STUDY . The Flood. By Fabian Massa.


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

A brief study of Adrian Pablos & Fabian Massa. Excerpt from the book » From Eden to the Nations» will be released in early 2014.

a. Introduction

     In this chapter we appreciate the enormity of the catastrophe that meant the Flood and understand the consequences of it , from the standpoint of spiritual and intellectual . As we saw at the end of Chapter XII , once completed the ark and its cargo , while Noah and his family on board, The Lord Himself closed the door and started the flood , the water level rose rapidly and started flooding. The ark started floating and breaking the structure that held , was released beginning their journey in the middle of the storm , pushed by currents and winds .

Reflection. Why do the righteous suffer ? By Fabian Massa


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

There is a question that has remained unanswered always: Why do the righteous suffer ? In the collective unconscious [1 ] is set to the belief that the righteous should be good and bad evil. In all ancient cultures the gods reward the good and punish the bad , considering that the value of good or bad is not always consistent with the biblical concept of good and evil .
For anyone who has read the book of Job , the question » Why all this could have happened if Job was a good man ? » is practically required .
On a religious level as that of the three friends of Job, it was inconceivable that a just pass him such tremendous calamities. According to his way of thinking (which is still in force in society and in the Church even today , 4,000 years later ) Job was hiding a dark past and sinful in the extreme , the only way to justify the «punishment» of God about his life .

Reflection. Hope . By Fabian Massa.


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Hope.

 

Hope is the last bastion of the soul. A person without hope no longer find meaning in life and therefore is dangerously close to death .

The site says ABC Definition : Hope is defined as one of the most positive and constructive feelings that a human can have . The hope is that feeling that makes an individual builds to a near or distant future situation or welfare improvement . For such feeling becomes present , the person must have an optimistic attitude , becoming then the hope of something better something very difficult to feel in cases of depression , anxiety or anxiety [1 ] .

There are companies that can put hope in their system of government , in its leaders. But there are , even in developed countries, who have been marginalized sectors and which the system does not give rise to any hope for change.

Reflection. The real purpose of the gospel . By Fabian Massa.


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Pastor David Martyn Lloyd- Jones [1 ] it was clear that the purpose of the message of the gospel is the salvation of our souls , to reconcile us to God the access to eternal life in His presence .

However this has been distorted and the last time we have that the message has been changed to a Gospel of Blessing / Prosperity . The Mega Pastors have been achieved with Mega Mega Congregations Churches generally have a Mega Ignorance of the Word of God and have the distorted vision of the gospel of Happiness easy.
Pastors seeking to reach Super have a congregation , because it is the only way to financially support ventures pharaonic as professional TV studios , radio stations , events / shows where they can assist more than 100,000 people , etc . What matters is how much , not whether or not the sheep understand . How sheep together in » industrial quantities «? With a simplistic message :

God wants to bless through the anointing ( the pastor , obviously !) And you do not need much, just RECEIVE THE BLESSING / TEACHING / ETC …! 

Reflection. Is it necessary to believe in God to go to Heaven? By Fabian Massa


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The question would have made the journalist Eugenio Scalfari (agnostic), founder of the newspaper «La Repubblica». The Pope replied in an open letter: «God forgives those who obey his own conscience»

The letter of four pages is intended for non-believers. Pope contradicts himself, because on one side it says:
«The mercy of God has no limits if you are directed to the sincere and contrite heart» and «the truth, according to Christian faith, is the love of God for us in Jesus Christ and therefore the truth is a relationship.»

STUDY . The glamorous dress from sin. By Fabian Massa.


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On a teaching of Pastor Daniel Curra .

 Lucifer Liège [1]

In the book of Ezekiel , the Lord gives a description of Satan before he fell from grace :

Sigue leyendo

Reflection. Are you one «Homer Simpson»? By Fabian Massa.


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 » The Simpsons» is much more than a series of «cartoon » , it is actually a critical and a caricature of the society.

Consider the profile of Homer :

  • He is a man of middle age, between 35 and 40.
  • Married with three children.

Listeners versus Disciples. By Fabian Massa.


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1. In Chapter IV of the gospel of Mark, the author tells an interesting story:
A crowd had gathered to listen to Jesus on the shore of the lake. In order to have space and all to hear, the Master in a little bit in the water and sat on a boat that served as a makeshift pulpit. Then he preached a number of teachings in parables, but the author only collects the parable of the sower:
3 «Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And it came he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it. 5 Some fell on rocky places without much land. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow 6 But when the sun came up, the plants withered and had no root, they withered away. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty or even a hundred.
When Jesus had told this story:
9 «He who has ears to hear, let him hear»

NEWS. Slaughter in Egypt, 14 Aug 2013. By Fabian Massa


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 The August 14, 2013 will remain in the history of Egypt as a day of deep sorrow. This country has been on the brink of a civil war after the Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. This has not done anything but make a fire of hatred in this country: After the eviction of the followers of Morsi and the Brotherhood of the places where they camped peacefully, enraged protesters vented their anger at government buildings and Christian churches.
The day ended with at least 278 deaths, 43 of them policemen, and the restoration of the state of emergency, in force for three decades under the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak.
So we have the whole Middle East region is under very high pressure: The civil geurra in Syria (where there are already around 120,000 dead and more than 1.5 million displaced) Violence in Iraq, Iran, and Palestine and Israel and now Egypt.

Week 70 is about to begin, only Jesus saves. Are we ready?

STUDY. The Loaves and Fishes. By Fabian Massa.


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Chapter VI of the Gospel of St. John, the Bible tells us that Jesus had gone to the other shore of the Sea of ​​Galilee and a large crowd along to listen. In the evening Jesus had compassion on the crowd because he had not eaten, so he ordered his disciples to feed them. There he made the Lord the miracle of feeding five thousand men (scholars estimate that with women and children would be a crowd of 15,000 souls) with five barley loaves and two fish (John 6.9).

With what any of us would have done a couple of couches for their bellies, the Lord gave him to eat his fill of all those people and also twelve baskets left over: The little that we can provide is much in the hands of God.
After this, Jesus commanded that go across the lake. The next day, when the crowds realized that the Master and his disciples were gone (John 6.22) many got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
John records in his gospel the following dialogue: