• Aganisha - Tonnerre, un navire de guerre français en Afrique, pourquoi ?
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  • Afrokronik - Prise de conscience à chaud
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  • https://ccoutreach87.com/2022/11/20/sunday-sermon-text-126/
    https://ccoutreach87.com/2022/11/20/sunday-sermon-text-126/

    Sunday Sermon

    John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
    John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
    John 19:27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

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    Sunday sermon videos-

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ldjx7kfegjfbfq3/Sunday%20sermon%205-6-18.mp4?dl=0

    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aocp2PkNEAGMh3N-HGBw6iPlBByH

    ON VIDEO [Links to all my sites at the bottom of this post]

    .Filmed outside the Corpus Christi Cathedral

    .The carnival in the background

    .Jesus the acceptable sacrifice for the sins of man [propitiation]

    .John’s gospel unique

    .Why did Jesus give the care of his mother to John?

    .The Ferris wheel

    Teaching-

    This Sunday I did a short version of my ‘Sunday sermon’- But you will see why if you watch the video.

    I covered the verses from the Sunday Mass- and also shared a few interesting experiences.

    On my way into the Cathedral- I spotted someone outside- and realized I would make the video and never make it into the Cathedral.

    For the psalm reading- the night before I decided I would teach it in a different way- because of some notes I wrote in my bible in 2013- while reading the Psalm in North Bergen [N.J.]

    It had to do with some thoughts about a carnival- and that too is on the video.

    So it was a bit different this day- but I feel like I covered what I was supposed to.

    I’ll add my past teachings and verses below.

    John

    I mentioned my friend Nick on the video- here are a few videos I did with him in North Bergen, New Jersey

    PAST POSTS [These are links and parts of my past teachings that relate in some way to today’s post- Verses below]

    JOHN 15
    John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
    https://youtu.be/fYld3Wm4elE John 15
    https://ccoutreach87.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/8-30-16-john-15.zip
    ON VIDEO- [Some sites see here https://corpuschristioutreachministries.blogspot.com/2022/11/sunday-sermon-text_20.html?m=0 ]

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  • Per Medu - Voilà comment disparaitront les africains et les impérialistes occuperont les terres africaines
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  • Nathalie Yamb - Une femme d'exception : hommage à Nathalie Yamb, par Paul Ella
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  • https://ccoutreach87.com/2022/11/22/philosophy-5-text/
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    Philosophy 5

    Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

    Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

    Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:

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    11-21-22 Souless https://youtu.be/ok9Jyw-3gCw

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    PLATO

    Plato was born in 427 BC- he was the most famous student of Socrates.

    He is best known for his theory of Ideas/Forms.

    He believed that the material world was an imperfect copy of the Idea world.

    That is he believed that Ideas exist apart from the construct of the human mind- that they were the perfect forms of the things we see in the material realm.

    He could also be referred to as a Realist- because he believed these Ideas actually existed [for real]. Where did he get this from?

    As we study Philosophy- each one that comes down the line has been influenced in some way by those that preceded them.

    There was a famous thinker- Pythagoras [his followers were the Pythagoreans] who taught a concept called the Transmigration of the Soul [a sort of Reincarnation].

    They believed that the soul of man went thru various stages- and existed independently of the body.

    In Greek thought the soul is immortal- it exists before the body.

    In Christian teaching the Soul [mind- Spirit] comes into existence when God creates man [the bible says ‘and man BECAME a living soul’- referring to the creation of Adam].

    The Greeks saw the soul as preexisting before the natural life.

    In the mind of Plato- the body was a receptacle- in this life we recollect the knowledge that comes from the Idea world.

    He ascribed Ontological status to ideas themselves.

    In Philosophy there are 2 basic ways knowledge comes [we study this in Epistemology- an offshoot of Philosophy- which deals with how we know things].

    A Priori knowledge is knowledge obtained independent of experience.

    A Posteriori is knowledge obtained thru the senses- what we call Empirical evidence.

    In Plato’s schema he believed that the knowledge that comes to us from the Formal world [ideas- forms] was A Priori knowledge- that the human mind recalls- and in the present material world- knowledge comes to us from the perfect idea world.

    The Greeks believed that all matter was flawed- that the Body was an imperfect vessel- and after death we are released into the perfect world- and free from the material realm.

    Christian Tradition does not hold to this view.

    The Church teaches that the created world is good- not evil.

    Among Christians there is some confusion about this- because the older versions of the bible [King James] seem to teach that matter [world, flesh] is evil.

    Why?

    Paul the apostle talks about no good thing being in The Flesh- he talks about the Carnal mind- the apostle John says ‘all that is in the World- the lust of the flesh- the pride of life- is not of the Father but is of the world’.

    There are many references like this in the bible- but they are speaking about the sinful nature of man [the flesh] and not about the human body itself [For instance Paul says in Romans ‘present your BODIES as living sacrifices unto God- Holy and acceptable’ in Corinthians ‘your BODY is the temple of the Holy Spirit’- there are many references in scripture that speak of the Body as Holy.

