Archive for November 10th, 2008

I Appeal To You, Brothers, in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, That All of You Agree with One Another So That There May Be No Divisions Among You–Brawling in Jerusalem-What Would Jesus Do?

Religious, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Nov 10 2008

Divisions in the Church

I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.

My brothers, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas”; still another, “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul? ….1 Corinthians Chapter 1

BBC NEWS

Israeli police have had to restore order at one of Christianity’s holiest sites after a mass brawl broke out between monks in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Fighting erupted between Greek Orthodox and Armenian monks at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Christ’s crucifixion.

Two monks from each side were detained as dozens of worshippers traded kicks and punches at the shrine, said police.

Trouble flared as Armenians prepared to mark the annual Feast of the Cross.

Tapestries toppled

Shocked pilgrims looked on as decorations and tapestries were toppled during Sunday’s clash.

Dressed in the vestments of the Greek Orthodox and Armenian denominations, rival monks threw punches and anything they could lay their hands on.

The Greeks blamed the Armenians for not recognising their rights inside the holy site, while the Armenians said the Greeks had violated one of their traditional ceremonies.

Clashes between Christian sects in the ancient church are not uncommon

An Armenian clergyman said the Greek clergy had tried to place one of their monks inside the Edicule, an ancient structure which is said to encase the tomb of Jesus.

“What is happening here is a violation of status quo. The Greeks have tried so many times to put their monk inside the tomb but they don’t have the right to when the Armenians are celebrating the feast,” he said.

The Armenians had been preparing to commemorate the 4th Century discovery of the cross believed to have been used to crucify Jesus.

A Greek clergyman said: “We protested peacefully, we stood here in the middle and we claimed that we shall not leave the procession finished unless they leave our guardian be inside. This didn’t happen and in that moment the police interfered.”

Six Christian sects share control of the ancient church and the BBC’s Wyre Davies in Jerusalem says confrontations between them are not uncommon, but rarely descend into violence.

Neither a Catholic Nor A Protestant; A Christian Only

Rockwall Texas Giant Human Skull and Underground “Discoveries”

Giants in Those Days, Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, The Flood of Noah, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Nov 10 2008

Several months ago, a website regular (maybe David Etheridge?) sent me a link to an article about three 1886 stories in the Rockwall Success concerning the Rock Wall in Rockwall Texas, and some “fantastic” discoveries there underneath the wall. Here we use “fantastic” in the sense of nearly unbelievable.

One of the reasons that we didn’t post the story immediately was that we wanted to do our own research to see if we coud have some of the fantatsic details verified by some other source. We’ve been in contact with the author, David Allen Deal, and he seems convinced that the story is true. He noted that one of the descendants of one of the prominment men mentioned in the story had subsequently written a history of the area which presumably reiterated some of the information in the articles.

What particularly gave us pause, apart from the sensational details was that the author of the articles in the Rockwall Success was “Sam Slick”. Sam Slick was also the name of a fictional character ….

“Sam Slick was a character created by Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a Canadian judge and author. With his wry wit and Yankee voice, Sam Slick of Slicksville put forward his views on “human nature” in a regular column in the Novascotian, beginning in 1835. The twenty-one sketches were published in a collection titled The Clockmaker, or the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slicksville, First Series in 1836, supplemented by an additional 12 unpublished or new sketches. The book was Canada’s first international bestseller and was hugely popular, not only in Nova Scotia but also in Britain and the United States.

Slick’s wise-cracking commentary on the colonial life of Nova Scotia and relations with the U.S. and Britain struck a note with readers, leading to a second series in 1838 and a third in 1840. The satirical sketches, mocking both Canadians and Americans, made Haliburton one of the most popular writers of comic fiction in English of that era. The Clockmaker (which was also translated into German) established Haliburton as one of the founders of North American humour.” Wikipedia

David Allen Deal believes that this was probably a “Nom de Plume” of the writer and doesn’t impact the veracity of the story presented. Here at s8int.com, we’d feel better about the stories if the author had used his real name or if we coulld find a Sam Slick of that day who wrote other non-controversial stories for the “Success”. That was our first concern.

Secondly, we noted that in one of the articles, a group of local prominents sets out to investigate the wall and of the five men, three are known as J.B.? What are the odds of that?

If any of you out there in RockWall want to do some detective work, find out who Sam Slick was and try to find out if there is any corroboration for this story or any of its details elsewhere.

Related Stories on s8int.com
Original Rockwall Texas Article
Dave Campbell, Rockwall Enigma Audio Program

Shivakumar’s Human Giants Youtube Video
Shiv, nice video but I do think that a few of those items have been debunked?

Texas Giant Human Skull

by David Allen Deal

There are groups in our society that have always tried to suppress any evidence that supports biblical history, such as the flood of Noah, or existence of giants, where ever and whenever they have been found in the past. Sometimes the evidence is sent to the Smithsonian or a state university from which it disappears, never to be seen again.

As time passes these efforts are ever increasing, and now we see attacks against all religion by wild-eyed fanatic atheists. The famous Davenport Iowa, Academy of Natural Sciences dispute with and report about the arrogance of Mr. Henshaw of the Smithsonian by Charles Putman in 1885 is another example of honest academics going up against the Smithsonian Institute and the erroneous and spiteful policies of its director, Major John Wesley Powell.

The evidence for the existence of elephants and mastodons and mammoths has been well reported from sites throughout the Americas for the past 150 years, yet not many stop to realize the biblical significance of this. In other words, prior to the world wide deluge, ( Flood of Noah ) many robust animal types lived on the American continent, and fossil evidence supports this claim.

Examples are: elephants, bison, horses & camels. Of the latter two, examples are found as fossils in Anza Borego State Park in California, in a huge anticline near Fish Creek and split mountain. Modern horses and camels and elephants do not appear here in the Americas again until thousands of years after the flood. Some antediluvian life forms never appear here again, only to reappear in eastern Anatolia where the ark landed on a mountain.

One form of antediluvian life that never reappears is super giant humans, except as an occasional bone or grave which are obviously of pre-flood origin. So-called “giant” graves are ususally of men less than eight feet in stature, yet considered to be giants – they weren’t. However there have been exceptions.

This is one of those previously hidden and suppressed stories. It comes from a small bedroom community of Rockwall, Texas just east of Dallas and the old Trinity River. This place is of great pre-historical interest, because of the buried 40 foot high wall that enclosed approximately 30 square miles, now covered with 40 feet of marine (flood) sediments.

In the past, for example, when the early residents were building the Courthouse, several subterranean rock-lined rooms were uncovered, and then filled-in for the modern structure being built. A rock lined tunnel down to the river was discovered, according to local architect John Lindsey, and even later while crews were building Interstate 30, a large rock-lined room was found because a huge road grader fell into it.

Several excavations have been made to expose the wall over the years, the latest, only about 5 years ago. Local squabbling and small town politics closed down their website, but not before I copied all the photographs of the exposed wall structure. I can’t use them for this article because of ownership and copyright restrictions, but I can send a few to interested parties who wish to see them via e-mail. ( http://www.noahsark-naxuan.com/4.htm ).

Three follow-on stories, written in mid 1886 published in the ROCKWALL SUCCESS newspaper, were found in the archives by a member of the Rockwall Historical Society in 2006 and sent to me. I have photocopies of these three clippings. They are datelined “Buffalo.” Buffalo was a small township, several miles south of Rockwall which no longer exists.

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