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Who Wrote the Bible?

The word Bible comes from a Latin form of the Greek word Biblia which means “little books.” The Bible refers to the collection of 66 books from different authors compiled to make up what we refer to today as “The Holy Bible”. Thirty-nine of the original books kept by ancient Israel in Hebrew are the ones we know today as The Old Testament.

The last section of the Bible known familiarly as The New Testament is comprised of 27 books or letters written in Greek. The Greek used was not formal Greek but the conversational Greek used at the time of the Apostles.

Forty men shared in the writing of the Bible over a span of about 1,600 years from the time of Moses to the last book written by John. The last book of the Old Testament, Malachi, was written about 443 B.C. The first book of the New Testament, Matthew, was written about 40 A.D. leaving a 500 year gap between the Old and New Testament books.

Below is a table showing when each book was written, where, by whom and the time frame covered. This is in order of when each book was written. [The symbol “a.” means after, “b.” means before and “c.” means circa or about.]

Book

Writer

Date Completed

Time Covered

Place Written

Genesis

Moses

1513

“In the Wilderness beginning” to 1657 B.C.

Wilderness

Exodus

Moses

1512

1657-1512

Wilderness

Leviticus

Moses

1512

1 month [1512]

Wilderness

Job

Moses

c. 1473

Over 140 years between 1657 and 1473

Wilderness

Numbers

Moses

1473

1512-1473

Wilderness / Plains of Moab

Deuteronomy

Moses

1473

2 months [1473]

Plains of Moab

Joshua

Joshua

c. 1450

1473– c. 1450

Canaan

Judges

Samuel

c. 1100

c. 1450– c. 1120

Israel

Ruth

Samuel

c. 1090

11 years of Judges’ rule

Israel

1 Samuel

Samuel; Gad; Nathan

c. 1078

c. 1180-1078

Israel

2 Samuel

Gad; Nathan

c. 1040

1077–c. 1040

Israel

Song of Solomon

Solomon

c. 1020

*

Jerusalem

Ecclesiastes

Solomon

b. 1000

*

Jerusalem

Jonah

Jonah

c. 844

*

*

Joel

Joel

c. 820 (?)

*

Judah

Amos

Amos

c. 804

*

Judah

Hosea

Hosea

a. 745

b. 804– a. 745

Samaria (District)

Isaiah

Isaiah

a. 732

c. 778– a. 732

Jerusalem

Micah

Micah

b. 717

c. 777-717

Judah

Proverbs

Solomon; Agur; Lemuel

c. 717

Jerusalem

Zephaniah

Zephaniah

b. 648

*

Judah

Nahum

Nahum

b. 632

*

Judah

Habakkuk

Habakkuk

c. 628 (?)

*

Judah

Lamentations

Jeremiah

607

*

Nr. Jerusalem

Obadiah

Obadiah

c. 607

*

*

Ezekiel

Ezekiel

c. 591

613–c. 591

Babylon

1 and 2 Kings

Jeremiah

580

c. 1040-580

Judah/Egypt

Jeremiah

Jeremiah

580

647-580

Judah/Egypt

Daniel

Daniel

c. 536

618–c. 536

Babylon

Haggai

Haggai

520

112 days (520)

Jerusalem

Zechariah

Zechariah

518

520-518

Jerusalem

Esther

Mordecai

c. 475

493–c. 475

Shushan, Elam

1 and 2 Chronicles

Ezra

c. 460

After 1 Chronicles 9:44, 1077-537

Jerusalem (?)

Ezra

Ezra

c. 460

537–c. 467

Jerusalem

Psalms

David and others

c. 460

*

*

Nehemiah

Nehemiah

a. 443

456–a. 443

Jerusalem

Malachi

Malachi

a. 443

*

Jerusalem

Matthew

Matthew

c. 41

2 B.C.– 33 A.D.

Palestine

1 Thessalonians

Paul

c. 50

*

Corinth

2 Thessalonians

Paul

c. 51

*

Corinth

Galatians

Paul

c. 50-52

*

Corinth or Syr. Antioch

1 Corinthians

Paul

c. 55

*

Ephesus

2 Corinthians

Paul

c. 55

*

Macedonia

Romans

Paul

c. 56

*

Corinth

Luke

Luke

c. 56-58

3 B.C.– 34 AD.

Caesarea

Ephesians

Paul

c. 60-61

*

Rome

Colossians

Paul

c. 60-61

*

Rome

Philemon

Paul

c. 60-61

*

Rome

Philippians

Paul

c. 60-61

*

Rome

Hebrews

Paul

c. 61

*

Rome

Acts

Luke

c. 61

34–c. 62 AD.

