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Répondez à Jéhovah par des actions de grâces

 

*Louez Yah,
car il est bon d’exécuter des mélodies pour notre Dieu ;
car cela est agréable — la louange convient.

Jéhovah bâtit Jérusalem ;
il réunit les dispersés d’Israël.

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“5  heureux celui qui a pour secours le dieu de Jacob, qui met son espoir en l’Eternel, son dieu ! 6 il a fait les cieux et la terre, la mer et tout ce qui s’y trouve. il garde la fidélité à toujours.” (Psaumes 146:5-6 NEG)

“8 L’Eternel ouvre les yeux des aveugles ; L’Eternel redresse ceux qui sont courbés ; L’Eternel aime les justes. 9 L’Eternel protège les étrangers, il soutient l’orphelin et la veuve, mais il renverse la voie des méchants.” (Psaumes 146:8-9 NEG)

“tous ceux qui resteront de toutes les nations venues contre Jérusalem monteront chaque année pour adorer le roi, l’Eternel des armées, et pour célébrer la fête des tabernacles.” (Zacharie 14:16 NEG)

“si quelqu’un veut leur faire du mal, du feu sort de leur bouche et dévore leurs ennemis ; et si quelqu’un veut leur faire du mal, il faut qu’il soit tué de cette manière.” (Apocalypse 11:5 NEG)

“Psaume de David. Eternel, je t’invoque : viens en hâte auprès de moi ! prête l’oreille à ma voix, quand je t’invoque !” (Psaumes 141:1 NEG)

“2 (142-3) je répands ma plainte devant lui, je lui raconte ma détresse. 3 (142-4) quand mon esprit est abattu au-dedans de moi, toi, tu connais mon sentier. sur la route où je marche ils m’ont tendu un piège.” (Psaumes 142:2-3 NEG)

“1  cantique des degrés. voici, bénissez l’Eternel, vous tous, serviteurs de l’Eternel, qui vous tenez dans la maison de l’Eternel pendant les nuits ! 2 Elevez vos mains vers le sanctuaire, et bénissez l’Eternel ! 3 que l’Eternel te bénisse de Sion, lui qui a fait les cieux et la terre !” (Psaumes 134:1-3 NEG)

“car l’Eternel, votre dieu, est le dieu des dieux, le seigneur des seigneurs, le dieu grand, fort et terrible, qui ne fait point de favoritisme et qui ne reçoit point de présent,” (Deutéronome 10:17 NEG)

“1  louez l’Eternel ! louez le nom de l’Eternel, louez-le, serviteurs de l’Eternel, 2 qui vous tenez dans la maison de l’Eternel, dans les parvis de la maison de notre dieu ! 3 louez l’Eternel ! car l’Eternel est bon. chantez à son nom ! car il est favorable. 4 car l’Eternel s’est choisi Jacob, Israël, pour qu’il lui appartienne. 5  je sais que l’Eternel est grand, et que notre seigneur est au-dessus de tous les dieux. 6 tout ce que l’Eternel veut, il le fait, dans les cieux et sur la terre, dans les mers et dans les abîmes. 7 il fait monter les nuages des extrémités de la terre, il produit les éclairs et la pluie, il tire le vent de ses trésors.” (Psaumes 135:1-7 NEG)

“car l’Eternel est un grand dieu, il est un grand roi au-dessus de tous les dieux.” (Psaumes 95:3 NEG)

“car l’Eternel est grand et très digne de louange, il est redoutable par-dessus tous les dieux ;” (Psaumes 96:4 NEG)

“je te loue de ce que je suis une créature si merveilleuse. tes oeuvres sont admirables, et mon âme le reconnaît bien.” (Psaumes 139:14 NEG)

“1  (9-1) au chef des chantres. sur « meurs pour le fils ». Psaume de David. (9-2) je louerai l’Eternel de tout mon coeur, je raconterai toutes tes merveilles. 2 (9-3) je ferai de toi le sujet de ma joie et de mon allégresse, je chanterai ton nom, dieu très-haut !” (Psaumes 9:1-2 NEG)

“toutes les nations que tu as faites viendront se prosterner devant ta face, seigneur, et rendre gloire à ton nom.” (Psaumes 86:9 NEG)

“A chaque nouvelle lune et à chaque sabbat, toute chair viendra m’adorer, dit l’Eternel.” (Esaïe 66:23 NEG)

“(22-8) tous ceux qui me voient se moquent de moi, ils ouvrent la bouche, secouent la tête,” (Psaumes 22:7 NEG)

