Sunday, January 30, 2011
THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN THE ANCIENT FAR EAST
By RUNOKO RASHIDI
DEDICATED TO DR. JAMES EDWARD BRUNSON III
Although the island nation of Japan is assumed by many to have been historically composed of an essentially homogenous population, the accumulated evidence places the matter in a vastly different light. A Japanese proverb states that: "For a Samurai to be brave, he must have a bit of Black blood." Another recording of the proverb is: "Half the blood in one's veins must be Black to make a good Samurai." Sakanouye Tamura Maro, a Black man, became the first Shogun of Japan.
In China, an Africoid presence is visible from remote antiquity. The Shang, for example, China's first dynasts, are described as having "black and oily skin." The famous Chinese sage Lao-Tze was "black in complexion."
Funan is the name given by Chinese historians to the earliest kingdom of Southeast Asia. Their records expressly state that, "For the complexion of men, they consider black the most beautiful. In all the kingdoms of the southern region, it is the same."
The first kingdom in Vietnam was the Kingdom of Lin-yi. Its inhabitants possessed "black skin, eyes deep in the orbit, nose turned up, hair frizzy at a period when they were not yet subject to foreign domination and preserved the purity of this type."
The fate of the Black kingdoms and the Black people of Far East Asia must be tied to increased pressure from non-Africoid peoples pushing down from northern Asia. Indeed, the subject of what might be called "Black and Yellow racial and cultural relations in both ancient and modern times" is so critical that it must be developed as a special area of study. It is of particular importance to African and African-oriented scholars and historians.
African Presence In Early Asia, Edited by Runoko Rashidi & Ivan Van Sertima
Black Jade, by James E. Brunson
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Copyright © 1998 Runoko Rashidi. All rights reserved.
Revised: November 08, 2000.
Webpage design: Kenneth Ritchards
AN EXAMINATION AND REVIEW OF
THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN CLASSICAL ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS
An abstract by RUNOKO RASHIDI
The story of the African presence in early Asia is as fascinating as it is obscure. We now know, based on recent scientific studies of DNA, that modern humanity originated in Africa, that African people are the world's original people, and that all modern humans can ultimately trace their ancestral roots back to Africa. Were it not for the primordial migrations of early African people, humanity would have remained physically Africoid, and the rest of the world outside of the African continent absent of human life. Since the first modern humans in Asia were of African birth, the African presence in ancient Asia can therefore be demonstrated through the history of the Black populations that have inhabited the Asian land mass within the span of modern humanity. But not only were African people the first inhabitants of Asia. There is abundant evidence to show that Black people within documented historical periods created, nurtured or influenced some of ancient Asia's most important and enduring classical civilizations. This includes the Sumerian civilization of early Iraq, the Indus Valley civilization and the civilizations of Angkor and Champa in Southeast Asia.
For well over a century, Western historians, ethnologists, anthropologists, archaeologists and other such specialists have generally and often arbitrarily used such terms as Negroid, Proto-Negroid, Proto-Australoid, Negritic and Negrito in labeling populations in Asia with Africoid phenotypes and African cultural traits and historical traditions. The has especially been the case with Black populations in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Far East Asia. In Southwest Asia, on the other hand, terms like Hamites, Eurafricans, Mediterraneans and the Brown Race have commonly been employed in denoting clearly discernible Black populations. In this work, we have chosen to reject such deliberately confusing nomenclature as obsolete and invalid, unscientific and racially motivated, and it is our intention to comprehensively explore the full impact and extent of the African presence in the human cultures and classical civilizations of early Asia.
In summation, in brief, we contend that the history of the African presence in Asia, including the African presence in classical Asian civilization, is one of the most significant, challenging and least written about aspects of the global African experience, and that even today, after an entire series of holocausts and calamities, the African presence in Asia may exceed three hundred million people. The works of historians and scholars like W.E.B. DuBois, Drusilla Dunjee Houston, Joel A. Rogers, John G. Jackson, Cheikh Anta Diop, Chancellor James Williams and others have stressed this for years. We intend to continue to energetically carry this work forward.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011
raieyez | January 28, 2011 | 12 likes, 0 dislikes
Reply to the fool who said their were no blacks in ancient Europe.
