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The Lost Christian Kingdoms of Africa

This is King Moses George, who ruled the Christian kingdom of Makuria, in what is now Sudan, from 1155 to 1190 A.D. By then his kingdom had long been cut off from the wider Christendom around the Mediterranean Sea.

Acts 8:27, “And he [Phillip] arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship.”

By “Ethiopia,” the Bible usually means Africa south of Egypt. We now know that “Candace” was not the name of a particular queen, but rather the title of the ruling queens at Merowe, then the capital of a native Nubian civilization.

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The ruins of Merowe show these Nubians as the inheritors of the ancient Egyptian civilization. But they were soon to inherit something new–perhaps through the very man who met St. Phillip on the road to Jerusalem.

By 350 A.D. Merowe collapsed, after a long war with Axum in Ethiopia. In its place rose Christian kingdoms in Sudan, whose kings exchanged embassies with the Byzantine Empire, whose church fathers interacted with those in Asia and Europe.

Islam conquered Egypt in the seventh century and then struck south. The Nubian kingdom of Makuria defeated the jihad in two major battles, then entered into a treaty which brought 600 years of peace. Three Christian kingdoms in Sudan, throughout the Middle Ages: Nabatia, Makuria, and Alodia a little farther south. The last of them, Alodia, finally fell in 1504. And over the years, cut off from the rest of the Christian family, the Nubians gradually converted to Islam. Christianity survived in what we now know as Ethiopia.

One wonders: could Egypt have been retaken, if Byzantium and Nubia had worked together? Without those Christian kingdoms in Nubia blocking Islamic expansion for almost 700 years, what would Africa be like today?

King Moses George’s country, and the other kingdoms, were members of our Christian family, lost to us before we knew them–but nothing that belongs to Jesus Christ is ever lost to Him. Our whole family will be reunited in His Kingdom: in heaven first, and then on earth.

 


Church of Norway ‘Apologizes’ for Having Been Pro-Life

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It looks nice, but looks aren’t everything.

And another “church” bites the dust…

The Bishops of the Church of Norway–70% of the people in Norway belong to that church–have issued a statement apologizing for having been pro-life (https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/church-of-norway-apologizes-for-previous-pro-life-stance-says-abortion-promotes-women-safety). No, it’s not a satire. They really did it.

Yup, the bishops regret ever having opposed abortion and are now for it–because abortion, they say, is necessary for “women’s health, safety, and security.” There’s that “women’s health” thing again. For good measure, they have added another “We are sorry” for not having given sufficient support to all the rest of feminism.

They’re going to be even sorrier when Christ returns to judge the quick and the dead.

But apostate churches, churches that go along to get along, churches that covet the approval of a fallen world–these have always been with us. The true Church is Christ’s people, in all denominations, who are faithful to Him and keep His testimony.

That is the Church that will endure.


The Church Will Not Fail

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There do seem to be an awful lot of churches these days that don’t measure up to anything like a Biblical standard. Some are all but stand-ins for Antichrist. It’s discouraging to see what they do and hear what they say.

Mark Rushdoony said something to me, years ago, while I was writing my series on paganism in the churches–something I have not forgotten. He said all these churches, all of them, in all their sometimes rather silly multitude of denominations, belong by right to Jesus Christ; and the Lord has His people in all of them. It is these people who constitute the Church. Christ’s people. If there are none to be found within the congregation of any particular church, it’s only because the last one finally left. But wherever that person is now, he still belongs to Jesus Christ.

We are not alone. The world is wide, and we have more brothers and sisters than we will ever know.


‘*Sigh*–“Moral Evolution”‘ (2016)

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What bunk

I’m posting this again because one of the chief evils of this age is the notion–the delusion–that a purely worldly salvation can be had in a fallen world, apart from Jesus Christ Our Savior. Heck, you don’t even have to try to be good: we’re all gonna evolve into a higher form of being, blah-blah…

https://leeduigon.com/2016/05/31/sigh-moral-evolution/

Beware any hope of “moral evolution.” We are saved by Christ alone: the grace of God, the love of God, the word of God made flesh. We do not “evolve.” We do not re-engineer society to tweak all the bad stuff out of it. Rousseau and Dewey and Marx were and are disastrously wrong.

Have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness.


Jesus-Yeshua Said unto them, I AM the Bread of Life!!

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Matthew 4:3-4 KJV ) “And when the tempter came to Him, He Said, If thou be the SON of GOD, command that these stones be Made Bread. But He Answered and Said, It is Written, Man shall not live by Bread alone, but by every WORD that proceedeth out of the Mouth of GOD.”!!

John 6:35 KJV ) “And Jesus Said unto them, I AM the Bread of Life: he that Cometh to ME shall never hunger; and he that Believeth on ME shall never thirst.”!!

John 6:51 KJV ) “I AM the Living Bread which Came down from Heaven: if any man eat of this Bread, he shall Live for ever: and the Bread that I will give is My Flesh, which I will give for the Life of the World.”!!

Matthew 6:9-13…

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We Defy the Gloom and Doom!

We know it’s mere extortion: “Submit to a global government, or die!” “Your tax money or your life!” And so on.

