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Good morning, today I found this article on the much hated Judas Iscariot. I began to read it and impulsively decided to post it. Poor Judas get a raw deal, and it was not his fault, God did choose him to relieve Jesus of his clothes, (no gay ting, meaning physical body). We here on this blog site, have not been to church in a long time, and I have been having an urge to dig up one my old church hats buried under my cellar, as ugly as it may be and putting it on and sitting in the front pew in mi white stockings and mi fan, halleluyerrrrr! Cami, and all the ladies here I have a hat fi hoonuh! So off to Church today we go, singing “We shall have a grand time!

THE ROLE OF JUDAS & THE GOSPEL OF JUDAS

About Judas: His name; did he betray Jesus?

Judas Iscariot’s first name:

Yeshua of Nazareth became called Jesus Christ, because Jesus is the Greek spelling for Yeshua, and “Messiah” is the Greek translation of “anointed one.” So too, Judas was not the real name of the disciple who “betrayed” Yeshua. His actual Hebrew name is Judah, which means “praised.” It is Judas in Greek. James Robinson writes “Judah is about as popular a name as one can find in all of Judaism. Indeed, Judaism itself is named after Judah! Judah is, after all, the origin of the word Jew.” 1

Judah is also the name of one of the original twelve tribes of Israel. When the kingdom was divided under Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, the southern kingdom was called Judah. Under the Roman occupation, it was named Judaea. Judea remains the name used by Israel today to refer to the occupied West Bank and other areas.

Judah /Judas was a very popular name in first century CE Judea. There are six individuals mentioned in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) with this name. One was a brother of Jesus. The Epistle of Jude was actually written by man who claims to be Judas, the brother of James. This presumably makes him the brother of Jesus mentioned elsewhere in the Scriptures.

In an attempt to differentiate between the Judah who “betrayed” Jesus and the Judah who was a brother of Jesus, the translators of theKing James Version of the Bible arbitrarily changed his name, and the name of his epistle, to Jude. Most other translations have followed suit, apparently feeling that tradition is more important than accuracy. Of the 30 translations of the New Testament in our group’s library, all but two — The Authentic New Testament by Hugh J. Schonfield and the James Moffatt Translation — refer to Jude and the Epistle of Jude. The former contains “Open letter to Gentile communities — Judas” The latter contains “The Epistle of Judas (Jude).” 1

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The meaning of “Iscariot:”

There are many theories but no consensus on the meaning of Judas’ last name. It may mean:

bullet From Karioth” — a town in southern Judea, a.k.a. Kerioth.
bullet From Jerusalem
bullet Of the Sicarii.” The Sicarrii is a name for Zealot terrorists and assassins. 3
bullet The false one” from the Aramaic ishqaraya.
bullet The deliverer” from the Hebrew word sakar. 4
bullet etc.

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How has the Christian Church treated Judas?

The Christian Church has been inconsistent in its treatment of individuals from the Christian Scriptures (New Testament):

bullet Mary Magdelene whom Jesus particularly loved and who had the honor of being the first person to visit the tomb where Jesus had been laid (according to the Gospel of John). or was among the first group to visit the tomb (according to the synoptic gospels), has been systematically denigrated as a prostitute.
bullet In various passages of the Christian Scriptures, Jesus is recorded as rejecting his mother and family, referring to Peter as Satan, criticizing his disciples for their lack of understanding of his message, censuring them for sleeping while he prayed, etc. Yet, the Christian church has raised all of them to the level of saints. Mary, Jesus’ mother, is held in particular esteem by the Roman Catholic Church and some other denominations where she referred to as co-redemptrix, mediatrix and advocate second only to God in status.
bullet The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has even rehabilitated Pontius Pilate by declaring him a saint, even though he was a Pagan who was responsible for sentencing Jesus to death, for the crucifixion and the massacre of many Jews. 2
bullet Numerous passages in the four canonic gospels describe Judas Iscariot as a betrayer, traitor, devil, thief, and transgressor. According to the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke, Jesus said “woe to that man” who betrayed him. He also said that it would be better if Judas had never been born. However, Judas has never been rehabilitated by the Church. He remains a pariah, despised by Christians.

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Was Judas a betrayer?