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Friday, January 28, 2011
raieyez | January 27, 2011 | 16 likes, 0 dislikes
Phoenicians JointHeads were taken from the Classical Art Research Centre The Beazley Archive UK
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Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Video Description: "In Truth, these so-called "black" men who are the descendants of the slaves taken into captivity during the Transatlantic Slave Trade and scattered throughout the world are Hebrew Israelite men suffering curses in Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26; as it is written, they do not know who they are or why they're suffering the way that they're suffering. It's time to wake up. I decided to tell the story of the young "black" male with drawings by brother Will Capers so they're used quite extensively in this video; enjoy."-GabriyahYsrayl
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
TRUTH ABOUT YAHUSHUWAH IN MALCOLM X MOVIE
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Hollywood knows the truth about the true identity of Jesus Christ and the Hebrews.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The truth about who we are as Israelites is skillfully revealed here in the classic sitcom "Sanford & Son." Redd Foxx knew something about who he was for sure.
FRED SANFORD PROCLAIMS THAT JESUS WAS BLACK
Hollywood knows the truth concerning the ethnic identity of Jesus Christ.
Monday, January 17, 2011
“Unfortunately, Champollion’s decipherment of the hieroglyphics was based on the wrong premise that ancient Egypt was a monolingual nation just as most European nations are today. However, that premise is false. Ancient Egypt was a multilingual nation as we see on the African continent today. Ancient Egyptian writings were therefore not in one tribal language. As a result, deciphering one language could not give western scholars the orthographic clues to the numerous documents that were written in other tribal languages. This is the reason that less than a tenth of the supposed recovered papyri from Ancient Egypt have been successfully deciphered up to date. The deciphering formula that Champollion left behind does not fit all languages of all the papyri Egyptologists and archaeologists have recovered from Ancient Egypt. What is worse, most of these scholars do not even know that they are dealing with different African languages.” (Nana Darkwah, author of The Africans Who Wrote the Bible, p. 149)
Photo: Jean Francois Champollion. The so-called "Father of Egyptology."
Editor's Note: Champollion was also an illuminist. Notice the hand hidden in his jacket. Other illuminists like George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Karl Marx took pictures with similar poses. The Hidden Hand represents the shadowy practices of the Illuminati.
This is a sample of the hieroglyphics from the "Rosetta Stone" that Champollion supposedly "deciphered." How could a one-dimensional man such as Champollion decipher such ancient, and yet sophisticated, complexity?
Sunday, January 16, 2011
GabriyahYsrayl | January 15, 2011 | 9 likes, 0 dislikes
Wake up people...please; the Most High, YAH, the Messiyah, Yahoshua, your ancestors -- they all cry out unto you.
Black is a byword that has been placed upon the Israylites, but I used it in the title for clarity since most Israylites don't know that they're Israylites. Once you come into the truth, you should refer to yourself as a Hebrew Israylite. Only we fit all of the curses placed upon the Israylites in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28; they are suppose to be our sign of who we are: the true children of Ysrayl!
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
2nd Trailer for The Documentary THE CURSES
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Editor's Note: This video is a trailer for a documentary that was produced by Israelite Heritage in 2009. However, the message two years later is even more relevant than it was then.