“1  au chef des chantres. cantique. Psaume. Poussez vers dieu des cris de joie, vous tous, habitants de la terre ! 2 chantez la gloire de son nom, célébrez sa gloire par vos louanges ! 3 dites à dieu : que tes oeuvres sont redoutables ! A cause de la grandeur de ta force, tes ennemis te flattent. 4 toute la terre t’adore et chante en ton honneur ; elle chante ton nom. — Pause.” (Psaumes 66:1-4 NEG)

“louez l’Eternel, vous toutes les nations, célébrez-le, vous tous les peuples !” (Psaumes 117:1 NEG)

“(48-11) comme ton nom, ô dieu ! ta louange retentit jusqu’aux extrémités de la terre ; ta droite est pleine de justice.” (Psaumes 48:10 NEG)

“1  (65-1) au chef des chantres. Psaume de David. cantique. (65-2) avec confiance, ô dieu ! on te louera dans Sion. et l’on accomplira les voeux qu’on t’a faits. 2 (65-3) O toi, qui écoutes la prière ! tous les hommes viendront à toi.” (Psaumes 65:1-2 NEG)

“(65-14) les pâturages se couvrent de brebis, et les vallées se revêtent de froment. les cris de joie et les chants retentissent.” (Psaumes 65:13 NEG)

“13 J’élèverai la coupe des délivrances, et j’invoquerai le nom de l’Eternel ; 14 J’accomplirai mes voeux envers l’Eternel, en présence de tout son peuple. 15 elle a du prix aux yeux de l’Eternel, la mort de ceux qui l’aiment. 16 Ecoute-moi, ô Eternel ! car je suis ton serviteur, ton serviteur, fils de ta servante. tu as détaché mes liens. 17 je t’offrirai un sacrifice d’actions de grâces, et j’invoquerai le nom de l’Eternel ; 18 J’accomplirai mes voeux envers l’Eternel, en présence de tout son peuple, 19 dans les parvis de la maison de l’Eternel, au milieu de toi, Jérusalem ! louez l’Eternel !” (Psaumes 116:13-19 NEG)

“21 que ma bouche publie la louange de l’Eternel, et que toute chair bénisse son saint nom, A toujours et à perpétuité ! 146:1  louez l’Eternel ! mon âme, loue l’Eternel !” (Psaumes 145:21-146:1 NEG)

“je louerai l’Eternel tant que je vivrai, je célébrerai mon dieu tant que j’existerai.” (Psaumes 146:2 NEG)

“11 L’Eternel aime ceux qui le craignent, ceux qui espèrent en sa bonté. 12  Jérusalem, célèbre l’Eternel ! Sion, loue ton dieu ! 13 car il affermit les barres de tes portes, il bénit tes fils au milieu de toi ; 14 il rend la paix à ton territoire, il te rassasie du meilleur froment. 15 il envoie ses ordres sur la terre, sa parole court avec vitesse.” (Psaumes 147:11-15 NEG)

“1  louez l’Eternel ! louez l’Eternel du haut des cieux ! louez-le dans les lieux élevés ! 2 louez-le, vous tous ses anges ! louez-le, vous toutes ses armées ! 3 louez-le, soleil et lune ! louez-le, vous toutes, étoiles lumineuses ! 4 louez-le, cieux des cieux, et vous, eaux qui êtes au-dessus des cieux ! 5 qu’ils louent le nom de l’Eternel ! car il a commandé, et ils ont été créés. 6 il les a affermis pour toujours et à perpétuité ; il a donné des lois, et il ne les violera point. 7  louez l’Eternel du bas de la terre, monstres marins, et vous tous, abîmes,” (Psaumes 148:1-7 NEG)

“1  louez l’Eternel ! chantez à l’Eternel un cantique nouveau ! chantez ses louanges dans l’assemblée des fidèles ! 2 qu’Israël se réjouisse en celui qui l’a créé ! que les fils de Sion soient dans l’allégresse à cause de leur roi ! 3 qu’ils louent son nom avec des danses, qu’ils le célèbrent avec le tambourin et la harpe ! 4 car l’Eternel prend plaisir à son peuple, il glorifie les malheureux en les sauvant. 5 que les fidèles triomphent dans la gloire, qu’ils poussent des cris de joie sur leur couche ! 6  que les louanges de dieu soient dans leur bouche, et le glaive à deux tranchants dans leur main,” (Psaumes 149:1-6 NEG)

