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Author Archives: Pastor Jory Steven Brooks, CBIA

THE DESOLATE CITY

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Canada “Alas howe sitteth the citie so desolate, that sometime  was full  of  people?” – Lamentations  1:1, Bishop’s Bible 1568 In the book of Lamentations, the prophet Jeremiah mourns the fate of the kingdom of Judah, destroyed by the Babylonian army in 587 B.C. A Jewish translation of Lamentations 1:1 says, “How lonely lies the…

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A PRIMER ON GUARDIAN ANGELS AND INTERCESSORS

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Canada The idea that everyone has a personal guardian angel ever present to guide and protect them from all harm is a teaching from pagan religions that has permeated Christianity. One Christian author of a “diet book ” went so far as to say that everyone has “a personal devil” that follows them around all…

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BIBLE LAW, ORDINANCES AND FEAST DAYS

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Canada Editor’s Note: Some time ago, we received this note from a very dedicated student from Calgary. He wrote, “I have a few questions, first, if the sacrifices were just an ordinance to be done away with after the first coming of Christ, why does the Bible go into so much detail regarding them? Second,…

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ANCESTRY

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Canada Question: I am of Italian, German and Irish ancestry. I am interested in the true identities of the Lost Tribes of Israel. Is it true that Italy is actually the Tribe of Gad? I have read elsewhere that it is. I would like to learn more about my possible Israelite heritage. Do you have…

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THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF THINGS

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Canada One of the greatest challenges we face in our witnessing is the “spiritualizing” of the Scriptures that is so prevalent today. It is one of the primary methods used to negate clear Biblical teaching and concepts. Quite obviously, however, they are not able to “spiritualize” everything, since much in the Bible is evidently literal…

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