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Biography of John the Apostle - The truth About Worship with Snakes - Will man speaks the tongues of angels? - What Paul meant: I can do all things through Christ strengthens me? - Cry by Pygmies - Love is innate or learned? - What it Means: Cursed be the man who trusts in man?

The truth About Worship with Snakes
Luciano Rogerio de Souza
They shall take up serpents ... (Mark 16:18)

The worship of snakes is old hat. Rose strongly in the early twentieth century, especially in the United States. This practice does not come from God or his Word. This cult has become more evident recently, due to the death of a pastor who was bitten by a snake.
Many theologians were sought by the press here in Brazil to comment on the incident. Explained very well, that the practice / practice is an affront to the Lord Jesus. However, I noticed that no one went to the heart of the problem.
According to Bible scholars, the oldest manuscripts of the Gospel of landmarks did not contain the words of the verses nine to twenty, or there was an increase of this part. Who knows were not practitioners of the ancient cult with serpents who made this change? However, Jesus had predicted on the break and change the biblical texts - Whosoever therefore shall break one of these commandments, no matter how small, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:19). See other text - For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone adds to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God shall take away his part of the book of life, and the holy city, and things which are written in this book (Revelation 22. 18.19). The ruling applies to the entire Bible, who add or remove teachings prove the judgment of the Lord!

Biography of John the Apostle

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

In Tuesday (8/28/12), I was asked by a priest in the pulpit of our church. He wanted to know if I knew any book that addressed the life of the Apostle John said that he had sought but not found. Even on the biography of the apostle was scarce. So I committed to him, he would write a biography, from my books, or perform a compilation of short excerpts that address book on the life of the disciple and then share on my blog. And here it is ...

The apostle of love was the son of Zebedee (Matt. 4.21), a prosperous fisherman from Capernaum. His mother Salome, had begun to serve the Savior in Galilee. She was present at the crucifixion of the Son of God (Mark 15. 40,41). John was one of the first disciples called by the Lord Jesus. He was a fisherman, the common good and important profession in first century Palestine. Should have been born between 1 to 5 years A.D.

The loving disciple was a follower of John the Baptist (John 1. 36,37). Soon after it was selected to be an apostle - And it came to pass in those days went to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples, and chose twelve of them, whom also he named apostles: Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor (Luke 6. 12-16). He had a deep knowledge of the geography of Palestine and the Jewish customs.

It is believed that John's family had money and possessions, as his father had several employees - And straightway he called. And they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired were after him (Mark 1:20). He was extremely jealous or envious (before conversion). He was bothered by someone who did not belong to the group of Jesus casting out demons and - And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, who followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us (Mc . 9:38). Hosted cultural hatred towards the Samaritans - And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we let fire come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elias did? (Luke 9:54).

John and his brother James were well blood (explosives) before conversion. On one occasion John was called son of thunder - And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, whom he surnamed Boanerges, which means sons of thunder (Mark 3:17). After conversion with the descent of the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room (Acts 2.1), became the apostle of love. The sons of thunder were extremely bold and ambitious. Made a request to the Lord Jesus inappropriate - and approached him James and John, sons of Zebedee, saying, Master, we want to do what you ask. And he said unto them, What will ye that ye do? And they said unto him, Grant unto us that in your glory we may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left (Mark 10. 35-37)

The apostle was always near the Nazarene in the important moments and decisive. He was present during the trial of the Messiah - And Peter stood outside at the door. Then went out that other [John] disciple who was known to the high priest, and spoke to the door, and brought in Peter (John 18:16). In the act of crucifixion there he was distressed - When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved [...] (John 19:26). Occasion on which Jesus Christ gave to his mother's care Maria Salvador - Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home (John 19:27).

We can see the great intimacy and love that John expressed the Master of Galilee in comparison with others, especially Peter, who swore he loved her and would protect the Savior. However denied Christ.

