምስሎች ያጌጡ ድንቅየፏፏቴ ኮረብታዎች አግኝተዋል።

በኢየሩሳሌም የሚገኙ አርኪኦሎጂስቶች የክርስትና እምነት እጅግ ታዋቂ ከሆኑት ባሕረ ጥምቀቶች መካከል አንዱ የሆነውን የ 1,500 ዓመታት የውኃ ገንዳ እና የፏፏቴ ውኃ አግኝተዋል

የውኃ ማጠራቀሚያው በአዲስ ኪዳን ውስጥ የተገለጸ ቁልፍ ታሪክ ሆኖ ያገለግል የነበረ ሲሆን ሐዋርያው ፊሊፖስ ኢትዮጵያዊን ጃንደረባ/ በጅሮንድን ያጠመቀበት ገንዳ ነው።

ቦራውና ቅርጻ ቅርጾ የሚገኙት በኢየሩሳሌም ኢንያን ሐና አውራጃ ነው፣ ይህም በይሁዳ ኮረብታዎች ሁለተኛውን ደረጃ የያዘ ነው።

ኢንያን ሐና አካባቢ በአይሁድ ባህል አቅራቢያ በአይሁድ መሐንዲሶች ተገኝተዋል.

ውሃው ገንዳ ለመስኖ ለእጥበት ለመሬት ገጽታ ወይም ምናልባትም ጥምቀት ሥነ ሥርዓቶች ያገለግል ነበር።

አርኪኦሎጂስቶች በ 2012 . እስከ 2016 . ድረስ ቦታውን በቁፋሮ ያገኙት ሲሆን፤ ግን በዚህ ሳምንት መጀመሪያ ላይ ላይ ነው ለሕዝብ ይፋ ሊሆን የበቃው።

አዳዲሶቹ ገንዳዎች ከክርስቶስ ልደት በኋላ ከ4ኛው እስከ 6ኛው ክፍለ ዘመን ባሉት ጊዚያት የተገነቡ ናቸው።

ይህ በባይዛንታይን ዘመን የተገነባው ገንዳ በተለያዩ ምስሎች ሸበረቀ ድንቅፏፏቴ ወደ ማጠራቀሚያ ጣቢያዎች ይጓታል::

የውኃ ማጠራቀሚያ በኢየሩሳሌም ውስጥ ውስጥ የመጀመሪያው እንደሆነ የሳይንስ ሊቃውን ይናገራሉ

ሳይንቲስቶቹ እንደገለጹት, ይህ ገንዳ 3000 ዓመታት በፊት፣ በመጀመሪያው የቤተ መቅደ ዘመን የተገነባ የንጉሳዊ ቤተሰብ ንብረት ሊሆን እንደሚችል ይገምታሉ።

ሳይንቲስቶች እንደገለጹት ኢንያን ሐና በሚገኘው ፏፏቴ ውስጥ የኒምፍ ምስሎች የተቀረጹ ሲሆን በኢየሩሳሌም ውስጥ የመጀመሪያው ዓይነትመሆኑ ነው።

የእስራኤላውያን ቅርሶች ባለሥልጣን በኢንያን ሐና አካባቢ በይሁዳ ቅጥር ግቢ ውስጥ አንድ ምንጭ እና ጥንታዊ ኩሬዎችን አግኝቷል ከኢየሩሳሌም ብዙ የማይርቀው የረፋይም ሸለቆ ብሔራዊ ፓርክ አካል ነው

በቦታው ላይ የተገኘ የ 2,400 ዓመታት እድሜ ያለው ዓምድ ግቢው የንጉሣዊ ንብረት እንደነበር ያመለክታል

ገንዳው በአንድ ወቅት ሰፊ በነበረው ግቢ ውስጥ የነበረውን አንድ ቤተ ክርስቲያን እንደ ጥምቀተ ባሕር ያገለግል ነበር።

ባለሙያዎቹ ቦታውን እንደገና ወደ ቀድሞ ሁኔታው እንዲመለሱ ለማድረግ በመቻላቸው ፏፏቴው በሥራ ላይ ነው

ገንዳው ወይም ጥምቀተ ባሕሩ በጣም አስገራሚ የሆነ ግኝት ሊሆን እንደሚችል ተገልጿል።

ኢንያን ሐና ቅዱስ ፊሊፖስ ኢትዮጵያዊ ጃንደረባ/ በጅሮንድን ያጠመቀበት ቦታ ነው ተብሎ በሰፊው ይታመናልይህም የኢትዮጵያን ቤተ ክርስቲያን ጅማሬ ያመለክታል

ኢትዮጵያዊው ጃንደረባ/ በጅሮንድ መጠመቂያ ገንዳ መሆኑ ከተረጋገጠ ይህ ቦታ ክርስትናን በማሰራጨቱ ረገድ ዘንድ ቁልፍ ሚና ከተጫወቱት ድርጊቶች መካከል አንዱ ይሆናል

የኢየሩሳሌም አውራጃ አርኪዎሎጂ ባለሞያ የሆኑት ዩቫርስ ባሮክ እንደገለጹት የተገኙበትን ቦታ ለይቶ ማወቅ በርካታ ትውልዶችን መስዋዕት የጠየቀና፡ በክርስቲያናዊ ሥነ ጥበብ በኩልም የተለመደ ነገር ለመሆን መብቃቱንም ተናግረዋል ።

ከኩሬው እና ከፏፏቴው በተጨማሪ የሳይንስ ሊቃውንት በቦታው ላይ የተለያዩ እንቁራሪቶችን አግኝተዋል የሸክላ የብርጭቆ የጣራ ግድግዳዎችን፣ ሳንቲሞችን እና በርካታ ቀለም ያላቸው ቅርፊቶች አግኝተዋል። በበርካታ ቀለማት የተሰሩ ጥንታዊ ቅርጻ ቅርጾችን ጨምሮ ያልተለመዱ ትናንሽ መጫወቻዎችንም አግኝተዋል።

የሳይንስ ሊቃውን ግሪክ ገንዘብ ድራክማዎችንም አግኝተዋል።

እነዚህ ነገሮች ቦታው ከክርስቶስ ልደት በፊት በ 4 ኛው እና 6 ኛ ክፍለ ዘመን በደንብ ይንቀሳቀስ እንደነበር የሳይንስ ሊቃውንቱ አውስተዋል።

[የኢንያን ሐና] አሁንም ድረስ ክርስቲያኖችን ያገለግላል፤ በተለይ የአርሜኒያ እና የኢትዮጵያ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት የሃይማኖታዊ ሥነ ሥርዓቶችን በዚህ ቦታ ማከናወናቸው ያለምክኒያት አለመሆኑን እስራኤላዊው ዩቫል ባሮክ በተጨማሪ ጠቁመዋል።