Friday, January 14, 2011
"Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken CRAFTY COUNSEL AGAINST THY PEOPLE, and consulted AGAINST THY HIDDEN ONES. They have said, Come, and LET US CUT THEM OFF FROM BEING A NATION; that THE NAME OF ISRAEL may be NO MORE IN REMEMBRANCE. For they have consulted together with ONE CONSENT: they are CONFEDERATE AGAINST THEE: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah." (Psalm 83:1-8)
"Jews were found producing or marketing clothing for the African [Hebrew] captives within the slave system, supplying plantations with the flimsy prison-like overalls and reminding slave owners in their advertisements that proper packaging of their human chattel fetched higher prices. Jews supplied the pro-slavery Confederate Army with uniforms, and the Ku Klux Klan with hoods and sheets for their terrorist raids and lynching parties." (The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Volume 2, p. 286)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
"The Jewish Gene theory is a false thesis. U.S. research teams led by Ashkenazi Jews themselves, like Hammer and Wilder. Based on the Cohen, and EU 19 and J1 gene being of Jews? And they own or control the very Labs this stuff comes out from. How can they say that? In fact they have started to get major corporate sponsorship from other Askenazi Jews to promote this crap. Like Google owners, and so on. Whats funny too these DNA guys have no Semite lab gene to compare. How can you say you are the descendants of the real Jews, and you don't have a gene in your lab to compare? So they make assumptions, notice coincidences similar to Arabs of the region like illness's they have like Arabs, and they forget Asian Orientals have that too, and on top off that fabricate that they have a common gene with the middle eastern people. That's it folks. They spent millions to say they have a gene similar to Arabs. This makes them Jewish? Or the Arabs Jewish? But what they fail to know, is the Arabs, Orientals, Bedouin, and Berbers are mixed too in blood. And they traveled or came from all over Europe at much of the same time, and mixed with the populaces of those countries as well prior. We find the Ashkenazi gene popping up in non-Jews, and Arabs, and Berbers, and Bedouins, in the same areas of all their testing. Why don't they mention this is their testing? Why just Israelis? Why no testing on the Palestinians maybe? Something they don't want to tell you in their research. And what about the Palestinians and Syrians and Lebanese who also have the same gene found in their blood. Not found in other parts of the middle east. Just do the simple math, and the answer is right in front of you. Lets take a small step back in time. And recount the days when then Mongols, and the Turks sacked Jerusalem. Both groups would have interbred and have children, and marry. And when the Mongols, and Turks had also been conquered they would leave Jerusalem and go back to their home lands. Even Khazaria, With their new children mind you. These children would almost be a new race. Mixed with Khazarian, Mongol, Turkish, and Jewish, and Arab, Bedouin, and Berber bloods. Not to mention a dash of spicy Greek, Frank, and Roman too from prior invasions. And they would end up in the far Northern regions of the middle east, Europe, Eastern Europe, and Khazaria, and Turkey, and parts of Asia and Russia for the matter, and for each perspective invasion and retreat to their home land at the time. We honestly can only say there is no proof in any of the theories set out by Hammer, or Wilder that they are Jewish in genetics. We just don't know. The new people even after the Khazars would have been Ashkenazi's. Descendants of the Khazars. And that blood too is even further diluted from the Mongol Khazars, and Turks. So by now any trace would be wiped out, or gone. One thing to consider is the culture of the Jews at the time of the Mongol, and the Turk invasions. The Jews at the time were in shambles. There was inter sex with Arabs, Turks, Mongol's, Roman's, Greek's, and other cultures. But of the priestly class, they did not marry in general to any other person, unless they converted to Judaism or was a Jew. So the answer in all the testing is simple. We don't know. And we may never know actually. We don't have in our lab a gene to compare. Genetics is genetics. Not assumptions as Abrahami pointed out. So there is no support for the Jewish Gene theory. Besides, these lab guys are scientist, and not historians, if you look at both sides of the research, they can't line up. So this is a false assumption to make about Jewish Genes.Great scientific quotes about this thesis"Geneticist Steven Rose said, Biologists define "race" as a group or population differing in gene frequency from that of others in the same species. "If race as a classification had any use at all, it served as a mere convenience to distinguish between geographic groups of people. In the process, individual variances must first be abolished and the group's characteristics reduced to an average, to an imaginary prototype if you will, that has no basis in physical genetic reality". Writes Montague. So my theory is now introduced and confirmed. And why does my tests show the same genes show up in these cultures as well? To some it up, we will never have the answer. We can only assume. And you know what that does to you and me? We know more about King Tuts genes and ancestors, then we will ever know about the Hebrews genes. Ever! We just aren't interested in Hebrews. Also. Any Jew of today is of mixed euro-blood, and is now a gentile. God doesn't recognize the gentile in the Jewish bible. So there are no more Jews in reality. Long gone."-chipmaster86 (Youtube user)
Editor's Note: There are some things I take with a grain of salt like, "God doesn't recognize the gentile in the Jewish bible. So there are no more Jews in reality. Long gone." That quote, for example, is a bunch of nonsense. Neither does he have knowledge that "African-Americans" are part of the House of Israel and House of Judah. And that's fine, too. Perhaps it's not meant for him to know. But rest of the write-up is worth reading, along with the viewing of the video.