Already the beloved disciple was the first to reach the tomb after the resurrection - And the two ran together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first (John 20:4)

Second-century writers, John moved to Ephesus, to escape the Jewish War (66-70 CE) and its consequences. In Asia continued his ministerial office. According to tradition (which is reliable), John wrote his gospel in this city around 85 AD (also the letters I, II and III all in 90 AD), where played his ministry and generated important disciples the Lord's church Jesus. Polycarp, Ignatius and Papias were direct disciples of John The three continued to protect the Bride of Christ of heresies in Asia Minor. Polycarp later became the bishop of the church of Smyrna.

According to testimony, the presbyters of Asia Minor in particular those of Ephesus, suggested that John wrote a gospel from their observations and feelings experienced in the company of the Master. These reports would also be a strong tool to fight the Gnostics.

John was a great apologist, fighting the Gnostics, both in his Gospel and in the Epistles universal. He argued that the Father and Son were one God, contradicting the Gnostics, who said that Jesus and the Father were two different gods.

When John uses the expressions and the word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14), and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God (1 Jn. 4.3), he was defending the church sect Gnostic who claimed that Jesus was a kind of shadow of the Father, denying the Incarnation of the Word (Christ).

In the third century after Christ, the gospel narrated by the beloved disciple, was regarded by the Fathers as more spiritual than the Synoptics (Matthew, Mark, Luke), due to their uniqueness and distinct observations.

The first report that identified the author of the Gospel of John, as John the son of Zebedee, was conducted by Irenaeus (AD 180) - After Johns, the disciple of the Lord, so that rested on his chest, also published the gospel, during his stay in Ephesus.

Natural death (old age) the apostle of love was bound by a promise spoken by the Lord Jesus - Disclosed is therefore among the brothers said this, that this disciple was not to die. But Jesus did not say that would not die, but: If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? (John 21:23). The Savior promised that he would not die so cruel as others. So when they threw a pot of boiling oil, nothing happened. It was like falling into cold water, because a prophecy had decreed that it would not die like the other apostles. After this episode the oil, it was conducted as a prisoner on the island of Patmos (island of volcanic rock. Romans sent there for criminals and political offenders).

Patmos was a rocky island, away from vegetation and small. It was at this location that John was directed as a prisoner of the Roman Empire. The island distanced about 90 km from the capital city of Ephesus ministry of the apostle. Sentenced to hard work in the quarries (stones that were used in the construction of Roman roads). Worked hard all day and night his spirit was rapt to receive and write the revelations - I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: I am Alpha and Omega , the first and the last: and what thou seest, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and Philadelphia, and Laodicea (Revelation . 1. 10,11).

The beloved disciple was to Patmos because of a policy of the emperor Domitian (81-96 AD), who confiscated the goods of Christians and then immediately held them. John was part of the reality of persecution. By order of the emperor, ended up going to the island.

Domitian bestowed the emperor worship (ie himself). As loyalty to the emperor should all participate in the worship of the supreme Roman, including Christians. John and the other followers of Christ refused such practice that was crazy before the Almighty. Due to non-observance of this service and loyalty to the Word of God were to Patmos - I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 1.9). Patmos was used as a prison for all offenders considered dangerous to the society of the time. The island is located in the Aegean Sea.

The Lord Jesus made another promise to the beloved disciple on the islet. That he would not prophesy only the seven churches of Asia, but also for many nations and kings - And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again about many peoples and nations and tongues and kings (Rev. 10:11).

Domitian was assassinated, Nerva (96-98 AD) became the new emperor of Rome. One of his first moves was to release all Christians who were arrested and their property returned. Thus John became free to prophesy and witness personally at Ephesus about the revelations. He was chosen to write the Apocalypse, in order to encourage (exhort means to encourage) the Christians, who were under fiery persecution practiced by Domitian.

He received the prophecies of Revelation through numerous strong visions, loaded with symbolism and numerology Hebrew. Visions for many are in chronological order. He continues to prophesy and testify to all languages, peoples, tribes, through Revelation. Delivering literally what Jesus said (Rev. 10:11).

When John was already very old, without the strength to preach and exhort the church of Ephesus, his voice low and weak and ceased not to teach - Little children love each other.

The beloved apostle, reportedly remained in Ephesus until the Emperor Trajan (98-117 AD). By the age of 95, was still very active, ie, producing important books for the Christian faith and to humanity. And it was in this city that has spent the last moments of his life. Version confirmed by the words of Polycrates, bishop of Ephesus in the late second century, in a letter to the bishop of Rome - John who rested on the chest of the Lord, and who was a priest, wearing the miter, a martyr and teacher. He sleeps at Ephesus.

It is believed that the apostle of love lived over a hundred years. At a time when life expectancy was 35 to 40 years. Where there were no antibiotics (drugs industrialized) to combat disease, now considered simple. John lived over a hundred years, simply because Jesus contradicted all human logic with a promise - If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to thee? (John 21:23). It was because of this prophecy that the Apostle reached an age blessed

Will man speaks the tongues of angels?
Luciano Rogerio de Souza
STILL I speak with the tongues of men and of angels ... (1 Cor 13.1)

Many use the text in question to assert that men speak the tongues of angels. However, the apostle did not confirm this. Let the text - "Though I speak." Both the Portuguese and Greek (Gk. λαλω) "talk" is in the subjunctive mood. Everyone knows that this mode is characterized by assumptions and doubts. If Paul had indeed confirmed that the man speaks the tongues of angels would have used the indicative mood.
There is a group that forces even more, with weak arguments and childish - The man speaks the tongues of angels, the devil does not understand what we are talking to God. Look, Satan was an angel (cherub)! So God had to change the language of angels do not understand it, no? This concept (to speak the language of angels) does not hold. Notice what happened in Acts chapter two - And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, a crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in their own language. They were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another: What! Galileans are not all these who are speaking? How then shall they hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? (Acts 2. 5-8). Look at the Jews who lived in other countries, perfectly understood those languages ​​/ languages ​​(glossolalia, spiritual phenomenon that gives speaking in tongues by the Holy Spirit without knowing it and study it) in their second language (first language was Aramaic Jewish / Hebrew) relevant to the region where they lived.
Here in Brazil it was the same, namely that these tongues are languages ​​of the land in use or already dead. When the Swedish missionaries (Daniel Berg and Gunnar Vingren) were baptizing new believers in Pará, unaware they were being assisted by the priests of the time. Suddenly Sister Celina Albuquerque (first to be baptized with the Holy Spirit) was baptized with the Spirit and began to praise the Lord Jesus in Hebrew. The priests realized that this is the language of the Jews. Dismayed about to say - I know this woman! She never studied Hebrew! By praising God is this language?

What Paul meant: I can do all things through Christ strengthens me?
Luciano Rogerio de Souza
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13).

Ignoring the context where it is inserted the verse in esteem, leads to a belief and expectation contrary to what the apostle said. According to their own context / expression exegesis. I can do all things had been said with the feeling that in God all that he would stand in front. He knew very well relate to the abundance and scarcity. He knew hunger as to have plenty. Regardless of the occasion. Paul bear all the strength that Jesus Christ was operating within. Therefore, in Christ he endured all things (situations).
We realize that the concept posted by Prosperity Theology that "can do all things", has the means of achievement on all materials, is a liar and out of context. Since this is a lie, just leading to frustration and abandonment of faith by many who thought they would win everything, because it was a promise of God. It was and still is, a promise of Christ. Not of conquest, but supports all odds through faith.

Cry by Pygmies

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

Pygmy means cubit height, ie, about 66 cm. This is how the Greeks called this tribe Africa. The pygmies live in forests in the DRC, located in Central Africa.

There is a belief against the evil inhabitants of the forest, you need the intercession of Christians around the world. They are myths (the part of Satan) that are consuming the pygmies.

Some African tribes believe that eating a pygmy (cannibalism) will bring luck. The antropofagismo was found in various cultures. For example, the indigenous tribes of Brazil, thought that if she ate a white man, would inherit all his virtues and powers, this was the cause of them to practice cannibalism.

The other belief toward the pygmies is about the cure of diseases. Sick men, raping young virgins, hoping that will be cured. The girls end up infected with the AIDS virus. So let's raise a clamor, an intercession to Jesus Christ, that they may obtain salvation and also to cease these myths. From this clamor, God will send missionaries to go to this tribe, carrying the light of Christ. Begin to pray daily for this election. Let us pray for the pygmies.

Love is innate or learned?

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

Because this is the message (education) that you heard from the beginning, that we love one another (1 John 3:11).

Who would be if all humans were born with a device of love! The world would be different. People would be closer to the creator. On the other hand, there would be, murder, crime, violence, suicide, divorce, injuries, corruption, etc..

With the first lines of this text, you'll see that love is not innate (born with one). He is, and should be taught. It is no coincidence the many verses that teach about the love. The Lord Jesus himself stressed about it (love) and encouraged his disciples to him passes - And Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind . This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it is: Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22. 37-39).

Today we realize how education can change consciousness, thought and human behavior. The teaching about the importance of preserving the environment is already producing results. It has become clear that children (new generation), assimilated very well this school, to the point of correcting their own parents, how to play roles in public roads, etc.. Why does this generation had changed his conscience? Why are receiving this guidance (education) in schools every day. Why not do the same themed love / love?

The absence of teaching about love in churches, families, schools and businesses, resulted in the current society we live in: not valuing human life, of life and family. However, if rescued this teaching things can still be changed. We can make our society more lovable. Let's not be ignorant! The crimes, violence and corruption will not end. But you might have a very considerable reduction.

The teaching about love has reached the pinnacle of contempt, that even the majority of the churches (which should teach all day) other issues put in place. It seems that churches are getting more pleasure in teaching about prosperity, success, personal achievement and material - KNOW, however, that that in the last days perilous times. For men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of good, traitors, heady, highminded , lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. From such turn away (2 Timothy 3. 1-5). This is a warning sign that the end is near. The representative of God on earth, it seems has been lost (is lost) during the course traced by Jesus.

With this we can identify what Christ predicted - And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold (Matthew 24:12). For lack of teaching of love, injustice and consequently increase the love of many is growing cold (erasing). These are symptoms that are directly related to the loss of sensitivity of most churches and the practice of the doctrine of love. Losing the identity of the people of God - this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one another (John 13. 35).

What it Means: Cursed be the man who trusts in man?

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

Thus saith the Lord: Cursed be the man who trusts in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD! (Jeremiah 17:5).

Several workers and believers erroneously conceptualizes this verse. Believing that human beings should not rely on other (nobody). Thinking that the man will never have a true friend or something. There is to live in this world without relying on others. Even suspecting, you have to show confidence. For example, the boss who trusts in the official, the woman who trusts her husband and vice versa. Some things need to be elucidated from this verse.

The king of Judah (perhaps Ezedequias) made a pact with the king of Egypt, thinking he was protected, shielded from Babylon, which had begun to rise to empire. The Jewish monarch trusted the mighty Egyptian army and not the Lord of hosts. This alliance (Judah and Egypt) did not prevent the invasion of Babylonian empire. Likewise, those who rely more on strength, influence, finance, human beings and not the Lord Jesus Christ, are doomed to failure and ruin, as happened with the kingdom of Judah

What does the word Corban in Mark's Gospel?

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

But you say, If a man says to his father or mother: That you could take advantage of me is Corban, that is, offering to the Lord (Mark 7:11).

