Secret Scriptures Revealed

Secret Scriptures Revealed Author Tony Burke
ISBN-10 9780802871312
Year 2013-12-19
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Throughout history, Christians have expressed their faith through story. They created texts featuring important early Christian figures, like Jesus, Peter, Paul, Mary Magdalene, and Judas, to express their relationships to God and to the world around them. Some of these texts are found in today's New Testament, but there is a wide assortment of other texts that are not included in the Bible. Secret Scriptures Revealed answers, in clear accessible terms, many frequently asked questions about the Christian Apocrypha. It describes and explains the key texts and includes a much-needed discussion.

SECRET SCRIPTURE REVEALED

SECRET SCRIPTURE REVEALED Author Sarah Walters
ISBN-10 1498493068
Year 2016-12-21
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press
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For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) That is by far one of the most misquoted and misrepresented scriptures in the whole Bible. I have read this scripture hundreds (possibly even thousands) of times, yet I never truly understood it until I took the time to dissect it. In this book, I will share with you what I discovered as I dug deeper into the secrets of this scripture.The scripture itself is made up of three major words: power, love, and a sound mind. Yes, I know it says God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, too, but we'll talk more about that later. For now I want to focus on the "power words" in this verse. In fact, one day I got the idea to look up the word "power." When I did, I was blown away at its meaning! The New Webster's Dictionary defines power as, "the ability to act or do; strength, influence, talent, command, authority, one who exercises authority, warranty; the product of the multiplication of a number by itself."I believe that this one scripture holds the key to your wellness, financial provision, mental health, success, prosperity, purpose, future, etc. It is chocked full of words that encompass the entire Christian faith. In this book, I will dissect each of the meanings of the word power, and I believe it will change your life. -Sarah WaltersSarah is a "wordsmith" as she examines the definition of words. However, this is not just the work of a master with words, but rather the work of a person of divine revelation. These words have become life to the author. They become the fabric of how she has built her life. They not only define her life, but truly empower her life. It is the story of how one woman lives from the power of the "WORD OF GOD." -Dr. Tommy ReidServing as Bishop of Niagara Covenant Community of Churches Sarah currently works as a journalist. She is a professionally trained vocalist who hasperformed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Maryland. She is a New York native."

The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture Author Sebastian Barry
ISBN-10 9781101202920
Year 2008-06-12
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist. Sebastian Barry's latest novel, Days Without End, is now available. Sebastian Barry's novels have been hugely admired by readers and critics, and in 2005 his novel A Long Long Way was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In The Secret Scripture, Barry revisits County Sligo, Ireland, the setting for his previous three books, to tell the unforgettable story of Roseanne McNulty. Once one of the most beguiling women in Sligo, she is now a resident of Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital and nearing her hundredth year. Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an engrossing tale of one woman's life, and a vivid reminder of the stranglehold that the Catholic church had on individuals throughout much of the twentieth century. The Secret Scripture is soon to be a film starring Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave.

The Book of Mysteries

The Book of Mysteries Author Jonathan Cahn
ISBN-10 9781629989419
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Charisma Media
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Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man's most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessing...This is The Book of Mysteries. Jonathan Cahn, who caused a national and international stir with the New York Times best-seller The Harbinger and then The Mystery of the Shemitah, now brings us a treasure chest inside of which are contained some of the greatest mysteries of all time. The reader will discover life-transforming secrets, mind-blowing realities, and heart-changing revelations in such mysteries as the Face in the Waters, the Leper King, the Land of Gezarah, the Secret of the Third Prince, the House of Spirits, the Mystery of the Rains, How to Alter Your Past, the Second Scroll, the Similitude, the Mystery of the Eighth Day, and much more. The Book of Mysteries takes the readers on a journey of divine revelation through ancient Scriptures, the laws of Creation, the deep of God's Word, the hidden streams of history, the most important keys of spiritual truth, end-time mysteries, and the secrets of life. The Book of Mysteries opens up with a traveler and his encounter with a man known only as "the teacher." The teacher takes him an on odyssey through desert mountains, valleys, gardens and plains, encounters with nomadic tent dwellers, caverns and ancient ruins, chambers of scrolls and vessels, and more. The reader is taken along to partake in the journey and in all the teachings and revelations. The traveler keeps a journal in which he writes down each of the mysteries given to him by the teacher in his one-year odyssey--365 different mysteries--one for each day of the year. Thus, on top of everything else, The Book of Mysteries is also a daily devotional unlike any other. And each mystery contains a special mission for each day of the year, a mission that takes the revelation and applies it to reality for a life-changing journey.

