He is winnowing barley at the threshing floor tonight. Do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. Then he went to lie down at the extremity of the grain heap. After that she came stealthily and uncovered him at his feet and lay down.

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He is winnowing barley at the threshing floor tonight. Do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. Then he went to lie down at the extremity of the grain heap. After that she came stealthily and uncovered him at his feet and lay down. So he bent himself forward, and, look! You have expressed your loving-kindness better in the last instance than in the first instance, in not going after the young fellows whether lowly or rich.

All that you say I shall do for you, for everyone in the gate of my people is aware that you are an excellent woman. Let him do the repurchasing. But if he does not take delight in repurchasing you, I will then repurchase you, I myself, as sure as Jehovah lives. Keep lying down until the morning. Certainly not! Is the account, at Luke , literal or merely an illustration of something else? Does that sound reasonable to you? If it were literal, it would conflict with other parts of the Bible.

If the Bible were thus contradictory, would a lover of truth use it as a basis for his faith? But the Bible does not contradict itself. And the boy Samuel continued growing up with Jehovah. For the things I am hearing about YOU from all the people are bad. Let us know with what we should send it away to its place. Was it not as soon as He dealt severely with them that they proceeded to send them away, and they went their way?

And YOU must send it away, and it must go. See verse The beggar Lazarus represented the common Jewish people who were despised by the Pharisees but who repented and became followers of Jesus. See Luke ; John ; Matthew , Their deaths were also symbolic, representing a change in circumstances. Thus, the formerly despised ones came into a position of divine favor, and the formerly seemingly favored ones were rejected by God, while being tormented by the judgment messages delivered by the ones whom they had despised.

What is the origin of the teaching of hellfire? Wallis Budge, pp. The Encyclopedia Americana, , Vol. But the real roots of this God-dishonoring doctrine go much deeper. Finally Saul the son of Kish came to be picked. And they went looking for him, and he was not to be found. When he took his stand in the middle of the people, he was taller than all the other people from his shoulders upward.

Then Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his house. But he continued like one grown speechless. II, p. The Roman Saturnalia a festival dedicated to Saturn, the god of agriculture, and to the renewed power of the sun , also took place at this time, and some Christmas customs are thought to be rooted in this ancient pagan celebration.

The Gospels indicate neither the day nor the month. According to the hypothesis suggested by H. On Dec. Christmas originated at a time when the cult of the sun was particularly strong at Rome. III, p. SEE, please, how my eyes have beamed because I tasted this little bit of honey.

The people are sinning against Jehovah by eating along with the blood. First of all, roll a great stone to me. With it he started altar building to Jehovah. Matthew shows that the star led the astrologers first to King Herod and then to Jesus and that Herod then sought to have Jesus killed. Note that the Bible account does not say that they found the babe Jesus in a manger, as customarily depicted in Christmas art.

When the astrologers arrived, Jesus and his parents were living in a house. Wherever Saul would send him he would act prudently, so that Saul placed him over the men of war; and it seemed good in the eyes of all the people and also in the eyes of the servants of Saul.

The practice of Christmas gift giving is not based on what was done by the Magi. Furthermore, they gave gifts, not to one another, but to the child Jesus, in accord with what was then customary when visiting notable persons. The spirit reflected in such gift giving does not bring real happiness, because it violates Christian principles such as those found at Matthew , 4 and 2 Corinthians Surely a Christian can give gifts to others as an expression of love at other times during the year, doing so as often as he wants to.

Depending on where they live, children are told that gifts are brought by Santa Claus, St. The World Book Encyclopedia, , Vol. Does the telling of such stories build in children a respect for truth, and does such a practice honor Jesus Christ, who taught that God must be worshiped with truth?

Follow the course of hospitality. And how much more so today, when one becomes holy in [his] organism? If it is what you would take for yourself, take it, because there is no other here except it. Give it to me. Or what sharing does light have with darkness? Or what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever? A person who really knows and loves Jehovah does not feel that by shunning practices that honor false gods or that promote falsehood he is in any way deprived of happiness.

Genuine love causes him to rejoice, not over unrighteousness, but with the truth. See 1 Corinthians Compare Exodus Today we see only 20th-century practices associated with holidays.

Some may appear harmless. But Jehovah observed firsthand the pagan religious practices from which these originated. Should not his view be what matters to us? He does not favor the celebration of birthdays. He does not like to see people overeat or get drunk or engage in loose conduct. But some of them do all those things, and they bring presents for everyone there except him!

How would the man feel? Would you want to be a party to it? This is exactly what is being done by Christmas celebrations. The sanctity of special times was an idea absent from the minds of the first Christians.

VIII, p. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spring. The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility.

It is not a Christian name. It bears its Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name,. Such is the history of Easter. The popular observances that still attend the period of its celebration amply confirm the testimony of history as to its Babylonian character.

The hot cross buns of Good Friday, and the dyed eggs of Pasch or Easter Sunday, figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do now. The Romans dedicated this day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. The month of January was named after Janus, who had two faces—one looking forward and the other looking backward. In many places revelry and drinking are part of the festivities.

Will Saul come down just as your servant has heard? O Jehovah the God of Israel, tell your servant, please.


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