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General => The Colosseum => Topic started by: Magnum on February 07, 2013, 05:56:56 PM

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Post by: Magnum on February 07, 2013, 05:56:56 PM
Traveling by bus from Memphis, Tennessee, to St. Louis, Missouri, typically takes about 6 hours—unless the bus driver leaves you stranded at a gas station. This happened to 45 passengers aboard a bus who waited 8 hours overnight for a replacement driver after the original driver abandoned them. They must have felt frustrated by the delay, anxious about the outcome, and impatient for rescue.

Joseph probably shared those feelings when he landed in prison for a crime he didn’t commit (Gen. 39). Abandoned and forgotten by any human who might help him, he was stranded. Still, “the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor” (v.21). Eventually, the prison warden promoted Joseph to oversee fellow inmates, and whatever Joseph did, “the Lord made it prosper” (v.23). But despite God’s presence and blessing, Joseph remained incarcerated for years.

You may be stranded in a hospital room, a jail cell, a country far from home, or your own inner prison. No matter where you are, or how long you’ve been there, God’s mercy and kindness can reach you. Because He is God Almighty (Ex. 6:3) and present everywhere (Jer. 23:23-24), He can protect, promote, and provide for you when it seems no one else can help.
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Post by: K_F on February 07, 2013, 06:12:14 PM
This is when Immanuel Vilokovsky's book, 'Worlds in Collision' should be read :)
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Post by: sinsi on February 07, 2013, 06:13:21 PM
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But despite God’s presence and blessing, Joseph remained incarcerated for years.
:shock:
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Post by: K_F on February 07, 2013, 06:19:47 PM
Joseph must have liked being in the company of men...
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Post by: hutch-- on February 08, 2013, 12:27:15 AM
Van,

I gave up on "Ages In Chaos" long ago, I never wanted to read the follow up.
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Post by: K_F on February 08, 2013, 06:17:40 AM
I started 'Mankind in Amnesia' but got bored of it...

I'd say 'Worlds in Collision' would be the better of the lot.. very compelling theory, collating world events from 'all' historical books and records.
More believable than the indoctrination garbage that people believe in nowdays.

:)
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Post by: dedndave on February 08, 2013, 09:31:00 AM
i guess i missed the punchline in the original post   :P
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Post by: Magnum on February 08, 2013, 10:14:29 AM
The summary is in the last paragraph.

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Post by: K_F on February 09, 2013, 09:26:29 AM
Van,

I gave up on "Ages In Chaos" long ago, I never wanted to read the follow up.
to continue on this... I got a 1950 edition (scrounging around in far out book stores produces rewards )
Worlds In Collision (WIC) is generally considered blasphemy in religious and scientific circles... basically because it, at the time(and still today), challenges their fundamental basis with logic, determined from their own records.
This guy was well read, by no means. When reading a book, you quickly get an idea whether the author knows his subject. WIC (his first book) i reckon is a well researched book.. the other's I'm not sure of.

Which is why I brought up the topic, to balance out this topic's 'god' theory. ;)

edt:
To get an idea how well read this guy was at that time.
In WIC he was careful not to relate the Quran into his theory, but freely linked the jewish and christian faiths
Makes you think  8)