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Panama City News Herald (Newspaper) - September 20, 1997, Panama City, Florida
Religion Lawrence of biblical archaeology scholar adventurer s contributions remain intriguing religious persecution Isnit going unnoticed Christ our Savior a in a lutheran Church sunday school worship service 9 00 am 10 00 am 12911 agave Street a Panama City Beach Al 324 Between Back Beach amp Middle Beach roads on Clara Avenue behind Beach school first United methodist Church located in Cove area on e. Business Hwy. 98 903 e. 4th Street a phone 763-6537 9 40 . Sunday school for All Ages a 8 25 . And 10 55 . Worship services a or. Douglas c. Newton a supreme motive 2 corinthians 5 14 i it is truly important for each of us As christians to r i continually examine our motives in life against great i question a what would Jesus prefer me to do a to so i order our lives leads to life abundant and enteral. I i evening worship service 6 30 . A left out parts of gospel Quot Luke 18 18-20 message by Rev. Doug Jolly sundays service televised on Channel 7 Cable Channel 3 pathway service tonight 5 30 . A Trinity Center Rev. Keith e. Enko 850 233-6249 pastor 850 233-9900 Sermon Quot who is Best one Here a outstanding youth program 9 30 . Sunday school Nursery provided 11 00 . Worship 6 00 . Evening worship 1415 Airport re. Intersection of Airport re re amp Lisenby ave 769-4000 Grace presbyterian presbyterian Church usar tit tit nth pastor Rev. Kenneth r. Wilmesherr a Llu 111/ll Mike Mcmanus religion writer rep. Frank Wolf and sen. Arlen Specter have introduced a Bill a Freedom from religious persecution act a to put pressure on those nations which kill torture or enslave christians and other religious minorities such As tibetan buddhists and baht Ai in Iran. A we have turned away while 1.5 million have been killed in Sudan a said Wolf when he introduced his Bill. The world has been deafened to cry of millions of House Church christians in China who Are forced to risk their lives and their Freedom just to worship in secret. The world watches while christians in Pakistan and Egypt Are terrorized by violent mobs and Mcmanus left helpless by governments not willing to take a stand. A we have also turned our backs while tibetan buddhists have seen their holy places destroyed and their religious leaders imprisoned tortured raped and beaten. We did not scream for Justice when baht Ais Are executed in Iran. A we must be silent no longer a said Wolf a deeply committed evangelical protestant who recalled that religious minorities Are often a first scapegoats of in this Century there have been a number of genocides resulting in millions of deaths. History should have taught us to see warning signs when governments kill maim and torture some of their own citizenry. Saudi Arabia has imported 100,000 filipinos to do manual labor Many of whom Are Catholic. But they have been prohibited from practising their Faith in that Muslim country. Recently two filipinos were beheaded for ethics amp a religion David Briggs associated press he was a romantic figure a British scholar adventurer who walked More than i too Miles in broiling heat Early this Century through an area that is now Syria Lebanon and Israel. Meet Lawrence of Arabia a biblical archaeologist. While he is better known As a military adviser to Prince Feisal during Arab revolt against turkish Rule in world War i . Lawrence earlier was an archaeologist. He helped identify town some believe was where ancient hebrews settled before proceeding to promised land according to Lawrence scholar Stephen e. Tabachnik of University of Oklahoma. In an article in latest Issue of biblical archaeology review Tabachnik traces Brief but fruitful archaeological career of Man known to Many through popular David lean film Lawrence of Arabia. A was a Brilliant polymath. He was excellent in Many Fields a Tabachnik said in an interview. A for someone who worked in archaeology for five years of his life he really left a Lawrence who grew up in an evangelical household where Bible was read every morning before school studied holy land in sunday school classes Tabachnik recounts in article. Lawrence smother became a missionary in China. In summer of 1909, Lawrence made his trek through holy land to study crusader castles for an honors thesis at Oxford University. After his graduation in 1910, Lawrence worked As a Foreman on a dig in Jera Blus Syria site of car Hemish Eastern capital of ancient hittite Empire. The israeli Kings David and Solomon used hittites among their soldiers and it was . Lawrence a a a Lawrence of Arabia shown Here in his Middle East garb was a biblical archaeologist before he became living legend. He grew up in a household where Bible was read every morning at breakfast. He also was exposed to scriptures during regular sunday school attendance. Uriah hittite whose death David arranged so he could have Uriah a wife Bathsheba. In 1913, As War became a possibility in Europe Lawrence joined an expedition to pales Tine. Although it had an archaeological purpose on surface it was designed also to gather military information on turkish defences in Southern Palestine about too Miles from Suez canal according to Tabachnik author of 1988 Book images of Lawrence. Lawrence and c. Leonard Woolley subsequently published a Book wilderness of Zin in which Northern Sinai site Ain Al nude Iraq was named As site of biblical Kadesh Ramea where hebrews in exodus settled for 38 years. It was from there according to Deuteronomy that Moses sent men to spy out land of Canaan. Lawrence and Woolley incorrectly identified pottery at site As dating to time of Moses a fortifications at site have since been dated Only As far Back As 10th Century . A but they make other arguments that Are still convincing that Sinai site was Kadesh Ramea. Only Oasis around Ain Al nude Iraq had enough water and greenery to support a Large Community for a generation Lawrence and Woolley determined. Its location along two ancient routes and its correspondence with biblical geography continue to make it most Likely candidate As biblical site according to article. Lawrence would never return to biblical archaeology. Tabachnik said it was partly because Given his history a wherever he would go As an archaeologist people would think he was but his findings endure in archaeological record. A for a five year piece of work a Tabachnik said a left an important piece of and although he would go on to Fame and glory in arabian desert Lawrence would look Back fondly at his time As an archaeologist. A said these were happiest Days of h s life a Tabachnik said. A always had a wish to go Back but it was Only a organizing worship services. China has seven Catholic Bishops and 60 priests a plus hundreds of protestant clergy a in prison or under House arrest for crime of worshipping in House churches. In last 18 months four died during brutal interrogations in which they were Hung by limbs and beaten according to Nina Shea of Freedom House. A colleague witnessed 85 christians rounded up from one town. The National association of evangelicals which has led a a movement of conscience against persecution cites a chinese newspaper Story noting that churches a played an important role in change in Eastern Europe and then urged that if a China does not want such a scene to be repeated in its land it must strangle baby while it is in what can America do about such atrocities first Wolf Specter would create an office of religious persecution in White House whose director would determine which governments Are worst persecutors As measured by jailing torturing and killing of religious minorities. Second those governments would be informed that . Taxpayers will no longer subsidize importation of . Products making them cheaper to buy. Few realize that major multinational companies such As Boeing and general electric have received $3 billion in taxpayer please see Mcmanus 5b living word Fellowship invites you to hear ministry of John amp Lisa Bevere John and Lisa Bevere have shared their ministry across America and into nations of world. I hey have been frequent guests on Christian programming including appearances on can and ten. 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