Corban was a tradition (votes) created by the Pharisees which was widespread in the first century AD. Consisted in the consecration of wealth (land, livestock, houses, etc.). Religious God (according to the concept of such. For truly You did not receive such consecration selfish). With this custom, the well-established had no other purpose than to serve the Lord. The vote ended CORBA injuring the Law of God (such as honoring parents, love your neighbor as yourself) - Making the word of God by your tradition, which ye have. And many such like things do ye (Mark 7:13). Motivated by selfishness, the Pharisees declared Corban goods, evading the responsibility of helping (honor) their parents. Laid down the well, the owner could enjoy it to death. While alive (owner belongs) could not forwards them to anyone, not parents themselves. This extremely selfish and inhuman practice was condemned by the Lord Jesus.

Writing on the subject, I recalled an episode which happened in Russia before the Revolution of 1917 (that generated all that atheism that we already know). The Catholic Church in that place made a CORBA as the Pharisees practiced in the past. A great crisis of hunger then ensued. A young priest newly ordained. Bothered with despair and hunger of the people and suggested - Bishop, sell some gold from the church to help the needy - The Bishop's reply came immediately - Are you crazy? Sell ​​the gold of the church, the Lord, to buy food? You should only going crazy! - This dialogue fell into the mouths of the people, without causing a revolt coming, who consolidated political regime in socialist / communist.

I guess the usual CORBA is still run by evangelical Christian churches and also that do not sell their properties idle and useless to help the needy. Anchored in the old address - This is the Lord, we can not sell ...

What was the Beautiful Gate?

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

[...] At the temple gate called Beautiful ... (Acts 3.2).

For most Bible scholars, the Beautiful Gate, it was the Gate Shushan (produced with bronze in the city of Corinth), located in the eastern part of the temple, which was near the portico of Solomon. She found very close to the market, where pigeons and other animals marketed. It was here that Jesus rebuked the money changers (Matthew 21. 12.13). The Beautiful Gate, made the connection to the outside of the Temple Court of the Gentiles. So it was a strategic place for a beggar, because there was an overflow of people passing back and forth there.

This port, the beggars represented opportunities to gain alms. However, it was an opportunity of blessing (healing) to the lame. Jesus Christ is the master on offer opportunities. For your healing, deliverance and salvation. The Holy Spirit is a symbol of the Beautiful Gate (opportunity). Which ever is on your side. Just make your request to him, and you get your miracle as happened with the lame.

Everything is official is true?
Luciano Rogerio de Souza
Saying, Say ye came by night and his disciples, while we slept, and stole him away (Matthew 28. 13).
Not everything that is official is true. The official account (that was for Rome) was that Jesus' disciples had stolen his body the night to forge a supposed resurrection. However the truth was something else: Jesus had risen rather to become a Father's right - when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened. And they were assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye came by night and his disciples, while we slept, and stole him away (Matt. 28. 11-13).There are also records in national and world history, recognized as official, however are not true. The historical facts that we know, were reported by the victors. The same is repeated in the minutes that officially says one thing (whose records are the superiors, the governors, the winners), but does not reflect the truth. With this we argue that the history (ecclesiastical, national, global) needs to be retold, analyzed, researched approach to the truth.

Arminian Interpretation of John 15:16
Luciano Rogerio de Souza
Do not you choose me for me, but I chose you [...] (John 15:16).