Caesarea

James

James (Jesus’ brother)

b. 62

*

Jerusalem

Mark

Mark

c. 60-65

30-34AD.

Rome

1 Timothy

Paul

c. 61-64

*

Macedonia

Titus

Paul

c. 61-64

*

Macedonia (?)

1 Peter

Peter

c. 62-64

*

Babylon

2 Peter

Peter

c. 64

*

Babylon?

2 Timothy

Paul

c. 65

*

Rome

Jude

Jude (Jesus’ brother)

c. 65

*

Palestine (?)

Revelation

Apostle John

c. 96

*

Patmos

John

Apostle John

c. 98

After prologue, 30-34 AD.

Ephesus, or near

1 John

Apostle John

c. 98

*

Ephesus, or near

2 John

Apostle John

c. 98

*

Ephesus, or near

3 John

Apostle John

c. 98

*

Ephesus, or near

 

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  • Michael August 21, 2013, 10:55 am

    I wanted to kindly follow up with a final question/thought. I am thinking and thinking, and the only logical thing for me to accept as real, is the fact that a creator made the complex human bodies that we live in. The way our heart pumps blood to the way our eyes blink to the way we feel pain, and senses, to the way we think with our brains, and reproduce with our sexual organs, to the way we have blood flowing through our veins, all these point to the fact that only God could have created us. I am not even going to talk about other creation such as fish, whales, birds, trees, the moon, stars, snakes, turtles, frogs, insects, bears,etc. So with all of this monumental proof on God’s existence and creation, why is it that atheists still believe there is no God? Shouldn’t this evidence I listed be an overwhelming push for a God in the mind of an atheist? Where do atheists believe they came from? The ‘Big Bang” theory? How could a “bang” start everything? Where did the “everything” come from? Your thoughts please. Thank you once again.

    Michael

    • Margaret Hunter August 21, 2013, 1:23 pm

      I agree with you but I can’t answer for atheists since I’ve never thought like that. Although it might help to keep in mind that God exists outside of time (see Isaiah 57:15 and Revelation 1:8) and no science that depends on time applies to God – for example the speed of light (so much distance in so much time.) Those laws do not apply to God. According to Einstein a being who exists outside of time is theoretically possible.

    • Sarah October 7, 2013, 1:21 pm

      Just my thought but I think they are just looking to be different. I mean come on….I can see y people might think evolution might be real but then even they would have to stop and look at how even the very first creatures got on this planet or how the sun was created or the Universe for that matter. The atheists…….

  • Chris September 11, 2013, 12:18 am

    Michael,
    I will take a stab at answering your question of why atheists may not believe that God created them. Obviously, this is just one perspective. You mention the complexity of the human body as being evidence that only God could have created such a complex creature. Consider that someone else could look at that same complexity as evidence that God did not create man. Why would God create such a complex creature that has to be down (sleep) one third of their life; that has to eat and drink several times every day to survive, a creature that easily gets sick, and a creature who stops functioning over a relatively brief period of time. Some might ask, how could man be anything else but a creature of environmental evolution? People have been brought up to accept the dogma of the church without considering other perspectives. It is said that God proved his love of man by allowing his son to be crucified to forgive man sins. Some might say that was a sign of a sick mind (would you allow your son to be crucified before you forgave someone?). Some read about some of the things done by God and Jesus that humans are incapable of doing and therefore claim that only a deity could do such things. Other people would say those things are not possible, and therefore, did not occur. It is all perspective.

    • Margaret Hunter September 11, 2013, 8:41 pm

      Those are both good and typical responses. I’m only answering this because I keep hearing that statement – what kind of sick, twisted God sends his Son to suffer?
      What kind of God would send his son to suffer for us? (atheist conclusion – only a sick and twisted one; Christian conclusion – one who understood the need and loved us enough to do so)
      Why have mortal bodies?
      The answer to both are related and depend on the answer to this question
      1. here’s the question. Have you ever done anything to hurt another person that you can never make up for? (and vice versa) No matter how sorry you are, no matter how much good you do from now on, is there any pain you’ve caused that you can’t repair?
      If your answer is yes then that is the reason for Christ.
      Since we have all failed we must rely on Christ to bring us back to God.
      2. If there is no Christ, the universe is both unjust and unmerciful. If the person forgives, there is mercy but he is left without repayment so there is no justice. On the other hand, if there is no forgiveness there is no mercy. How to have both justice and mercy? With Christ, God is able to be both just and merciful.
      Christ did not suffer without cause – nor was he forced to suffer. He understood the need and freely chose to do it. – he suffered that he might be wounded as we are, that he might be able to understand our griefs and pains and heal us of them. And he suffered to pay the price for our sins that we cannot. That makes him our savior. For millenia Christians have testified this is true. His healing of our wounds is complete because he both paid the price and suffered our griefs. (Isaiah 53:4) We do not forgive in a vacuum. People often overlook the justice of his act while concentrating on the mercy (I can be forgiven even though I cannot make up for it.) The justice is he heals us because he understands the depth of our own suffering – how could he understand without suffering that himself?