“1  louez l’Eternel ! louez dieu dans son sanctuaire ! louez-le dans l’étendue, où éclate sa puissance ! 2 louez-le pour ses hauts faits ! louez-le selon l’immensité de sa grandeur ! 3 louez-le au son de la trompette ! louez-le avec le luth et la harpe ! 4 louez-le avec le tambourin et avec des danses ! louez-le avec les instruments à cordes et le chalumeau ! 5 louez-le avec les cymbales sonores ! louez-le avec les cymbales retentissantes ! 6 que tout ce qui respire loue l’Eternel ! louez l’Eternel !” (Psaumes 150:1-6 NEG)

“(21-14) lève-toi, Eternel, avec ta force ! nous voulons chanter, célébrer ta puissance.” (Psaumes 21:13 NEG)

“1  non pas à nous, Eternel, non pas à nous, mais à ton nom donne gloire, A cause de ta bonté, à cause de ta fidélité ! 2 pourquoi les nations diraient-elles : où donc est leur dieu ?” (Psaumes 115:1-2 NEG)

“L’Eternel est mon partage et mon calice ; C’est toi qui m’assures mon lot ;” (Psaumes 16:5 NEG)

“(80-19) et nous ne nous éloignerons plus de toi. fais-nous revivre, et nous invoquerons ton nom.” (Psaumes 80:18 NEG)

“(65-6) dans ta bonté, tu nous exauces par des prodiges, dieu de notre salut, espoir de toutes les extrémités lointaines de la terre et de la mer !” (Psaumes 65:5 NEG)

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Preceding:

Bring praise to the Creator

Praise Jehovah you people

Afrikaans: Ek sal u prys, o Jehovah, met my hele hart

Deutsch: Preiset Jehova, Denn es ist gut, unserem Gott Melodien zu spielen

Nederlands: Looft Jehovah en bezingt Hem met melodieën

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Nages (Tarn) – Inscription au dessus de la porte de l’église : DIEU SOIT LOUE A TOUT JAMAIS CAR IL A ENTANDEU ET EXAUCE MA VOIS FAICT A SA LOUANGE …1605 Armes du capitaine Calvet ? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Politics and power first priority #3 Elevation of Mary and the Holy Spirit

In the previous articles we have seen that churchmen of the late third and early fourth centuries, such as Athanasius, reflected this influence as they formulated ideas that led to the Trinity. Their own influence spread, so that Morenz considers “Alexandrian theology as the intermediary between the Egyptian religious heritage and Christianity.”

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2.2.3. Politics and power first priority #3 Elevation of Mary and the Holy Spirit

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Montanus (? born in Ardaban (Misia) not for from Phrygia – 195) was first a priest of the Anatolian Earth Goddess Cybele.  Phrygia‘s State deity was adopted and adapted by Greek colonists of Asia Minor, and spread from there to mainland Greece and its more distant western colonies from around the 6th century BCE. In Rome, Cybele was known as Magna Mater (“Great Mother”). The Roman State adopted and developed a particular form of her cult, and claimed her conscription as a key religious component in their success against Carthage during the Punic Wars.

When Montanus converted to  Christianity, at Ar­daoau he fell into a trance and began to “prophesy under the influence of the Spirit.” He was soon joined by two young women, Prisca, or Priscilla, and Maxirnilla, who also began to prophesy. He got the message that Christ would soon return and that the Holy Spirit would reign now.
As a prophet of God convinced that the Paraclete spoke through him Montanus proclaimed the towns of Pepuza and Tymion in west-central Phrygia as the site of the New Jerusalem, making the larger Pepuza his headquarters. His followers, the Montanists awaited, the coming of the Holy Ghost to take the place of the Son and announce a more perfect Gospel, made Him the object of an exclusive worship, which the Church had to repress.

Giving the Holy Spirit such an important place in adoration was as such not such a bad teaching to bring forth the third person in the godhead. The idea to transpose the function of Anatolian Mother Goddess  Cybele to Mary as mother of Christ, was very convenient, because now Mary could also be seen as the Magna Mater (“Great Mother”) or mother of God and could be adored. She now could belong to other figures to be but apart or made “holy” (‘set apart’ as sacred.[1])

More and more artefacts where used to bring adoration or placed in worship spaces. God detests statues or artefacts given shape by man for worship. In the Old Testament, votive offerings, the re­turn of which to profane use was strictly banned; such objects, destined for destruc­tion, thus became “accursed” as well as con­secrated. [2] The apostle Paul also considered such statues or stone carvings an abomination which should be ruled out. He spoke about something’s to be “denounced” [anathema] or accursed but also being “offered up to God”. Praying to statues was considered a crime for the first Christians.