Arminians (who defend free will) have to interpret and explain, correct and consistent analysis of the verse. With the commitment not to go beyond the text, respects the limits literal. We will show below that the interpretation is contrary to the Arminian has no foundation.The expression "do not you choose me for me, but I chose you," it is a choice selection or pre ministerial and not for salvation. If this text had on addressing salvation (predestination), we could overlook the whole Bible. We would then have a contradiction, because the Scripture says that God is no respecter of persons - Then Peter opened his mouth, said, Of a truth God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). Peter had collapsed its concept to realize that salvation belonged only to Jews. He witnessed with his own eyes, Jesus Christ calling Cornelius salvation.Consider this another verse that clarifies very well that the Lord chooses the finger to a specific function and not salvation - Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; to the nations I appointed you as prophet (Jeremiah 1:5). God selects for the ministry or to perform a specific job, based on the personality and characteristics essential for the implementation of ministerial life. Returning to the text of Jeremiah, it is understood that the Lord has made no promise of salvation to the prophet, as some would like. The choice was from the womb to carry the prophetic ministry.The Apostle Paul is another example for our argument - I told him, but the Lord: Go, for this is to me a chosen vessel to bear my name before Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel (Acts 9.15). The Lord Jesus told Ananias that Paul was chosen to preach the Gospel to kings, and especially the Jews to the Gentiles (non-Israelites). We understand the text, there is no promise of salvation of the soul. The salvation of the apostle would depend on their attitude / behavior of stay in the Word of God.In conclusion let us return to the Gospel of John - Do not you choose me for me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain: so that whatsoever ye shall ask in my name the Father he may give it you (John 15:16). The verse says literally (and anything beyond that) that the disciples were chosen for a specific task: to win souls (bear fruit) and that these souls remain in the presence of God (your fruit should remain). The selection of the apostles (which represents the workers) refers to the evangelization and not salvation. So they were allowed (named), to go win souls (should go). And it was required to convert people (fruit) firmem this decision until the end (your fruit should remain).

Who are the elect in Matthew 22:14?

Luciano de Rogerio Souza

For many are called but few chosen (Matt. 22:14).

The verse in estimates was used by Jesus Christ to complete the parable of the wedding, which has as background the call of Israel to Christ. But the Israelites did not live up to this call.

Here Jesus uses the expression "many calls" to the Israelites. Salvation was offered to every nation. Those who reject the Gospel are called. Called the crowd of a few were chosen. The chosen term refers to the decision that took the Jews to accept Jesus as the Messiah. Therefore, all (Jews and Gentiles) who through free agency accepted the sacrifice of Christ as sufficient for salvation. All were chosen in Christ. To belong to a selected group of people need (free choice) to shape your life to the precepts that Jesus established. Finally, calls are those who hear the Good News. Chosen are those who hear and relate to him through a personal choice.

What does "suffer me first to go and bury my father" in Luke 9:59?

Luciano Rogerio Souza

   And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father (Luke 9:59)

Many believe that this young man was watching his father. Incoherent thinking by simple reflection and the Jewish tradition. Think! If it had occurred the funeral of the father as the young man would be on the streets? Surely everyone would accuse him of cold and inhuman.

For Jews, assist (help) parents to death, was an important duty. The commandment to honor father and mother embraced this duty. So when the young man asked permission to bury his father, meant he wanted to live with his father until it dies and then become a disciple of the Lord Jesus. But the kingdom of God should come first in everyone's life - But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added (Matthew 6:33). The Kingdom of Heaven is urgent! So Jesus him not to worry about this tradition - [...] Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God (Luke 9.60).

Theology evolves with the other sciences?

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

History proves that the sciences have evolved, especially the humanities. Theology was not immune for these changes. First conceituemos the word science. Science is synonymous with knowledge. Therefore we address here, that knowledge / science will be changing according to the time (time) and companies (space). Our goal is to demonstrate through this text that neither escaped own theology of the changes by time and space. Although many do not realize, societies determine theology (belief).

The Hebrew theology itself has changed over time and space. Changes that are beaded in the Bible. Consider this example:


And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel and incited David against them, saying, Go, number Israel and Judah (2 Sam 24:1).


Satan stood up against Israel and incited David to number Israel (1 Chron. 21.1).

Before the Babylonian captivity, it was attributed to God. Both good and bad, were directly related to divine action. After the Hebrews from bondage already distinguished between good (God) and evil (the devil).

This another example that clarifies the issue in space / recipient and author / training concepts cause a bit different:


Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 6:3).