Absent from all the humanist gloom-and-doom scenarios is any acknowledgement of God–who made the heavens and the earth, and all that is in them; who sustains them moment to moment by His providence; of whom it is written, “God is love.” The Lord of hosts, mighty in battle: there is no God like Jehovah.

So, yeah, fine–civilizations come and go, He sets ’em up and He sets ’em down according to His sovereign purpose. For all those civilizations toppling into the landfill of history, well–God’s word has outlived them all and God’s people are still here. It doesn’t just turn into Mad Max.

Twice God overthrew the world: first, when He drowned it in the Great Flood, and again, when He confounded their language as they were building the Tower of Babel. It belongs to Him, it’s His property. But of course the unbelievers, who would be as gods themselves, need a scenario in which man, without God, destroys the world.

Because the earth is the Lord’s, and we are His people, the sheep of His hand, we defy the humanist gloom and doom and proclaim the coming of the Lord–in His own good time, when He’s thoroughly good and ready. We know that Jesus Christ the Son of God didn’t die on the cross, rise from the tomb, show Himself alive to those who’d seen Him die, and ascend into heaven for nothing. So you can all tear down and replace civilizations to your hearts’ content: but we are Christ’s people, sunshine–not yours, not the state’s, but His, redeemed with His blood and heirs to His promise.

Sing the hymn loud and sing it louder! Worship the King, all glorious above.

(Sung by the congregation at Durham Road Baptist Church, in the NBA Big Sing.


‘What Makes Us Different’

“Come Ye Sinners” (Norton Hall Band): Andrea has provided the lyrics in her blog post.

By Andrea Schwartz on the Chalcedon blog, “What Makes Us Different” reminds us that the fallen world hates Christ and hates Christians and Christianity–and it doesn’t matter!

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/what-makes-us-different

Only Christianity offers healing and forgiveness to sinners–and we’re all sinners. We don’t have to scramble to rack up good works, only to fall short by one or two. Jesus Christ has paid our bill: paid it on the cross, paid in full.


By Request, ‘Why Me, Lord?’

Thank you, “WhiteRabbit,” for requesting this gem! Johnny Cash’s declaration, before he starts singing–“Jesus Christ is Lord!”–is worth more than money can buy. Why Me, Lord?, written by Kris Kristofferson, marvels at the grace and love of God.

We can’t replace Johnny Cash, but we surely can follow his example.

Jesus Christ is Lord!


‘Post-Truth Politics’–Oh, Boy!

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A pioneer of post-truth: Pontius Pilate

Say hey (quoting my boyhood hero, Willie Mays)! Did you know we’re in the era of “post-truth politics”? In fact, we’re so in the era of post-truth, the Oxford English Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its 2016 Word of the Year.

Democrats (it’s pointless to say leftids; all Democrats are leftids anymore) and academics are rather proud of this achievement, even though the American Psychiatric Ass. says trying to achieve things is a sign of toxic masculinity, and ought to be stopped. Pontius Pilate once asked, cynically, “What is truth?” If he were here today, he’d be chairman of the Democrat National Committee.

Wikipedia lists the chief characteristics of post-truth politics: appeals to emotion; constant repetition of talking points; and ignore factual rebuttals (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-truth_politics). They left out the other chief characteristics which are so easily observable: violence and the threat of violence; shout down dissenters; calling everyone who dissents from their position “white supremacists” or some other term of abuse; and using the social media to censor any departure from the Far Left Crazy manifesto. I put that in because every gang of nincompoops has a manifesto.

Our sages at the looniversities teach that there’s no such thing as truth, there are only “constructs,” and you’d better kow-tow to their constructs if you know what’s good for you.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” (John 18:37)

We’ll take that over “post-truth” every time, thank you.


Looking for Reasons to Kill You

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The British Medical Assn. has issued “guidelines”–hold on to your hats!–to relatives of seriously ill and non-communicating hospital patients, asking them to “trawl through” their loved one’s emails, Tweets, and Facebook postings to find “any indication that they may want to die” (https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/new-medical-warning-your-social-media-comments-could-get-you-killed/).

In 2017 they put a patient to death based on an email she sent her daughter in 2013. Recalling her father’s dementia, the woman told her daughter, “Get the pillow ready if I get that way.” Interpreting this as a green light, hospital authorities pulled the plug on life support and killed the patient.

One thing they’re not telling us is how far back they want patients’ kin to “trawl,” looking for some kind of “I wish I were dead” remark. Like, what did you say when no one asked you to the prom? When you peed your pants in kindergarten and all the other kids found out? When you lost your job at 40 and couldn’t find another?

Some of my readers believe there is a section of the world’s ruling class that seriously wants to depopulate the earth, and is taking steps toward that end. I’ve always resisted that suspicion, on the grounds that being a tyrant is no fun unless you’ve got a lot of people to pick on, the more the merrier.

But Satan would like to see us all dead, and God’s world a lifeless, blackened shell. And don’t waste your breath trying to tell me the Far Left Crazy isn’t satanist. Not to mention all those people who say they don’t believe in Satan, but serve him anyway.

Again we ask–can the human race survive humanism?

In Christ alone we can. And will.


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