I discovered this video about how DNA can be modified and fabricated for purposes of incrimination of individuals accused of crimes. If this can be done in criminal cases, how much more for validating identity theft, such as the bogus "Jewish genetic studies" claiming Khazars to be Jews? As a Hebrew sister so wisely stated, "Remember....by the time they let us know any of this information; they have had it for at least 50 or so years!!!!" Truth indeed.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Inspiration, Inerrancy,
and Authority of the Bible
by Ron Rhodes
What Is Inspiration?
Biblical inspiration may be defined as God's superintending of the human authors so that, using their own individual personalities (and even their writing styles), they composed and recorded without error His revelation to man in the words of the original autographs. Inspiration means that "the Holy Spirit of God superintended the human writers in the production of Scripture so that what they wrote was precisely what God wanted written."
When you break the doctrine of inspiration down to its essential elements, there are seven key factors:
Divine origin and causality;
Written verbally (in words);
Plenary (all of Scripture is inspired, not just parts of it);
Only the "Autographs" (the original documents penned by the biblical authors) are inspired;
Because Scripture is inspired, it is inerrant; and
Because Scripture is inspired and inerrant, it alone has final authority.
The word inspiration literally means "God-breathed" in the Greek. And because Scripture is breathed out by God, it is true and inerrant. Consider the following syllogism:
God is true (Romans 3:4).
God breathed out the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16).
Therefore, the Scriptures are true (John 17:17).
As illustrated above, the inerrancy of Scripture can be inferred by premises that are themselves taught by Scripture.
We read in Scripture that truth is an attribute of God (Jeremiah 10:10; John 1:14; 14:6; 17:3), and that God speaks truthfully - that is, He does not lie (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Titus 1:2; Romans 3:3-4).
We also are told that Scripture is "breathed out" by God (2 Timothy 3:16).
The Word of God, then, is true (John 17:14,17; cf. Psalm 119:142; 151; 160; Revelation 21:5; 22:6).
The Holy Spirit is the Agent of Inspiration
Second Peter 1:21 tells us that "prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." The word moved in this verse literally means to be "borne along" or "carried along."
Even though human beings were used in the process of writing down God's Word, they were all literally "borne along" by the Holy Spirit.
The human wills of the authors were not the originators or the carriers of God's message....God did not permit the will of sinful man to divert, misdirect, or erroneously record His message.
God moved and the prophet mouthed these truths; God revealed and man recorded His word.
Interestingly, the Greek word for "moved" in 2 Peter 1:21 is the same word found in Acts 27:15-17.
The experienced sailors could not navigate the ship because the wind was so strong.
The ship was being driven, directed, and carried about by the wind.
This is similar to the Spirit's driving, directing, and carrying the human authors of the Bible as He wished.
The word is a strong one, indicating the Spirit's complete superintendence of the human authors.
Yet, just as the sailors were active on the ship (though the wind, not the sailors, controlled the ship's movement), so the human authors were active in writing as the Spirit directed.
Inspiration in the Old Testament
The Old Testament recognizes that it is the Holy Spirit who speaks through its writers (2 Samuel 23:2-3).
Indeed, many Old Testament passages quoted in the New Testament are said to have the Holy Spirit as their author, even though a human prophet actually spoke the words in the Old Testament (see Mark 12:36; Acts 1:16; 28:25; Hebrews 3:7; 10:15-16).
Old Testament Designation/New Testament Designation
The psalmist said (Psalm 95:7)/The Holy Spirit said (Hebrews 3:7)
The psalmist said (Psalm 45:6)/God said (Hebrews 1:8)
The psalmist said (Psalm 102:25,27)/God said (Hebrews 1:10-12)
Isaiah said (Isaiah 7:14)/The Lord spoke by the prophet (Matthew 1:22-23)
Hosea said (Hosea 11:1)/The Lord spoke by the prophet (Matthew 2:1).
Eliphaz's words (Job 5:13)/God's Word (1 Corinthians 3:19)
Acts 1:16 is a highly significant verse in this regard, for we read: "Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus" (emphasis added).
Likewise, we read in Acts 4:24-25: "And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?" (emphasis added).
And again, we read in Acts 28:25: "When they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers" (emphasis added).
God's Words in the Mouths of the Prophets
In 2 Samuel 23:2 we read the following words from the mouth of David: "The Spirit of the lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue." Here is a clear reference to a human being used as a mouthpiece for the spirit of God.
