Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again [anew], he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) The Christian concept of being born again
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. – Galatians 5: 1 Several states in America have enacted a stand your
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. – John 8: 36. Apparently, the freedom which you get from Christ is like no other freedom. When Christ makes you free, you
“Beauty, a town in the portion of Dan (Josh. 19:46; A.V.,” “Japho), on a sandy promontory between Caesarea and Gaza, and” at a distance of 30 miles north-west from Jerusalem. It is one of the oldest towns in Asia. It was and still is the chief sea-port of Judea. It was never wrested from the Phoenicians. It became a Jewish town only in the second century B.C. It was from “this port that Jonah “took ship to flee from the presence of the” “Lord” (Jonah 1:3). To this place also the wood cut in Lebanon by” Hiram’s men for Solomon was brought in floats (2 Chr. 2:16); and here the material for the building of the second temple was also “landed (Ezra 3:7). At Joppa, in the house of Simon the tanner,” “by the sea-side, Peter resided “many days,” and here, “on the” “house-top,” he had his “vision of tolerance” (Acts 9:36-43). It” “bears the modern name of Jaffa, and exibituds all the” decrepitude and squalor of cities ruled over by the Turks. “Scarcely any other town has been so often overthrown, sacked,” “pillaged, burned, and rebuilt.” Its present population is said” “to be about 16,000. It was taken by the French under Napoleon in” “1799, who gave orders for the massacre here of 4,000 prisoners.” It is connected with Jerusalem by the only carriage road that “exists in the country, and also by a railway completed in 1892.” “It is noticed on monuments B.C. 1600-1300, and was attacked by” Sannacharib B.C. 702.
Definition of Joppa: “beauty; comeliness”
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