The Circumferences of the Earth – Past, Present and Future

The lines going North or South all around the globe are called Longitudes. The lines traveling East or West all around the globe are the Latitudes. The 0 degree Latitude is the equator (the circumference of the earth is measured here).

I remember my geography classes in middle and high school explaining the difference between the earth’s latitudes and longitudes. I was taught latitudes go East – West and are parallel to each other away from the equator. Longitudes go North – South and are also parallel to each other.

I remember being taught that the circumference of the earth is usually the distance around the earth at the equator – the zero (0) degree latitude.  Scientists now measure it as being 24,901 miles in length.

You can technically say, however that every longitudinal distance around the earth (going through the North and South Poles) is also a circumference, but, they may be all different lengths than at the equator because the earth has been discovered to be pear-shaped.

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Physical

Music HighwayJesus Christ, after He rose from the dead, soon appeared before the disciples without Thomas being present. Afterwards, Thomas made sure not to miss Him the next time. Why? Because Thomas warnted snort-in-your-boots evidence that Jesus was alive again. Yeah, that’s right.

Thomas told the other disciples he would not believe this ghost-in-a-cup stuff about Jesus walking around again until he had a chance to touch Him PHYSICALLY.

Thomas wanted to feel Christ’s nail marks in His
hands and the womb in His side. He wanted to
PHYSICALLY feel the damages inflicted on the
PHYSICAL body of Christ.

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Surprised By Hope . . . (book)

For the last few weeks, since mid-February up to now, I have been posting my thoughts about the human body being one of the greatest themes in the Bible. The Bible starts with a special creation of the universe tailor made by God for His cherished achievement – man.

God made all that I see, touch, feel, smell, and taste just for me. But, because of the fall of man at the garden of Eden, the Bible continues with the theme of reconciling man back to God and vice versa. The Bible comprehensively, as you proceed to read further, then  centers around Jesus Christ and focuses sharply on His appearing, life, work, death and resurrection on this earth. The Bible overall, therefore, is about the body – the body of man and the body of God (Christ) in order to restore and enhance the body of man.

Where did I come up with these thoughts? Do you think I came up with them on my own? No way! I will confess to you in this post that these recent thoughts about the body of man being resurrected as flesh and be primarily living on this earth – not heaven – were from a book entitled, Surprised By Hope by N.T. Wright.

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Spirit In The Sky

Music HighwayWhen Jesus Christ was dying on the cross, He said in His last few words in Luke 23:46 ….

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.

I have always been intrigued with what He said here. Was this spirit the Holy Spirit? No, the word “spirit” He used was translated to the Bible as the Greek word, pneuma, which represents an individual’s deepest thoughts and emotions. [1]

That spirit is a separate spirit that made Christ
alive as a human! It is a separate spirit. It is what
each human has at birth.

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10 Bible Verses That Can Change Your Life (part 40)

lighthouseFor those of you who have studied the Bible for several years, no matter how often you read a particular verse, oftentimes a new understanding of it will suddenly light up at you as if it were new!

Last year, there were verses that for years I have been familiar that all of a sudden took on a whole new dimension when I began writing about them.

If you are a new Christian or a person who
does not know yet what the Bible is all about,
I pray that the verses below will cause you to
start thinking differently about yourself and the
world you live in.

On the other hand, chances are you are now beginning to study the Bible. If so, I believe it will be a Supreme Being, the Great God, who will be communicating to you mostly through your thoughts.

Below are ten more Bible verses added from “10 Bible Verses That Can Change Your Life (part 39)” that have changed my life and other people’s lives as well. These verses have been doing this throughout the centuries. I am sure you long-time students of the Bible can think of other verses that are also life-changing.

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Ain’t No Grave …………… {EASTER Doubleheader} – 1

Over these last few weeks and during the season many Christians call Lent, I have been celebrating as much as I can. I have not been criticizing this tradition kept by many Christians, but making a statement that I was not going to be contrite or sad because of what happened over 2,000 years ago at the  Crucifixion. I wanted to remain upbeat in my day to day living these last four weeks or so.

I just did not feel like grieving over an
incident that occurred so long ago.

I have been rejoicing, rather than being
sorrowful. Why? Because I have come to
a deeper appreciation of what this Easter
(okay, Resurrection Sunday) season
is all about.

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The Welcome Table …………… {EASTER Doubleheader} – 2

Music HighwayThe only place in the Bible I know where we Christians will all be at a table loaded with food and drink is at Christ’s future wedding table that He mentioned during His Last Supper (Matthew 26:29).

Yet, the YouTube song below which has been sung by Christians for decades is about a “welcome table.”

Question: Who are we welcoming to the table if
all of us Christians are marrying Christ? Are we
welcoming ourselves?

Are we welcoming non- believers who never
repented to the wedding table? Will any of them
be there at all?

If not, has there been any wedding where there
were no guests invited? Have you ever seen one?

I suppose a small wedding ceremony performed
by a justice of the peace in our day and age may
not have guests. But for the most part, weddings
have people invited who are not marrying but
sharing the event with the bride and groom.

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Holy Water …………… { CALVARY Doubleheader } – 2

In the Bible, the Holy Spirit has been depicted as a dove.

When did God create water? Answer: When God created the earth in Genesis 1:1. Although the verse does not exactly mention water, I understand it to mean that the seas, lakes, oceans, whatever, were included as being created at that time.

But, however, at that moment water contained no life at first. It did not have any sharks, whales, or oysters – not even a starfish. It was lifeless. In verse two, we see it completely engulfing (pun intended) the earth.

But, also in Genesis one, in the second verse,
we read:

And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

What on earth was the Holy Spirit of God doing hovering like a dove (my thoughts) over this limitless ocean? Why was He apparently endlessly circumnavigating above the waters of the globe? Why was He doing this? Was He looking for something? Was He bored with nothing better else to do? Or, was He waiting for something to happen? Ah, maybe so . . .

Here are some thoughts . . .

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The Burden of the Lord …………… {CALVARY Doubleheader} – 1

Revival We Need: Rediscovering
The Burden of the Lord
by Carl Richardson
OASIS

O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make
known; in wrath remember mercy.
(Habakkuk 3:2)

​There is a term in the Old Testament that speaks volumes; it is, “the burden of the Lord.” It applied always to godly, serious men. And those who bore this burden were not grandstanders nor prima donnas. They rather performed their sacred tasks in the light of eternity. They carried the Lord’s burden day and night.

​Since that term “the burden of the Lord” is virtually unknown in today’s church, you might be wondering what exactly is this burden of the Lord?

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Good News Verses – March 2018

The Christian radio station that I listen to daily is WIHS 104.9 FM based out of Middletown, CT. To me, those involved with this station, as in most Christian radio stations, are broadcasting the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

A segment that this station has been broadcasting for as long as I can remember is The Good News Verse heard every day.
Very early each morning, one thoughtful Bible
passage is given for us to consider and to meditate.
This isthen repeated several times throughout the
day.

When I hear each passage, I ask, how is this
“good news” for me? How can I apply it? Why
did the publishers choose it for me to consider?

With that in mind, I have gathered a few of them that were broadcasted a few days ago and posted them here for your review. Underneath each I have listed three ways that the passage is applicable for us to use. Please note that the views and opinions I expressed here for each passage do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of WIHS radio’s staff and management.

As you read them, I am sure you will discover other significant applications than what I have listed.

Below is the collection:

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