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Persian Empire Bible Map




The Persian Empire, B.C. 538-330. As the Babylonian power arose with Nebuchadnezzar, the Persian began with Cyrus the Great. Continue reading Persian Empire Bible Map

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Babylonian Empire Bible Map




The Babylonian Empire, B.C. 606-538. This period has been more correctly termed that of the “four kingdoms,” since the East was not then, as during the Assyrian period, under one government. Continue reading Babylonian Empire Bible Map

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Assyrian Empire Bible Map




The Assyrian Empire arose from the small country Asshur, about 25 square miles in extent, lying east of the Tigris and north of the lower Zab. Its capital was the city Asshur, now called Kileh Sherghat, 60 miles south of Nineveh. Continue reading Assyrian Empire Bible Map

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Descendants of Noah in the Ancient World

 




One of the most ancient and valuable accounts of the races of mankind is found in the tenth chapter of Genesis. It states the location and, in large degree, the relationship of the various families upon the earth, according to the descendants of Abraham. Continue reading Descendants of Noah in the Ancient World

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Free Bible Maps & Charts of Bible Lands – Main List

Searching the internet for free Bible Maps and Charts? Get all the Bible Maps you need right here!

On this page is a simple collection of free bible maps of bible lands referenced in the Bible. Click on any of the links below to see the corresponding bible map of bible lands. Do you require more bible maps with greater detail of bible lands? Then we suggest you consider getting a Complete Bible Atlas Map Book. Because the bible maps in our Bible Atlas are much more detailed and they have much more information for you to study. Download Bible Atlas here.

Free Bible Study Maps of Bible Lands





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Christians Ignoring Jesus’ Greatest Wish for Us

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The departing prayer of our Lord, Jesus’ greatest wish: “Now I am coming to you. I will not stay in the world now. But these men are still in the world. Holy Father, keep them safe. Keep them safe by the power of your name (the name you gave me), so that they will be one, the same as you and I are one.” – John 17:11 (ERV)

Jesus’ departing prayer was for his disciples! He wants God to keep them safe and care for them. Jesus wants his disciples to find God’s peace among themselves. He wants them to be unified as closely “in sync” as he and his Father are one. I can’t think of any other prayer that has been more ignored than Jesus’ prayer for his followers’ unity.

Christianity is fractured and divided against itself. And that’s just the way the devil wants it. Because lack of unity and meekness toward each other is tearing our families apart.

So let’s all make a commitment to be more united with God as Jesus. And let’s also be more united in our personal relationships and in our congregations. And also in our contact with other people of God all over the world. Because this is what Jesus wants for his disciples.

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Is it Okay for Adults to Have Sex with Children?

Sex and Morality

In today’s culture in the USA the answer is a resounding “NO!” And I certainly agree with the mainstream viewpoint. But according to our current immoral laws… Is it a narrow and discriminatory view?

How about this question, is it okay for men to have sex with Continue reading Is it Okay for Adults to Have Sex with Children?

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What is Your Value?

Everyone has value. What are you good at? Sewing? Gardening? Sports? Project management? Don’t underestimate your value that you might be taking for granted as something “simple” to you. Because to another person who requires your skills they are worth a lot to them.

Share your skills with others. Don’t be concerned with what you can’t do. Be concerned with what you can do. Focus your attention on those skills. If not your hobby, make it one. If not your profession, maybe it should be. Never overlook Continue reading What is Your Value?

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Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

Why God Allows Pain and Suffering

Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

Someone wrote to us recently with a heavy heart and asked a burning question. It’s about why we are here and why God lets us go through pain and suffering. I want to share with you the question asked and my response:

“Why did God put us on Earth, where there is pain and suffering, instead of putting us directly in heaven? Why would he put us through pain and suffering just so He could find out who his true followers are? We can either choose to love him and follow him and go to heaven, or we can choose to not love him and not follow him and go to hell.

I understand the concept of ‘freedom of choice,’ but why would he give us that freedom purely out of his own selfish desire to find out who his true followers are, or who is willing to glorify him while they are on Earth?

If God is all-knowing, why not just take everyone who is good and put them directly into heaven in the first place, rather than putting them through pain and suffering on Earth before they get to go to heaven?”

(name withheld for privacy)

Here’s our response according to Christian values and beliefs:

Dear (name),

You are not alone in asking this question and in feeling the way you do. It’s a very good question, one that needs to be answered. So here it is. Continue reading Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

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God is like the Sun is to the Moon

God is like the Sun is to the Moon shining onto the Earth

God is like the Sun burning bright and full of limitless power. That light and power radiates out in all directions.

The moon is like Christ. The moon itself has no light. But when in the presence of the Sun, light reflects off of it onto the Earth.

From the Earth it looks like the moon is producing light but what it really is doing is reflecting light from the Sun. And it’s just a small fraction of the total output of light from the sun. But it can light the entire facing surface of the earth!

When that “moon light” shines on you, your gift of holy spirit is like a mirror to that light so you can reflect it. So the more manifestations of the gift that you use the bigger the mirror becomes. Then with a bigger mirror the more you reflect.

It is our job to reflect the light of Christ that is a reflection of the light from God.

Do we give the moon glory because it reflects the light of the Sun? No. We give the sun glory for lighting up the moon to then shine down on us.

That’s the way it works.