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የሐዋርያት ሥራ ምዕራፍ ፰፥፳፮፡፵

፳፮ የጌታም መልአክ ፊልጶስን። ተነሥተህ በደቡብ በኩል ከኢየሩሳሌም ወደ ጋዛ ወደሚያወርደው ምድረ በዳ ወደ ሆነ መንገድ ሂድ አለው።

፳፯ ተነሥቶም ሄደ። እነሆም፥ ህንደኬ የተባለች የኢትዮጵያ ንግሥት አዛዥና ጃንደረባ የነበረ በገንዘብዋም ሁሉ የሠለጠነ አንድ የኢትዮጵያ ሰው ሊሰግድ ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም መጥቶ ነበር፤

፳፰ ሲመለስም በሰረገላ ተቀምጦ የነቢዩን የኢሳይያስን መጽሐፍ ያነብ ነበር።

፳፱ መንፈስም ፊልጶስን። ወደዚህ ሰረገላ ቅረብና ተገናኝ አለው።

ፊልጶስም ሮጦ የነቢዩን የኢሳይያስን መጽሐፍ ሲያነብ ሰማና። በውኑ የምታነበውን ታስተውለዋለህን? አለው።

፴፩ እርሱም። የሚመራኝ ሳይኖር ይህ እንዴት ይቻለኛል? አለው። ወጥቶም ከእርሱ ጋር ይቀመጥ ዘንድ ፊልጶስን ለመነው።

፴፪ ያነበውም የነበረ የመጽሐፉ ክፍል ይህ ነበረ፤ እንደ በግ ወደ መታረድ ተነዳ፥ የበግ ጠቦትም በሸላቹ ፊት ዝም እንደሚል፥ እንዲሁ አፉን አልከፈተም።

፴፫ በውርደቱ ፍርዱ ተወገደ፤ ሕይወቱ ከምድር ተወግዳለችና ትውልዱንስ ማን ይናገራል?

፴፬ ጃንደረባውም ለፊልጶስ መልሶ። እባክህ፥ ነቢዩ ይህን ስለ ማን ይናገራል? ስለ ራሱ ነውን ወይስ ስለ ሌላ? አለው።

፴፭ ፊልጶስም አፉን ከፈተ፥ ከዚህም መጽሐፍ ጀምሮ ስለ ኢየሱስ ወንጌልን ሰበከለት።

፴፮ በመንገድም ሲሄዱ ወደ ውኃ ደረሱ፤ ጃንደረባውም። እነሆ ውኃ፤ እንዳልጠመቅ የሚከለክለኝ ምንድር ነው? አለው።

፴፯ ፊልጶስም። በፍጹም ልብህ ብታምን፥ ተፈቅዶአል አለው። መልሶም። ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ እንደ ሆነ አምናለሁ አለ።

፴፰ ሰረገላውም ይቆም ዘንድ አዘዘ፥ ፊልጶስና ጃንደረባው ሁለቱም ወደ ውኃ ወረዱ፥ አጠመቀውም።

፴፱ ከውኃውም ከወጡ በኋላ የጌታ መንፈስ ፊልጶስን ነጠቀው፤ ጃንደረባውም ሁለተኛ አላየውም፥ ደስ ብሎት መንገዱን ይሄድ ነበርና።

ፊልጶስ ግን በአዛጦን ተገኘ፥ ወደ ቂሣርያም እስኪመጣ ድረስ እየዞረ በከተማዎች ሁሉ ወንጌልን ይሰብክ ነበር።

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Jim Caviezel: ‘Passion of the Christ’ Sequel Will Be ‘Biggest Film in History’

Posted by addisethiopia on February 1, 2018

Jim Caviezel, the actor who memorably portrayed Jesus in director Mel Gibson’s 2004 blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, says that Gibson is planning a sequel that will be “the biggest film in history. It’s that good.”

The Passion is already one the biggest films in history. Fourteen years on it still holds the domestic box office record for an R-rated movie ($371 million). From Gethsemane to Golgotha, The Passion told the story of the last 12 hours of Christ’s life — his arrest, trials, torture, and crucifixion. The Faithful turned out in droves despite an unprecedented campaign within the elite media to smear a film they had not seen as anti-Semitic — which it is not.

The 49-year-old Caviezel says he is back on board to portray Jesus. The story will reportedly revolve around Christ’s resurrection. “There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience,” he told USA Today. “It’s great. Stay tuned.”

Hollywood’s anti-Christian bigotry was apparent in every major studios’ incomprehensible refusal to distribute The Passion, a film helmed by a huge star, a proven talent who had already won a Best Director Oscar for Braveheart. Gibson, however, got the last laugh.

Off a mere $30 million budget, Gibson still managed to get his film seen in enough theaters worldwide to gross a breathtaking $611 million.

The success of The Passion, which surprised no one who lives in the real world, immediately changed Hollywood. An industry that had been openly hostile to Christians almost immediately began producing and releasing faith-based films, a sea change that continues to this day.

Last year, Gibson talked a little bit about his plans, “The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God,” he told USA Today. “We’re trying to craft this in a way that’s cinematically compelling and enlightening so that it shines new light, if possible, without creating some weird thing.”

Selected Comments:

Finally! A movie I can go see!!

Gibson is proof that God can use fallible humans for His purposes. Gibson is not perfect, but the message of Christ told through Gibson’s work, (namely, The Passion of The Christ) certainly is.

The Passion of the Christ saved a lot of Souls, and if this Movie sticks to the Truth of the Bible, many more Souls will be saved.

I’m not even a religious person, but I am very excited for this film. It’s bound to upset a lot of people. Plus, Passion was by far the best film ever made about Jesus’s last moments. If its anything like the first movie, it will be a massive success. PLEASE just make it accurate.

Then you can do one on the life of Paul since Hollywood seems desperate to suppress what he teaches. Something about that Grace message….

Jesus Christ =

1. God with us
2. The Light of the world
3. Son of David
4. The Lamb of God…
5. WHO TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD
6. SALVATION
7. DELIVERANCE
8. SON OF GOD
9. SECOND PERSON OF THE TRINITY
10. Lion of the Tribe of Judah

I refuse to go to the theaters but for this movie I will make an exception

Source

My Note: Intersting, some of the actors who’ve played in „The Passion of The Christ“ have identical initials as:

  • Jesus Christ = JC
  • Jim Caviezel: JC – The Passion of The Christ (2004)
  • Christo Jivkov: CJ – ‘JohnThe Passion of The Christ (2004)
  • Mother Mariam / Mary = MM
  • Maia Morgenstern = MM (also Mary Magdalene)
  • Monica Anna Maria Bellucci = MM (Played Mary Magdalene)

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ፕሬዚደንት፣ ጳጳስ፣ ዶክተር፣ ፈላስፋ፣ ነጭ፣ ጥቁር፣ ቢጫ፣ ኃብታም፥ ታዋቂ፣ አማራ፣ ትግሬ፣ ኦሮሞ ብትሆን ፍቅር ግን ከሌለህ ከንቱ ነህ!!!

