Can From A Same Fountain Flow Fresh And Bitter Water?

Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.


Forty-nine days (7 weeks x 7 days) after having hurriedly left Egypt with the celebration of the first Passover, the people of Israel met the Eternal God at Mount Horeb at Sinai for the reception of the Torah, the 5 first book of Bible, the Word of God, the pattern of life and conduct that would shape the nation of Israel forever. So began Israel.

Forty-nine days after celebrating the Passover with His disciples, the Messiah Jesus fulfilled His promise by sending and pouring His Spirit on the 120 faithful followers who gathered in Jerusalem. Thus began the Church.

It is celebrated this Sunday this double event that gave us life and gave us life. The gift of the Word and the gift of the Holy Spirit of God.

We must celebrate, but still live intensely this new reality, being daily blessed and guided by the instruction and revelation of His Word, and filled in our interior with nothing less than the presence of the Spirit of God Himself, the One who came to dwell forever in our hearts!

Chag Shavuot Sameach! Happy Pentecost!

Shalom, Israel!


Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow

"Beautiful testimony of a Muslim who became Christian.

Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is a former devout Muslim who was convinced of the truth of the Gospel through historical reasoning and a spiritual search for God.  Since his conversion, he has dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel through teaching, preaching, writing, and debating.
Nabeel has given lectures at universities and seminaries throughout North America, including New York University, Rutgers, the University of North Carolina, the University of Ottawa, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Biola University. He has participated in 17 moderated, public debates around North America, Europe, and Asia. His focus is on the foundations of the Christian faith and the early history and teachings of Islam.
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The Pagan Roots of Halloween

"The carved pumpkin may have originated with the witches’ use of a collection of skulls with a candle in each to light the way to coven meetings"

By John Ankerberg, John Weldon and Dillon Burroughs

Are the specific customs of Halloween related to pagan beliefs?
Since Halloween itself originated in paganism, it is not surprising that its customs are related to pagan belief. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica,
In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer…. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be the most favorable time for divinations concerning marriage, luck, health, and death. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes.