August 19th, 2017

Religion

One Being, three Persons

By Submitted Article on August 19th, 2017

Names of God Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The Old Testament refers to the Father (Ps. 103), the Son (Ps. 2), and the Spirit (Ps. 51). In the Old Testament, the Father is prominent; in the gospels, the Son is on the foreground; and in the rest of the New Testament, the ... Read More »

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God defined as Most High

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2017

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The Ten Commandments start with “I am Yahveh, your God.” When God ignited his altar on Mount Carmel with fire from heaven, the people chanted, “Yahveh is God!” In both cases, the Hebrew word “Elohim” is used for God. Sometimes, the short form, El, is used, as ... Read More »

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Yahveh, the great I AM

By Submitted Article on August 5th, 2017

Names of God in the Bible First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Although God revealed his personal name, Yahveh (or Yahweh), for the first time in Exodus 3:14, Moses used this name already 161 times in Genesis. God did not reveal his name to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, neither to the 12 sons ... Read More »

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Finding common ground

By Submitted Article on July 29th, 2017

Mediators Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Competing parties often become so focused on their differences that they lose sight of common ground, things they can agree on. Mediators try to detect common ground, using it as a starting point to get negotiation going. Workers and management sometimes reach an impasse, where neither ... Read More »

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Reba McEntire to headline NGL concert

By Sulz, Dave on July 22nd, 2017

Country superstar to perform at Christian concert near Calgary Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com Canada’s biggest faith-based Christian music festival couldn’t have come up with a much bigger name as its Saturday evening headliner. Organizers for No Greater Love (NGL), scheduled for Aug. 12-13, have announced that country superstar Reba McEntire will headline the festival’s ... Read More »

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Acting on behalf of someone

By Submitted Article on July 22nd, 2017

Mediators Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Those who interview job applicants try to be objective and fair regarding qualifications, experience and personal qualities. However, it is hard to ignore the good word that a trusted friend puts in for a specific candidate. It fills the gap regarding long-term personal acquaintance. Joseph was ... Read More »

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Christ intercedes for believers

By Submitted Article on July 15th, 2017

Mediators First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Since ancient times, people who could not or would not speak to each other directly used mediators and messengers to make contact. Before the era of telephones, fax machines, email, social media and smartphones, distance and borders were difficult to overcome. It took months for a ... Read More »

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God saw his creation was good

By Submitted Article on July 8th, 2017

Goodwill Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Work well done – the process as well as the product – gives deep satisfaction. It is part of God’s image in us. He looked at his creation with gratification, seeing it was very good (Gen. 1). Humans were not only part of creation but God ... Read More »

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God so loved the world

By Submitted Article on June 24th, 2017

Goodwill Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Biblical love (agape) is the highest form of goodwill. God’s goodwill is shown in saving grace, and that flows from his love. “God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). “God so loved the ... Read More »

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God’s pleasure revealed

By Submitted Article on June 17th, 2017

Goodwill First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl When the Creator of the universe spoke in audible voice – when giving the Ten Commandments, with Jesus’ baptism, and when Jesus met with Moses and Elijah on the mountain – we should pay attention. “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” ... Read More »

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Painting over rust and rot

By Submitted Article on June 10th, 2017

Deception Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Covering up is part of human nature. On the one hand, the right to privacy is respected; on the other hand, most people are curious, nosy and gossipy; therefore, the media look for juicy stuff, so they can increase their audience. One loses the right to ... Read More »

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