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Saturday November Seventh Two Thousand Twenty = [ 9 0 6 + 1 5 9 0 + 6 6 6 + 2 1 6 ]

Saturday November Seventh Twenty Twenty = [ 2 3 6 8

Scott Today, 02:10 PM

Jesus 3 days and 3 nights flow-chart

Here is a flow-chart of Christ's Passion fulfilling the Spring Feasts of Israel, which are comprised of:

14 Nissan - Passover
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TheForgiven Yesterday, 08:49 AM

Three Days and Three Nights

First, to address those who believe that Jesus was crucified on the 6th day of the week (which would be Saturday our time, but Friday during Hebrew time),

TheForgiven 01-27-2020, 12:44 PM

Three Days and Three Nights

I'm a little confused as to how you arrived with 5 calendar days. Remember, the Hebrew Calendar is based on evenings and mornings, and it's annual cycles

TheForgiven 01-27-2020, 12:31 PM

Three Days and Three Nights

TheForgiven,
re: "For the record, Jesus was buried in the tomb shortly before 6PM on a Wednesday..."

re: "Wednesday

rstrats 01-27-2020, 06:44 AM

Three Days and Three Nights

TheForgiven,
re: "If I understand your hypothesis correctly, you believe it is possible that the 3 days and 3 nights are not to be taken

rstrats 01-27-2020, 06:23 AM

9 1 1

3 .(1 4 . . . . . . . 2 4 0 6 + 1 5 9 0 + 1 3 1 8 digits . . . . . 1 3 1)8 { 1st occurrence)

January First Nineteen Sixty Three = 2 4 0

Scott 01-26-2020, 06:24 PM

Three Days and Three Nights

If I understand your hypothesis correctly, you believe it is possible that the 3 days and 3 nights are not to be taken at numerical value, i.e. 3 days

TheForgiven 01-26-2020, 11:00 AM

Three Days and Three Nights

TheForgiven,
re: "I am interested to understand your objection."

This topic is about one issue and only one issue, i.e.,

rstrats 01-26-2020, 04:41 AM

Three Days and Three Nights

I am interested to understand your objection. But feel free to provide your reasons for the conflict.

At any rate, Jesus was buried in

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 06:01 PM

9 1 1

3 . 1 4 . . . (1 5 9 0 . . . 4 5 0 digits . . . 1 3 1 8)( . . . 2 1 6 digits + 2 7 2 4 digits . . . } digit # 8 2 5 6

The number of digits

Scott 01-25-2020, 05:34 PM

Three Days and Three Nights

TheForgiven,
re: "Thus Jesus was laid to rest for exactly 3 days and 3 nights as was foretold. Hope this helps."

I'm

rstrats 01-25-2020, 03:22 PM

Daniel's 70 Weeks were fulfilled in 70 AD!

Actually there were lots of earthquakes that happened in the land of Israel. Keep in mind that Israel was the subject of Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Mark

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 01:25 PM

The truth of Daniel's 70 weeks

Bravo! Well stated.

Jesus is the root of Israel. And His kingdom was composed of members of the

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 01:22 PM

Youth With A Mission and catholic deception

Hey there Brother LES! Nice to see you again! Been a long time my friend. I see you are still at it.

Of course we know that the

TheForgiven 01-25-2020, 01:17 PM
• Richard Amiel McGough

Where's Adam? The Mystery of the Missing Mythological Chapters of Genesis

by Published on 06-17-2012 12:50 PM  Number of Views: 5310

My wife Rose and I were discussing her research concerning the Christian concept of marriage as between one man and one women. Most Christians try to support their opinion by citing Christ's reference to Adam and Eve becoming "one flesh" (Matt 19:5). Recalling the high frequency of divinely sanctioned polygamy in the Old Testament, which contradicts the Christian position, Rose wondered if there were any Old Testament verses that spoke of being "one flesh" as in Genesis 3. We found none. This sparked our curiosity, so we searched for any reference to Adam and Eve. We found no reference to Eve, and only two references to Adam; one in a genealogy (1 Chronicles 1:1) and a tangential mention in Job 31:33. This seemed very strange. How could it be that the entire Old Testament was missing references to Adam and Eve and the events in the Garden? So we looked to see if there was any mention of the Tree of Knowledge. We found none. So we looked for references to the flood of Noah, and found almost nothing. Noah is mentioned in only two passages of the Old Testament outside of Genesis and they are both very late (Isaiah 54:9, Ezekiel 14:14,20). So we looked for the tower of Babel and found nothing.

The picture then came into focus. The entire Old Testament is almost entirely bereft of any reference to the ten chapters of Genesis 2-11. These are the "mythological" chapters that tell of the garden of Eden, a woman made from a rib, a talking snake, magical trees, the flood of Noah, the rainbow covenant, and the tower of Babel. Their character is very different from the rest of Genesis, including its first chapter, and almost none of the authors of the Old Testament show any awareness of that material at all.
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A reader responds to my article "Why I Quit Christianity."

by Published on 06-13-2012 10:05 AM

I received this message to my article Why I Quit Christianity. It is a good post so I am answering it here in a new article:

Originally Posted by David
Dear Richard,

I don’t know why but I keep stumbling onto your site even though I am not looking for anything on it. But perhaps I can tell you my answers to your questions. I believe God has shown me certain truths:

(1) The scriptures are simply human writings, which reveal what their authors believed. They contain errors, but also contain a clear testimony of God and his
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Should man rule over women for women’s own good?

by Published on 05-30-2012 07:35 PM  Number of Views: 16331

Originally Posted by jce
Hello to you Richard!