Did Judas truly betray Jesus? There are a number of theories:

bullet Jesus was unable to foresee Judas’ actions. This theory is inconsistent with a number of passages in the Christian Scriptures which specifically state that Jesus was aware of Judas’ betrayal from the time that Judas became a disciple. It is also inconsistent with most Christian groups’ concept of the Trinity and of the omniscience of God.
bullet Jesus knew of Judas’ actions in months in advance but was unable to prevent it. This also conflicts with the idea of the omniscience and omnipotence of Jesus.
bullet Jesus knew of Judas’ intent to betray him, but chose to allow him to continue because it would allow the God’s plan to come to fruition.
bullet Judas and Jesus worked together to make certain that Jesus would be crucified, in order to facilitate God’s design for humanity. This is the belief of many Gnostic groups and is the theme of the Gospel of Judas. This conflicts with Jesus’ threats of Judas’ future punishment found throughout the gospels.
bullet Author William Klassen suggests that Judas did not betray Jesus at all. 5 He suggests that the word “betrayal” found throughout English versions of the Bible is a mistranslation of the Greek word “paradidomi.” An accurate translation would be “handed over.” Klassen suggests that Judas was only planning to give Jesus over to the Jewish authorities so that they could evaluate his claims. This theory cannot account for the word translated as “traitor” in Luke 6:16. The “traitor” could have been a mistake by the author of Luke, or a copyist’s error.
bullet Another possibility is that the story of Judas’ “betrayal” and Jesus’ subsequent arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, his trial(s), his appearance before Pontius Pilate etc. might be a work of fiction.All of the canonic gospels have a description of an aggravated assault by Jesus on commercial interests in the Jerusalem temple. This appears in the Gospel of John at the start of Jesus’ ministry, and in the synoptic gospels near the end. It is extremely unlikely that Jesus could have assaulted so many people without having been quickly arrested by either the temple guards or the Roman garrison. An individual who did this near the time of Passover in Judea during the first century CE — when nationalistic feelings were high among the population — could be expected to be arrested by the Roman army, given a hearing before a junior officer, and promptly sent to Golgotha for execution. If this is what really happened, then there would have been no betrayal by Judas; there might even have been no Judas at all among Jesus’ disciples.

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The punishment of Judas:

There are some serious philosophical and theological concerns regarding Jesus’ threats that Judas would be punished for his actions:

bullet If Jesus knew of Judas’ deception in advance then Judas has no free will and cannot prevent the betrayal from happening. Thus he is not morally responsible for his actions. This would be particularly applicable if Judas was possessed by a demon, as stated in some of the canonical Gospels.
bullet If, as most Christian denominations teach, the death of an innocent man-god, Jesus, was necessary for the salvation of some humans, then Judas would be punished for playing a necessary role in the salvation of humanity. That seems profoundly unjust.
bullet Jesus only suffered for a few hours while he hung on the cross. If Judas is sent to Hell for his deception, then he will suffer punishment for all eternity. Thus, Judas had already suffered much more than Jesus had by the end of the day of his suicide.
bullet Luke 23:34 records Jesus’ last words as: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” A case can be made that this granting of amnesty extended to all involved in his execution, including the Roman executioners, Pontius Pilate, and Judas. 3

http://www.religioustolerance.org/gospj3.htm

 

Orí bíbẹ́ kọ́ ni oògùn orí fífọ́. /
Decapitation is not the antidote for headache…..Yoruba Proverbs!
[Be moderate; adopt radical solutions with caution.]

All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…..Obara Meji!

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Ty
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I wanted to share this praise song for baba Esu with you all…it is group from Cuba…enjoy….

http://youtu.be/clMg33x1_e4

Obara Meji
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Àṣẹ Ty, morning Cami, Charles and all!

Ty
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Good morning everyone, may the love and peace of God be with you all…May you draw on the strength of the universe…May the cardinal points, the north, south, east and west converge their energy and light on you all…let the healing rays of the sunrise pass through you and the rays of the sunset take away all negatives…I emplore on the elders to send swift assistance to all your needs…let the messages of your ancestors, guides, and guardians be plain…May all the wonderful Orishas come to your aide…through our wonderful ori, May we garner the wisdom of Orunmila…May baba Esu, Lansukan, open the door that all enlightened may enter…I pray that baba
Ogun , olona, clears your way,….and Osoosi fight all your battles….I call on my beautiful and loving mother, Yeye Osun, Olumitutu, to cool your life and bring forth happiness and prosperity…Epa Yemoja for protecting your families and for Olokun for sharing the riches of the ocean with you all….Iba to all the great and mighty teachers who continue to aide in our spiritual growth…Obara Meji May your light continue to shine on all who seek you…as we pray today, and always, let ire be our answer…

Ase!!!

