Daily Archives: February 1, 2021

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (JOHN 14:1-4 “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE”)

1. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

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DEFINITION OF THE DAY (FERTILITY CULT PT1)

General term for religions marked by rites that reenact a myth accounting for the orderly change of the seasons and the earth’s fruitfulness. Such myths often involve a great mother-goddess as a symbol of fertility and a male deity, usually her consort but sometimes a son, who like vegetation dies and returns to life again. In Mesopotamia the divine couple was Ishtar and Tammuz (who is mourned in Ezek 8:14); in Egypt, Isis and her sons Osiris: in Asia Minor, Cybele and Attis. In Syria the Ugaritic myths of the second millennium B.C. pictured Baal-Hadad, the storm god, as the dying and rising god. (A local manifestation of this god is mourned in Zech

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SOLOMON AT HIS DUMBEST

There’s a tie for first place.

  • Marriage can be plenty stressful with just one partner: “He had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines [secondary wives]” (1 Kings 11:3).
  • In his old age Solomon worshiped idols.
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