There are times when your posts seem to imply that the true followers of Christ's teaching are what's wrong with the world today when in reality they make significant contributions to society and science.
Hello my friend,

I am very happy with the turn this conversation has taken. You and I share a common background since I once was where you are now (in many respects, not all!). And we seem to have a common interest in being understood and clarifying confusions. This combination is relatively rare on the internet. I think many will benefit from our interaction. I know I find it interesting and satisfying.

Originally Posted by jce
Thank-you for your apology. I trust what the Scriptures teach because they instruct us on how to conduct our lives in a peaceful way and they impart the hope of Eternal Life.

Simply because we do not understand why God gives an instruction in a certain area does not render it unimportant, invalid or inappropriate. Anyone of us could learn something tomorrow that would trigger a paradigm shift in our world view. Could that be the reason why God places an emphasis on obedience? The Scriptures teach that obedience is better than sacrifice. In reality obedience often requires the sacrificing of ideas that are contrary to God's Word.
The apology was heartfelt, and I rejoice to see the fruit it bears.

I'm glad you understand that "Anyone of us could learn something tomorrow that would trigger a paradigm shift in our world view." That's what happened to me and Rose. In spades! But I understand you are applying that to the problematic verses. And I agree to a degree. For example, it is possible that Paul was replying to false statements he received in a letter when he said "It is good for a man not to touch a woman." If we had the letter we would have known that he was quoting the false statement in the letter and correcting it. That's one approach folks have taken to resolve the sexism in the Bible. But that approach is a piecemeal approach and so does not convince me because it is trumped by the "Big Picture" of sexism that saturates the Bible from beginning to end. The image of God is fundamentally male - indeed, a Trinity of Males. And this is why the emphasis on obedience is so problematic. Who really has an interest in obedience? RULING MALES. The literal "male kings" which are the basis of the primary Biblical metaphor for God. Christianity hinges on the concept of sin as "disobedience" and that is a concept I categorically reject. It has nothing to do with morality. Obedience to religious dogmas is a primary source of evil in the world. Steven Weinberg put it well when he said, "With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." Even the reference to "good people" collides with the Christian dogma that there are none. It is here that Christian dogma collides with reality. We all know that there are good people in the world, and there is no correlation between goodness and religion.
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Why I became a Christian

by Published on 05-23-2012 11:55 PM  Number of Views: 5322

This website has been online for over eleven years. I have used it to share my faith and strongly encourage people to believe Christ and the Bible. I have expressed my personal religious beliefs very publicly. But my beliefs have changed a lot in the last couple of years, so it is time to discuss why I came to be a Christian.

Religious beliefs are largely determined by the mere chance event of where you were born. Folks tend to adopt the dominant religion of the region of their birth unless their immediate family follows a different tradition. But neither geography nor family fully determines religious belief. Temperament and life experience play important roles. Not everyone is satisfied with their inherited religion, while others simply have no interest in the big question of "what it's all about." Some are looking for certainty in this disturbingly chaotic world. Religion gives answers, like a parent telling a child "everything will be alright." Others are catapulted into a search for meaning by the traumas of life. Siddhartha, who became the Buddha, left his sheltered home to begin his famous quest for enlightenment after encountering suffering, disease, and death. Though I can't claim to have achieved his goal, my motivations were largely the same.
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Why I Quit Christianity

by Published on 05-05-2012 07:50 PM  Number of Views: 40303

Since I began this website back in 2001, and during most of the decade that followed, I identified myself as a “Bible-believing Christian” in no uncertain terms. For example, here is how I described myself in my old FAQ (which remains on the archive of my old site for historical purposes):

Are you a Christian? Protestant? Catholic?

Praise God, I am a man saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesian 2:8). I am a non-denominational blood-bought Bible-believing Trinitarian Christian. I believe that the true “faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3) is well stated in the early creeds of the church that Christ founded.

Likewise, here is my testimony about the purpose of my website on the old homepage:
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Bibles, Wheels, and Brains (BibleWheel.com 3.0)

by Published on 05-05-2012 05:49 PM  Number of Views: 3857

This is the third version of the site I founded on February 11, 2001 to share my discovery of the Bible Wheel, which is a simple two-dimensional representation of the 66 books of the Bible as three wheels within a wheel of 22 Spokes, corresponding to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. I was a devout Christian at that time, and spent the next decade writing hundreds of articles to explain my discovery, as well as a 412 page hardbound book. I felt it was proof that God had designed the detailed structure of Scripture. Unfortunately, it also had the deleterious effect of drawing me into a rather conservative form of Christian fundamentalism since I did, after all, feel that I had objectively verifiable proof of the divine inspiration of the Bible. But as the years rolled by, I began to notice that there were problems with the Bible that I just could not ignore and after a couple of years of serious discourse with my wife Rose, we both came to understand that the Bible was not the "Word of God." I explain my reasons in a post called Why I Quit Christianity.
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The Vortex

by Published on 12-03-2011 08:44 PM  Number of Views: 319965