      Why a mortal body? That is the gift. Our bodies and spirits are connected so that as we suffer from our own acts and the acts of others, our bodies suffer and are damaged by our sins and the sins committed against us. Death frees us from that and as our healing is made complete we are given new, immortal bodies.
      But of course, then you have to accept life after death, resurrection and immortality.
      Also, many people have questioned the teachings with which they are raised. And have tried and tested them. The fact that they have chosen to keep them does not mean they never questioned them or have not considered other perspectives.

    • mike November 27, 2013, 10:26 am

      When ever I hear people debate then realness of God I know you can’t make anyone believe,however when I see a building I know there was a builder,when I see a painting I know there was a painter,so when you look at everything that was created it only stands to reason there is a Creator.And I am glad he loved me enough to send his only son where I might not be able to ,and give his life to save mine.

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  • Kerry November 21, 2013, 11:40 pm

    I find this….extremely hard to believe anything that book refers to as how the earth was made and so on….but its suspicious that so many ppl read that book and went along with what previous author’s has “added” to it. Its fake! Humans evolved for primates! If that’s not true then wouldn’t we all be incesed?

  • Reynox November 24, 2013, 7:14 am

    i really think everything under the sun has its own life and survival system to exist at a certain period of time like this bible thing and anything else around it because its given company and protection by the holy spirit including believers and unbelievers alike both human and non human subjects. don’t worry guys the true truth will surface someday. i challenge to delete this sentence if you can ” JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND SALVATION. READ AND BELIEVE THE HOLY BIBLE”<3 :)

  • james wiliams December 6, 2013, 8:29 am

    Lord Jesus did not come to bring a new morality or a philosophy on earth. He brought a Holy Tradition (Church Tr.) through which man is -REMADE- by Gods Grace to -a new kind of a human being- never known or seen on earth or heaven before… a new creation!
    [Colossians 3 10] “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him”:

    MAN HAS A DIVINE INHERITANCE
    AND A DIVINE DESTINATION

    A Saint is a -New Creation- on Earth
    The coming of Lord Jesus introduced into man kind a -New Creation- (a new kind of human being) for Lord Jesus himself was the first one, He was conceived by the -Holy Sprit- and -Mary- His mother while remaining a virgin. Lord Jesus is a New Creation (God and man) consisting of 2 natures. The divine nature God Logos (Truth Spoken Words) and the human one, a man .God Logos, who is the second Person in the Holy Triad, became a -Godman by nature- in this way.
    The purpose of the creation of His Church by the Apostles where He was to preside eternally as Height Priest [Hebrews 5:5], was to serve man as to also becoming a godmen but -by the Grace of God- a supernatural condition that testifies to union with God known as Sainthood, Salvation or Holiness. (Peter 1, 16) “Be Holy because I am Holy”.

    Before the coming of Lord Jesus and in the absence of the Church it was impossible for man to know God personally, to see God and live. In [Exodus 33:20] we are informed why. “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live”. (Note: The Holy Light that we see in Jerusalem Saturday Orthodox Easter each year is a creation of God, just like the fire on the burning bush was a creation of God and not God Himself.)

    The philanthropist God, delivered His only begotten Son (God Logos) not to only teach, but to die on the Cross, defeat death as a man, become -the first born- of a New Creation of man (Godman) in order to then become the -head of His Body the Church- where man could receive -the Therapy needed- to exceed their human nature, to become Holy, a condition also known as Eternal Life.

    [Colossians 1:18] “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence “. So in simple words, God (God Logos) became man in order for man to become –god- (Saint) but with the Grace of God.

