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Biblical View on Issues
Ekklesia: Revelation of the Rock Mountain by Dr. Patti Amsden
Against the large rock wall of Mt. Hermon, kingdoms exhibited their prowess. The magnificent temple built by Herod and dedicated to Augustus Caesar that was later enlarge by Herod Phillip and dedicated to Tiberius Caesar not only displayed the claimant deity of the Caesars but also flaunted the dominance of the kingdom of Rome. Perhaps not as prominent but still represented was the empire of the Greeks. The structures visible to Jesus, to His disciples, and to anyone who passed by testified to the strength of human sovereignty.
Against that backdrop, Jesus announced another rock mountain. Within the pages of scripture and has already been discussed, the metaphor of a rock is frequently used as a type of God, representing God’s immovable, immutable, and impenetrable faithfulness. The rock mountain is also used in scripture as a symbol of a kingdom. Listen to the following passages:
"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King" (Ps. 48:1-2).
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem"
(Is.2:2-3). This text is also found in Micah 4:1-2.
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Illinois Cultural News
Education: Private Schools by Joyce Geiler
Illinois is known in the home schooling community as a friendly place where there are practically zero restrictions or regulations on homeschooling families as long as learning occurs in English. Ian Slatter of the Virginia-based Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) said 30,000 to 40,000 children in Illinois attend home schools, but he admits his estimate is pure guesswork. In fact, Illinois Regional Office of Education superintendents report that as soon as they know a family is home schooling, they will simply back off. With a strong belief in less government and more freedom to educate in the way they see fit, well-organized home school families will rally if they sense their Illinois freedoms are going to be challenged in any way.
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