Posted by addisethiopia on January 24, 2018

እጅግ በጣም ኃይለኛና ልብን ኩምሽሽ የሚያደርግ ጥቅስ ነው፤ ዋውውው! እህታችን ጥቅሱን የምታነብበት ድምጽና እስትንፋስ ይህን በደንብ ይገልጹታል።

በዚህ አጋጣሚ፡ የክርስቶስ ልጆች፡ በተለይ ውጭ ያለነው፡ በያዝናቸው ቀናት አጥብቀን ልንጠነቀቅ ይገባናልከጃንዋሪ 10 እስከ ፌብርዋሪ 10 አካብቢ ባሉት ቀናት አጋንንት በብዛት የተለቀቁበት ግዜ ነው፤ ሥራ ቦታ፣ ትምህርት ቤት፣ በየጎረቤቱና መንገዱ እንዲሁም በሶሺያል ሜዲያ ላይ ጋኔን ተሸካሚዎቹ ፀረክርስቶሳውያን በጣም ይፈታተኑናልና በተቻለ መጠን ከእነርሱ መራቅ፣ አለማናገሩና ቸል ማለቱ ይመረጣል።

መንፈስ ቅዱስ ሁሌም ከእኛ ጋር ይሁን!

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ምሥጢረ ጥምቀት – ጥምቀት አንዲት ናት

Posted by addisethiopia on January 18, 2018

ጥምቀት የማትደገም፣ የማትከለስ አንዲት ናት፡፡ብርሃነ ዓለም ቅዱስ ጳውሎስ ልጅነትን የምናገኝባት ጥምቀት የማትደገምና የማትከለስ አንዲት ብቻ መሆንዋን ሲያስተምር ‹‹አንድ ጌታ አንድ ሃይማኖት አንዲት ጥምቀት…አለ›› ብሏል (ኤፌ.4÷5)፡፡ ሃይማኖታቸው የቀና 318ቱ ሊቃውንትም ‹‹ኃጢአትን በምታስተሠርይ በአንዲት ጥምቀት እናምናለን፡፡››

ብለው አስተምረዋል፡፡ በዚህ የተነሣ ኣርቶዶክሳዊት ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን አንድ ጊዜ ያጠመቀችውን ድጋሚ አታጠምቅም፡፡ ነገር ግን አማናዊቷን ጥምቀት ቀድሞም አልፈጸሙምና ከቤተ ክርስቲያናችን ውጪ በሌላ በማናቸውም ሁኔታ ‹‹ተጠምቀን ነበር›› የሚሉትን ወደ ቤተ ክርስቲያናችን ሲቀርቡ በሥርዓቷ መሠረት አስተምራ አሳምና ታጠምቃቸዋለች፡፡

በሌላ መልኩ ደግሞ ቀድሞ በኦርቶዶክሳዊት ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያናችን ተጠምቆ ኋላ ግን ወደ ሌላ እምነት ቢገባ ተናዞ (ንስሐ ገብቶ) በማየ ጸሎት (መጽሐፈ ቄደር ተደግሞለት) ይረጫል እንጂ ድጋሚ አይጠመቅም፡፡ ቄደር የንስሐ እጽበት ነው፡፡ ያደፈ ልብስ እንደሚታጠብ ሁሉ ይህም ሰው ንጽሕት እምነቱን አሳድፏልና ከኃጢአቱ ለመታጠቡ ምልክት ይሆን ዘንድ በማየ ጸሎት ይታጠባል፡፡

ጥምቀት የማይደገምበት ምክንያት

. ጥምቀት ከእግዚአብሔር ዳግም የምንወለድበት ምሥጢር ነው፡፡

የሥጋን ልደት ስንመለከት ሰው ከእናቱ ማኀፀን የሚወጣው (የሚወለደው) አንድ ጊዜ ብቻ ነው፡፡ እንዲሁም እግዚአብሔርም በእውነት አንድ ጊዜ ወልዶናል፡፡ ስለዚህ አንድ ጊዜ ብቻ እንጠመቃለን፡፡

. ጥምቀት ከጌታ ሞትና ትንሣኤ ተሳታፊ የምንሆንበት ምሥጢር ነው፡፡

‹‹በጥምቀትም ከእርሱ ጋር ተቀብራችሁ በጥምቀትም ደግሞ ከሙታን ባስነሣው በእግዚአብሔር አሠራር በማመናችሁ ከእርሱ ጋር ተነሣችሁ›› (ቈላ.2÷12)፡፡ ጌታ የሞተውና የተነሣው አንድ ጊዜ ብቻ ነው፡፡ እንዲሁም እኛ ከእርሱ ጋር የምንቀበረውና የምነሣው አንድ ጊዜ ብቻ ነው፡፡

ለምን በውኃ እንጠመቃለን

  1. ጌታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ የተጠመቀው በውኃ ነው እኛም እርሱን አብነት በማድረግ በውኃ ልንጠመቅ ይገባናል (ማቴ.3÷13-16)፡፡
  2. ጌታችን ለኒቆዲሞስ ‹‹እውነት እውነት እልሃለሁ ሰው ከውኃና ከመንፈስ ካልተወለደ በቀር ወደ እግዚአብሔር መንግሥት ሊገባ አይችልም›› ስላለ እኛም የጌታን ትእዛዝ ለመፈጸም በውኃ እንጠመቃለን (ዮሐ.3÷5)፡፡
  3. ሐዋርያት ከጌታ በተማሩት መሠረት ያጠመቁት በውኃ ነው፡፡ ጴጥሮስም መልሶ ‹‹እነዚህ እንደ እኛ ደግሞ መንፈስ ቅዱስን የተቀበሉ እንዳይጠመቁ ውኃን ይከለክላቸው ዘንድ የሚችል ማን ነው? አለ›› (የሐዋ.10÷4647)፡፡ ፊልጶስና ጃንደረባው ሁለቱም ወደ ውኃ ወረዱ አጠመቃቸውም (የሐዋ.8÷28)፡፡
  4. ውኃ የሰውነትን እድፍ እንደሚያጠራ ሁሉ እንዲሁም ጥምቀት የነፍስን እድፍ ያስወግዳል ያነጻል፡፡
  5. ውኃ መልክን ያሳያል እኛም በውኃ በመጠመቅ የሥላሴን ምሥጢር በዓይነ ኅሊናችን እናያለን፡፡
  6. በጥንተ ፍጥረት መንፈስ እግዚአብሔር በውኃ ላይ ረብቦ እንደነብር መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ እንዲህ ሲል ይገልጻል፡– ‹‹የእግዚአብሔርም መንፈስ በውኃ ላይ ሰፍፎ ነበር›› (ዘፍ.1÷2)፡፡ እንዲሁም በውኃ፣ በሕይወትና በመንፈስ ያለውን ግንኚነት ማስተዋል ይገባል፡፡ ልዑለ ባሕርይ ጌታ በነቢዩ በኤርምያስ አንደበት እንዲህ ሲል ተናግራል ‹‹ሕዝቤ ሁለቱን ክፉ ነገሮች አድርገዋልና እኔን የሕያውን ውኃ ምንጭ ትተውኛል…›› (ኤር.7÷13)፡፡

    ጌታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ በመዋዕለ ትምህርቱ በእኔ የሚያምን መጽሐፍ እንዳለ የሕይወት ውኃ ወንዝ ከሆዱ ይፈልቃል ብሎ አስተምሯል (ዮሐ.7÷39)፡፡ ለሳምራዊቷ ሴትም ‹‹እኔ ከምሰጠው ውኃ የሚጠጣ ሁሉ ግን ለዘላለም አይጠማም፡፡ እኔ የምሰጠው ውኃ በእርሱ ውስጥ ለዘላለም ሕይወት የሚፈልቅ የውኃ ምንጭ ይሆናል እንጂ አላት›› (ዮሐ.4÷14)፡፡

    ከላይ በተገለጸው መሠረት ውኃ የሕይወት ምልክት ነው፡፡ በተለያዩ የመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ክፍሎች እንደምናነበው ውኃ ለሰማያዊው መንግሥት፣ ለዘላለም ሕይወት ምሳሌ ሆኖ ተገልጿል፡፡ ‹‹እርሱም በውኃ ፈሳሾች ዳር አንደተተከለች ፍሬዋን በየጊዜው እንደምትሰጥ ቅጠልዋም እንደማይረግፍ ዛፍ ይሆናል›› (መዝ. 1÷3) እና የመሳሰሉትን ሁሉ እናገኛለን (ራእይ.2÷1622÷122÷17)፡፡እንግዲህ ውኃ ከክፉ ኀሊና ለመንጻታችንና ለመቀደሳችን ማረጋገጫ መሆኑን ሐዋርያው ቅዱስ ጳውሎስ እንዲህ ሲል አስተምሯል፡– ‹‹ከክፉ ሕሊና ለመነጻት ልባችንን ተረጭተን፣ ሰውነታችንንም በጥሩ ውኃ ታጥበን፣ በተረዳንበት እምነት በቅን ልብ እንቅረብ›› (ዕብ.10÷22)፡፡

  7. ለንጊኖስ የተባለው ሐራዊ (ወታደር) የጌታን ቀኝ ጎን በጦር በወጋው ጊዜ ትኩስ ደምና ውኃ ባንድነት ፈሷል (ዮሐ. 19÷34)፡፡ ደሙ ለመጠጣችን፣ ውኃው ለጥምቀታችን መሆኑን ሲያጠይቅ ነው፡፡ ይህንንም ፍቁረ እግዚእ ዮሐንስ እንዲህ ሲል ገልጾታል ‹‹በውኃና በደም የመጣ ይህ ነው፡፡ እርሱም ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ በውኃና በደሙ እንጂ በውኃው ብቻ አይደለም፡፡… የሚመሰክሩት መንፈሱና ውኃው ደሙም እንጂ በውኃው ብቻ አይደለም፡፡… የሚመሰክሩተ መንፈሱና ውኃው ደሙም ሦስት ናቸውና፡፡ ሦስቱም በአንድ ይስማማሉ›› (1ዮሐ.5÷6-8)፡፡
  8. ውኃ በሁሉም ቤት ይገኛል፡፡ በሀብታሙም በድኃውም ጥምቀትም ላመነ ሁሉ የተፈቀደ መሆኑን ለማጠየቅ በውኃ ሆኗል፡፡ ስለዚህም በውኃ ብቻ እንጠመቃለን፡፡ ሥርዓተ ጥምቀቱን የሚፈጽመው ካህን አሐዱ አብ ቅዱስ፣ አሐዱ ወልድ ቅዱስ፣ አሐዱ ውእቱ መንፈስ ቅዱስ ብሎ በእግዚአብሔር ቃል ሲባርከው ውኃው ተለውጦ በዕለተ ዓርብ ከጌታችን ቀኝ ጐን የፈሰሰውን ውኃ ይሆናል፡፡

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Posted by addisethiopia on January 6, 2018

በዓለ ልደት፣ በሰውና በእግዚአብሔር መካከል እርቅ የተፈጸመበት በዓላችን ነው፡፡ ለሞት ከመገዛት የዳንበት፤ ጨለማው ተወግዶልን የብርሃን ልጆች የኾንበት፤ የእባብ ራስ የተቀጠቀጠበት፤ ከምድር ወደ ሰማይ ያረግንበትና ከመላእክት ጋር ኾነን ለእግዚአብሔር ምስጋና ያቀረብንበት፤ ከነቢያት ኅብረት ጋር አንድ የኾንበት በዓል ነው፡፡

የጌታችን ልደት እና የመላእክት አገልግሎት

ለአምስት ሺሕ አምስት መቶ ዘመን በዓለም ላይ ሠልጥኖ የነበረውን ጨለማ ያስወግድ ዘንድ እግዚአብሔር አምላክ ሰው ኾነ፡፡ ከቅድስት ድንግል ማርያም የተወለደው አማናዊው ብርሃን ፀሐየ ጽድቅ ክርስቶስ በሥጋ ተገለጠ፡፡ ‹‹ብርሃን ዘበአማን ዘያበርህ ለኵሉ ሰብእ ለእለ ይነብሩ ውስተ ዓለም፤ በጨለማ ውስጥ ለሚኖር ሕዝብ ታላቅ ብርሃን ወጣላቸው›› እንዳለ ቅዱስ ኤፍሬም በውዳሴው (ኢሳ. ፱፥፪)፡፡ ቀዳሚ ቃል ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ከእመቤታችን ከሥጋዋ ሥጋ፣ ከነፍሷ ነፍስ ነስቶ ሰው በኾነ ጊዜም ቅዱሳን መላእክት በቤተ ልሔም ተገኝተዋል፡፡ ይህንም ቅዱስ ሉቃስ ‹‹ወግብተ መጽኡ ብዙኃን ሐራ ሰማይ፤ የሰማይ መላእክት በድንገት መጡ›› በማለት ገልጾታል (ሉቃ. ፪፥፲፫)፡፡ በድንገት መባሉም አመጣጣቸው ግሩም በመኾኑ ነው፡፡ ቅዱሳን መላእክት ቀድሞ አመጣጣቸው ጻድቃንን ለመርዳት፣ ሰማዕታትን ከስለት ለመታደግ፣ የተቸገረውን ለማጽናት ነበር፡፡