    This is how Paul describes His personal experience, as being a new creation. [Gal 2:20] “So that it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me” Paul admits that God (Christ) lives in him, making him this way a god-man by His Grace, a way of being never seen on heaven or earth before. [Galatians 6:15] “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature”. So the heavenly Kingdom is NOT a “place” it is “a way of being” a UNION of man with God Creator Himself, begotten and experienced from this here life. [Luke 17:21] No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”. This is how the Apostles and the Saints did/do their miracles…it is not man that does them it is the God (Holy Spirit) within!

    The most important words in verse [John 17:3] that go un noticed are the words “knowing you” Most people today think they know Lord Jesus because they study the Holy Bible however if you think about it they only know Him philosophically this way. However there are those in the Church who have exceeded in prayer and fasting while following the Therapy (Holy Tradition) of the Church who were -enabled- throu the 2000 year life of the Church to know Him PERSONALLY, they see Him and speak to Him personally, and stay in His Divine Light (Presence) for hours or even days.

    To know Him personally (to one day live in His Presence in the Holy city), means first Union with Him, it is a -Part Take- with the Holy Spirit that can only take place in the heart. [2 Corinthians: 4:6]. “God makes His Light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God’s glory shining in the face of Christ. So the Therapy of the Church is consettraded on the part that leaves the body after death the centre of mans psychosomatic self the ill begotten heart (soul).

    [Matthew 15-19] “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies”:
    Furthermore Vainglory, selfishness, jealousy, hatred, murder, lustfulness, gastritis, stinginess, are all PASSIONS “adopted” by he heart that FORCE man (the mind) in a un natural acts that are known as SIN.

    The Orthodox Christians consecrate not upwards but inwards towards their heart when praying, hoping they were cleansed from sin through the redeeming life of the Church enabling their selves this way to becoming worthy to witness His Glory (Light) and get from God Revelation. (Luke 17:21) No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”. So -Holy Tradition- in essence is everything delivered by the Apposes unchanged, begotten the day of Pentecost by the Holy Spirit for the Salvation (theosis) of man.

    Sainthood-Holiness
    (In the Orthodox Tradition the term Sainthood is not a moral or an ethical term, it is an ontological transformation verifiable on the Remains of Saints after death and after exhuming the body).

    Holy Remains

    1) It is an Orthodox Monastic Tradition worldwide, to exhume the monks’ bodies 5 years after their death. Their remains are then placed in special charnel houses and at the same time the Monastery monks are given the chance to establish first hand if their brother monk brings signs of Holiness on his remain. In reality what they are looking to ascertain is:

    2) Whether the remain (the bones) have acquired a honey- gold color,

    3) Ascertain if a distinct beautiful scent (aroma) ascends from the monk’s relic.

    4) In some cases (that are not rare) like in the case of Saint Demetrios the “fragrant”
    who lived the 3rd century, His Holy Remains gush out a semi liquid aromatic unction
    that looks like honey. Every year the 3rd of November, the delegation of His Temple in Thessalonica Greece, opens His reliquary (that is permanently located in the Church), in order to gather from the Holy Remain His unction on cotton balls, so that the faithful ones can keep them as a special blessing.

    5) It is well known among Christians of the Orthodox Church, that the Holy Remains
    (and the unction) are known to cure even the most incurable diseases and illnesses.
    The Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church explain that the Gold and Aromatic Remains of a monk are signs of holiness, that are begotten as a result of an actual physical transformation or a metamorphosis that is ontological that takes place during the monk’s natural life. The Holy Fathers explain that this metamorphosis constitutes the needed proof that during the monk’s natural life he managed to become a “vessel” of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Fathers resemble the transformed Holy Remains of the monk with an iron that has become incandescent (transformed) after being put to the fire. Even thought the iron returns to what it seems to be its natural form and shape after being placed in the fire, a close examination reveals a change of colon and the presence of a powder like residue.
    This is the reason why the term Saint is not a moral (ethical) term in Orthodoxy, but an ontological (physical) one that is verifiable. The glory found on holy remains is a prefiguration of this new glorified way of being (holiness) of the body.

    The Grace of God that sanctifies the holy remains with aroma is mentioned in the Holy Bible in (2 Corinthians 2: 14, 15). 14. “We owe thanks to God, because while he wins and while being triumphant, he always carries us all about in his triumph as deacons of his victory that takes place for Christ and his gospel”. 15. “Because we the apostles and the preachers of the gospel are indeed the scent of Christ that is pleasing to God˙ a scent amongst those who are saved and also amongst those who are sentenced to eternal loss”.

