An Extract Out Of Josephus’s Discourse To The Greeks Concerning Hades
1. NOW as to Hades, wherein the souls of the of the good things they see, and rejoice in the righteous and unrighteous are detained, it is necessary to speak of it. Hades is a place in the world not regularly finished; a subterraneous region, wherein the light of this world does not shine; from which circumstance, that in this region the light does not shine, it cannot be but there must be in it perpetual darkness. This region is allotted as a place of custody for souls, ill which angels are appointed as guardians to them, who distribute to them temporary punishments, agreeable to every one’s behavior and manners.
2. In this region there is a certain place set apart, as a lake of unquenchable fire, whereinto we suppose no one hath hitherto been cast; but it is prepared for a day afore-determined by God, in which one righteous sentence shall deservedly be passed upon all men; when the unjust, and those that have been disobedient to God, and have given honor to such idols as have been the vain operations of the hands of men as to God himself, shall be adjudged to this everlasting punishment, as having been the causes of defilement; while the just shall obtain an incorruptible and never-fading kingdom. These are now indeed confined in Hades, but not in the same place wherein the unjust are confined.
3. For there is one descent into this region, at whose gate we believe there stands an archangel with an host; which gate when those pass through that are conducted down by the angels appointed over souls, they do not go the same way; but the just are guided to the right hand, and are led with hymns, sung by the angels appointed over that place, unto a region of light, in which the just have dwelt from the beginning of the world; not constrained by necessity, but ever enjoying the prospect of the good things they see, and rejoic in the expectation of those new enjoyments which will be peculiar to every one of them, and esteeming those things beyond what we have here; with whom there is no place of toil, no burning heat, no piercing cold, nor are any briers there; but the countenance of the and of the just, which they see, always smiles them, while they wait for that rest and eternal new life in heaven, which is to succeed this region. This place we call The Bosom of Abraham. Continue reading “Flavius Josephus on Heaven & Hades, to the Greeks”
Smith Wigglesworth’s was a “funny” guy yet he was a great soul winner who preached the Gospel and won the souls left and right. He was not so much a churchian, he was rather a REAL fruitful Christian! Wigglesworth’s ministry of faith, miracles, signs and wonders changed the face of Christianity and set the stage for the Charismatic Renewal that would restore the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the modern church. Hear Pastor George Storemonts first hand experiences of his travels with Wigglesworth.
I found this very interesting Early Christian document (See link at the bottom for the very interesting site and give them a visit) purporting to be the spoken deathbed testaments of the 12 sons of Jacob just before they died. I found them very genuine and highly fascinating to read, especially the Heavenly vision of Levi about the 7 Heavens. It contains the ring of truth IMHO, acc. to the little discernment the Lord gives me. Enjoy! Even IF some would say that it is merely Christian fiction of the Early Christians, it is very inspiring reading.
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
I.-The Testament of Reuben Concerning Thoughts
I.-The Testament of Reuben Concerning Thoughts
1. The copy of the Testament of Reuben, what things he charged his sons before he died in the hundred and twenty-fifth year of his life. When he was sick two years after the death of Joseph, his sons and his sons’ sons were gathered together to visit him. And he said to them, My children, I am dying, and go the way of my fathers. And when he saw there Judah and Gad and Asher, his brethren, he said to them, Raise me up, my brethren, that I may tell to my brethren and to my children what things I have hidden in my heart, for from henceforth my strength faileth me. And he arose and kissed them, and said, weeping: Hear, my brethren, give ear to Reuben your father, what things I command you. And, behold, I call to witness against you this day the God of heaven, that ye walk not in the ignorance of youth and fornication wherein I ran greedily, and I defiled the bed of Jacob my father. For I tell you that He smote me with a sore plague in my loins for seven months; and had not Jacob our father prayed for me to the Lord, surely the Lord would have destroyed me. For I was thirty years old when I did this evil in the sight of the Lord, and for seven months I was sick even unto death; and I repented for seven years in the set purpose of my soul before the Lord. Wine and strong drink I drank not, and flesh entered not into my mouth, and I tasted not pleasant food, mourning over my sin, for it was great. And it shall not so be done in Israel. Continue reading “The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs – An Early Christian Text of the 12 Sons of Jacob”
“The West has yet to experience a Communist invasion; religion here remains free. But the West’s own historical evolution has been such that today it too is experiencing a drying up of religious consciousness…. the tide of secularism that, from the late Middle Ages onward, has progressively inundated the West. This gradual sapping of strength from within is a threat to faith that is perhaps even more dangerous than any attempt to assault religion violently from without.”
This article originally appeared on a new site about the Christian renaissance in Russia, called Russian Faith. Their introductory video is at end of this article.
Introduction by Chris Banescu
As a survivor of the Communist Holocaust I am horrified to witness how my beloved America, my adopted country, is gradually being transformed into a secularist and atheistic utopia, where communist ideals are glorified and promoted, while Judeo-Christian values and morality are ridiculed and increasingly eradicated from the public and social consciousness of our nation.
Under the decades-long assault and militant radicalism of many so-called “liberal” and “progressive” elites, God has been progressively erased from our public and educational institutions, to be replaced with all manner of delusion, perversion, corruption, violence, decadence, and insanity. Continue reading ““Godlessness: the reason 60 million Russians were swallowed up” – Solzhenitsyn’s Prophetic 1983 Warning”
“We should look up more often.”
In “A New View of The Moon”, filmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at the moon. What’s amazing about this short film is that no matter who looked through the lens, they all had the same reactions:
I am not into New Age, and neither is Howard Storm, although the lady appears to be, she seems to still believe in Jesus, although probably not as the WORD become flesh. Nevertheless there is hope for anyone that sincerely loves Jesus, as Howard Storm’s NDE proved. Many New Agers will join the Children of God int Great Tribulation when the chip becomes mandatory, and the Bride of Christ drops out of the Matrix. The other New Agers and so-called Christians will -like the foolish virgins – take the 666 Mark and join the One World church of the False Prophet.
Continue reading “Howard Storm NDE Interview With New Age Believer in Jesus.”
Thailand is as maligned (by the globalists!) as this lady was… initially.What a great video!
Don’t judge a book by the cover! Look deeper, and don’t gossip. Unite! Do not divide! God’s children are supposed to be One BRIDE! But the way it looks right now, we have still a long way to go. The infighting, the criticism, the condemning, the judgmentality, the self righteousness! Oh the humanity… Oh Lord help us to overcome. Are you bashing other Christians? Are you selfrighteously condemning others? Are you destroying God’s work for your own bitter vengeance? Your face will show it. Pursed lips like Clinton, bitter hard eyes, bitter biting words. NOT at all, like meek and lowly Jesus, who wept for the sinful multitudes with compassion. Com means with. Passion means feeling and suffering!
Merry Christmas From Paradise Post Blog!
Christmas in Bethlehem Song about Peace in Palestina!
Told by Peter himself about his salvation.