Those who showed their love to pictures or statues did do something against the commandments of God and showed that they did not love Elohim the Most High God but were objects of loathing and execration to all holy beings. For the first Christians they were unrepentant of a crime that merits the severest condemnation and as such should not be considered any more as part of the ecclesia. They were exposed to the sentence of “everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord” for they did “not embrace saving beliefs, as was the sentence of all mankind before the atonement, justification and sanctification of the blood of Christ that allowed for the redemption of sins”. [3]

The use of the word “anathema” to signify a curse and forced expulsion from the com­munity of Christians was taken over and became the standard term in the church after St. Cyril of Alexandria pronounced his 12 anathemas against the heretic Nestorius (in 413 CE). In the 6th cen­tury, anathema came to mean the severest form of excommunication that formally sepa­rated a heretic completely from the Christian Church and condemned his doctrines; minor excommunications, while prohibiting free reception of the sacraments, obliged the sinner to rectify his sinful state through the sacra­ment of Penance.

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SS. Anthony and Theodosius with the Theotokos Panachrantos, an 11th-century icon from the Svensky Monastery. Tretyakovkaja Gallery. – 11 Century

In the 4° century they liked the idea of the adoration of the Holy Spirit and the Magna Mater or Theotokos, the Greek title of Mary, the mother of Jesus used especially in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic Churches. Its literal English translations include ‘God-bearer ‘ and ‘the one who gives birth to God’. The Council of Ephesus decreed, in opposition to those who denied Mary the title Theotokos (“the one who gives birth to God”)[4] but called her Christotokos (“the one who gives birth to Christ”). Athanasius of Alexandria in 330, Gregory the Theologian in 370, John Chrysostom in 400, and Augustine all used theotokos.[5]

Next to the incarnation of God now the Spirit would also come onto the earth and could be adored or worshipped. In 380 the anathemas [6]pronounced by Pope Damasus, in the Fourth Council of Rome, condemned whosoever should deny that the Holy Ghost must be adored like the Father and the Son by every creature (Denzinger, Enchiridion, n. 80). These anathemas were renewed by Celestine I and Virgilius, and the ecumenical council of 381 in its symbol, which took its place in the liturgy, formulated its faith in the Holy Ghost, “Who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified.” These expressions indicate the unity of the adoration of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; that is, that one or the other Person of the Trinity may be adored separately but not to the exclusion of the other two.

The idea of a Trinity, which, since the Council of Nice, and especially through Basil the Great (370), had become the Catholic dogma was of course not only regarded by Jews as antagonistic to their monotheistic faith . Real students of the Bible found no reason to go into such a teaching. For them the Bible was clear with words like the ‘son of God’. It became even worse when certain Christians took this Three-Une God, ‘God the son’ ‘God the Father’ together with “the Holy Ghost [”Ruaḥ ha-Ḳodesh”] as conceived of as a female being,” having their parallels in all the heathen mythologies.[7]


[1] In this sense the form of the word was once (in plural) used in the Greek New Testament, in Luke 21:5, where it is rendered ‘gifts.’

[2] Old Testament descriptions of reli­gious wars call both the enemy and their be­seiged city anathema inasmuch as they were destined for destruction.

[3] Alternatively, the Apostle Paul could be suggesting that those who do not love the Lord should be offered up to God.

[4] For some Mary gave birth to Jesus, who would be the god of eternity, being both God and man, divine and human and therefore the child born ‘tokos’ from God ‘Theos’ or Theotokos.

[6] Offerings or precious Gifts made to God

[7] As has been shown by many Christian scholars, such as Zimmern, in his “Vater, Sohn, und Fürsprecher,” 1896, and in Schrader’s “K. A. T.” 1902, p. 377; Ebers, in his “Sinnbildliches: die Koptische Kunst,” 1892, p. 10; and others.

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The official website of Michael Bradley - Author of novels, short stories and poetry involving the past, future, and what may have been.

BIBLE Students DAILY

"Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life." Revelation 2:10

God's Simple Kindness

God's Word Made Simple

takeaminutedotnet

All the Glory to God

Groen is Gezond

van zaadjes in volle grond tot iets lekkers op het bord

Jesse A. Kelley

A topnotch WordPress.com site

JWUpdate

JW Current Apostate Status and Final Temple Judgment - Web Witnessing Record; The Bethel Apostasy is Prophecy

Sophia's Pockets

Wisdom Withouth Walls

ConquerorShots

Spiritual Shots to Fuel the Conqueror Lifestyle

Examining Watchtower Doctrine

Truth Behind the "Truth"

Theological NoteBook

Dabbling into Theology

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