    When the bible says ‘satan is the god of this world’ it is not speaking of the earth- which God created- and calls GOOD- but it is speaking of the ‘world’ system- an age of wickedness.

    So- at times Christians have confused this- and have held a sort of Dualistic view of matter- that is not the biblical view- but a Gnostic view- that all matter is evil.

    Plato saw the unseen world of Ideas as the perfect- pure world.

    He taught that in this life we obtain the knowledge of the pure- by reason of recollection- that these pure ideas come to us ‘are recalled’ in this life.

    He is famous for founding the first Philosophical school- it was called The Academy- named after a man by the name of Academus.

    The land was donated for the school- it was previously used as an Olive Grove- and in honor of the donation- Plato named the school after the donor.

    This is why we use the phrase ‘The Groves of Academia’ today.

    Plato was actually a nick name- he wrestled in Athens- in a sort of precursor to what would later become the Olympic games- and he was broad shouldered- that’s where his name comes from- Plato means broad shouldered.

    So- to sum up- Plato believed that Forms [ideas] were eternal, the cause of all that is.

    He believed we are born with innate ideas- these are not learned thru sense experience- but exist independently of the mind- and in this bodily life we retrieve [the body is a receptacle] these ideas.

    Does the bible teach anything along these lines?

    Not exactly.

    Christians believe that God himself is infinite- without beginning or end.

    That wisdom- ideas- ‘forms’ of things do indeed exist- prior to our own life.

    But these ideas are not without a Mind- God is Spirit- and he is everywhere [Omnipresent] he knows all tings [Omniscient] – so- in a way- there are indeed ideas- forms- but they come from the ultimate Mind of God.

    A good example would be the building of the Tabernacle- and later the Temple- under Moses and King David [his son Solomon actually built it].

    God told Moses ‘see that you build it after the Pattern shown to thee in the mount’.

    In the book of Hebrews we read that the earthly Tabernacle [Temple] was simply an image- a symbol- of heavenly realities.

    That God himself had the ‘form’ in his mind- indeed- like Plato taught- the heavenly form is perfect- the earthly expression imperfect.

    But these patterns- forms- ideas- are from the Mind of God- they are not Innate in the soul of man- nor does the soul of man exist before his birth.

    In the past few months I have had several Christian friends tell me that they feel like they existed before this life- a type of reincarnation.

    I explained to them that in the Christian faith we do not hold to this view.

    But- the bible does tell us that God had a purpose for us- Predetermined- before the ‘foundation of the world’.

    Meaning that yes- in the Mind of God- in a way- we did exist- but we did not have actual being [called Ontological status in the field of Philosophy] until we were created by God.

    God’s purpose for us was already in the Mind of God before our birth.

    The bible says that Christ is made unto us wisdom- we are not Receptacles in the sense that Plato taught.

    But yes- in time God reveals to us this Hidden Wisdom- about his love and purpose for us.

    And in this life we act out- we fulfil this eternal purpose.

    Man [or woman] can never find true happiness- true meaning- until they tap into this purpose.

    We were created by the hand of God- to bring glory and honor to him- and we in this life can ever find true fulfilment- until we make it back to God.

    1Chronicles 28:10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.

    1Chronicles 28:11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,

    1Chronicles 28:12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:

    1Chronicles 28:19 All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.

    Exodus 25:9 According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.

    Exodus 25:40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

    Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

    Hebrews 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

    Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

    Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

    Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

    Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness: [Some sites see here https://corpuschristioutreachministries.blogspot.com/2022/11/philosophy-5-text.html?m=0 ]

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  • Francophonie Le mâle blanc dominant
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  • MOLTRA TV - Africains : cesser d'être des spectateurs de notre destruction
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  • https://ccoutreach87.com/2022/11/24/philosophy-text-2/
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    Philosophy- Last one [For now]

    Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

    Proverbs 3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

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    ARISTOTLE

    Born in Northern Greece- in 384 BC.

    The most famous student of Plato- attended Plato’s Academy for around 20 years.

    His main disagreement with Plato was on his theory of Forms.

    Plato believed that the ‘idea’ world contained the forms of all things we see in the physical realm.

    Aristotle taught that substance itself was the main thing- that the forms of what we see in the natural realm come from matter itself.

    He spoke about Potentiality and Actuality- that is the material things have in ‘seed’ form the final product.

    The acorn has the Potential of becoming a tree- the fetus has the Potential of becoming a man- etc.

    The form is already embedded in the thing itself- it does not exist in the ‘idea’ world of Plato.

    Aristotle loved and admired his teacher- yet Plato had somewhat of a disdain for his most famous student.

    Plato passed over Aristotle to head up the Academy- twice.

    As things go- Aristotle went and started his own school- called the Lyceum.