    The same –Grace- is known to be transmitted through various objects (f.i. clothing and other objects) that come into contact with the bodies of Saints resulting to miracle making. (Matthew 20, 22), 20. “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind [him], and touched the hem of his garment”: 21. “For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole”. 22 “But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour”. Oil was also used to removed demons and cure men and women by anointing them with it. (Mark 6:13) “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.” They also cured the ill by using handkerchiefs or aprons. (Acts 19:12) “So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.”

    In order for God to protect the monk from arrogance or protect him (or her) from other people that might want to harm him because of jealousy, allows the rest of us to see this metamorphosis (the signs of Sainthood) after death and after we exhume the body.
    The most significant event that is EVER going to take after His Second Coming and after Resurrection will be the ASCENSION of our Lord Jesus with His Saints to the Heavenly Jerusalem prepared by God before creation for those who became worthy.
    (Revelation 21:10) “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God”. In the Holy city of Jerusalem, there is going to be no need for the presence of a sun and there is going to be no need for a Church for Lord Jesus (God Logos) will be eternally present as Height Priest and King in the order of Melxisedec. Divine Liturgy (and Divine Thanks) as delivered by the Apostles will be a part of the lives of the Saints just like it has been a part of their lives always. The Saints who became “gods by the Grace of God” with live along with Lord Jesus who is God by nature in a relationship that is best described as one of a royal FAMILY.
    (Luke 22:30) “That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel”.

    A Word About Church History
    (Ephesians 4, 5) “One Church One Faith One Baptism”

    Scholars estimate there are over 2600 groups today who lay claim to being the Church, or at least the direct descendants of the Church described in the New Testament. Repeat: 2600!
    But for the first thousand years of her history the Church was essentially one. Five historic Patriarchal centers–Jerusalem; Antioch, Rome, Alexandria, and Constantinople– formed a cohesive whole and were in full communion with each other. There were occasional heretical or schismatic groups going their own way, to be sure; but the Church was unified until the 11th century. Then, in events culminating in A.D.1054, the Roman Patriarch pulled away from the other four, pursuing his long-developing claim of universal headship of the Church.

    Today, nearly a thousand years later, the other four Patriarchates remain intact, in full communion, maintaining that Orthodox apostolic faith of the inspired New Testament record and (Ephesians 4, 5) “One Church, One Faith and One Baptism”. The Orthodox Church and her history is described herein, from Pentecost to the present day.

    What is the Orthodox Church? (a short and fun video to tell the story)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmEeiM09IXI&feature=related

    CBS TV -60 Minutes- went to Mount Athos Thessalonica. See what they have discovered
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1BURFvRFOE&NR=1

    Your friend and servant,
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  • henry December 16, 2013, 4:14 am

    I like this it tells a lot about the bible.For children and adults to understand what happened and when it happened so this was a really good time line….

  • Curt December 27, 2013, 11:13 am

    Faith is the purposeful suspension of critical thinking. Try to step outside of your religious faith and what you believe to be true for just a moment to use logical thought. What you learn might surprise you. If you study human psychology, geology, anthropology, etc. you can come to the very logical conclusion that religion is illogical. If your faith is absolute truth, then you shouldn’t fear thinking differently in the search for absolute truth. I have studied both Christianity and various fields of science extensively in a collegiate setting and have formed my own personal beliefs. All I ask is you open your mind and do the same. Everything has a reason and explanation other than “God can do anything.”

    • Margaret Hunter December 27, 2013, 8:19 pm

      Actually you are incorrect in a number of ways. Faith is the power by which unseen things are brought into reality similar to the process by which a building goes from an idea to an actual building. Faith in God and faith in prayer is the power by which we become more like our father. At my age and with a degree in math, as a person who has done much study and work in the sciences I can affirm that God in reality does exist, using the same methods I use to test science. God invites us to use the method of science to discover him “prove me herewith” (Malachi) or again “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself (John 7:17) Once a person has done that, he or she no longer is living by faith but by the certainty of God and the power of His word.

    • Albert Benhamou December 29, 2013, 11:36 pm

      To state that “everything has a reason and explanation” is somehow daring. What we have learned for the past 2000 years is that we don’t really know much… For example, we can see there is gravity, and we can measure it, but can’t explain it. We “discovered” everything started from nothing (the big bang) but can’t explain it. The list could be long. But everything we have learned or discovered can actually be found in the Bible (creation from nothing, evolution, mankind above the animal kingdom, etc.). If interested, look at http://www.seder-olam.info/seder-olam-g00-creation.html. But of course, nobody could “prove” the existence of God. It is a matter of Faith. Yet, everything that is around us is could have possibly happened out of “chance” because this would require an infinite succession of improbable events. Chance on one impossible event may indeed happen, but chance on so many impossible events is really… (mathematically) impossible.