ዛሬ ግን ስለ ሰው ፍቅር ከሰማይ የወረደውን፣ በጎል (በበረት) የተጣለውን፣ በጨርቅ የተጠቀለለውን አምላክ ከሰው ልጅ ጋር በአንድነት ለማመስገን መጡ፡፡ ‹‹ዮም አሐደ መርዔተ ኮኑ መላእክት ወሰብእ ከመ ይሰብሕዎ ለክርስቶስ ንጉሥ፤ ሰውና መላእክት፣ ንጉሥ ክርስቶስን ያመሰግኑ ዘንድ ተባበሩ›› እንዲል፡፡ መላእክት በተፈጥሯቸው የማይሞቱ (ሕያዋን) ሲኾኑ ሰው ደግሞ ሟች ነው፤ ሞት ይስማማዋል፡፡ በጌታችን ልደት ግን መላእክትና የሰው ልጆች በአንድ ማኅበር፣ በአንድ ቃል ‹‹ስብሐት ለእግዚአብሔር›› እያሉ እግዚአብሔርን አመስግነዋል፡፡ በአዳም ኀጢአት ምክንያት ፈርሶ የነበረው የመላእክትና የሰው ልጆች ማኅበር ከተቋረጠ ከብዙ ዘመን በኋላ በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ልደት እንደ ገና ተጀመረ፡፡ ይህ የምስጋና ኅብረትም ምድር እንደ ልብስ ተጠቅልላ ስታልፍ ወደ ፊት በምትመጣዋ በአዲሲቷ ዓለም፣ በአዲሱ ሰማይ፣ በአዲሱ ቤተ መቅደስ ይቀጥላል (ራእ. ፳፩፥፩)፡፡

አንድነታችን እንደማያቋርጥና በሰማይም እንደሚቀጥል አረጋዊ መንፈሳዊ ሲገልጥም ‹‹እሉሂ ወእልክቱሂ በአሐዱ ኁባሬ አልቦ ማዕከሌነ ወማዕከሌሆሙ፤ በእኛ በደቂቀ አዳም እና በቅዱሳን መላእክት መካከል ልዩነት የለም›› ይላል፡፡ ይህም የኾነው በጌታችን መወለድ ምክንያት ነው፡፡ በጌታችን ልደት ምክንያት እኛም ዳግመኛ ተወለድን፡፡ የጌታችን ልደት የእኛም የክርስቲያኖች ዅሉ ልደት ነው፡፡ ከሦስቱ የቀጰዶቅያ አባቶች (The three Cappadocian Fathers) አንዱ፣ ታላቁ የቤተ ክርስቲያን አባት ሊቁ ቅዱስ ባስልዮስ ዘቂሣርያ ይህን ምሥጢር ሲገልጥ ‹‹The nativity of Christ is the birthday of the whole human race – የክርስቶስ ልደት የመላው ሰው የልደት ቀን ነው›› ሲል መስክሯል (Hyman of praise to the mother of God)፡፡

ሊቃውንት እንዳስተማሩን እግዚአብሔር አምላክ ዓለምን ከፈጠረበት ጥበቡ ይልቅ ዓለምን ያዳነበት ጥበቡ ይበልጣል፡፡ ጌታችን መድኀኒታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ የተወለደበት እና ዓለምን ያዳነበት ምሥጢር ከምሥጢራት ዅሉ በላይ ነው፡፡ ይህን ምሥጢር ከማድነቅ ሌላ ሊናገሩት አይቻልም፡፡ ሊቁ ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ አፈወርቅም በመገረም ይህን ጥበብ እንዲህ ሲል ይገልጸዋል፤ ‹‹ምን እላለሁ? ምንስ እናገራለሁ? ከዘመን አስቀድሞ የነበረው እርሱ ሕፃን ኾኗልና፡፡ እኔ ፈጽሜ አደንቃለሁ፡፡ ከሰማየ ሰማያት በላይ የሚኾን፣ በዘለዓለማዊ ዙፋን የሚኖር እርሱ በበረት ተጣለ፡፡ ከሥጋዌ አስቀድሞ አይዳሰስ የነበረ አንዱ እርሱ በምድራውያን እጅ ተዳሰሰ፡፡ ኀጢአትን የሚያስተሰርይ እርሱን በጨርቅ ጠቀለሉት፡፡ ይህን ወዷልና፤›› (ሃይማኖተ አበው ዘዮሐንስ አፈ ወርቅ፣ ፷፮፥፲፯)፡፡ ቅዱስ ዲዮስቆሮስም በቅዳሴው የእግዚአብሔርን ሰው የመኾን ምሥጢር እንዲህ በማለት ገልጾታል፤ ‹‹በጐለ እንስሳ ተወድየ አሞኀ ንግሡ ተወፈየ ወከመ ሕፃናት በከየ እንዘ ይስእል እምአጥባተ እሙ ሲሳየ፤ በእንስሳት በረት ተጨመረ፡፡ የንጉሡንም እጅ መንሻ ተቀበለ፡፡ ከእናቱ ጡቶች ምግብን እየለመነ እንደ ሕፃናት አለቀሰ፤›› (ቅዳሴ ዲዮስቆሮስ ቍ. ፲፯)፡፡

በዚህ ታላቅ በዓላችን የምናደንቀው ሌላው ምሥጢር እግዚአብሔር ወልድ በቅድስት ድንግል ማርያም ማኅፀን፣ በኅቱም ድንግልና ተፀንሶ በኅቱም ድንግልና የመወለዱ ረቂቅ ምሥጢር ነው፡፡ ሊቃውንተ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ይህን ድንቅ የሥጋዌ ምሥጢር ግሩም፣ ዕፁብ እያሉ ያደንቁታል፡፡ ሐዋርያውያን አበውን ተከትለው ከተነሡ የቤተ ክርስቲያን ጠባቆች (Apologists) መካከል አንዱ ቅዱስ ሄሬኔዎስም ፩ኛ የእመቤታችን ዘለዓለማዊ ድንግልና፣ ፪ኛ ድንግል ማርያም አማኑኤል ጌታን መውለዷ እና ፫ኛ የማይሞተው አምላክ መሞት በእግዚአብሔር የዝምታ ሸማ የተጠቀለሉ ሦስት ምሥጢሮች መኾናቸውን ይናገራል፡፡ ኢትዮጵያዊው ቄርሎስ የተባለው አባ ጊዮርጊስ ዘጋሥጫም በመጸሐፈ አርጋኖን ድርሰቱ ይህን ድንቅ የተዋሕዶ ምሥጢር በሚከተለው መልኩ ይገልጠዋል፤