    Aristotle did not just teach Philosophy- but Biology- Logic- Ethics- Rhetoric.

    Some refer to him as the first real scientist.

    His development of the laws of Logic- Cause and Effect- play a key role in the Scientific Method till this day.

    Aristotle taught that the main way we gain knowledge is thru sense perception and experiment.

    As we study the natural order of things themselves- we gain understanding from them.

    What we refer to as the Empirical method- knowledge gained thru the observation and experimentation of things.

    He referred to God as the Final Cause- not the First Cause.

    Why?

    He believed in God [some debate this- Aristotle himself called him God in his work on Metaphysics] and called him the Prime Mover.

    As I said before- a big thing with the early thinkers was the origin of Motion- who started the ball rolling- so to speak.

    Aristotle credited the source of all motion to an ‘un- moved Mover’.

    He gave the attributes of God to his Mover- said he had no beginning- was not material- an eternal and imperishable substance.

    So- why the Final Cause?

    He said God attracts all things to himself- so in his mind- motion started by attraction- not by a ‘push’ so to speak.

    This is interesting indeed- in modern physics we see that the universe is undergoing a continual expansion- heading somewhere- of course we believe this somewhere is God himself- the source of all things.

    Isaac Newton agreed with Aristotle on this point- he referred to it in his 3rd law of Physics.

    The medieval Muslim thinkers called him ‘The First Teacher’- and Kant [who we will get to later in this study] credits him with the bulk of what we know today as the Laws of Logic.

    Aristotle taught that the main activity of God was thought.

    The bible says that thru Wisdom and Understanding God made things [‘Wisdom builds the house- Understanding establishes it- and thru Knowledge it’s rooms are filled with all pleasant and precious riches- Wisdom is profitable to direct- the words of the wise are like nails fastened by the masters of assemblies- as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation’- various bible verses found in Proverbs- Ecclesiastes and Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth] – in a way Aristotle was right.

    One of his key contributions was the Syllogism- you start with a Logical argument- you engage in Deductive reasoning- and come to a Conclusion.

    A famous example would be ‘All men are mortal- Plato is a man- Plato is mortal’.

    Aristotle did not believe that something comes from nothing- a phrase that will come up a lot as we progress in this study is ‘ex nihilo nihil fit’- meaning Nothing comes from Nothing.

    He was also what we refer to as a Teleolologist- he believed that there was design and purpose in the created order of things.

    He saw design in the universe- world.

    Many today embrace an idea that there is no purpose or design- that the design we see in the material world is by accident- and furthermore some say all that we see- CAME FROM NOTHING.

    I can’t stress enough that this is simply not possible- I don’t say this from the Christian view point alone- but from a scientific one.

    Science deals with the observation and testing of things- we look into the material world and come to certain conclusions based on what we see- observe.

    One of the most fundamental observations that science SEES- is what I quoted above- NOTHING COMES FROM NOTHING.

    That is- every effect has a cause.

    This is important for our day- because many have capitulated to the view that all things CAME FROM CHANCE.

    Not only is this statement illogical [chance is simply a word- this statement ascribes Ontological status to a word- which is impossible].

    But it is scientifically not true.

    Why?

    Because science shows us that things do not ‘pop into existence’ without a cause- from nothing.

    True science in no way contradicts belief in God- no- it backs it up.

    Aristotle- as well as most of the great thinkers we shall cover- came to the conclusion that there had to be some immaterial thing [being] that was the cause of all other things.

    Now- why did he argue for a PRIME MOVER?

    Because he believed that the universe was eternal- if there ever came a time when science showed us that the universe had a beginning point- then the argument would be over.

    The Theists [those that believe in God] would win.

    Sure enough- in the 20th century that’s exactly what happened.

    Today Physics teaches us that time- space- matter did indeed have a beginning point- what we refer to as the Big Bang Theory.

    If the early thinkers had this knowledge- then the argument for a Prime Mover would be moot- because instead we would have a Prime Starter- see?

    Aristotle is credited with writing the second greatest work on Ethics from the ancient period- called Ethics [the first one being Plato’s Republic].

    He wrote on political theory- believed that Aristocracy [rule by the excellent] was the best form of government [sort of like Socrates Philosopher Kings].

    Aristotle’s most famous student was Alexander the Great.

    During Alexander’s conquests- he took a huge team of scientists with him- they collected all types of specimens from these conquests- and Alexander brought them back to Athens and they were used at the Lyceum for further study.

    It has been said that this was the most expensive scientific enterprise up to the day of the modern space program.

    He taught that the intellectual virtues can be taught directly- but the moral ones HAD TO BE LIVED FIRST.

    The bible says ‘the fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom’.

    I agree.

    Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

    Proverbs 3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. [Some sites see here https://corpuschristioutreachministries.blogspot.com/2022/11/philosophy-last-1.html?m=0 ]

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  • Le Négrocide des lumières
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