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Jordan battles to regain 'priceless' Christian relics

Jordan battles to regain 'priceless' Christian relics
29 March 2011Last updated at 06:30 By Robert Pigott BBC News religious affairs correspondent They could be the earliest Christian writing in existence, surviving almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. They could, just possibly, change our understanding of how Jesus was crucified and resurrected, and how Christianity was born. A group of 70 or so "books", each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and 2007. A flash flood had exposed two niches inside the cave, one of them marked with a menorah or candlestick, the ancient Jewish religious symbol. A Jordanian Bedouin opened these plugs, and what he found inside might constitute extremely rare relics of early Christianity. That is certainly the view of the Jordanian government, which claims they were smuggled into Israel by another Bedouin. Jordan says it will "exert all efforts at every level" to get the relics repatriated.

Le Johannisme Le Johannisme et la Gnose Johannite Essence du Johannisme S’il est un personnage qui fut témoin de la vie du Christ, c’est Saint-Jean l’Evangéliste, le disciple bien aimé du Seigneur. Dans les écrits johannites, le thème Lumière–Ténèbres occupe une place prépondérante. Alors que les Ténèbres sont le chaos primordial, l’ignorance, la peur, l’erreur, la mort, l’esclavage, la Lumière est esprit, gloire, parole, sagesse, vérité, vie et liberté. La tradition Johannite, intérieure, mystique, secrète, gardienne de l’ésotérisme chrétien, prépare le second avènement du Christ. Les Noces de Cana Jean a reçu des enseignements que nuls autres n’ont reçus en son temps. La science ayant mis à jour les secrets de la matière avec l’ère atomique, il est temps aujourd’hui de mettre à la lumière ceux de l’esprit. L’Eglise de Jean Le but et surtout le rôle de l’Eglise de Jean est de construire cette nouvelle église en respectant les données de la Tradition Primordiale. La Gnose La vérité est toute autre.

Exclusive: Early Christian Lead Codices Now Called Fakes | Christian Artifacts Are Forgeries | Life's Little Mysteries Seventy metal books allegedly discovered in a cave in Jordan have been hailed as the earliest Christian documents. Dating them to mere decades after Jesus' death, scholars have called the "lead codices" the most important discovery in archaeological history, and leading media outlets have added fuel to the fire surrounding the books in recent weeks. "Never has there been a discovery of relics on this scale from the early Christian movement, in its homeland and so early in its history," reported the BBC. [Image] Slowly, though, more and more questions have arisen about the authenticity of the codices, whose credit-card-size pages are cast in lead and bound together by lead rings. Mixed messages "I obtained photos of all the text that was available, and spent the past week looking over them," said Steve Caruso, a professional Aramaic translator and teacher who is consulted by dealers of antiquities to analyze inscriptions on ancient artifacts. Just in time for Easter

Why College Students Are Losing Their Religion - Conor Friedersdorf - Politics Do university professors really possess the power to make students more secular? Dennis Prager, as thoughtful a voice as you'll find on talk radio, has a new column up in National Review that presumes "God isn't doing well" and tries to explain why. His initial theory is that "increasingly large numbers of men and women attend university," and that "the agenda of Western universities is to produce (left-wing) secularists." Let's say for the sake of argument that most institutions of higher education really were trying at their core to produce left-wing secularists (a motive I very much doubt). How on earth would they succeed? Typically a faculty member has one or two classes at most with a given student. This beggars belief, especially if you're someone like me who attended Catholic school for 14 years. To me, there are better explanations for the fact that "the more university education a person receives, the more likely he is to hold secular and left-wing views."

