ISIS, Terrorists, Iraq, Syria, War, Peace. Freedom

I live in Australia, You might live in some of the other countries who enjoy Freedom.

This is a video that talks about Freedom in Jesus Christ

The problem is that I am a Christian and I serve the living God, Jesus Christ. God has laid down the rules of how he wants us to live while on the earth. God’s Bible has been protected by God himself and I now the Bible I read is almost exactly as it was written in the first century 100 AD .

We are told we are not to live by bread alone but we are to live according to his word and God’s word is not a yoke but in fact God’s word offers freedom. Freedom for all people

Unfortunately mankind is busy disobeying  God. Mankind offers freedom not freedom that comes from God. God offers. Pure, peaceable, Gentle, Open to Reason, Full of mercy, all God’s traits are good and no insincerity or uncertainty.
Above is God.
Now  contrast what mankind offers and we hear and read  about the misery  mankind offers us and the biggest issue .

Source

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-29/iraqs-army-claims-victory-over-isis-in-tikrit/5557702

Iraq conflict: ISIS declares a ‘caliphate’, calls for Muslims to pledge allegiance

Updated 1 hour 14 minutes ago

The extremist Sunni insurgency that has captured territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic “caliphate” and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance.

The move is an expansion of the group’s ambitions to wage a holy war and pose a direct challenge to the central leadership of Al Qaeda, which has already disowned it.

In a statement from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), posted on Islamist websites and Twitter, the group has renamed itself “Islamic State” and proclaimed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as “caliph”, the head of the state.

“It is incumbent upon all Muslims to pledge allegiance to and support him … The legality of all emirates, groups, states, and organisations, becomes null by the expansion of the caliph’s authority and arrival of its troops to their areas,” the ISIS statement said.

 

The declaration comes as fierce fighting continues in Iraq, with the military making a counter attack on insurgents in the northern city of Tikrit.

In a statement which was translated into several languages and an Arabic audio speech, the group’s spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said Baghdadi was “the imam and caliph for the Muslims everywhere”.

“Accordingly, the ‘Iraq and Sham’ in the name of the Islamic State is henceforth removed from all official deliberations and communications, and the official name is the Islamic State from the date of this declaration,” he said.

Gulf Arab states such as Saudi Arabia are likely to be alarmed by the pronouncement of a caliphate that challenges their power and dynastic system, some analysts say.

Charles Lister, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Centre, said there was considerable significance in the move.

 

“Whatever judgments are made in terms of its legitimacy, [the] announcement that it has restored the caliphate is likely the most significant development in international jihadism since 9/11,” he said.

“The impact of this announcement will be global as Al Qaeda affiliates and independent jihadist groups must now definitively choose to support and join the Islamic State or to oppose it.”

However, Emirati political scientist Abdulkhaleq Abdullah dismissed the idea, saying the group did not have the legitimacy to have a significant effect on the Gulf region.

“It might sound good to some circles who always have this dream of an Islamic state of a sort, but we all know that this Baghdadi, [ISIS], they are not the kind of entities that could bring back the Islamic state,” he said.

Iraqi army pushes back against ISIS insurgents in Tikrit

Iraq’s army sent tanks and armoured vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit on Sunday, the second day of a pushback against the ISIS takeover of the city.

Two witnesses said they saw a helicopter gunned down over northern Tikrit, which was seized by ISIS insurgents nearly three weeks ago. The report has not yet been independently verified.

Iraqi army spokesman Qassim Atta told reporters in Baghdad security forces had killed 142 “terrorists” over the last 24 hours across Iraq, including 70 in Tikrit, and said the armed forces were in control of Tikrit’s university.

Both claims were unable to be immediately verified.

“Our security forces have taken complete control of the University of Tikrit and they have raised the Iraqi flag on top of the building,” Mr Atta said.

An Iraqi official says 180 American advisers have played an “essential” role in the counter attack, with the United States flying manned and unmanned surveillance missions over Iraq.

