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E-CLIPZ -An E-zine For The Church Of God
More Historical Happenings
1250 - Pope Innoncent III refuses Jews of Cordova Spain permission to build
1746 - Colonial missionary to the American Indians David Brainerd wrote in
his journal: 'Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide
away, while I do so little to any good purpose. Oh, that God would make me
more fruitful and spiritual.' 1817 - In Hartford, CT, American clergyman
Thomas H. Gallaudet, 30, and deaf Frenchman Laurent Clerc opened the first
American school for the deaf, called the American Asylum.
1865 - Pres Lincoln dies morning (7:22 am)after being shot by John Wilkes
Booth at Ford's Theater the night previous. For info on the Lincoln murder
and the implication of the Church of Rome read
1872 - In deciding the legal case "Watson v. Jones," the U.S. Supreme Court
declared that a member of a religious organization may not appeal to secular
courts against a decision made by a church tribunal within the area of its
1902 - Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On the Church in the US"
0308 - Marcellus I dies- ending his reign as Catholic Pope
0556 - Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1521 - German reformer Martin Luther, 34, arrived at the Diet of Worms, where
he afterward defended his "Ninety-Five Theses," first advanced in 1517. At
the Diet, Luther refused to recant his ideas 'unless overcome by Scripture.'
1529 - Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake
1547 - Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Russia
1581 - English parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1604 - At the Hampton Court Conference in England, John Rainolds presented
to King James I the motion '...that there might bee a newe translation of
the Bible.' Approved the next day, Rainolds' motion led to the 1611 publication
of the Authorized (King James) version of the Bible.
1724 - 1st U.S Easter observed - A resurrection of old pagan fertility ideology
and symbols to which the paint of 'Christianity' was applied - but could
not cover completely.
1740- English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: 'If I see a
man who loves the Lord Jesus in sincerity, I am not very solicitous to
what...communion he belongs. The Kingdom of God, I think, does not consist
in any such thing.'
1786 - The Virginia Legislature adopted the Ordinance of Religious Freedom,
which guaranteed that no man would be forced to attend or support any church.
This mandate later became the model for the First Amendment to the U.S.
1920 - 18th Amendment, prohibition, becomes the law of the land - one year
after ratification; it is repealed in 1933 1920 - 1st assembly of League
of Nations (Paris)
1982 - Great Britain established full diplomatic relations with the Vatican.
0858 - Benedict III dies- ending his reign as Catholic Pope
1521 - Martin Luther is excommunicated from Roman Catholic Church
1776 - English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: 'You have
now such faith as is necessary for your living unto God. As yet you are not
called to die. When you are, you shall have faith for this also.'
1790 - Benjamin Franklin, US inventor, publisher, (Poor Richard's Almanac),
statesman, and Master Mason dies at 84. Franklin belonged to several 'secret
societies' and helped fashion the US Great Seal that appears on the back
of the US One Dollar Note.
1833 - English historian and statesman Thomas B. Macaulay declared: "The
whole history of Christianity proves that she has little indeed to fear from
persecution as a foe, but much to fear from persecution as an ally.''
1865 - Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln's assassination.
Her house was the habitation and meeting place of numerous Jesuits/Catholic
priests, verified by trial documents, during the entire time of the planning
of the assassination. See our article 'The Jesuit Connection to the Assassination
of Abraham Lincoln' at
Snake-handling Pentecostal preacher "Rev." Dwayne Long died after refusing
treatment for a snakebite he received a day previous during church service.
AP ran a story saying that Pentecostal members believe when people die from
a snakebite during a service, it is a sign that it was their time to go.
The Pentecostal crowd practices this deadly ritual tempting the Lord because
of their personal interpretation of a verse in the scriptures.
Mark 16:18 They shall take up
it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
The Greek word "airo" rendered take up is better translated as remove, lift
away, or take away.
There are many verses in the bible that illustrate the truth of this translation
and we share one of them with you here: Ephesians 4:31
speaking, be put away
We see proof in the fact that no biblical figure 'took up' snakes as the
modern Pentecostals do. In the book of the Acts of the Apostles we do see
Paul removing a serpent that bit him accidentally (not as part of a church
snake show) and suffering NO ILL EFFECTS and we believe that this is reinforcing
what the verse in Mark 16:18 referred to. See Acts
28:1-6 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called
Melita. And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled
a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because
of the cold. And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them
on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said
among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped
the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. And he shook off the beast
into the fire, and felt no harm. Howbeit they looked when he should have
swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great
while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that
he was a god.
Matthew 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.
ISIS is Watching You
DARPA has an airship called ISIS short for "Integrated Sensor is Structure."
The blimp is proposed to be three times the size of the Goodyear Blimp and
could keep watch over an entire city. Darpa program manager Larry Correy
says the ship and its technology could give them a "dynamic, detailed, real-time
picture of all movement on or above the battlefield: friendly, neutral or
enemy." Correy writes on his webpage, "The goal of the ISIS program is to
develop a stratospheric airship based autonomous unmanned sensor with years
of persistence in surveillance and tracking of air and ground targets. It
will have the capability to track the most advanced cruise missiles at 600
km and dismounted troops at 300 km."WND quoted DARPA's Paul Benda saying,
"We will apply this technology to track people emerging from buildings of
interest and follow them as they move to new locations." He added "Imagine
the impact it will have if ISIS tracks the movement of individuals for months.
Hidden webs of connections between people and facilities will be revealed."
Twisted Scriptures - Are the new versions just "per-versions"?
- by Kenneth M. Hoeck
From time to time, in this column, we present some comparative analysis of
the many different bible versions to show the errors of many of the modern
versions. Today we are looking at Matthew 1:2.
We can see in the new versions that there is a word removed. The word is
"Firstborn" (And knew her not till she had brought forth her FIRSTBORN son:
and he called his name JESUS). The Greek word for "firstborn" (also appears
in Luke 2:7) refers to Jesus was the first child (of several children) that
Mary had given birth to.
Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she
had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. - KJV
[King James Version]
Matthew 1:25 And
- KJV w/Strong's Greek [King James Version w/Strong's]
Matthew 1:25 and did not know her till
she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus. -
NKJV [New King James Version]
Matthew 1:25 But he had no union with
her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. - NIV
[New International Version]
Matthew 1:25 but knew her not until she
had borne a son; and he called his name Jesus. - RSV [Revised Standard Version]
Matthew 1:25 but she remained a virgin
until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus. - NLT [New Living
Matthew 1:25 but had no marital relations
with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus. - NRSV [New Revised
Matthew 1:25 And he had no connection
with her till she had given birth to a son; and he gave him the name Jesus.
- BBE [Bible in Basic English]
Matthew 1:25 He did not have marital
relations with her before she gave birth to a son. Joseph named the child
Jesus. - GWT [God's Word Translation]
Matthew 1:25 but he did not know her
intimately until she gave birth to a son. And he named Him Jesus. - [Holman
Christian Standard Bible]
Matthew 1:25 But he did not make love
to her until after she gave birth to a son. And Joseph gave him the name
Jesus. - NIRV [New International Reader's Version]
It seems obvious that a certain influence is found in the new age versions
as the Catholic Church would like to keep Mary a perpetual Virgin
"Have a Great Sabbath Day!"
Love to you all in Christ Jesus ~ Kenneth M. Hoeck
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