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THE ENSIGN MESSAGE

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TURN THE OTHER CHEEK?

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IS self-defence biblical? Why did Stephen pray for his enemies who were stoning him to death (Acts 7:60)? Why didn’t Paul or Christ, resist when both were slapped across the face (John 18:23; Acts 23:2)? Why should servants (or employees) be subject to overbearing masters (or bosses) by enduring unjust punishment (I Peter 2:18-20)? Doesn’t…

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DID KING SOLOMON’S FLEETS VISIT AMERICA?

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IN ancient times, the Hebrews and Phoenicians used very similar scripts. There is a lot of confusion about this, with many believing that the Hebrews got their alphabet from the Phoenicians. At the same time, most scholars assert that Hebrew and Phoenician are virtually identical languages. The reason for the confusion is the fact that…

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THE OTHER SIDE OF SLAVERY

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LONG before the first Europeans set foot in Africa, native kings and chieftains had traded in slaves. There were white captives held in African slave markets, people who had been kidnapped by pirates during raids on the coasts of England, Ireland and France.These slaves were very highly valued by North African chieftains. The gold mining…

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THE HIDDEN PEOPLE

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THE Christian focus in the world today is on the Jewish people, who many trace to the biblical House of Judah; but the greater promises were to be inherited by the House of Israel – although they were to become “hidden ones” in the world. In Psalm 83, verses 2 to 4, we read of…

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WHO WERE THE PHOENICIANS AND CARTHAGINIANS?

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Two of the races which were famed in legend of the ancient days were the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians. When we have the key to understanding world history in the light of the Bible’s revelations, it becomes obvious that the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians were part of the colonising and pioneering Semitic or Shemitic peoples….

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