Standing Firm In Christ

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Standing Firm In Christ last won the day on May 4 2016

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    Reading the Word of God, Christians Based Movies, Bluegrass Gospel Music
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    Born in Africa, reborn in prison, dwell in Mississippi, live in Christ

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  1. Since Melchizedek/Melchisedec was, by interpretation, "king of righteousness" and "king of peace", I believe Hebrews 7:3 is referring to these qualities. He didn't take a side and go to war with the five kings, nor with the four kings. He stayed out of the battle. He was indeed, a king of righteousness and peace.
  2. No need to feel sad for me. I find it sad that so many pastors often use historical facts when giving background of biblical events, yet are afraid to speak on the historic background of Abram's time. Though Melchizedek was Priest of the Most High God, he was still an ordinary king. Without mother, without father, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life simply speaks of there being no record of who his parents were, where he was born, or where he died. He wasn't a Christophany. He wasn't a Theophany. He wasn't an angel. He was a Canaanite king ruling over the city of Salem. And, for the record, I said nothing of present day tither's.
  3. "people didn't travel without food in those days. " Where's your "Biblical proof" for your claim?
  4. I have historical documentation that tells of the practice of giving war spoils to kings. That's proof enough. There's no biblical proof of a lot of things that are preached in our churches today. But many are documented in historical records.
  5. According to historical documentation, the tithing of war spoils to kings was practiced as early as 2200 BC,... a full 287 years prior to Abram meeting Melchizedek. I am more inclined to believe that Abram tithed due to custom than I am to beleive that he tithed due to faith, love and willingness. Biblical text reveals that Bera expected the people of Sodom returned to him. I see no reason to doubt that Melchizedek was in expectation of that which had been customary practice for at least two and three quarter centuries.
  6. I am not convinced that Abram's tithe was a "willing" tithe. It may not have been. The ancient custom at that time was that kings were to receive tithes of war spoils. If Abram was observing custom, then the tithe may not have been willing. Biblical text may reveal that Melchizedek went to the Valley of Shaveh expecting the customary tithe of spoils. We do see that Bera went with the expectation that Abram allow the people of Sodom to return to Sodom. So, Melchizedek may have journeyed from Salem to Shaveh with expectation of receiving something as well,... receiving the customary tithe that was given to kings by those who were victorious in battle. He clearly had heard of Abram's defeating the rebellious and wicked kings, for he brought refreshments (bread and wine) with him.
  7. Tithing was indeed in place long before Abram gave tithes to Melchizedek. It was practiced by the ancient Babylonians more than 275 years before Abram met Melchizedek in the Valley of Shaveh. (Valley of the kings) The ancient Babylonian's would give tithes of war spoils to kings every time they were victorious in battle. In 1906, the curator of the British Museum, Charles Pinches, acquired two clay tablets etched in cuneiform. The tablets were dated 2200 BC, and depicted ancient Babylonians, victorious in war, giving tithes from war spoils to their king. Abram, having lived previously in Ur of the Chaldees, a country in the region of ancient Babylonia, would have been well aware of the practice. Interestingly, when the children of Israel destroyed the enemies of God upon entering the land of Canaan, they were not told to tithe the spoils of war. They were told to destroy most of the spoils, but to take 100% of the silver and gold, and the vessels of brass and iron, to the Tabernacle.
  8. Linda and I watched the movie "Seven Deadly Words" (2013) on Pure Flix. Pastor Evan Bennett endeavors to heal a broken community. Two thumbs up.
  9. Per the request of one Shannon McWhorter on her FB page,  (she told me to drop you this hint) ... You have an amazing wife.

    Read the moth picture. (she didn't tell me to tell you this part)

    1. No Nicolaitans

      No Nicolaitans

      LOL! Thanks...yes, I do have an amazing wife. Unfortunately, I can't see the picture since I'm no longer on Facebook. I'll have to get her to show it to me. Thanks brother!

    2. Standing Firm In Christ

      Standing Firm In Christ

      It's now just the picture you need to see.  It's the resulting conversation.  LoL

  10. Thus far, my books have been focused on God's holy tithe. I do have another that I will be publishing in the near future on poetry and songs that I have written over the last four decades. promotion of my books has been through readers of my blog and Facebook, Twitter, and word of mouth.
  11. I am also from Mississippi. (Cleveland). I, too, have a passion for writing. I have published three of my books through . They are in association with, and the books are available in other countries. Royalties are deposited directly in my bank account. .35¢ per book. Amazon just deposited $20 in my account from sales last month.
  12. Can't find my copy. Found a couple ceremonies on google though. (RSV verses can be replaced with KJV)
  13. Been so long since I used my Broadman's Ministers Manual. If I can find it, I will scan the wedding ceremony.
  14. Please pray for OB Member Michael Sherrod. He and his wife's home caught fire and they are now living with their daughter.