Knowledge Revealed

Knowledge Revealed Author Sara M. Millard
ISBN-10 9781450063159
Year 2010-03-25
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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Triunity: How to Know That the Three Are One GENESIS 1:1 SAYS, “In the beginning God.” God is three in one. For many years, I lacked the depth of understanding of how this could be. I accepted by faith what I could not understand with my finite mind. Ephesians 4:23 says, “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.” Further study gave me a revealed knowledge of another truth that I will tie into the trinity of God. Many a time women and children are not mentioned in the Bible accounts. For example, Matthew 15:38 says, “And they that had eaten were five thousand, beside the women and children.” As the husband is the head of the wife and children, his household is a trinity. So Christ is the head of the church and God the Father is the Godhead. The Holy Spirit is in operation for and through the church. God the Father, Jesus the Christ, KNOWLEDGE REVEALED 23 and the Holy Spirit work as one unit, as the family unit is one working together. To emphasize the above fact, wives and children belong to the husband and are one in him. Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.” Even so, we who believe in Christ as our Savior are one in body with Him. God the Father, Jesus Christ the son, and the Holy Spirit, are one in the Godhead. Regarding Triunity and further revealed knowledge: A study of Through the Bible Study with Roper Press booklets. ** A question I asked myself of which I was not sure of the answer was “should I write “Jesus” or Triunity?” I simply wrote, “Jesus Tri-umphant.” Just then, the Holy Spirit of God revealed to me that Tri-umphant means the whole Godhead. Triunity, three in one, triumphant, Glory to God! ** Harlin J Roper, Through The Bible Study, 1978 Dallas, TX: Roper Press (Used with permission).

Lost Christianities

Lost Christianities Author Bart D. Ehrman
ISBN-10 0199756686
Year 2005-09-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The early Christian Church was a chaos of contending beliefs. Some groups of Christians claimed that there was not one God but two or twelve or thirty. Some believed that the world had not been created by God but by a lesser, ignorant deity. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine, while others said he was divine but not human. In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at these early forms of Christianity and shows how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten. All of these groups insisted that they upheld the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, and they all possessed writings that bore out their claims, books reputedly produced by Jesus's own followers. Modern archaeological work has recovered a number of key texts, and as Ehrman shows, these spectacular discoveries reveal religious diversity that says much about the ways in which history gets written by the winners. Ehrman's discussion ranges from considerations of various "lost scriptures"--including forged gospels supposedly written by Simon Peter, Jesus's closest disciple, and Judas Thomas, Jesus's alleged twin brother--to the disparate beliefs of such groups as the Jewish-Christian Ebionites, the anti-Jewish Marcionites, and various "Gnostic" sects. Ehrman examines in depth the battles that raged between "proto-orthodox Christians"--those who eventually compiled the canonical books of the New Testament and standardized Christian belief--and the groups they denounced as heretics and ultimately overcame. Scrupulously researched and lucidly written, Lost Christianities is an eye-opening account of politics, power, and the clash of ideas among Christians in the decades before one group came to see its views prevail.

The Genesis of Revelation

The Genesis of Revelation Author Aerik Vondenburg
ISBN-10 1491211601
Year 2013-07-26
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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According to Jesus, the primary message of his teachings were "hidden" from those who were not ready to know the deeper truth (Mark 4:22 and Luke 19:42). This special knowledge is related to what is referred to in the Old Testament as the "secret things" of the Lord (Deuteronomy 29:29). Until now, the "sacred secrets of the kingdom of God" (Luke 8:10 and Matthew 13:11) have never been made public to the world. However, clues left in the ancient texts, including the Bible itself, have made it possible to understand and reveal these shocking matters for the first time. What the ground-breaking findings reveal is that almost everything that is commonly known about the Bible, God, and Jesus, is wrong.

The Lost Gospel Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus Marriage to Mary the Magdalene

The Lost Gospel  Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus  Marriage to Mary the Magdalene Author Simcha Jacobovici
ISBN-10 9781605987293
Year 2014-11-12
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Pegasus Books
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An international news story when published last year, now in paperback: A historical detective story leads to dramatic and ground-breaking revelations about the life and times of Jesus. Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript of the early Church, copied by an anonymous monk. The manuscript is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century. And now, The Lost Gospel provides the first ever translation from Syriac into English of this unique document that tells the inside story of Jesus’ social, family, and political life. The Lost Gospel takes the reader on an unparalleled historical adventure through a paradigm shifting manuscript. What the authors eventually discover is as astounding as it is surprising: the confirmation of Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene; the names of their two children; the towering presence of Mary Magdalene; a previously unknown plot on Jesus’ life (thirteen years prior to the crucifixion); an assassination attempt against Mary Magdalene and their children; Jesus’ connection to political figures at the highest level of the Roman Empire; and a religious movement that antedates that of Paul—the Church of Mary Magdalene. Part historical detective story, part modern adventure, The Lost Gospel reveals secrets that have been hiding in plain sight for millennia.

Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier The Christian Apocrypha in North American Perspectives

Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier  The Christian Apocrypha in North American Perspectives Author Tony Burke
ISBN-10 9781498209830
Year 2015-07-27
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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North American study of the Christian Apocrypha is known principally for its interest in using noncanonical texts to reconstruct the life and teachings of Jesus, and for its support of Walter Bauer's theory on the development of early Christianity. The papers in this volume, presented in September 2013 at York University in Toronto, challenge that simplistic assessment by demonstrating that U.S. and Canadian scholarship on the Christian Apocrypha is rich and diverse. The topics covered in the papers include new developments in the study of canon formation, the interplay of Christian Apocrypha and texts from the Nag Hammadi library, digital humanities resources for reconstructing apocryphal texts, and the value of studying late-antique apocrypha. Among the highlights of the collection are papers from a panel by three celebrated New Testament scholars reassessing the significance of the Christian Apocrypha for the study of the historical Jesus. Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier demonstrates the depth and breadth of Christian Apocrypha studies in North America and offers a glimpse at the achievements that lie ahead in the field.

The Bible Code

The Bible Code Author Michael Drosnin
ISBN-10 9780684849737
Year 1998-04-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Argues that a hidden mathematical code embedded in the Old Testament predicts events that took place long after the Bible was written, including the French Revolution, the 1969 moon landing, and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

Gnostic Mysteries of Sex

Gnostic Mysteries of Sex Author Tobias Churton
ISBN-10 9781620554227
Year 2015-08-17
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An exploration of the sexual practices and doctrinal secrets of Gnosticism • Reconstructs the lost world of Gnostic spiritual-erotic experience through examination of every surviving text written by heresiologists • Investigates the sexual gnosis practices of the Barbelo Gnostics of the 2nd century and their connections to the Gnostic Aeon Sophia, the Wild Lady of Wisdom • Explains the vital significance of “the seed” as a sacrament in Gnostic practice Examining every surviving text written by heresiologists, accounts often ignored in favor of the famous Nag Hammadi Library, Tobias Churton reveals the most secret inner teaching passed down by initiated societies: the tradition of sexual gnosis--higher union with God through the sacrament of sex. Discovering actual sex practices hidden within the writings of the Church’s authorities, he reconstructs the lost world of Gnostic spiritual-erotic experience as taught by initiated masters and mistresses and practiced by Christian couples seeking spiritual freedom from the world. Churton explores the practices of the “first Gnostic,” the historical Simon Magus, and explains the vital significance of “the seed” in Gnostic practice, showing it to be the sacramental substance par excellence. He illuminates the suppressed truth of why the name “Valentine” came to be associated with ennobling erotic love and reveals profound parallels between sexual gnosis and Tantra, suggesting that gnosis lies at the root of the tantric path. Solving a millennia-old riddle regarding the identity and secret symbol of Sophia, the mysterious Gnostic “Aeon,” Churton investigates Sophia’s connections to Barbelo, also known as Pruneikos, the Wild Lady of Wisdom, and the central focus of the Barbelo Gnostics of the 2nd century, whose religious sex practices so shocked orthodox Christian contemporaries that they were condemned, their cults of spiritual gnosis and “redemption by sin” driven underground. Churton exposes the mystery of Sophia in the philosophy of the medieval Troubadours and explores William Blake’s inheritance of secret Renaissance sexual mysticism through the revolutionary English poet Andrew Marvell. Showing how Blake’s sexual and spiritual revolution connects to modern sexual magic, Churton also examines the esoteric meaning of the free-love explosion of the 1960s, revealing how sex can be raised from the realm of guilt into the highest magical sacrament of spiritual transformation.

Manology

Manology Author Tyrese Gibson
ISBN-10 9781451681864
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Tyrese Gibson, multiplatinum R&B singer and movie star, and Rev Run of Run DMC and star of Run’s House present a bold , honest, and uncensored loo k into the male mind. Tyrese and Rev are unlikely best friends—Rev is married with six kids and Tyrese is a single dad still hesitant to settle down. But after an unexpected disagreement in which Rev insisted that marriage is forever, and Tyrese pushed that you could bail when the sex went bad, the two decided not just to agree to disagree but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience. Even though they’re at different points in their journeys, both have clear insights on what it takes to make a relationship work and what can sink it instantly. Manology is a guide to regaining your relationship confidence and weeding out the cheaters, MANipulators, and pimps from the good men. Just follow Tyrese and Rev’s advice and finally understand the reasons behind your man’s actions. Some men’s behavior can’t be changed, but it’s better to face the truth. No matter how painful or distressing that truth might be, if you know it, you can confront it and move past it. Tyrese and Rev acknowledge that it can be difficult for men to open up, but they present real strategies for men and women to have honest and open discussions about relationship expectations. With Rev’s hard-earned knowledge on what it takes to make a marriage work, and Tyrese’s sometimes uncomfortable but always straight talk on the single man’s mind-set, Manology is your one true source of knowledge to help you take control of your love life and truly understand your man.

Knowing God

Knowing God Author J.I. Packer
ISBN-10 9781444717969
Year 2011-10-27
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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For more than 30 years, J. I. Packer's classic book KNOWING GOD has revealed to well over a million readers the wonder, glory and the joy of knowing God. It continues to sell in tens of thousands to Christians around the world.