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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XVI (HOW MANY CLASSES OF ANIMALS ARE THERE? – Part II)

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FRIDAY MORNING MANNA


 

December 26, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

 

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XVI

 

HOW MANY CLASSES OF ANIMALS ARE THERE?- Part II

 

All the other creatures created before Adam was, were named by him as his first task. Gen. 2: 19, 20. He was to have “dominion” (from the Hebrew radah, meaning, reign, rule), authority over all the earth and it creatures, exercising the same wise and gentle care of his Creator, having been created in the image and likeness of his Maker.

Kingdom comes from two words, “king” and “dominion.” The then perfect earth and its creatures “great and small” was originally designed to be Adam’s kingdom—not to domineer, exploit and abuse, much less to slaughter and eat.

God designed everything to perfection, including their respective digestive systems for their specified diets which never involved killing and the spilling of blood, for “the life of the flesh is in the blood.” Lev. 17:11. Before the fall and the curse of sin there were no “clean and “unclean” animals or man. All were physically and morally clean, for God “saw that everything was very good” at the end of creation week. Gen. 1: 31; 2: 1-6.

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XV (HOW MANY CLASSES OF ANIMALS ARE THERE?- Part I)

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Photo Credit by Flickr/Miles Sabin

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA

December 19, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo

 Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XV

HOW MANY CLASSES OF ANIMALS ARE THERE?- Part I

 Sounds trivial? Why ask this question at such a critical time when we ought to be focusing more sharply on the crucial issues of the closing events of earth’s history? Simply because it’s part of them, as we shall see.

 First this: Pope Francis was recently quoted as saying that animals, particularly our beloved pets, have souls that go to heaven. Later they say that he was misquoted. See follow up story December 13, “Did Pope Francis really say all animals go to heaven?” by Brandon Ambrosino: www.vox.com). Rick Gladstone of the New York Times, December 14, (www.bostonglobe.com.) wrote (words in italics mine):

      “Pope Francis has given hope to gays, unmarried couples and advocates of the Big Bang theory. Now, he has endeared himself to dog lovers, animal-rights activists and vegans. . . . Charles Camosy, an author and professor of Christian ethics at Fordham University, said it was difficult to know precisely what Francis meant, since he spoke in ‘pastoral language that is not really meant to be dissected by academics.’ But asked if the remarks had caused a new debate on whether animals have souls, suffer andgo to heaven, Camosy said, ‘In a word: Absolutely.’  Read more

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XIV

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Photo Credit by Flickr/Miles Sabin

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA

December 12, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XIV

TWO WORLDS, TWO SCHOOLS, THE HERE AND HEREAFTER

“If you would be a saint in heaven, you must first be a saint on earth.” And no one need  die first and wait for the church-invented process for sainthood to kick in, for, “Heaven is to begin on this earth.  When the Lord’s people are filled with meekness and tenderness, they will realize that His banner over them is love, and His fruit will be sweet to their taste. They will make a heaven below in which to prepare for heaven above.” (Words in quotes by E. G. White, Sons & Daughters, p. 112)

 In the real, eternity-determining grand scheme of things, according to God’s Word, this fallen, cursed world of ours—the one planet in rebellion throughout the perfect universe, is not a grand parade-ground, a dream-like stroll through the park, a glitzy fashion show, a pull-out-the-stops party place, a global carnival, a romantic cruise through the warm tourists spots, or a winter wonderland—although the master deceiver wants it so perceived and imagined. Ask all who are suffering; they’ll tell you the stark truth by experience. Read more

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XIII

Photo Credit by Flickr/Miles Sabin

Photo Credit by Flickr/Miles Sabin

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA

December 5, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

 Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XIII

TWO LAYMEN DISCIPLES TESTIFY TO THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST  

 See Luke 24: 13-33. We may never be called to occupy a prominent place in Christ’s work but if we are earnest and honest believers in Him, we are His disciples with whom He walks and talks with through the Holy Spirit as we walk our personal dark, lonely “road to Emmaus.” But in time, we can also tell a wonderful story of our walk to Emmaus and say, in retrospect, when hindsight is 20/20, “Did not our hearts burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?”

 Christ is even now walking and talking with us, though we don’t immediately hear or recognize it, perhaps because of dwelling upon the dark shadow of the cross instead of its glorious, resurrection side! The beloved apostle says: “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1: 2-5, N.K.J.V. Read more