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O, the answer is very super... May God bless u...
03.08.2014 17:49
La Moldavia e' piena di belle donne,ma non mi pare che,al di fuori di un ristretto numero c he praticano la prostituzione,si possa parlare di un paese di puttane. Certo,io che sono italiano,devo riscontrare un diverso approccio co n i problemi del sesso.Non bisogna pero' dimenticare che,da quando esiste il mondo,esiste questa forma di commercio,che attraverso i secoli era mascherata da necessita' reali.
24.07.2014 13:52
Mark 10:5-6 It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote this law, Jesus replied. But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? DO NOT BE DECEIVED; Neither the sexual immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Matthew 4:17 From that time began to preach, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near." 1 Corinthians 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
22.06.2014 03:10
Thank you Vasile for explaining God's word. God bless you. From Savio in India
01.06.2014 09:10
The bible wasn't written by a pagan king, but was written by Pagans.
20.04.2014 18:34
it is the reading, meditating on and application of gods word in our lives that provides the opportunity for finding purpose, truth and salvation. Not merely reading it. The history of the bible shows it is the most printed book in the last 600 years but not the most widely read, sadly. Religious dogma has replaced truth of gods word, ritual and tradition. So obtain a good translation, read and seek to understand by letting the bible explain itself. Review key things because you will begin to understand who we are, why we need help and the consequences of not reaching out for that help now. Read, listen to gods word, obey and apply his principles then you will be blessed
30.03.2014 11:39
I wonder, if we can see signs of the Apocalypse coming, not only in social turmoil but in the natural world's decadence, Why is the church still encouraging women to have children? If we see millions of children without homes, How can it be good to encourage people to reproduce instead of adopting?
17.01.2014 18:46
If she is repulsed, there is no love. I guarantee that.
09.11.2013 20:36
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Confession of sins

Did the Gentiles have the right to enter the synagogue?

28 iun 2012 | ora 09.59 Society | Priest Vasile Filat


Did the Gentiles have the right to enter the synagogue? If so, then were there any conditions?

The word “synagogue” comes from the Greek word [συναγωγή] which transliterated is the actual word “synagogue”. The meaning of the word is “gathering”. The synagogues originated during the Babylonian captivity by the exiled Hebrews who were far removed from the Temple in Jerusalem, the chosen place of God for worship. The purpose of the synagogue was to keep the Jewish faith in God by being a place where the Word of God was taught and explained. While in the synagogues, the worshippers would hear and repeat the Sh’ma (Deuteronomy 6:4) as well as hear readings from the Law and Prophets. They would spend time in prayer and fellowship. The well trained scribes would hand copy the Holy Scriptures and teach them to the worshippers. By the time of Jesus Christ, the scribes were considered the experts of interpreting and explaining the Law.

The word synagogue is found in the Bible only in the New Testament. There are several passages in the book of Acts the relate the fact that the Gentiles had access to the Jewish synagogues. For example, we read the following in Acts 18:

4 And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

In Acts 13:13-52 we find Paul serving in Pisidian Antioch. While there, he spoke in the synagogue and taught about Jesus Christ.

42 As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people kept begging that these things might be spoken to them the next Sabbath. 43 Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the grace of God.

In the previous text, there are two groups of people mentioned in the synagogue, the Jews and God-fearing proselytes. The word “proselyte” means:

a new convert (as to a faith or cause)

alien resident, from Greek prosēlytos


We find this same word used again in chapter 2 of Acts:

7 They were amazed and astonished, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans ? 8 “And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born ? 9 “Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes

According to this text, among the Hebrews celebrating the feast of weeks were Gentile proselytes who had traveled to Jerusalem as commanded in the Old Testament.

As we have seen, the Gentiles were able to enter the synagogue and be taught the Word of God.

Translation by: Erik Brewer

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