Cami
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Morning Ty, may all these wondrous blessings fall upon you and yours, always. ASE.

Morning everyone. Obara blessings.

Cami
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Ty
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Have mercy…despicable…

Cami
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You see this mess Ty? jah know him fi dead painfully.

Ty
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Agreed and second…

Ty
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Brb…mommy duties…

kiabubblez
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Good night Ty Cami everyone looool all wid di lisp dem sing it doan Obara yu too dunce bat yu too dunce bat 😀

MTH
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Teach mi a guh home now. Unnu tek care…

MTH
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Mi like pudden. Teach set dung my name.

MTH
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Me agre. Mi juss wan know sey yu a guh serve likkle pitata pudden and mi good.

MTH
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Teach, yu suh easy fi dramatize man. But look pan it doe, from mi dramatize yu dat day yu eva get nutten wrong again?

Jesus long hair and slippaz gi him wey sey him is a natty. Him nuh inna nuh pork and nuh liquor. Dat soun like a bobo ras to mi. wey yu tink Teach?

MTH
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Teach, yu nuhget dipint…Di pint is dat mi fi get it right. Mi sey di blood of Jesus and yu neva sey diblood of Jesus. As yu mention riggle, now TEach, put fun an joke aside, yu caan gi half a riggle a get ticky. Come on man, Teach….

Mi sorry if yu di dramatize but is tough love. Mi did waan yu work hard cause yu soon can get scholarship.

MTH
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Jesus cudda neva discriminate. Memba Jesus madda was a un-married woman who did hengage enno. Suh Jesus born a bastard and it muss di dramatize him when him was growing up… So him nuh hype pan people.Memba ni told, yu Jesus was a humble youte wey tek wey himself more and hold a meds when himready. All if Jesus did duh road now a him a Capleton, Luciano and Fantan Mojah wudda par all doe Fantan Mojah love come up wid sum bag a whole heap a chat, wey nobody but himself care fi hear.

MTH
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Teach, still clap, mi mi get half right. LOL Mi mention di cross and once yu mention di cross, all the wrongs become right…Amen, amen…Will someone shout Jesus…I know he is right here, right now, just waiting for you to call upon him might name…Dont be shy. Close your eyes and block out the distractions.Just focus on Jesus and the blood that that was shed for your redemption. Remember we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. (Teach hol Yazzy before she get inna spirit an mek har baggy show).

MTH
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Teach, Jesus was being a bit friendly/flirty. He asked her, he knew she was a ho, but what he wanted to find out was she a truthful ho. Jesus liked hos. Not to do the thinks with, he liked hanging out with the hos and other ‘dregs’ of society. Like how yu have some straight women like hanging wid gay men. Some women like hanging wid bad boys…Yah dig mi?

MTH
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If di brazillian hair nuh come, Teach mia guh come barrow yu pressing comb? Yu still have it? Memba Marva did borrow hit, when are daughta whena gradiate wey day.

MTH
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Life begins at 40??? or it represents the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness…Teach run a edda track, mi nuh know dat one.

MTH
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Teach what a piece a prepiration a gwan fi fuss Sunday service. A nunnu ennu. Teach mi a guh mek Brenda sen sum Brazillian hair fi mi. Teach, mek yu linky sen mi one half a brazeere nuh cause mi haffi bazzle out to. Teach, a shoe-dazzle mi get 2 pairs a shoes fromfi $39.99 each. Yu waan shimi bubble gum pink lip-stick…When mi get mi pardna mi buy mi clutch.

MTH
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Teach, rinse dinextsang…

MTH
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Teach mek a de-code di sang fi yu.
Di woman of Samaia (A lady (of the night) who hails from the town of Samaria).
She leff har wata pat an gane. She left watering pot aka tea-pot, aka teely, aka penis
Jesus ax har fi har husban and shi sey shi neva have nuh. Jesus ask her husband/boyfriend, boo and she said she didnt have any? Why? cause she’s a ho…She gots plenty, shi nuh inna di sekkle dung ting..(If was today, day she and Kim K, Ishawna, D’Angel and dem girls wudda par)…

Ty
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I had to only peep at work today, was in and out…dropping in a bit then will be. Back tonight…

Mth, glad to hear of the love of your kids and that big M feeling better, we will pray for daddy M….

