Behind locked doors in St. Petersburg, Russia is the Leningrad Codex, the world’s oldest complete text of the Hebrew Bible. Because of its ancient origins, it is a purer version of the Bible–containing words and characters lost in later translations. Timothy Smith, an antiquities expert, believes he’s found an intricate code hidden within its text, one that may not show up in later translations. This two-hour special takes viewers on a journey across the globe to find out if the hidden code is real. If it is, could this be the actual word of God? A code written into his own divine work. A master plan for history? The code is said to point to a diverse variety of historical events from the rise of Hitler to the threat of North Korea and it may even point to the location of one of the greatest treasures of all, the lost Arc of the Covenant.
Author’s note: Following a series of life events which conspired to prevent me from writing, I’m finally publishing the remaining stories from last year’s trip, as well as more recent writings which have never been released. Thank you for your patience, and enjoy the ride!
There’s a story in David Batstone’s book Not for Sale about a woman who works in rural Thailand to rescue children from the slave trade. It’s a powerful, moving tale as she boldly goes into situations where she is not wanted in order to rescue them, and it left me wondering. You see, almost no one outside of those who have read the book and she knew directly will ever hear about her. Yet how great is the work that she does? Almost all of us would agree that she is having a tremendous impact on the world…
Follow along with Levi Prince and gang in this Book 2 on their fantastical adventures at camp. This series is geared towards young adults, but i had a blast reading along. Easy read, fast-paced, excellent story line, and message. Print and kindle copies available at several venues. Click through on Goodreads.
I had someone ask me if Jesus was a vegetarian. That is a question I have never thought much about. Apparently there are some in the vegan world promoting this concept. Answer: Jesus was not a vegetarian. The Bible records Jesus eating fish in Luke 24:42-43. In Luke 22:7-15, we are told that Jesus ate the Passover meal with his disciples. This meal included the Passover lamb.
I would like to say that Jesus was a big beef eater, but I cannot find any scriptures to support that way of thinking. However, when Jesus tells the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32, he said the “father killed the fattened calf” to celebrate the return of his son.
After the flood, God gave mankind permission to eat meat (Genesis 9:1-3). God has never rescinded this permission.
With that said… there is nothing wrong with a Christian being a vegetarian. The Bible does not command us to eat meat. The Bible does say, though, that we should not force our convictions about this issue on other people or judge them by what they eat or do not eat (Romans 14:1-3).