‹‹ሦስቱን ደጆች ያልከፈተ የአብን ልጅ ጥበብ አደንቃለሁ፤ ያለ መለወጥ በኅቱም ድንግልና በመወለዱ፣ የመቃብሩን ደጅ ሳይከፍት በመነሣቱ፣ ደቀ መዝሙርቱ ተሰብስበው ወዳሉበት ቤት በተዘጋ ቤት በመግባቱ እና በሩን ሳይከፍት በመውጣቱ ስለነዚህም ሦስት ደጆች ልቤ አደነቀች፡፡ ከሁለቱ ይልቅ የመጀመሪያው እጅግ ያስደንቀኛል፡፡ ምክንያቱም ሁለቱን ከዚህ በፊት በመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ አውቃቸዋለሁ፡፡ የመቃብሩን ደጅ የሚመስለው ነገር አለ (ዮሐ. ፳፥፲፱)፡፡ ብልጣሶር የተባለ ዳንኤልን በአንበሶች ጕድጓድ ውስጥ በጣሉት ጊዜ ጕድጓዱን በታላቅ መዝጊያ ዘጉት፡፡ ዳንኤልም በረሃብ እንደ ተጨነቀ ልዑል እግዚአብሔር ባየ ጊዜ መልአኩን ወደ ነቢዩ ዕንባቆም ላከ (ዳን. ፮፥፲፮፲፯)፡፡ በራሱም ፀጕር አንሥቶ ተሸክሞ ወስዶ ዳንኤል ወዳለበት ጕድጓድ አገባው፡፡ ዳንኤልና ዕንባቆም እንጀራውንና ንፍሮውን በልተው እግዚአብሔርን አመሰገኑ፡፡ ዕንባቆምም ደጅ ተዘግቶ ሳለ ወጣ፡፡ ስለ ቤቱ ደጅም የሚመስል ነገር አለ፡፡ የእግዚአብሔር መልአክ ከሰማይ ወርዶ ጴጥሮስን ከግዞት ቤት እንዳወጣው በሐዋርያት ሥራ ተጽፏል፡፡ ጴጥሮስንም ካወጣው በኋላ ደጁ ተቈልፎ ዘበኞች በዅሉ ወገን ይጠብቁ ነበር (ሐዋ. ፲፪፥፮)፡፡ ለእነዚህ ለሁለቱ ደጆች ለቅዱሳን የተገኘውን ምክንያት አገኘሁ፡፡ ስለ ድንግልናሽ ደጅ እጠናለሁ፤ ግን ምክንያት አላገኘሁም፡፡ በድንግልና የኖረች ሴትም አላየሁም፡፡ እንደዚህ ዓይነት ነገር ኾኖ አያውቅም፡፡ ኢኮነ እምቅድመ ዝ ወኢኮነ እምድኅረ ዝ – ከዚህ በፊት አልተደረገም፤ ከዚህ በኋላም አይደረግም፤›› (አርጋኖን ዘቀዳሚት)፡፡

በአጠቃላይ በዓለ ልደት፣ በሰውና በእግዚአብሔር መካከል እርቅ የተፈጸመበት በዓላችን ነው፡፡ ለሞት ከመገዛት የዳንበት፤ ጨለማው ተወግዶልን የብርሃን ልጆች የኾንበት፤ የእባብ ራስ የተቀጠቀጠበት፤ ከምድር ወደ ሰማይ ያረግንበትና ከመላእክት ጋር ኾነን ለእግዚአብሔር ምስጋና ያቀረብንበት፤ ከነቢያት ኅብረት ጋር አንድ የኾንበት በዓል ነው፡፡ ድንቅ የተዋሕዶ ምሥጢር የተፈጸመበትን ይህን ልዩ በዓል በመንፈሳዊ ሥርዓት ማክበር ይገባናል፡፡

ወስብሐት ለእግዚአብሔር ወለወላዲቱ ድንግል ወለመስቀሉ ክቡር፡፡

ምንጭ

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Aliens Were Present at Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Posted by addisethiopia on July 13, 2017

ALIENS were present at the Crucifixion of Christ, according to ET enthusiasts who have been studying ancient art.

Because painted on the walls of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Georgia is an image of Christ that has sent conspiracy theorists into a frenzy.

The fresco painting shows Christ being crucified with a large crowd gathering around him, but in the top left and right corners are what appear top be flying crafts or some form of advanced technology which humans clearly would have not have had 2000 years ago.

The ships are dome like, with three trails coming out of each which look like a propellant of some kind.

Art historians who have studied the 11th century painting claim that the strange crafts actually represent guardian angels, but during the Byzantine period, which was present in south east Europe and south west Asia up until the 1450s, angels were depicted as human-like with wings.

Conspiracy theorist website Ancient Aliens said: “The unknown artist seems to be telling us that these flying saucers were present during the death of Jesus.

The faces likely mean these crafts were piloted by people, or beings, that seem to play a central role in the event.

They must have been part of the crucifixion story, at least as it was taught by the Georgian Orthodox church.

Were early artists and the Orthodox Church aware of certain facts about ancient aliens that have been veiled from us today?”

Throughout history, Jesus Christ and Christianity have been linked to alien activity.

Two separate texts from Egypt, now being held in the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City and the other at the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, which have recently been deciphered in the past few years and suggest that Jesus was an alien shape-shifter.

The text describes Judas’ betrayal of Christ: “Then the Jews said to Judas: ‘How shall we arrest him (Jesus)? For he does not have a single shape but his appearance changes. Sometimes he is ruddy, sometimes he is white, sometimes he is red, sometimes he is wheat coloured, sometimes he is pallid like ascetics, sometimes he is a youth, sometimes an old man’.”

Another reading, written in the Coptic language – a form of Egyptian – describes how Pontius Pilate had dinner with Jesus the night before his crucifixion.

The Roman, who is considered a Saint in Coptic churches which would explain the favourable view of him, then tells Jesus: “Well then, behold, the night has come, rise and withdraw, and when the morning comes and they accuse me because of you, I shall give them the only son I have so that they can kill him in your place.”

To which Jesus responds: “Oh Pilate, you have been deemed worthy of a great grace because you have shown a good disposition to me.”

Jesus then supposedly showed Pilate that he can escape if he chose to by shape-shifting.

The text reads: “Pilate, then, looked at Jesus and, behold, he became incorporeal: He did not see him for a long time.”

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The Christian World Should Pay Attention, and Contemplate on the architecture of Ethiopian churches + Only The Ethiopians Consider Pontius Pilate A Saint

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In Ramadan Massacre, Egyptian Christians Killed for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Jesus

Posted by addisethiopia on May 29, 2017

As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians.

Survivors of the attack said that the ten masked Islamic State militants did not merely open fire on the bus full of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confesor, but that the victims were made to descend from the bus and asked one by one whether they were Christians before being shot by the assailants.

According to one of the chaplains of the group, Father Rashed, as each pilgrim came off the bus they were asked to renounce their Christian faith and profess belief in Islam, but all of them—even the children—refused. Each was killed in cold blood with a gunshot to the head or the throat.

In a statement Friday, President Donald Trump said the “merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls.”

Wherever innocent blood is spilled, a wound is inflicted upon humanity,” the statement said. “But this attack also steels our resolve to bring nations together for the righteous purpose of crushing the evil organizations of terror, and exposing their depraved, twisted, and thuggish ideology.”

