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THE BIBLICAL MEANING OF THE NUMBER 40?

Bannished for giving a damn 2011/04/23 18:47:02
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The flood lasted 40 days
Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days
The Isralites were in the desert 40 years
Jesus walked the earth for 40 days after he rose from the grave


What is the biblical meaning of the number 40?
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  • Walks_on_Clouds 2011/04/23 19:44:24
    Walks_on_Clouds
    The OT use of the number was used so those in Jesus' time would more readily recognize Him when He went to the wilderness to be tempted. It became the springboard for Christ's ministry once He completed the 40 days.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2011/04/23 19:38:13
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    how many lies they tell ?
    how many cultures they stole from to make the bible
    how many children got molested by priests today
    how many wars they started in the last 200 years
  • Bannish... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2011/04/23 19:58:58
    Bannished for giving a damn
    The scriptures were written long ago DAW, and the gospels were heavily edited by a pagan emperor named Constantine to suit his need in ruling the Roman Empire. The Jewish scriptures are a compilation of the history of the hebrew people (OT)
    I do not defend whatever wars were fought in the name of the church
    And I do not defend molestation nor condone sweeping it under the rug.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Bannish... 2011/04/23 21:07:04
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    constantine was not pagan he was a christian emperor

    In AD 313 with the signing of the Edict of Milan, Emperor Constantine ordered Pagan temples were torn down upon his orders, while in other cases temple treasures were confiscated After the death of Constantine in 337, two of his sons, Constantius II and Constans took over the leadership of the empire.

    Constans, ruler of the western provinces, was, like his father, a Christian. Constans was killed in 350, and soon after his brother became the sole emperor of the entire empire three years later.
    But it wasn't just the emperors who persecuted the Pagans. Lay Christians took advantage of these new anti-pagan laws by destroying and plundering the temples. Theologians and prominent ecclesiastics soon followed. One such example is St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. When Gratian became Roman emperor in 375, Ambrose, who was one of his closest educators, persuaded him to further suppress Paganism. The emperor, on Ambrose's advice, confiscated the property of the Pagan temples; seized the properties of the Vestal Virgins and Pagan priests, and removed the statue of the Goddess of Victory from the Roman Senate.

    When Gratian delegated the government of the eastern half of the Roman Empire to Theodosius the Great in 379, the situation became wo...
    constantine was not pagan he was a christian emperor

    In AD 313 with the signing of the Edict of Milan, Emperor Constantine ordered Pagan temples were torn down upon his orders, while in other cases temple treasures were confiscated After the death of Constantine in 337, two of his sons, Constantius II and Constans took over the leadership of the empire.

    Constans, ruler of the western provinces, was, like his father, a Christian. Constans was killed in 350, and soon after his brother became the sole emperor of the entire empire three years later.
    But it wasn't just the emperors who persecuted the Pagans. Lay Christians took advantage of these new anti-pagan laws by destroying and plundering the temples. Theologians and prominent ecclesiastics soon followed. One such example is St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. When Gratian became Roman emperor in 375, Ambrose, who was one of his closest educators, persuaded him to further suppress Paganism. The emperor, on Ambrose's advice, confiscated the property of the Pagan temples; seized the properties of the Vestal Virgins and Pagan priests, and removed the statue of the Goddess of Victory from the Roman Senate.

    When Gratian delegated the government of the eastern half of the Roman Empire to Theodosius the Great in 379, the situation became worse for the Pagans. Theodosius prohibited all forms of Pagan worship and allowed the temples to be robbed, plundered, and ruthlessly destroyed by monks and other enterprising Christians.
    In the year 416, under Theodosius II, a law was passed to bar Pagans from public employment. All this was done to coerce Pagans to convert to Christianity. Theodosius also persecuted Judaism, destroying a number of synagogues
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  • Bannish... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2011/04/23 21:16:22
    Bannished for giving a damn
    Constantine was Christian IN NAME ONLY, for the purpose of controlling the empire. And check the "counsel at Nicea" where he chopped up the scriptures.
    Please check again. And also check how many Christians were persecuted by others.
    It has been a very ugly cycle, and each group has had their turn at being persecuted and being the persecutor.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Bannish... 2011/04/23 21:25:16
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Basicly put Constantine created his own religion using scriptures from the city of Byblos in Syria today is Lebanon he wanted to make himself a GOD and did this to become one the City of Byblos is well imagine a city of libraries and trade from around the world all the information in the world was stored at byblos
    which is where you get the world Bible from
    named for a pagan goddess of knowledge
    he took the scriptures written and invented Christianity and tried to merge all the pagan religions 40+ pagan religions into one religion turning pagan gods and goddess into Christian saints
    traditions stories etc then tried to convert pagans at first peacefully but many refused and thats when it got ugly
    and forced converting and pagans got massacred for centuries
    then religious propaganda set in and it became a war
    since most pagans are peaceful and nature lovers most pagans who refused turned to exile and went into hiding

    some pagans fought back after being attacked first such as the pagans
    that turned into a ugly war that took hundreds of years to conquer them and they never fully did as soon as christianity lost its full power influence in norway and sweden paganism came right back
  • DZBO 2011/04/23 18:56:44
  • Bannish... DZBO 2011/04/23 19:24:26
    Bannished for giving a damn
    Thank you, that is very enlightening
  • DZBO Bannish... 2011/04/23 19:25:29
    DZBO
    You are more than welcome.

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