Mth I can depend in you to bruk down the Christianity ting dem…I love the explanation…

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Just come in an a read. Mek mi garb di Victoria hat quick & fast before smaddy else tek it. Since miget naminated as head Missionary, mi haffi look good first Sunday, wus mi hear sey Obara is guest speaker. Unno dun know sey mi caan mek unno out hat mi cause ef a hegg,mi haffi inna di red.

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I can’t ever tek nuh Christian c-russ again… a two church mi eva guh inna over 10 yrs and it was this new years and to how di perverted pastor man terrorize mi! And sen mi him anaconda pic bout seh mi fi bum flick pan it… and him wah marry mi tun mi inna first lady… mi haffi change mi number fi get rid a di man!

Then came the second church. I fell in love with the service and I think it was befitting during the crisis I was faced with at that particular time in my life… the Pastor is amazing. I still love and respect her… but her sweetness and humility allows for much tegareg fi run eeen pan di ooman likkle vinegarbutchery like seh a fi dem! Dem coming like crab inna barrel deh! Di pple dem come a chuch come preach pan mi fi bout a month… 4 sundays consecutively … di last time dem dweet it took broke the camels back and I should have grabbed that mic and show them how fi preach but God wuda refuse mi afta dat and chue I had respect for the pastor I held my tongue and decided that never going back was a better way of sticking it to ’em.

A play people deh a church a play church. They are no better than the dance hall elites weh a maggle pan dem one aneda! Dem might as well draw fi dem cards and act like it’s vegas…. dem mash up nuff life yes! Wid dem hypocrisy! A nuf impressionable young ppl life dem mash up and the geriatric community…

I must admit I am and forever will be IN LOVE with the story of Jesus Christ.

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Obara that’s a great point you made about Judas and how Christianity would have him stoned and crucified ya now if he were alive. Look how dem still have up di man inna dem heart to nuh… and dem a preach di hell outta forgiveness …

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Evening Obara sweetie and all my beauties. Mi can’t even tan long. One of my patients have psychosis and him wuda mad mi…him wuda mad mi him wuda mad mi… mi MASH UP!!!! Suh a dats why unuh cyah see mi… it soon sort out doa… suh no fretarations needed!

Ps… Milk hen up all dump mi to claaaat seh him a di hangle mad man fi inna mi life… right ya now mi whole life MASH UP since milk pack up and gone! Kmft…. no more paper fi nyam!!

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HALELLULERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!! Shall we praise da lord!!!! Praise him aneda time saints!!

Saints, we have gadered ere tideh tursday ya… fi dash wi self a grung before di ungle trone of grace an we hask dat wi kitty be exposed fi deacon swipa sen on di lengths of his mighty gracious stiff tongue and “PREACH” di gaspel to di gyal dem! Shall we praise di lawd!!!!!

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Yes Obara, the Muslims starts their prayers 5:00am, while the Christians hold so called all night vigil with speakers loud. But come to think of it, thought they say the night is for the evil. Why hold all nights. Very confusing religion.

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wah yu mean hot gal fi life!!! 22″ brazilian affi well neat

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Charles that was horrible. What an injustice to sweet jesus n all the forgiveness that is awaiting christians. they teach love thy neighbor as yu love thy self. so why not your own spouse you can love beyond the differences. why is it that no one else can be forgiven unless they conform to christians belief. i caan badda mek mi guh luk fimi church hat haleluyer!!! mi aguh dress to puss foot ina mi hat n pumps wid out stockings loooooooool

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I have to go with kiwi color hat. It is bright shocking color. I have to wow the congregation. Can I get Amen my sisters in Christ. Let go watch the video

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hamen toy!!! hamen!!! no sah nunu mi waan mi owna church hat fi moggle ina come first sundeh! yu nuh kno seh mi ketch ina spirit n di hat come off more while. yu waa Obara good good sundeh hat drap pon grung?!?!?!

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Toy if a fi yuh hat dat, yuh haffi get deaconess fi di church, a nuh simple simple church memba hat dat! Congratulations Toy a you seh head deaconess lol!!!!!

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Lol di one wid di mesh a Yazzy dat! Si she an Milk eena him crisp white suit wid di lilac pockit kerchief deh! Lololol gwaan Yazzy!
@yuh haffi split di battam one wid Kia, Obara shi can get fi hers custom colored! Lol

NuNu
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Mi deh wonder if mi coulda kindly borrow dah hat uppa top fi first Sunday service! What a stand out, lol!!! Good afternoon fam!