The attack occurred in the midst of a three-month state of emergency period in Egypt following twin attacks on Coptic churches on Palm Sunday last month that killed some 46 Christians who were in church honoring the celebrations. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for those attacks as well.

On Saturday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday’s slaughter through its Amaq news agency.

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Selected Comments:

May their souls rest in peace in Heaven with God and Jesus. Ever one God, world without end.

Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell., [MT 10:28]

May these admirable Brothers and Sisters in Christ, always be in the presence of the Master.

These are true Heaven-bound martyrs, and no Muslim will ever meet them again.

What bothers me is that the western world fails to recognize or won’t admit the fact that these people have been fighting a holy war against it for 2000 year

Has the MSM covered the part where one by one they (even the children) were executed for refusing to renounce Christ?

The MSM do not realize they worship Climate Change which they say is man made thus promoting man into the position of God. They are not covering the massacre of Christians as it goes against their humanistic faith. To me they are no better than the terrorists as they do nothing to but cover up the atrocities happening to Christians by not reporting on what is happening and supporting the Muslim causes as peaceful when that is not true.

As a son of Middle Eastern Jews who fled to the United States because of Islam, I cannot do anything else but sympathize strongly with Egypt’s Coptic Christians and other Middle East /North Africa Christians. Western leaders, especially in Europe are cowards. Ignoring the oppression of their co-coreligionists, and holding the door wide open for Islam. SHAMEFUL!

Having lived in Southern Africa for five yrs, I compare the behavior of the Muslims to two indigenous snakes of there: The black mamba and the puff adder, the first one is extremely aggressive and lethal (Like a Jihadi), you can’t outrun it because he can slither in the bush at 17mls x hr, the other can stay coiled for days at the time immobile, but walk by two feet of him and zap! you will be shortly dead. (peaceful Muslim)

To understand islam, one must realize that the “god” of islam, the fellow that the muslims call allah, is in reality none other than satan himself. Once you realize that it all falls into place.

It is well past time for men and women everywhere to call on the good people who are Muslims, and implore them to renounce the hideously evil ideology of islam.

Renounce this evil ideology once and for all.

The time for ‘tolerance’ is past.

The time for ‘understanding’ is over.

The time for ACTION is now.

Let no civilized person pretend anymore that he can be a member of a murderous death cult and be any different than the modern equivalent of something even worse than a WWII Nazi.

The time for all good people to renounce this great evil is at hand. And now is the time for any adherent of islam who claims to be a decent human being, to prove that by leaving islam and helping humanity to defeat this ideological Ebola called islam.

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Posted by addisethiopia on May 27, 2017

One Of The Oldest Communities Of The Faithful Is Under Siege — And The World Must Act

Worldwide attacks on Christians are at a level not seen since the first centuries of Christianity, as Pope Francis noted recently.

The attacks are so frequent and so deadly — which risks not just “compassion fatigue,” but indifference. A systematic genocide is occurring not just in Iraq and Syria but in Nigeria and in many other countries, which can no longer be denied. The Coptic Christian community of Egypt, which makes up about 10 percent of Egypt’s population and existed long before Islam reared its conquering head, has suffered more than most — and is now suffering again with the third attack in the last two months.

At least 26 Coptic Christians, including many children, were on their way from Cairo to Minya, to the monastery of St. Samuel to pray. They were harmless pilgrims. The Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for previous attacks, has called the Copts their “favorite prey,” and since the Manchester attack days ago, little children seem to be particular favorites.

Much condemnation has already been expressed, the same words from the politicians after each attack; but there seems to be little outrage and even less action. World leaders do not gather in Cairo to march arm-in-arm, as they did, with a million people in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo massacre. There are no vigils for the Copts, no minutes of silence — the Copts seem to be very far away and very insignificant.

Persecuted Christians, said a senior figure in the current administration to a source of mine, have “no constituency.” If that cynical fact is true, there is only one group to blame: those who call themselves Christians, both the leadership of the church and the millions who attend divine worship each Sunday.

Most ordinary believers feel powerless to do anything and, in fact, do not know what to do. That can change — and the “constituency” can become very real and very powerful. Just weeks ago, the vice president of the United States spoke at the World Summit on Persecuted Christians, an event organized by the Rev. Franklin Graham, in Washington, D.C.

Vice President Mike Pence promised that “protecting and promoting religious liberty is a foreign-policy priority” of the Trump administration. Is there any more simple way of protecting religious liberty than allowing men, women and children to go to pray at a monastery without being slaughtered?

There are two very practical ways the protection and promotion of religious liberty can actually be a foreign-policy “priority”: money and immigration. The U.S. provides $1.3 billion each year in military aid to the Egyptian government.

Just days ago, President Trump said Egyptian President Al-Sisi was doing “a tremendous job” — but not apparently so tremendous when it comes to protecting the indigenous and ancient Christian community of his own country. Within the last week, in Saudi Arabia, Trump gave what many are calling the strongest challenge to Muslim leaders in decades.

He then signed a multimillion-dollar arms deal with the Saudis. Saudi textbooks, Saudi-trained imams and Saudi-sponsored mosques spread the most virulent and extreme form of Wahhabism. Cut the money if there is no promotion and protection of religious liberty.

Victims of genocide must be given priority to emigrate to the United States and other countries of their choice. It would, indeed, be a tragedy for Christianity to disappear from the very place it came to birth, especially Egypt — which sheltered the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph when they faced persecution. Nevertheless, it may be politically incorrect to prioritize Christians for immigration.

Yet at the judgment seat, we will not be asked whether we were politically correct. We will be asked what we did for our suffering brothers and sisters.

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Franklin Graham Condemns Islam, Terror In Wake Of Manchester Attack

” I’ve got news for them…” declaring Islam “a threat to our very way of life.”

In a pair of Facebook posts following the attack that killed 22 people and injured more than 100, Graham shunned efforts by some to praise Islam while disavowing terrorists

Islam targets the weak,” he wrote Tuesday.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the horrific carnage of Monday night’s bombing in Manchester, England, targeting children, teens and their parents who were attending a concert. They’re proud of this despicable and cowardly act,” Graham wrote.

As Graham called for prayers for those injured and grieving in the wake of the attack, he also called for prayers “that God would give wisdom to our leaders in combating this and the courage to identify what it is by name — Islamic terrorism, as President Donald J. Trump has done.”

Graham said Trump “was so right when he called the Manchester Islamic terrorists ‘losers.’ The truth is, they’re losers in this world and in the next. The president said, ‘This wicked ideology must be obliterated.’”

Graham said the ideology of the terrorists is flawed.

Jihadists following this are taught the lie that if you kill an infidel (a Christian or a Jew) and die in doing so, you will go to paradise where 70 virgins await you. I’ve got news for them: Hell awaits, with real flames and real fire,” he said.

Graham said that Muslims who want to avoid hell should be taking a different road.

Hell is a real place — and so is Heaven, but there is only one road to Heaven. Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’ (John 14:6). It is my prayer that Muslims around the world will come to know the truth and put their faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone,” he wrote.