Similarly, we read in Isaiah 59:21, "As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth..." (emphasis added). Though God used human beings in the process of communicating His words, it is clear that the Holy Spirit was in charge of the process so that no human error or opinion entered into the picture.
Turning to Jeremiah 1:9 we read, "Then the lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth." Again, we see that God is in control of the process of communicating His word to man.
Speaking of the Old Testament prophets in general, we read in Zechariah 7:12, "Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the lord of hosts" (emphasis added).
Inspiration in the New Testament
Jesus promised His followers that it would be the work of the Holy Spirit to provide an accurate recounting of the events of His life (John 14:26).
And because of this, you and I can trust the Bible as the Word of God. The Holy Spirit superintended the process from beginning to end. Let's look at more details of this doctrine in the New Testament.
The New Testament Books Are "Scripture"
2 Timothy 3:16
Second Timothy 3:16 tells us, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."
When Paul said that "all Scripture" is inspired, did he have in mind just the Old Testament (which is a common New Testament usage of the word "Scripture"), or did he have a larger grouping in mind (a grouping that included some New Testament books)? This is a very important question. We think the later is the case for at least two important reasons.
The apostle Paul had already described a specific New Testament book as "Scripture" in his first letter to Timothy (see 1 Timothy 5:18 where the Gospel of Luke is called Scripture). It therefore makes sense that when Paul used the term "Scripture" in his second letter to Timothy, he was thinking not just of Old Testament books but also of New Testament books that had been written up to that time.
The apostle Peter uses the same Greek word for "Scripture" to describe the writings of the apostle Paul (2 Peter 3:16).
Here is the important point: By the time 2 Timothy 3:16 was written, all of the New Testament books had already been written except for 2 Peter, Hebrews, Jude, and the apostle John's writings. In view of this, Paul was surely including these books in the phrase "all Scripture is inspired" in 2 Timothy 3:16. And since the remaining books were later acknowledged as belonging to the canon of Scripture, we may safely say that this verse says something about all 66 books of the Bible.
Now, the word "inspired" comes from a Greek word meaning "God-breathed."
The Greek form is passive. This means the Bible is the result of the "breath of God."
If the form were active, then the verse would be saying that all the Bible breathes or exudes God.
But here we are told that God breathed out something, namely, the Scripture. The origin of the Bible is thus seen to be God.
1 Timothy 5:18
In 1 Timothy 5:18, the apostle Paul joins an Old Testament reference and a New Testament reference and calls them both (collectively) Scripture (Deuteronomy 25:4 and Luke 10:7).
It is not unusual that - in the context of first-century Judaism - an Old Testament passage was called "Scripture" in the New Testament.
But it is highly significant that a New Testament book was called "Scripture" so soon after it was written.
We must emphasize that only three to six years had elapsed between the writing of the Gospel of Luke and the writing of 1 Timothy (Luke was written around A.D. 60; 1 Timothy was written around A.D. 63). Yet, despite this, Paul does not hesitate to place Luke on the same level as the Old Testament (the Book of Deuteronomy).
Jesus' View of the Bible
Matthew 12:40; 24:37
John 17:17; Matthew 22:29
Luke 24:27; John 5:39
Faith and Life Sufficiency:
New Testament References Where the Writers Claim
Divine Authority for their Writings
1 Corinthians 2:13
In 1 Corinthians 2:13 the apostle Paul said he spoke "not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual."
In this passage Paul (who wrote a huge portion of the New Testament) affirms that his words were authoritative because they were rooted not in fallible man but infallible God (the Holy Spirit). The words were taught by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit here is the Spirit of truth who was promised to the apostles to teach and guide them into all the truth (see John 16:13).
1 Corinthians 14:37
In this verse Paul says, "If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord." Paul's writings have divine authority because they are "commandments of the Lord," not the words of fallen man.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
In 1 Thessalonians 2:13 Paul says, "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."
Again, the reason why Paul's words were authoritative is that they were rooted in God, not in man. God used Paul as His instrument to communicate His word to man. Regarding this, note the following summary formulated by the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in 1961:
It is significant that Paul, while holding to the view of a canon of God-breathed writings which constitute "the oracles of God," claims for his own teaching, either oral or written, equal status.
The word that he preached was not "the word of men" but "the word of God" (1 Thess. 2:13).
That which he wrote was "the commandment of the Lord" (1 Cor. 14:37).
