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  1. The Bible and Archaeology: The Battle at the Pool of Gibeon

    In 1956 another remarkable discovery was made that provides additional evidence of the authenticity of the biblical accounts of David's days. And each one grasped his opponent by the head and thrust his sword in his opponent’s side; so they fell down together. Therefore that place was called the Field of Sharp Swords, which is in Gibeon. So there was a very fierce battle that day, and Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David” ( 2 Samuel 2:13-17 ).

  2. A Place Called Megiddo: The World's Battleground | United ...

    Megiddo as a city went into decline during the Babylonian and Persian periods. However, in modern times the site continued to see battles. Both Napoleon (1799) and the British General Allenby (1918) defeated Turkish forces here. The area has never lost its significance as a battleground for control over this crucial crossroad of empires.

  3. Telltale Tracks in More Names, Languages, Archaeology and ...

    As we track the 12 tribes of Israel through history and into the future, we need to know their ancestral past. The great patriarch Abraham believed God and obeyed Him (Genesis 12). Thus God chose Abraham and made great promises to him—and by extension to his descendants—of lands and opportunities in the future.

  4. Are We Required to Tithe on an Inheritance or Gift ...

    The tribe of Levi received tithes of the other tribes of Israel as an inheritance (Numbers 18: 26-27 Numbers 18: 26-27 26 Thus speak to the Levites, and say to them, When you take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.

  5. What Is the Origin of Satan and Demons? | United Church of God

    American King James Version ×; 1 Chronicles 13: 6 1 Chronicles 13: 6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up there the ark of God the LORD, that dwells between the cherubim, whose name is called on it.

  6. What happens to all of mankind who lived and died before ...

    The wonderful answer to the last part of the question is yes, they can be saved. God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. American King James Version×).

  7. A Mystery Solved: The Identity of Melchizedek | United ...

    Melchizedek couldn’t have been the Father because he was the “priest of the Most High God.” He could only have been the eternal, preexistent Word who later became Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He could only have been the eternal, preexistent Word who later became Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

  8. Islam vs. the West: Why the Clash of Civilizations ...

    Islam’s gains paralleled by the West’s decline. A simple biblical example: “For as the churning of milk produces butter, and wringing of the nose produces blood, so the forcing of wrath produces strife” ( Proverbs 30:33 ). So the simple principle of cause and effect produces these trends among various civilizations.

  9. God's Purpose for Prophecy | United Church of God

    Prophecy should motivate us to repent and turn to God. All prophecy is ultimately a message of hope. We have God’s assurance that He is in perfect control, that He is a God of love ( 1 John 4:8 , 1 John 4:16 ), that His desire is for us to turn to Him in heartfelt repentance and turn our lives over to Him.

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