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Muslims Butcher 28 Christians While Thousands Of Christians Gather Together Declaring They Will Never Be Conquered By Islam’s Satanic Religion

Posted by addisethiopia on May 27, 2017

Christian Copts are the most stubborn Christians on earth. You will never find a Coptic Christian convert to Islam under duress. So how did the Christians of Egypt react when Muslim terrorists attacked a bus full of Christians killing twenty eight Christians traveling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in the Minya? In the Middle East and from ancient times, in a wedding they make this sound they call “Zaghareet” (Ululation):

Of course, the bodies are brought into the church at the sounds of women making these very sounds while mothers wail and the priests sing with joy. The Martyrs brought in the church then the procession is a joyous one. Copts show Muslims that their martyrs are in a wedding of a different type than Muslims having weddings with virgins with carnal joys. Here is how they present the bride of Christ:

And of course, the funeral for the Christian martyrs presenting them to Christ:

While some in the West might see these scenes as foreign to them, I remind; being made in God’s image and likeness means that we have within ourselves the creative nature of God. Copts bow to the martyrs. They make icons of them.

Yet I have people comment that icons and bowing are acts of worship.

I chuckle at such statements from people who are oblivious to the Bible. God creates, so we create and is why God required the Israelites to make 3-d icons of angels on the Ark and even Joshua bowed face down towards it:

Joshua and the elders of Israel tore their clothing in dismay, threw dust on their heads, and bowed face down to the ground before the Ark of the LORD until evening (Joshua 7:6).

If bowing was worship, why then when two angels approach Lot in the gateway of the city of Sodom, Lot sees them and he “bowed with his face to the ground.”

No objection from the angel. Why? Because you are supposed to bow.

When Abigal saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground. She fell at his feet.”

And I ask; did Lot get rebuke from the angels? Did David rebuke Abigal?

NEVER.

Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown” (Numbers 22:31).

No rebuke.

I can show several examples.

There are even verses that speak of human statues and God ordered it (hint, its in Ezekiel’s temple).

This alone blows away all what the scoffers say. Every day I read poorly written comments and its sad.

But will these people heed? I guess not. Why? Because perhaps they are tares. A tare thinks its wheat. Us saying this diminishes our donations, but who cares.

People kiss the hand of the priest and the priest washed my feet.

Is that an act of worship? No.

May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you.” (Gen 27:29)

There are a ton of verses that debunk these claims:

The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, ‘The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.’ And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.”

When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne.”

So what say the tare? Are these so westernized that they lost the postures of respect, honor and duty?

Did they forget “blessed are the meek and humble at heart”?

The issue is not scripture, the issue is the lack of desire to search the scripture.

So likewise, all of these martyrs are icons of Christ, just like all of the martyrs of old who were depicted in Christendom’s paintings.

But in the West many object to having icons of martyrs. Where are the statues of the martyrs, where are the paintings of their contests, over which they conquered and for which they received their crowns of glory?

EVERYONE HAS ICONS. Why do we have statues of presidents, politicians, feminists and explorers, yet we do not dare inundate the society with the images that would reminds us of the most important thing? that is, the realization that we are not here for ourselves, that our “bodies are members of Christ” (1 Corinthians 6:15), that “you are not your own” (1 Corinthians 6:19), that we are given a destiny that breaks through the physical, the beautiful purpose to stand in the midst of this capricious world, as a beacon of order, as an exemplifier of harmony, as a living candle that shines with the unseen light that repulses the infernal spirits naked to the eye, and pulls in those whose souls are parched by the waves of the watery abyss, into the bright rays of the Holy Cross, so that we can say with the Gospel, “people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16) It is that sublime purpose, to be an icon.

As icons, we fight the idols by creating beautiful art, art that teaches the Faith through wonder and majesty. Look to the Church, and you will see beautiful paintings and images of Crosses. Oh, how the devil’s hate such art, because they — with their immaculate imagery — instill in us a sense of Christian identity, and constantly remind us that we are in Christ, and are not to be dictated by the trends of this world. This is why the wicked and evil atheists and Muslims are always pushing for governments to censor any sort of Christian imagery and expression. They want us to be devoid of icons, to forget our hope, and to place our faith in idolatry of the self. I have heard people say that crosses, church bells, Christian paintings and statues, are idols.

But the hatred against the icons is the real idolatry. For to make a society devoid of Christian imagery, is to enable the enemy to replace the icons with true idols, with the worship of celebrities, of buildings, of politicians, of false prophets. Man, by his very nature, venerates. Take away the icons and he will venerate himself, he will venerate other men, he will venerate Mammon, he will venerate the devil. But restore the holy icons and you will see Christendom revive. The icons will be everywhere, and even the least religious person will see it and feel within himself a small measure of awe, enough to compel him to express his gratitude to the One Who died for Him. Embellish the earth with holy icons, and man will be reminded of what is sacred, man will come to contemplation, and with contemplation comes wonder and inspiration, and from this does the person know that he is but an icon himself, a window into Heaven, who is to shine so brightly that men will worship their Father in Heaven.

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Number TWO gone – he’ll face Martyred Christian Saints for the judgment. Hoping Kissinger and Soros are next to bite the dust.

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Teenage Devil Worshipper Scrawls 666 Across Veil ‘touched By Jesus’

Posted by addisethiopia on May 10, 2017

A DEVIL worshipper scrawled a satanic message over a priceless artefact in Spain that is thought to show the face of Jesus Christ.

The Satanist wrote the number 666 across the glass housing the ‘veil of Veronica’ at the Monastery of the Holy Face (Monasterio de la Santa Faz’) in Alicante.

Police said that the suspect, a 17-year-old, marked the artefact with seven crosses on the armoured glass which protects it while she also left the mark of an upside down cross.

Authorities said surveillance footage showed that the suspect hid in the church overnight on Saturday to vandalise the property.

She then slipped out of the church the next morning unnoticed when it opened for religious services.

The teenager was found out after she was caught on surveillance tape inside the church, according to Spanish newspaper Diario Informacion.

The report said the Chaplain and the person in charge of the monastery found the vandal’s marks at 7.35am after she left.

However, the glass covering the relic was not broken.

The priceless item that was targeted is an armoured urn thought to contain the shrouds that Veronica used to dry the face of Jesus Christ on his way to Mount Cavalry.

The teenager committed the crime in a monastery popular with religious pilgrims who enjoy looking at the artefacts.

More than 200,000 religious pilgrims make the 7.5km journey from San Nicolas Cathedral to the monastery every second Thursday after Holy week.

Police have arrested the 17-year-old for the crime.

Jesús Murgui, the Bishop of Orihuela-Alicante, said he is praying for the culprit.

He asked that “the deplorable circumstances not be to the detriment of the love and the devotion that we feel toward this age-old relic of the Holy Face”.

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