He that does not obey the writing of the apostle is to be disciplined (2 Thess. 3:14).
If any man preach or teach any other gospel than that which Paul proclaimed, he is to be accursed (Gal. 1:8-9).
When Paul speaks as an apostle of Jesus Christ to the churches it is "Christ that speaketh" in him (2 Cor. 13:3).
Paul did not learn his gospel at the feet of men but rather received it "through revelations of Jesus Christ," Gal. 1:12, some of which were "exceeding great" (2 Cor. 12:7).
Fulfilled Prophecy: A Proof of Divine Inspiration
From the Book of Genesis to the Book of Malachi, the Old Testament abounds with anticipations of the coming Messiah. Numerous predictions - fulfilled to the "crossing of the t" and the "dotting of the i" in the New Testament - relate to His birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection, and glory. These fulfilled prophecies constitute a powerful apologetic for the inspiration of Scripture.
The New Testament writers often pointed to how Christ was the specific fulfillment of a messianic prophecy in the Old Testament. Below is a sampling of these prophecies.
Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus Christ
Seed of woman:
Ministry of miracles:
Sold for 30 shekels:
Hands and feet pierced:
Crucified with thieves:
No bones broken:
Suffered thirst on cross:
Psalm 16:10; 22:22
It is only logical to conclude that if these prophecies were written many hundreds of years before they were fulfilled - and if they could never have been foreseen, and depended upon factors outside human control for their fulfillment - and if all of these prophecies were, in fact, precisely fulfilled - then clearly the Scriptures are divine in origin and not man-made.
Archaeological Support for the Bible
The Bible's accuracy and reliability has been proved and verified over and over again by archeological finds produced by both believing and nonbelieving scholars and scientists.
This includes verification for numerous customs, places, names, and events mentioned in the Bible.
Nelson Glueck, a specialist in ancient literature, said: "It can be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a biblical reference."
Bible scholar Donald J. Wiseman said, "The geography of Bible lands and visible remains of antiquity were gradually recorded until today more than 25,000 sites within this region and dating to Old Testament times, in their broadest sense, have been located...." (25,000 sites!)
Well-known Bible scholar William F. Albright said: "Discovery after discovery has established the accuracy of innumerable details, and has brought increased recognition of the value of the Bible as a source of history." Archeological studies have been a true friend to the Christian Bible.
Non-Christian Sources that Corroborate Christ
Besides Christian witnesses in the early centuries of Christianity, there were also non-Christian sources living close to the time of Christ that corroborate Christ as a historical figure.
For example, Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (born A.D. 37) made reference to "Jesus, the so-called Christ."
Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus (born A.D. 52) wrote of "Christus," who was "put to death by Pontius Pilate."
Pliny the Younger (A.D. 112) spoke of the "troublesome sect of Christians."
Suetonius (A.D. 120) spoke of disturbances over "Chrestus" (Christ).
All in all, the "external evidence" for the reliability of the Bible is overwhelming.
The Divine Authority of the Bible
The authority of the Bible is a natural outgrowth of the Bible as inspired revelation from God. As Robert Lightner puts it,
When the questions of revelation and inspiration with regard to the Bible have been answered, the issue of authority will have been settled. In other words, how one views revelation and inspiration will determine how he views the Bible's authority....Since the written revelation from God has been recorded under the Spirit's superintendence and is "the very breath of God," it is therefore authoritative - just as authoritative as the One who gave it.
The authority of Scripture cannot be separated from the authority of God. Whatever the Bible affirms, God affirms. And what the Bible affirms (or denies), it affirms (or denies) with the very authority of God." Theologian Rene Pache agrees, noting that "if God entirely inspired Scripture (as we have seen that He did), then Scripture is vested with His authority."
Saturday, January 8, 2011
NEW VIDEO!!! This presentation unlocks the REAL identity of the so-called "Chosen People." Watch it to be informed. Investigations into this hidden part of history is NOT an "anti-Semitic" endeavor. I neither advocate hate nor practice it. The contents of this video are not intended to deny the human rights of any individual or people group. This video was created for educational purposes and further research.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Chosen People From the Caucasus: Jewish Origins, Delusions, Deceptions and Historical Role in the Slave Trade, Genocide and Cultural Colonization, First Edition.