  • Jacob December 31, 2013, 2:22 pm

    why should it matter of time, the beging of gensis alone states god created the heavens and the earth +the stars and everything you see on a daily aspect without a god and teaching of living a better life there would be no purpose of life(this is where faith comes in). i agree it should be dated…(and is being proved more and more) but time in meaning- Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into future. It is proven in our day in time history has lied to us through the books that are studied by our kids .The bible argues the point that their is a force of good vs evil(fact their is) for ex. god speaks his son coming to earth to, for what a crucifiction? not only this was he sent to earth to be crucifide but he was sent by himself to prove to man he does exsist? how can u believe in something you cant see? easy faith. god said if we had faith the size of a mustard seed we could move moutains only through him that is. if u cant believe in teachings of good then youll be easily fooled by evil the world is hypnotized by evil forces to distract us from the truth! He is the only truth in out history! Take a look around you, what has god gave man? the knowledge that surrounds u in every aspect! nothing would be possible if not for god! things can be broken down in ur daily entertainment of television, fact there is a non believing society in america known as illumant(free mason) their beliefs are for a one world government! meaning they stand for1 religion(their own worshiping D(evil) 1 nation(embacy already there) 1 currency(a computerchip or beast) this country was founded on that. Why does the preident have a little black book of secrets that has been passed down in most of the generations living today. wasnt this country founded on free belief? everyones freedoms are slowly being stripped awaythe only way to stop this evil is through gods love! for he loved you so much he gave his only son to die for u and i, and majority people deny him or question him like he is some kind of president! no hes the creator of all for he should be worshiped like he is the a mazing god he is. Society is doomed unless god decideth to put a leader for him, but godhas promised us eternal life only through true salvation by him no man can giveth salvation, but only man point in direction of salvation. Fellow christians our time is near the D(evil) is living today who it is shouldnt matter what matter is that gods love be spread to stop the power of evil. Man cometh short of the glory but many does the glory live in! i hope fear doesnt scare you for god is the rightousness that remove thy fears! fear not but live in gods namee for he is the one with knowledge of all things! heaven vs hell(go)od vs D(evil) notice u cant spell good without god n evil is within the devil.

  • ken January 5, 2014, 4:17 am

    Faith is true to its believers. No faith is the the correct/right faith. Atheist, Budhist, Hinduist, Judaist (?), Christians, Muslims and all other religions/ beliefs are true to their believers. Our brains / thinkings behaves in a strange way. If we strongly believe on something, it will and can affect us. Placebos are a good example. I was told it is part of our builtin instincts…..

  • Patty January 11, 2014, 10:04 am

    We can talk all day giving different ideas. We can think about when the Bible was written. We can talk about any part of religion you want, but in the end, it won’t be books or scholars or scientists who think they have found ways to explain everything without reference to God; it will be the faith that lives in your heart alone. We need to follow God and Jesus with blind faith! You either believe and trust the Lord and go to heaven and live for eternity in that beautiful place and actually live with our Lord. Or, you can not believe. You can decide that everything happens has a logical reason and when you die, you can spend eternity in a hellish existence in Hell, tortured for eternity. Eternity is a very very long time!!! No ending ever. If we are going to decide which way we are going to go, I think I’ll take the high road! There are too many instances in the world that really can’t be explained. Miracles do happen. Stop and take a look at your life. Has there ever been something so wonderful happen to you that you can’t believe it is real. It’s not a coincidence. There are no coincidences. The Lord likes doing nice things for us. There have been too many of my needs met when I knew no way to meet them. There have been too many wonderful happy things happen in my life that have no reason they should have happened. I know who did these things for me. I trusted in God, and he hasn’t let me down yet. Anyway, if we are going to pick, Heaven or Hell without any basis on faith, I’ll take Heaven and God. It will be the safest way to go. And it certainly can’t hurt!

  • John November 20, 2013, 10:30 pm

    Scholars must agree with or refute the “gold standard”? That’s not how academia works. The majority of biblical academics disagree with most of these dates. The only gold standard in academia is the majority opinion. One can have any opinion, even a minority opinion. That doesn’t make it an accepted academic opinion. There is a scholar who thinks that Christianity was made up by the Romans to pacify Jews. I guarantee that his opinion will be in the minority. BTW, Conrad is correct on the dates. Mark was likely written before Matthew, and Paul’s writings were circulating before any of the gospels were written down.