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Commentary; Dec 12, 2015
Suppressed Archaeology (Part Six)

Martin Collins continues his expose of the deliberate and shameless suppression of pre-Columbian archaeology on the part of some members of the scientific community in order to preserve a pre-conceived 'party-line' narrative that Columbus was the first representative of the Old World on what would become the American continents. Smug 'gatekeepers' of modern academia resorted to elaborate extremes to maintain their despicable state of denial. Sadly, the truly exciting history of America's pre-Columbian past has been withheld for hundreds of years. Fire-tempered pottery dating from 2500 BC has been discovered in Florida and Georgia. Spent copper mines in Michigan indicate a vast extraction of copper ore around 2000 BC. Nordic navigators arrived at what became Ontario in 1700 BC, bartering textiles for copper ingots. In 1500 BC, Celtic, Egyptian, and Iberian travelers established contact with the Algonquin peoples, significantly influencing their vocabulary. 1000 BC Celtic travelers following the Trade winds arrived in the West Indies, from where they migrated northward to "Largalon" (the land beyond the sunset, the region which would be later named New England.) This settlement still existed during the reign of Julius Caesar in about 49BC. At the same time Phoenician and Basque settlers established communities in what later became Pennsylvania and further south, while Libyan mariners explored what would later become Iowa, all leaving written documents behind them as evidence of their presence, influencing the spoken language of Algonquin. In 800 BC, a commemorative stone called a stele (inscribed in Egyptian, Iberian, and Libyan) was left in what would later be known as Davenport, Iowa, dedicated to the celebration of Osiris, providing instructions for calculating the spring equinox. Artifacts of Semitic culture have been found in New Hampshire, dating from before the captivities of Judah and Israel. The question is not "Who discovered America?" but "Who didn't discover America?"

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Sermon; Nov 14, 2015
Jehoshaphat

Richard Ritenbaugh, decrying the incredible dearth of leadership around the world (no Churchill's, no Bismarck's, or no Reagan's), avers that the state of affairs prophesied in Ezekiel 34:1-5, in which self-centered, narcissistic 'shepherds' feed off the flock rather than feed and protect it has now become the norm rather than the exception. The high water mark in statesmanship in leadership was King David, who not only served as a shepherd (protecting and nourishing the flock, giving it peace and rest) but also demonstrated leadership protecting the flock from danger and providing it justice, loving his neighbors and judging on behalf of God, qualities and commitments absent in the current corrupt political leaders of greater modern Israel. One of David's descendants, Jehoshaphat, had the potential of being # 2, receiving an "A" on his shepherding ability, but a "D" on his leadership ability. Although he was relatively mature and well-trained when he began his reign, he made a horrible blunder in judgment, making a political alliance with wicked King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, becoming a weak junior partner in an alliance with Israel and Phoenicia, further complicating affairs by permitting the political wedding of his son Jehoram with Athaliah (daughter of Ahab and Jezebel), a union which later spawned multiple fratricides and filicides. Jehoshaphat foolishly was talked into a military alliance with Ahab, even though one of God's prophets predicted the gruesome outcome. Evidently, because of the outcome of this event, as well as some disastrous outcomes with trading alliances with Ahaziah, Jehoshaphat finally became convinced that any decision without God in the picture is patently stupid. When the wicked king of Moab threatened to destroy Judah, Jehoshaphat finally sought the Lord, who gave him the victory, enabling him to neutralize his earlier leadership blunders by making substantive reforms.

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Commentary; Aug 15, 2015
Suppressed Archaeology (Part Three)

Martin Collins, asserting the presence of Semitic peoples on what was to be called the American Continent (named after Amerigo Vespucci) over 2,000 years before Columbus set foot in the western hemisphere, explains that this presents a nightmare to evolutionists and progressive humanists, who are seeing their lies dissolve amongst a continent-wide plethora of ancient Semitic artifacts. Archeologists have discovered that copper mines on what became the Michigan Peninsula were mined to exhaustion in circa 1000 BC by peoples who later used the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet. A Decalogue Stone was uncovered from a gravemound near Newark, Ohio, evidently there from the time the Jews went into captivity. Although the discoverer of this artifact was intimidated by those clinging to the Columbian agenda, thousands of other artifacts, including ancient Jewish coins, have subsequently been unearthed substantiating Wyrick's discovery and discrediting vicious evolutionist attacks. Evidently, the technology in 1000 BC was further advanced than technology 1000 AD.

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Commentary; Jul 11, 2015
Suppressed Archaeology (Part Two)

Martin Collins continues to expose disingenuous members of the archeological scientific community who do not want to deviate from their curious agenda of suppressing evidence of any Western Hemispheric explorations before Columbus, especially evidence to corroborate the existence of any Semitic settlement in what eventually became the American Southwest nearly 3000 years ago. The Las Lunas New Mexico Decalogue Inscription is actually an abridged version of the Ten Commandments carved into a flat boulder by a clan of commandment-keeping Semitic peoples thousands of years before Columbus set foot in the Western Hemisphere. These discoveries are a perpetual source of embarrassment for the secular progressive, anti-God humanists who mistakenly think they are the 'gate-keepers' of scientific knowledge. The very stones of the earth cry out against these pseudo-scientists who profess themselves to be wise, but in reality they are hopelessly debased fools given over to reprobate minds for refusing to acknowledge even the possibility of a sovereign Creator. Well did Paul speak of these as folk who have left God out of their knowledge.

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Sermon/Bible Study; Dec 6, 1988
Acts (Part 12)

John Ritenbaugh initially explores the work of Paul and Barnabas developing the church in the cosmopolitan city of Antioch, the location from where the term Christian originated. The twelfth chapter, an apparent flashback, focuses upon the execution of James (at the hands of mad Herod Agrippa), Peter's miraculous escape from prison followed by the dramatic death of Herod as a result of blasphemy, an episode showing the relationship between prayer and God's response. The episode also had the effect of driving Peter from Jerusalem. Chapter 13 begins a concentrated effort on the part of the Antioch church to carry the Gospel to the Gentiles through the efforts of Barnabas and Saul.

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Herbert W. Armstrong booklet; 1958
The Proof of the Bible

The BIBLE—Superstition or AUTHORITY? Did you ever stop to PROVE whether the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God?



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