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Religious Listen to audio  What’s in the Dead Sea Scrolls? The scrolls, which date from the third century B.C.E. to the first century C.E., mostly contain Jewish religious texts.  About 40 percent of the manuscript fragments consist of texts from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).  Pseudepigraphal texts — that is, religious texts that did not make it into the Hebrew Bible — from the Second Temple period (c. 530 B.C.E.-70 C.E.) comprise another 30 percent. The final 30 percent consists of texts written []

The Seven Trumpets

Revelation 8-11 “And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshipped God” (Revelation 11:16 NASB). by Benjamin and Gabriella Stein Listen to audio  The seven trumpets sounding in Revelation 8-11 represent the messages from each of the seven messengers. The text does not reveal how each trumpet sounded, nor the content of each message. Instead, it describes the effect of each sound. Thus, the symbols do not reveal the content of each message but []

Babylon’s Sins and Judgment

Revelation 17, 18 “Upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth” (Revelation 17:5). by David Rice Listen to audio  Revelation comes in three main divisions — the Gospel Age (chapters 1-13), the Harvest (chapters 14-19), and the Kingdom (chapters 20-22). Each of these has four subdivisions. Following is a brief breakdown, for a sense of the overall plan of the book. There is some overlapping between these segments, for the []

Today In Prophecy – The Global Financial Crisis

The Global Financial Crisis — 10 Years Later “And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more — cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls … for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!” (Revelation 18:11, 12, 17 NASB) Listen to audio  September and October of 2008 was the worst financial crisis in global history, including the Great Depression.” Ben Bernanke, then the chair of the []

A Wonderful Change is at Hand

Revelation 19-20 “Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God” (Revelation 19:1). by Joseph Dolan Listen to audio  Two beautiful chapters describe how the saints view the end of the Gospel Age. From our vantage point, we see that all that mankind has been able to accomplish falls short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Oral traditions recorded histories, and Archaeology all testify of those milestones, times, and histories, of mankind’s failed attempts at civilization. The []