Filiation de l’E.G.C. | Heliogabale Voici la liste de filiation de l’Eglise Gnostique Chaote. Notre Eglise est, à ce jour, dépositaires des lignées épiscopales de près de 50 Eglises : Notre succession apostolique principale est fille de l’Église Syro-Jacobite d’Antioche : Joseph René Vilatte fut consacré le 25 mai 1892 à Colombo (Ceylan) en la Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de la Bonne Mort par Mar Julius I. Sous l’autorité d’une Bulle de Mar Ignatius Pierre III datée du 29 décembre 1891, il fut désigné afin de servir comme archevêque en Amérique du Nord. Cette filiation fut reçue par Jean Bricaud (Tau Jean II). De Tau Jean II : Victor Blanchard (Tau Targelius) ; Roger Menard (Tau Eon III) ; Robert Ambelain (Tau Jean III). De Robert Ambelain : Marcel Jirousek (Tau Frederic) puis André Mauer (Tau Andreas) ; Tau IAcObus ; Tau Héliogabale (9 mai 2004). De Tau Kazim : Tau bud (23 août 2008). De Tau bud : Tau Kaygy (23 janvier 2012) De Tau Solarass : Tau Lupus. WordPress: J'aime chargement…

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John Piper Interviews Rick Warren on Doctrine - Desiring God - (Private Browsing) This 98 minute interview that I did with Rick Warren was recorded on May 1, 2011, during the Desiring God Regional Conference at Saddleback Church. It's the fulfillment of a commitment we made when Rick was not able to come in person to the Desiring God National Conference in Minneapolis in October, 2010. The nature of the interview is mainly doctrinal. I read Rick’s The Purpose Driven Life with great care. I brought 20 pages of quotes and questions to the interview. You will hear me quote the book dozens of times. My aim in this interview is to bring out and clarify what Rick Warren believes about these biblical doctrines. Rick is not known for being a doctrinal preacher. Rick and I are very different in methodological instincts and inclinations. We both have chosen risky ways. Let this remarkable testimony of faith send you down into the Word of God for a deeper understanding of God and his ways.

Preuves Autre Histoire - Sciences, Fictions, Histoires Du Fer mystérieux dans une pyramide égyptienne Cet article est aussi un complément à celui-ci, qui parle des datations des premières mines de Fer officielles et non officielles : Extraits de "Voyages du Duc de Raguse" Revue des Deux Mondes - 1837 - tome 11.djvu/pages 759-760 " (...) Les pyramides ont été visitées et fouillées tour à tour par les divers conquérants de l’Égypte, par les Perses, les Grecs, les Romains et les Français. Wikipedia - Pyramide de Khéops : " Le couloir descendant, incliné de 26°26'46" et long de 105 mètres, aboutit à un couloir horizontal long de 8,90 mètres menant à la chambre souterraine. L'aspect inachevé (ou détruit ?) " Le vendredi 26 mai 1837, J. J. Hill a donc enfin réussi à extraire la plaque tant convoitée. Vyse déclara au monde qu'il venait de trouver avec son équipe : " La plus ancienne pièce de fer forgé jamais trouvée ".

JOHN PIPER INTERVIEWS RICK WARREN AT SADDLEBACK : Apprising Ministries - (Private Browsing) *UPDATE* Since this article went online at Apprising Ministries the page to the interview of Rick Warren by John Piper appears to have vanished. However, I was able to retrieve the video page—at least for now. AM already has the pdf transcript on file and put it at the bottom of this piece, but unfortunately right now it doesn’t seem to appear at the website. Unfortunately well-respected evangelical pastor Dr. For too brief a time it opened up a bit of a Warrengate across the blogosphere as more and more people found out; and as a precious few of the big “names” within evangelicalism weighed in. In additon, in no uncertain terms I told you that it’s well past time for recognizing the inclusive, and increasingly universal, fruit of the Emerging Church and the spiritual skubalon of Foster-Willardism. Dr. I would affirm my love and appreciation for C. (Online source) Looking at the urban emphasis of Piper’s tweet reminds me of Dr. (Online source) Really? is an inadequate gospel.

Henri de Lausanne Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Henri de Lausanne (aussi appelé Henri de Cluny) est un ermite et prédicateur hérésiarque né vers 1030 et mort dans la première moitié du XIIe siècle. Dès 1101, ce moine avait commencé à critiquer la liturgie ecclésiastique, la corruption du clergé de son époque et le système hiérarchique. Il commença à prêcher au Mans. Il y est présenté comme un ermite prédicateur tel un nouveau Jean Baptiste. C'est donc plus sur le plan social que doctrinal qu'il s'élève contre l'Église.

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