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WE NEED YOUR HELP to feed homeless people living in damp caves, children born at garbage Dumps, and abandoned babies, toddlers, orphans, and old people living there; they compete with animals/birds for food.
WE NEED YOUR HELP in purchasing diapers and under pads for children and adults who have advanced HIV/AIDS who cannot prevent themselves from defecating; they use one diaper/under pad and then wash and re-use it because they have no money to buy more.
Please listen on your computer or cell phone (www.Tunein.com) to our Community Christian radio service operated in obedience to, and fulfillment of:
- The Two Great Commandments… Los Dos Grandes Mandamientos – Matthew/Mateo 22: 37-40
- The Great Commission…La Gran Comisión – Matthew/Mateo 28: 18-20
- The Cultural Mandate…El Mandato Cultural – Genesis/Génesis 1: 28
*Pictures are courtesy of Food For The Poor.
About the Bible
The Bible features 66 books by 40 authors, from every walk of life, including kings, peasants, fishermen, philosophers, poets, statesmen, and scholars, yet it is totally consistent. It was written over a period of 1,600 years, on 3 continents, Africa, Asia and Europe. The 66 books of the Bible are divided into the Old Testament (containing 39 books) and the New Testament (containing 27 books). These books contain many types of writings including stories, poems, history books, and lists of laws, for example. Parts of the Bible have been preserved for over 4,000 years. The Bible is archaeologically accurate. It has had a tremendously great influence on people, answering their deepest questions, about purpose, death, eternity, among others. By reading the Bible, Christians learn something of their history, and discover how God wants them to live. Many people have found that God seems to speak to them through it in special ways. As they think about the words, they really do learn more and more about God and about how they should respond to God’s love. That is why Christians want people to read it for themselves. According to Guinness World Records, the Bible is the best-selling book of all time. It is considered to be the book most referred to by researchers, academicians, students and others, by far.
The Old Testament
Originally, the Old Testament was passed down orally through men whose job it was to memorize what had been told to them by preceding generations. Their entire purpose in life was to make sure that succeeding generations knew what God had done among their people. When language began to be written down using an alphabet, about the 5th century B.C. (Before Christ), the Scriptures were copied repeatedly by scribes. Copying was a constant process since the climate caused the material onto which they copied the Scriptures, thin parchment (animal skins) and papyrus, to deteriorate over time. The Old Testament Scriptures were all copied down in Hebrew or Aramaic up until 285 B.C. Greek culture dominated this period of history. King Ptolemy of Alexandria (where the world’s greatest library was located) enlisted 70 of his most educated scholars who knew Jewish law and could translate Hebrew and Aramaic into Greek. These 70 worked separately. They concluded their work after 72 days; each translation corresponded exactly to the others! This became known as the LXX (70) or the Septuagint.
The New Testament
The New Testament contains 27 books which were written by the earliest Christians in churches scattered in different countries, hundreds of miles apart. They kept in touch by writing letters to each other. These letters (sometimes called ‘epistles’) were the first parts of the New Testament that were written down. Stories of Jesus were also written down; this meant that people all over the world could read them and thus get to know about Jesus’ life and teachings. The writers lived and wrote approximately A.D. (Anno Domini or after Christ’s birth) 40-100. About A.D. 140, a heretic developed his own Bible and began to preach from it. The church needed to offset his influence by determining what the real canon or measuring rod of the New Testament Scripture was. The church decided that only manuscripts that could, beyond doubt, be traced to those who lived when Christ lived (that is, Peter, Paul, Matthew, John, James, Jude) or those who had a close association with the apostles would be allowed to be called Scripture. (It is said that Luke wrote Acts under Paul’s influence and that Mark wrote the book of Mark by copying down what Peter said.) Around A.D. 367, Athanasius of Alexandria produced the earliest list of New Testament books that corresponds exactly to the books of which the present New Testament is comprised. There are more than 5,330 Greek New Testament parchment fragments still in existence, some of these dating to within a century of the apostles. There are also about 8,000 Latin parchment, and hundreds more in dozens of other ancient versions. This many are still intact despite the fact that the Roman Emperor Diocletian gave a standing order that all Scriptures be burned if discovered. Christians chose to die rather than deny the faith by surrendering New Testament Scriptures for destruction. Within 200 years, all but 11 verses of the New Testament were quoted by early church fathers, in 36,289 citations.
The Old Testament contains 2,000 predictive prophecies, including 333 prophecies about the Messiah, with 456 specific facts or details, that were all fulfilled by Jesus. These prophecies were written between c. 1500 B.C. and 400 B.C. The prophecies of the Bible are extremely specific, detailed, and exactly fulfilled. These prophecies concerned themselves with things of which there was/is no likelihood that they would ever come to pass. It was written, for example, that the Messiah would be crucified — “they pierced My hands and My feet” (Psalm 22:16b, written around 1,000 B.C.) This prediction was made long before the Phoenicians invented crucifixion! Jesus was crucified in A.D. 30. These prophecies predicted the opposite of what human beings would naturally expect. In hundreds of instances, the fulfillment of the prophecy took place hundreds of years after the death of the prophet. These prophecies deal with scores of cities with which Israel had dealings and with dozens of nations contiguous with or near Israel. The futurity of those nations/cities is described in the Old Testament; its accuracy can easily be verified by reference to a good encyclopedia.
(The information contained here, regarding the Bible, was acquired from the following sources:
Why I Believe, by Dr. D. James Kennedy,
Messiah: Prophecies Fulfilled, by Dr. D. James Kennedy,
The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail, by Dr. D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe,
Geek Proof Your Faith, by Greg Johnson and Michael Ross.)