However, some reports from the city say the government’s offensive has been blunted, and some units including tanks were forced to fall back when they encountered fierce resistance.

The group crucified eight rival rebel fighters in Syria, a monitoring group said on Sunday, and it has frequently fought against Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing and other armed Islamist groups.

Such infighting has killed around 7,000 people in the country so far this year and complicated the three-year uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

 

ABC/Reuters

Bible Overview Hendrik Comment


 

 
Life is short and it pays to hunt out knowledge and listen to the voices about the religious world.

I am going to start making comments about what the Bible is saying. Needles to say I am a servant of the living God and to know about me read the introduction I have in
www.revelatonyoucanunderstand.com

I have news for you so read the right column Genesis Chapter 1 my column on the left

Genesis chapter 1
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the window under here has the actual text NIVThe Interesting point is that chapter 1 and 2, I believe the true message has been destroyed because of what Theologians are teaching.Some people say the world is 10 thousand years old approx and people say other teaching and you can go onto Google and you can have a lot of information.With my thinking I believe what the Scientists teach is correct and the the Universe is billions of years old and the Universes billions of years away is correctEvolution etc teaches the earth came into being somehow where the original matter they cannot answer where it started the actual matter. and then they go onto picturing and evolution type of way the earth came into being after the Big Bang.How the Universes formed can be correct and how the Earth came into being can also be correct. So I give a lot of yes, to what the scientists are teaching.The only debate with me is that it was God that brought matter into being, to exist. But many scientists do the best to say there is no God anywhere in the picture. But as Christians we start with a living God. So God brought matter into existence

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To set the scene with God there is no space or time. In other words a million years is as 1 day. God speaks in Abraham and then he states I told you in Abraham this is the case. God, you, me, Abraham talking together now. Time irrelevant.

Space is talking about God is everywhere. So I am in Deepwater Australia and you could be in Syria and to God there is no space that separates us we are together in God’s Kingdom etc.

So in Genesis Chapter 1 God Created the heavens and the earth. God here is simply saying he made the world. And we see how he made the world.

The earth was formless and empty and darkness. So here we see what the scientists are saying matter exist here but there is no form which comes over time. As we know what the scientists are teaching and in the billions of years the Universe the Earth Planets etc has to be formed.

The difference in thinking here is most scientists cut God out of the picture so their theory is by chance the  form, empty, the darkness came together to build our universe and world.

This verse 1 tells us God was the originated the earth in the beginning was in chaos and then the Spirit of God was hovering over the water. So matter came into being no form then in a deliberate way God’s Spirit engineered  the shape of the matter and guided the matter to become the wonderful Universe we see and the planets and more.

So that is chapter 1 verse 1

What happens next is a picture of what has happened and God simply uses day 1 to day 6 to reveal to us to understand. The picture is not to be taken a chronology of God did this or that after each day .

God talked about
     1/ Light, Darkness. The Sun creates the light and dark
     2/ Water in the heavens  and the water on our earth. seas, ocean. A separation of the waters as we know the water is on the earth and then it evaporates etc and we have the water in the heavens such as rain etc.
     3/ God talks about the earth and the ocean being separated so this happened as the well began to be shaped. This time period can be millions and even more. As I said to God time is irrelevant.
     4/ Then we see the lights in the heavens such as stars, planets, sun, moon. And this time is the fourth day, yet we know the picture here would have been in place on day 1 when God separated the  light from the darkness because we know without the sun there is no lights, no light and the darkness comes as we move away from the sun such as our day light and night darkness.
    So this picture on the fourth day is simply a statement allocated to the fourth day. The lights in the heavens were in place even before the day 1 God was simply allocating days 1-6 to reveal the creation of God. Not an active creation on each day but God has taken the curtain away in a order way we can understand.

So this means I am agreeing with the scientists with their goal to gain as much as possible knowledge how the universe and earth came into being.
The only difference is as a Christian we say God was the motor, the engine how the matter finally came to the Universe Earth as we know and now we see further and further into space and we realize the universe distance is billions of years.

