Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Very interesting--Israeli paper Haaretz: Sanhedrin just bought sheep for sacrifice....Moving right along....

If you've ever read Jesus' reference to the book of the prophet Daniel in the Bible, you may recognize the significance of this announcement in one of Israel's newspapers:

Present-day Sanhedrin court seeks to revive ancient Temple rituals

The present-day Sanhedrin Court decided Tuesday to purchase a herd of sheep for ritual sacrifice at the site of the Temple on the eve of Passover, conditions on the Temple Mount permitting.The modern Sanhedrin was established several years ago and is headed by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. It claims to be renewing the ancient Jewish high court, which existed until roughly 1600 years ago, and meets once a week.Professor Hillel Weiss, a member of the Sanhedrin, told Haaretz on Tuesday that the action, even if merely symbolic, is designed to demonstrate in a way that is obvious to all that the expectation of Temple rituals will resume is real, and not just talk. ... More

The usual Easter attack on Christianity

Once a year on the tv calendar, Easter shows up as time to refute Christianity. The producer of "Titanic," James Cameron, has produced a show claiming to feature the bones of Jesus Christ.
Professor Amos Kloner, Jerusalem, in photo, points out that these alleged bones of Jesus of Nazareth and family were found far from Nazareth. That Mary and Joseph could not have afforded a middle class tomb like this. And the names, Jesus, Mary and Joseph were as common as the name Mary was in the last generation today.

Besides, as is pointed out in an excellent booklet from Intervarsity Press, "Have You Considered Him?" , which I recommend ordering in quantity to give away, the followers of Jesus Christ were willing to suffer torture and death because they would not stop saying they saw Him alive. After the resurrection.

Cameron claims he is not trying to "sink" Christianity, that Jesus' spirit could have been seen resurrecting, but that His body could have been buried.

Not if we believe the Word of God.

For more refuting these titanic claims, click here and here.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Awesome Books, Awesome Blog

Today, I'm directing traffic to the blog of Bodie and Brock Thoene.

Their incomparable fiction reflects all different stages of Christian history.

And today, their commentary on today's church is so timely, urgent and important, I will let it speak for itself. Please click here and read it carefully and prayerfully.