By Michael Bradley
In Chosen People From the Caucasus, Bradley extends his iceman theory to a provocative and controversial discussion of the Hebrews. "Given their relatively small numbers, Jews have had an inordinately great influence on Western Civilization," says Bradley. "And given the fact that Western civilization has come to dominate the world over the past five hundred years, Jews have accordingly played a major role in the unfolding drama of all humanity." Is this historical phenomenon merely coincidence, Jewish birthright or are there more plausible explanations? Michael Bradley presents a well-documented work that dares to ask and answer these important questions. Chosen People from the Caucasus focuses on the two separate groups of people who emerged from the Caucasus mountains of the Middle East; those people who comprise the vast majority of Modern Jewry, who converted to Judaism about 740 A.D. and were later pushed into Central and Eastern Europe by Mongol invasions, and the Biblical Hebrews who emerged 2700 years earlier. Both peoples, ironically, are considered to be "Jews" - although they have no direct historical or genetic connection to each other. Bradley commends that people and cultures emerging from the Caucasus mountains (a known refuge of late-lingering Neanderthal populations) in proto-historical and historical times would have remained highly aggressive and psychosexually maladapted. Beneath the mystique of "the chosen people," the cultural fusion of these two separate streams of "Jews" has, since the 16th century, played an important role in the evolution of Western civilization and thus, in the molding of the entire world's present cultural profile.
Author: Michael Bradley
Publisher: Third World Press; 1st ed edition (November 1992)
Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 1.0 inches
Can be purchased at http://www.lushenabks.com/0883781476.html
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
A "Black" Man, A Moor, John Hanson
Was the First President of the United States! 1781-1782 A.D.
George Washington was really the 8th President of the United States!
George Washington was not the first President of the United States. In fact, the first President of the United States was one John Hanson. Don't go checking the encyclopedia for this guy's name - he is one of those great men that are lost to history. If you're extremely lucky, you may actually find a brief mention of his name.
The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation.
This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land).
Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country. John Hanson was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). In fact, all the other potential candidates refused to run against him, as he was a major player in the revolution and an extremely influential member of Congress.
As the first President, Hanson had quite the shoes to fill. No one had ever been President and the role was poorly defined. His actions in office would set precedent for all future Presidents.
He took office just as the Revolutionary War ended. Almost immediately, the troops demanded to be paid. As would be expected after any long war, there were no funds to meet the salaries. As a result, the soldiers threatened to overthrow the new government and put Washington on the throne as a monarch.
All the members of Congress ran for their lives, leaving Hanson as the only guy left running the government. He somehow managed to calm the troops down and hold the country together. If he had failed, the government would have fallen almost immediately and everyone would have been bowing to King Washington. In fact, Hanson sent 800 pounds of sterling siliver by his brother Samuel Hanson to George Wasington to provide the troops with shoes.
Hanson, as President, ordered all foreign troops off American soil, as well as the removal of all foreign flags. This was quite the feat, considering the fact that so many European countries had a stake in the United States since the days following Columbus.
Hanson established the Great Seal of the United States, which all Presidents have since been required to use on all official documents.
President Hanson also established the first Treasury Department, the first Secretary of War, and the first Foreign Affairs Department.
Lastly, he declared that the fourth Thursday of every November was to be Thanksgiving Day, which is still true today.
The Articles of Confederation only allowed a President to serve a one year term during any three year period, so Hanson actually accomplished quite a bit in such little time.
Six other presidents were elected after him - Elias Boudinot (1783), Thomas Mifflin (1784), Richard Henry Lee (1785), Nathan Gorman (1786), Arthur St. Clair (1787), and Cyrus Griffin (1788) - all prior to Washington taking office.
So what happened?
Why don't we ever hear about the first seven Presidents of the United States?
It's quite simple - The Articles of Confederation didn't work well. The individual states had too much power and nothing could be agreed upon.
A new doctrine needed to be written - something we know as the Constitution.
And that leads us to the end of our story.
George Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution we follow today.
And the first seven Presidents are forgotten in history.
The back of the $2 bill has an engraving of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In the image is a man who has dark skin and wearing a powdered wig while sitting at the table just to the left of the men standing in the center of the engraving. This dark skinned man is John Hanson in his position as president of the Continental Congress. In the original painting hanging in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, the dark skinned man does not appear!!!