And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God (Luke 6:20).

Matthew according scholars wrote to a predominantly Jewish community. Which did not believe that a son of Abraham was poor. The Jews sought and flaunted wealth. Even Matthew was a tax collector, or had money in abundance. So your training was recorded in text esteem: "poor in spirit" and not just the poor.

Have Lucas wrote to another community, predominantly Gentile (non-Jewish), which had not in their culture and tradition, the concept / discourse that wealth means divine fatherhood. For the doctor, the poor faithful the Lord has special care other than what Matthew thought and every Jewish society. The Lukan concept of poverty, that does not mean forgetfulness of God, had been reinforced by James - Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom he promised those who love him? (James 2:5).


For by grace are ye saved through faith (Spirit), and that not of yourselves (skills), it is the gift of God (Eph. 2:8).

Before the fourth century AD, there was a belief that man developed an important role in salvation / persuasion. Thereafter when the philosophy put his tentacles over the route Theology Augustine of Hippo. Developed the concept that man has a fundamental role in the salvation of human beings, which lasted through the Middle Ages. But he lost his strength with the Protestant Reformation. With this reform was raised with the belief that man has no role in the conversion / salvation. Let us explain a little better this change. The philosophy has generated (after Agostino) the belief that skills like public speaking, rhetoric and eloquence, were important to the Holy Spirit acting in the hour of persuasion / conversion human. Concept that was discarded (because before the bishop of Hippo was nonexistent) with the Reformation of Martin Luther. However, today, we realize that this concept arises from the depths to enter and survive in the seminars, redeeming what God has already repudiated.


And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4).

The baptism with the Holy Spirit suffered multiple changes over time. First, he thought that meant salvation. To be saved need to be baptized with the Spirit. Even today, some leaders and churches preserve this misconception that this salvation is baptism.

Then came the belief that baptism in the Spirit, was a kind of training, learning and speaking languages. And finally came the concept that it is a coating granted by Jesus to workers and believers act against the power of darkness. Maybe in the future it will not receive a new definition?


 So if the woman be not covered with a veil, shear as well. But if the woman is shorn or shaven themselves up, they put the veil (1 Cor 11:6).

The beginnings of Brazilian Pentecostalism developed an understanding of the word shear or shear depending on versions, which meant the same cut. Logo, created the doctrine that women could not cut the hair in any way including the horns.

With time (another generation) attempted to cut and shear are distinct terms, ie different. Tosar has the feeling of flush cuts. Already shear brings in its semantics, shave, shear and shearing. So now this concept (tradition) that can not cut your hair does not make sense, because the Bible prohibits shearing and not cut. The concept has changed and as the very proper Greek term "Keiro" (κείρω) which means clipping or shearing.

Clamor for Albinos in Tanzania

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

After widespread corruption of man (Genesis 6), humanity is increasingly distanced from the Lord God. Coming to the point of a bold construction (Genesis 11), in order to get to heaven and become gods. It was then that the Creator God into action promoting the confusion of tongues.

Soon after this event (confession of languages) God scattered them throughout the land. It was this event divine act, which appeared cultures and religions. Mankind without God created their cultures, beliefs, concepts, the most remote places on the planet. Both groups isolated from each other, their cultures created very different from each other. And this process was included in the population of Tanzania.

Tanzania has developed a belief that people with albinism are well coo a magic amulet or lucky. Because of this belief albinos are persecuted and killed by people who believe in this concept and selling body parts of albinos, for healers, sorcerers and others who think that piece will bring luck.

I believe in the power of prayer and action of the Church of Jesus Christ to annihilate this belief that causes the death of innocent people (including children). Pray for God to rid people of this tradition. Pray that the gospel of Christ and reach people finish this once and for all with this belief of Satan.

I beg everyone to pray for albinos in Tanzania.

Stay in peace ...

When the human intrigues become important for the spread of the Gospel?