What happened did not happen by chance.

In Genesis 1:20  we see God said, Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

How this happened we do not know. There is no clue other then somehow God made the fish, birds etc and once in place things happened and born, dieing and life goes on.

Then we find in Genesis 1: 24  And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

How this happened we do not know. There is no clue other then somehow God made the fish, birds etc and once in place things happened and born, dieing and life goes on.

There is room for all the different theories on how creatures land creatures, and those creatures in the ocean. And can be millions of years of evolving over time

So now we go to Genesis chapter 26-28

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, ] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them

So God made Man and Female. Mankind Man came from the dust and Female from Adams rid

So from my perspective and the Christian view God made Man and Female. We know God did but how it happened we do not know.

Finally we see more in Genesis chapter 2 and then I will make a conclusion.

 I will show you that these chapters are not meant to be taken one verse from another showing what happened  

 

Source
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1

Genesis 1

New International Version (NIV)

The Beginning

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 1:26 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text the earth

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My comments on Matthew Chapter 1.  Text is below this window
It is no mistake that Genealogy of  Jesus starts with Abraham contrasting with another Genealogy that starts with Joseph and traces Jesus Christ back to the Adam was a son of God.

Jesus Christ is Abraham’s starting point for all those who have faith in Jesus Christ. If you like in Faith we are children of Abraham and we are a descendant of Abraham as God promised Abraham. By Faith we are saved.

The Birth of Jesus Christ is worth a comment because Joseph saw Mary was pregnant so he thought she did the wrong thing and he was going to quietly get rid of her.

The angel said to Joseph do not be afraid to take Mary for a wife18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.”In Mary’s case the seed for the child was placed by the Holy Spirit into Mary’s womb and then a normal pregnancy happened.

This fits in place the fact that Jesus did not come from the world. Jesus was born into God’s world from Heaven. The seed from heaven so he was a true child of God and we find Jesus in fact was a true son of God in a true way. Jesus is the exact reflection of his Father, God himself. So now as we know when we see Jesus we see God.

We can see the contrasting situation where we are born in the world and we are then taken out of the world into God’s Kingdom we are adopted in to God’s Kingdom.

Jesus never had he was a true son of God he existed always and then an amazing thing happen when we sinned God loved us and though we are lost because of our sin Jesus was given a people which is us,  he was born in the earth to claim his place in saving a people, that is we who come to Jesus and  Jesus had to die and shed his blood for us. It is simply amazing

So Mary was a virgin from our perspective but in fact God chose Mary to bring the world a Saviour who is Jesus Christ.

We will now move to chapter 2 of Matthew.

 

 

Source
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1%3A1-25&version=NIV

Matthew 1:1-25

New International Version (NIV)

The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

1 This is the genealogy[a] of Jesus the Messiah[b] the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Abraham was the father of Isaac,

Isaac the father of Jacob,

Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,

Perez the father of Hezron,

Hezron the father of Ram,

Ram the father of Amminadab,

Amminadab the father of Nahshon,

Nahshon the father of Salmon,

Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,

Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,

Obed the father of Jesse,

and Jesse the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,

Solomon the father of Rehoboam,

Rehoboam the father of Abijah,

Abijah the father of Asa,

Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,

Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,

Jehoram the father of Uzziah,

Uzziah the father of Jotham,

Jotham the father of Ahaz,

Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,

10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,

Manasseh the father of Amon,

Amon the father of Josiah,

11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah[c] and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

12 After the exile to Babylon:

Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,

Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,

13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,

Abihud the father of Eliakim,

Eliakim the father of Azor,

14 Azor the father of Zadok,

Zadok the father of Akim,

Akim the father of Elihud,

15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,

Eleazar the father of Matthan,

Matthan the father of Jacob,

16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[g] (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 1:1 Or is an account of the origin
  2. Matthew 1:1 Or Jesus Christ. Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One; also in verse 18.
  3. Matthew 1:11 That is, Jehoiachin; also in verse 12
  4. Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
  5. Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
  6. Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
  7. Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14

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