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Morning Obara, Cam, and everyone. Obara,what color hat you have for me? Cami, thank you for letting me know Jesus is not God. Lol. Will christians forgive anyone, the most judgemental people I have ever met. Poor Judas got such a bad rap

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Hey Toy, dwln I can’t stand when they state that like a fact of all facts.

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Yes you are right. The whole bible is contradicted. Their different pastors with different preaching. None of them can give same explanation on same topic. That was how they deceived my mother and made her left us. One day, my mum went to church and I don’t even know how she started off her discussion with them. Telling them that my father once got married during the Civil war in Nigeria and along the line, my dad and the wife separated. After some years, my dad got married to my mum and mum gave my dad kids which I was one of them. After she told dem church people, they now told my mum, that she’s not the original wife of my dad. That their bible does not recognize her. Meanwhile, my dad married my mum in the church. While the first woman was not wedded in the church. Now, them so called pastor told me mum, she has to live the marriage and do what they called restitution. That was how my mum packed her things and left my father with 6 children. You need to see damages this Christianity things has done to some many homes. My dad never believed in church. He believes in the old traditional way. Consults the dibia “means babalawo in Igbo language” whenever he’s face with issues. You won’t even believe that after my mother left. She went to her church and was telling them that my father have got different gods in his home. She even went ahead and burnt them. My inheritance “smile” I can go on and on. In Nigeria you have different churches here and there. None has got love for each other.

Ty
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Charles my heart broke as I read this…how can people be so wicked to break up a family…. O ma se o

I bet dem never shame fi collect money for the wedding…

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Charles don’t feel bad I’m sure you catch my spirit already. Your mother could have gone her ways and not destroy your father’s traditional things. How did that confrontation go down? And what is that restitution thing about?

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Morning Cami, Im living with it. Most damages Christianity have coursed are right here in Africa. Religion we never knew, some group of people came and force it down our throut. My mother has a calling to worship, but she’s not going the right way. Imagine her father was one of the big dibia in his time. The gods want her to serve them, instead she’s hiding in the church, claiming born fire!

Ty
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Charles I pray she finds her way back to her roots and embrace her ancestors…May God give you the strength to carry on the legacy of your forefathers…

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ASE! Oshey Ty

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Wow Charles that’s horrible. I know of this Nigerian family that was separated because of the church too. The wife is an initiate of Oshun, and they convinced the man that he should divorce her because what she did was wrong and went against the principles of the church. They put the”fear of the Lord” so to speak in the man, and he left his wife and child.

Cami
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O, i’m doing some admin work…be back.

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Gud evening Obara and ES crews, I have never thought so deep like this. Thanks Obara, this is another eye opener. But why would they hide all this in their bible.

MTH
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Popping out for a while. Tek care of unno self till mi forward back…No misbehaving (looking at Cami..).

Teach mi naah lie, mi nuh like how granny look like Shawn Wayans in drags.

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Hey Bubblez, how yu duh? Big M dey dey a panka panka still.

I think what the christians feel is that Judas was in the company of Jesus and as suchhe was a ‘friend’ and sold him out for ’30 pieces of silver. Ultimate case of betrayal.

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Good one MTH, but that’s the common excuse, lol. If it was faith that caused all that they are compel to forgive him…turn the cheek cause if he died for man’s sins then judas included.

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Good morning ladies glad fi si yu MTH how’s big M? poor judas very good question is why cant christians forgive judas? smh i would like any christian to explain…..waiting

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Teach a little off topic, but take a look at this article I just saw on CNN. An African young lady (22 years old) saves her family from Ebola. They had it and she treated them.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/25/health/ebola-fatu-family/index.html?iref=obinsite

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Morning Teach and Cami. Teach I only read the intro and had to buss a big dutty laugh. While y’all singing, I will play the guitar. Chuneeeeee

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Alot of finger pointing in these writings. One thing that shows truth to what has been said here is that the satan or the devil isn’t singular, because here we have even Jesus referring to Judas as such an entity.

Jesus couldn’t have known about Judas because he would have attempted to throw the outcome. He may have known about an event to come but not the entire detail.

Obara, can you as a spiritualist read yourself? After you answer then I’ll conclude (lol).

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I would like Christian peepers/bloggers to remember this quote “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

This quote should put to rest the constant uttering that Jesus is God. Jesus cannot be praying to himself!

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Let me be the first to say that hat uggggggly no backside! Obara! I can see with you ugly hat obsession, this one look like a bird backend!

Good day, readers and bloggers…

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