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

But who cares? As long as Christ is proclaimed in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, rejoice, and will rejoice yet

(Phil. 1:18)

The arrest of the Apostle Paul, boiling caused a social and spiritual capital of the Roman Empire. Anticipating the effect that the Gospel wherever they lead arrives.

When word spread that Paul was imprisoned in Rome (house arrest) started the spread of the Gospel in a way never seen before. Some believed that preaching at that time (even more arousing hatred of the Roman authorities against Paul), would bring more problems to the apostle and this was the desire that motivated to proclaim the Good News.

Other motivated by envy began to proclaim Jesus Christ, based on a thought - We also do missions! We also evangelize! However the jealous the motivated, or merely human plots were of such fuel. There was also a certain group that announced Christ's sake, hoping to bring cheer to the apostle of the Gentiles during the development of their ministry.

Sometimes these situations are repeated today. For example, when a denomination (church or ministry) is becoming split in two. The groups involved in evangelising, in order, a grow more than others and not by love lost souls.

Here in Brazil already see a mobilization of Catholicism, titled "evangelization", which actually would be: practicing Catholic evangelizing non-practicing Catholic. Why is this happening? Catholicism has lost a considerable number of faithful every year for Protestants. This movement (the supposed Catholic evangelization) has nothing to do with love for souls. It is performed solely with the expected curb the growth of evangelicals, or prevent more Catholics leave the church and the papal creed.

But who cares? Jesus Christ is being preached! While some preach by envy, strife and by others for love. But the real intent is revealed in the judgment seat of Christ, where the works will be classified as hay, gold, wood, silver, precious stone and straw (1 Corinthians 3.12).

Question Time Zone in the Return of Christ (parousia).

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed [...]. Two shall be grinding together [...]. Two will be in the [..] (Luke 17. 34-36).

The teachings of Christ are perfect. Contemplates issues and topics that we despised and ignored. The verses in esteem are an example of the assertion made ​​here.

Jesus in these verses is a list of our daily obligations, with his Second Coming. Due to the enormity of our planet Earth and our solar system. When Christ returns to take his church, will not be uniform in appearance of rotational motion (the earth spinning around itself. Producing at 24 hours, divided into two periods: day and night). At the time of the Parousia in various places will happen at night (two in one bed) in other, day two (in the field).

This teaching also focuses on the universality and the message without preference to gender (male). Jesus taught both for men (two in the field) and for women (two grinding). The master did not support the macho culture. His directions were directed to both sexes (male and female). Therefore, old concepts like "the person has at the time of bathing return of Christ, for it is not naked would rise" is unbiblical.

But the core of this teaching is that we should not worry about the activity that we are doing at the moment of Christ's Return. Because regardless, whether we are working or resting, the faithful will go up in the rapture. We direct attention to our communion with Christ. Yes this will be relevant! All who enjoy a perfect communion with Jesus will be saved.

Why did God forbid eating pork?

Luciano Rogerio de Souza

And the swine, because it cracked nails, screwdriver and nail splits in two, but not cud, it is unclean (Lev. 11:7)

The prohibition of pork derived concepts extreme and decontextualized. Some think that it is spirituality and salvation. The Creator God vetoed the pig by another issue: health.

The Egyptians themselves did link some illnesses to the consumption of pig meat. It is known that the medicine was well developed in ancient land of the Pharaohs. By observation, they discovered that many diseases have a direct connection with the habit of eating it.

The feeding of the animal was unruly and disgusting. They ate everything! The carrion was the favorite dish. Here's the logic: by eating all were considered carriers of disease through bacteria and viruses. Distrust of the Egyptians had been confirmed by the Lord.

The Lord has prohibited meat, aimed at health and welfare of man. God wanted mankind healthy. But today, the meat is still ruling? Currently the pigs are raised with great regalia. Environments fresh, always clean and sound environment. The modern pig farm are well cleaned and food is no longer the same. Today's safety and health by eating meat.
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