I’ve been researching the Exodus of Israel from Egypt, and also trying to establish the route of the exodus. Also, I’ve been looking for the time Joseph the son of Jacob came to prominence in Egypt. I feel satisfied that I have narrowed the time periods of both to acceptable ranges.
I believe that Joseph’s Pharaoh was actually two pharaohs. The first pharaoh was Senusret II, during the 12th dynasty of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. During this time, co-regency was accepted and practiced commonly. Seeing how Joseph was made co-regent after giving pharaoh the interpretation of his dream, this fits the Bible account. Also, the time of Senusret II is within the time period described by the Bible as 480 years before Solomon’s temple (1 King 6:1) plus 430 years before Exodus (Exodus 12:40-41) plus the life of Joseph before coming to power in Egypt. That’s over 910 years before Solomon’s temple.
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I don’t believe in magic, and I rarely believe in the improbable.
Growing up, I used to hear the question, “If there was an explosion at a printing company, is it possible for that explosion to result in a perfectly printed and bound copy of the Bible being created?”
The answer of course is “no”. No sane person would claim a fully printed and bound copy of the Bible could be created from a random explosion. The speaker then would continue on to point out that a person needs to create a Bible for it to exist. In the same way, a human being could not have been created by chance of evolution. Humans must have a creator if something much less complex, like a Bible, needs a creator.
I would take this analogy a step further.
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Originally from: http://www.chinapartnership.org/blog/2018/12/my-declaration-of-faithful-disobedience
Editor’s note: Over 100 members of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, were arrested beginning Sunday, December 9. At the time of publication of this translation, arrests are still being made. Among those taken away were Pastor Wang Yi, senior pastor of Early Rain, and his wife, Jiang Rong, who have not been heard from since Sunday.
Foreseeing this circumstance, Pastor Wang Yi wrote the declaration below to be published by his church should he be detained for more than 48 hours. In it he explains the meaning and necessity of faithful disobedience, how it is distinct from political activism or civil disobedience, and how Christians should carry it out. We thank Brent Pinkall and Amy Cheung for their contributions in translating this letter.
On the basis of the teachings of the Bible and the mission of the gospel, I respect the authorities God has established in China. For God deposes kings and raises up kings. This is why I submit to the historical and institutional arrangements of God in China.
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Liberal values are the PC culture. Universal Tolerance. Free Love. Equal Rights. Big Caring Governments. All-Knowing and Highly Paid Educators.
We are surrounded by Liberal values. The government embraces them. Main stream media evangelizes them. We all know them, because we grew up seeing Liberal values progressively permeate society.
Conservatives are worried by Liberals, though. Conservatives keep saying Liberals’ decisions on what they love and hate make no sense given their stated value system. Once the Three Laws of Liberalism are understood, the seeming contradictions fade away.
Think about the following seeming contradictions.
- Why would Liberals that claim to value women’s rights embrace Muslim groups and countries that demand women be treated as second-class-citizens and not as equals to men?
- Why would Liberal organizations that demand tolerance, support riots and pay for violence over Conservative laws and Conservative officials being elected?
- Why would Liberal groups that scream about Bush’s waterboarding, stand up for Castro and Saddam Hussein who ripped people’s bodies to pieces, torturing them them to death?
- Why would Liberal organizations that spend millions (maybe billions) of dollars protecting lives of a handful of convicted mass murders … because all life is sacred, … praise the snuffing out of hundreds of millions of innocent unborn children’s lives?
The list of seeming contradictions in Liberal mentality seem to go on and on. Any Conservative can add other contradictions to the above list.
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