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La verdad puede ser más extraña que la ficción.

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El podcast Manna Minutes: ¡Estudio bíblico que nos hace abrir los ojos en menos de cinco minutos! Acceda a todos los episodios aquí.

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Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


The Third Man by Angela Sheffield

Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

The Third Man by Angela Sheffield is based on a true story. Read chapter one now!

Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.

Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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Teofila Gottfried book

¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried

Lo que leemos en la Biblia tiene que ver con todos los seres humanos, sean cristianos o judíos, ateos o agnósticos, budistas, musulmanes o adherentes a alguna de las filosofías o nuevas religiones que surgen en el mundo. ¿Por qué? Ver mayor información sobre este interesante libro.

The Black Messiah of the Rastafarian Religion


Emperor Haile Selassie: The Black Messiah?

Many African American Christian churches display paintings of various versions of a Black Messiah. The reasons for the display of the paintings vary greatly, but almost all of them are rooted in the idea that Black pride must be encouraged in light of the history of oppression of this ethnic group in the United States and other nations. Also, there is the attitude of "going with the flow." If fair-skinned people are going to continue to depict Christ as Caucasian; and now the Chinese have an Asian Jesus, why not have a Black Jesus? Is there anything wrong or contrary to biblical scripture in this form of thinking? Yes, there is.

Roots in the Rastafarian Religion?

A Jamaican man named Marcus Garvey foretold that a Black Messiah would come out of Africa. In 1930, Ras (prince) Tafari ascended to the throne. He became emperor Haile Selassie, who later became known as the deliverer of all Black people. Followers of the Rastafarian religion claim belief in at least some parts of the Bible. Could this be because spread of the religion in Africa is easier if the Bible is not totally rejected?

This is especially true when speaking of Ethiopia where the Coptic church is still going strong. Many believe that the Ethiopian eunich mentioned in the New Testament book of the Acts is largely responsible for the spread of what some believe to be Christianity in Ethiopia. Followers of the Rastafarian religion might find it easier to gain at least some support for their belief in their Black messiah if they do not appear to totally reject the Christian Bible. One scripture that is used to support the prediction of Marcus Garvey is found in Old Testament book of the Psalms.

We read, "Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God" (Gideons Int'l, Psalm 68:31). African Americans who want to believe in the Black messiah of the Rastafarian religion are eager to read so much more into the scripture than what is there. Even many African Americans who are not rastafarians, but who are Christians, appear to find some spiritual connection to the members of their ethnic group who are followers of the Rastafarian religion.

A historical connection certainly exists. But, the spirituality of biblical Christianity and Rastafarianism are as different as night and day, though they appear to have similarities on the surface. According to the word of God, there is no Black messiah. Ample scripture from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible tells us in no uncertain terms that the Messiah, Savior of the world, was born into the Jewish nation. We read, "...Jesus saith unto her, Give me drink. Then said the woman of Samaria unto him. How is it that thou, being a JEW, asketh drink of me..." (St. John 4:7,9)?

Emperor Haile Selassie may continue to be the Black messiah of followers of the Rastafarian religion. However, he will never answer to the description and the fulfillment of all of the prophecies of the true Messiah, the Son of God.

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Is Isaiah 7:14 Really a Prophecy of the birth of Jesus?

Who is the Only Begotten Son of God, the First Begotten of the Dead and the Firstborn of Creation?

True Identity of the AntiChrist

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