5 readghlhistorical books clearly ezra saw what has

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ReadGHL_Historical Books Clearly Ezra saw what has happened to the nation and God obviously brought guilt over his heart. Caused by their socially and political gatherings with foreigners, the nation was busy with false worship. Meaning God, Yahweh, weren’t important or worthy of their Godly fear any more. Also by ignoring the commandments of God is directly ignoring God, not caring anymore about His plan. The nation was unfaithful to God and the opened a door to false worship and idolatry in the land. Being a godly man and leading the people, Ezra had to stop these detestable practices. I think and also experience that some Christians are totally against intermarriages today. Some Christians will read the book of Ezra and decide for themselves, it is wrong because God brought restoration only after the separated the foreigners and the people of Israel. Other Christians will be against this act because they have been brought up that way, Mom or Dad telling them ‘’ It is wrong to marry a person from another culture or country, and if you do we won’t accept it.’’ Personally I don’t think intermarriages is a sin, God rebuked the people of Israel because they sinned... they worshiped other gods instead of Yahweh. They ignored His commandments of not marrying into other pagan cultures. God wanted His people to be reverent before Him. In 1 Corinthians 7:13-16, Paul speaks about marriage with unbelievers / pagans, yet Paul does not say separate yourself from them. Paul actually says to stay with that person, but let him or her leave if they want to. Further more, Paul also speaks about the pagan that has been made holy by the believer, as for their children. I have Christian friends and acquaintances in church who has intermarriages and is happily married and serving the Lord with everything. - 6 -
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ReadGHL_Historical Books Assignment 9: “Nehemiah: A Leader who Overcame Adversities Nehemiah’s situation was very challenging; as he was a cupbearer / servant to Artaxerxes. Nehemiah’s brother, Hanani, with others come from Judah and report that the Judeans are in great trouble, because the wall of Jerusalem was broken in many places. Nehemiah had full authority to repair the walls, and set up the gates of Jerusalem; and to fortify it again in that manner as it was before it was dismantled and destroyed by the Babylonians. This was a burden, and therefore the fasted and prayed for couple of months to get an answer from God. We can conclude that it was important that the servant don’t share his feelings in such a high position, for it would cause him to be thrown out of the banquet. We read that he did give in and told the king why he is sad and asked to leave to the city in Judah. The king asked how long the servant will be away for and Nehemiah sets a time.
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  • Fall '19
  • Tanakh, Book of Esther, Ketuvim, Book of Ezra, Books of Chronicles, Book of Nehemiah

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