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2 hours ago
A friend of mine (an aquantance from work), just e-mailed something to me and I am wondering if this information is legit? This person apparently has taught history classes on Parthia and a few other ancient civilizations. (the blank spots below have maps; which I did not include, because I am not sure how).

Numerous of the Apostles went to Parthia where the 3 Wisemen came from, when one checks out the history of these Wisemen. They were sent from the Royal family of Parthia Religious Court. Jewish historian Josephus said that at the time of Christ, Israelites were like the sand in the sea and the Israelites were so numerous east of the Euphrates River. Which was the border between Rome and Parthia for centuries.

Of course secular historians always play down Parthia.







Interesting that Andrew went to Sogdiana which is Bactria or part of Afghanistan.
It is recorded that King Solomon visited this area 1,000 years pervious.
Afghanistan is named after the Israelís first King Saul grandson Afgani who was in charge of the Israelite Army under King Solomon.

Here it shows the travels of Thomas crisscrossing Parthia and Kushan Empires.




Where they came for Pentecost...







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5 hours ago
When I used the words "So do I", I thought I was being clear that I agreed with Pilgrim.

Tom
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Yesterday at 11:44 PM
1. The Colossian text, in its most fundamental meaning is a warning to not be convinced by anyone that you must adhere to the OT dietary laws or celebrate the OT festivals in order to be saved and/or to be deemed a "good Christian". FYI, the phrase "or a sabbath day" is actually plural in the original and refers to the various 'sabbath days' of the OT and NOT to the Sabbath Day which is inextricably bound to the 10 Commandments and is based both upon creation and redemption and is thus binding upon all mankind.

2. Music may consist of both lyrics and tune or just the tune. Music which Scripture enjoins must be in accord with the divine attributes of God, aka: to glorify God. It is a serious error to embrace the modern concept of that command; to glorify God which has been turned upside down and now it is said to mean whatever an individual feels (emotionally) or intends (purpose), which God will always accept. This is blasphemous on its face and a violation of the 2nd and 3rd Commandments. Man has no warrant to define what God accepts, e.g., God will accept something offered if it is done sincerely, etc. Most forms of contemporary music are odious to God.

Again, in the Calvinism and the Reformed Faith > Ecclesiology section, see the list of articles under the "Music" heading for a good start on what a Christian should be embracing, both in their personal sanctification and in corporate worship.
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Yesterday at 08:44 PM
Originally Posted by Tom
I know Jeff Durbin has been attacked quite harshly by Pulpit and Pen (I would stay away from Pulpit and Pen) concerning things like alcohol.
Tom


Did not know this. And yes, I've gathered that P&P aren't very good.

Originally Posted by Tom
I watched a broadcast with James White interviewing Jeff Durbin on the controversy this caused.
This just might have something to do with why Jeff Durbin spoke on that topic?
Tom


Jeff Durbin is someone the secular world would term alcoholic or addict. However, being a Christian, he identifies that as a category of sin, and essentially is misguided worship. His church began when he was a chaplain at a hospital working with addicts and alcoholics, and are those very people with which his church is primarily comprised. Of course, there are members now who haven't come from addiction, but also the other various ministries he's involved with, such as the EndAbortionNow movement that he started. So, the reason behind discussions with Jeff involving alcohol or addiction stem from his past. Just an FYI moment joy

Originally Posted by Tom
I think it is a good idea to listen to Jeff again, to understand the full context.


I will do this tonight and get back with ya afterward! peace I may have mistook him thinking he was referencing exactly from scripture. I know I didn't get this idea from nowhere. But maybe I'm misunderstanding what he said, or is it possible that what he said was meant exegetically?
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