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Unable to profess their faith openly during Pagan times when Christianity was still not so popular, Christians made use of symbols to express their faith such as the Good Shepherd, the Orante, the monogram of Christ and the fish. The Good Shepherd with a lamb around his shoulders represents Christ and the soul He has saved, the Orante is the praying figure with open arms symbolizing the soul that dwells in divine peace, the monogram of Christ is formed by interlacing the first two letters of the Greek word 'Christòs' meaning Christ and the fish, which is a widespread symbol of Christ. Sometimes one can also see other symbols such as the dove holding an olive branch representing the soul that attained divine peace, the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet so as to represent that Christ is the beginning and the end of all things, the anchor as the symbol of salvation and the phoenix, the mythical Arabian bird as a symbol of the resurrection of Christ, being widely used to represent Christian faith.
Originally posted by whiskey3
The Orthodox King James Version of the Bible is the oldest.....
The first coin they found, Barkay said, was one issued during the Jewish revolt that preceded the Roman destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D., imprinted with the Hebrew words “Freedom of Zion.”
The most valuable find so far, Barkay believes, is a clay seal impression discovered last year. Its incomplete Hebrew lettering appears to name Ge’aliyahu, son of Immer. Immer is the name of a family of temple officials mentioned in Jeremiah 20:1.
Originally posted by a-stupid-dvd-case
EDIT: If all christians say that God is all loving and peaceful and will wash away humanity's sins then why is he so sinful ? many times in the bible he tells people to rape, and uda sinful things. i think its time to stop dear old god and try washing away ur own sins.
[edit on 12-1-2008 by a-stupid-dvd-case]
Originally posted by jdposey
If God DESIRES ALL MEN to be saved, do you think He would allow His word (Bible) to be completely distorted to the point that it contains deception and complete confusion?