Are We Alone?

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Earlier today, I was on the phone with Comcast trying to get the cost of my monthly cable and internet service lowered now that I’m retired and the customer service representative asked me what channels I watched.  I sort of struggled, answering that, since I don’t watch a lot of cable TV anymore since most of my time is spent writing or taking care of relatives and On Demand has lost a lot of its appeal now that Comcast charges for almost everything interesting.

So, after I got off the phone with her, I went into my living room, the only room in which I have cable, and sat down and started writing down the channels I do watch, (A&E, AMC, BBC, HGTV, SYFY, OWN, and when my grandnephew visits, NIK, and Cartoon Network.)

But while taking care of that, I noticed the History Chanel is having a free preview.  Ummh?  What can I learn, today, I thought.

I selected to watch Bible 101 and its sub-chapter, ‘Books Banned From The Bible’.  One of them was, ‘The First Book of Adam and Eve.

It was while watching, ‘Books Banned From The Bible,’ that the question was asked, “If Adam, Eve, Cain, and Able were the only people on the planet, ‘Where did Cain get his wife?’”

I believe the Bible answers that question, but in such a way that it is confusing.

The Bible clearly states that God removed Adam and Eve from the Garden, Genesis 3:24.  We assume that he removed them to someplace else on the same planet.  But what if it wasn’t the same planet?  What if it was another planet?   It makes sense that they weren’t on the same planet.  If they had been, they would have just walked back.

And what about the children Eve had before God banned them from the Garden?  Are they still there?  The scripture doesn’t say those children were banned along with their parents.  It says only Adam and Eve were put out.

So, now Adam and Eve are relocated to a new place or planet, their second home, and Adam knows (has sex with) Eve, his wife and she conceives Cain and Able.

And later on, down the road, Cain slays Able.  And when God finds out, he banishes Cain to the Land of Nod.  A third place or planet.

But this excerpt from The Lives of Adam and Eve states that Adam and Eve went on to conceive sixty more children.   Are these children us?  Or, are we descendants of Cain living on the third planet?

“xxiv 1 And Adam said to Eve, ‘Behold, I have begotten a son, in place of Abel, whom Cain slew.’
2 And after Adam had begotten Seth, he lived eight hundred years and begat thirty sons and thirty daughters; in all sixty-three children. And they were increased over the face of the earth in their nations.”

No matter how you read it, the Bible suggests, we are not alone in either our Solar System or the Universe.

So, enjoy this Independence Day!

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Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
Ruby and Jared (The Ruby and Jared saga Book 3)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November  A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love Story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

 
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Vision, Purpose, and Goals

Bishop T. D. Jakes’ Vision, Purpose, and Goals

I hadn’t done a post with Bishop T.D. Jakes in a while, but two weeks ago, I kept getting the answer, ‘T.D. Jakes’.

What was the question?  God I need help finishing my latest book.  It is s o o o o o late.

I’m glad I listened because, as a writer, I found this tag team lecture and sermon both relevant and inspiring.

I listened to it twice and I realized that the problem was that I had lost focus.  I’d lost focus, not because the book wasn’t interesting but because it was hitting to close to what was happening in real life.  And as a writer, you don’t want your readers to think that you’re just re-hashing the local News.  So, I put the book down – not once, – not twice, but three times.

This lecture/sermon inspire me to:

a.  Put a new tagline (trailer) on both my websites (https://elizabooks.com  and https://elizaebooks.wordpress.com)

elizabooks is well written easy to read contemporary fiction.  No flowery prose.  No stopping your reading experience every five minutes to pick up  a dictionary.   Just well written fiction using everyday words.  

b.  to outline and re-write the last 15 chapters of https://24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com

Enjoy and be inspired!

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders – A Novel
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
A Woman’s Voice: Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

 

 

 

 

Commintment

Reverend Jakes made me cry, again, with this one.

And I am committed to trusting in the Lord

I am committed to becoming a million dollar best selling author, not just a thousand dollar one.

I am committed to bringing psychic stalking out of the shadows and into the light.

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

 

 

 

The Gay Night Club Shooting

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This morning, I was watching the news out of Florida before I left for Church.  And I couldn’t help but wonder, how do you get to the point in your life that you get up and go out saying, “Today, I’m going to  kill as many people as I can.”  Where does that mindset come from? Continue reading

Proviso’s Annual Mission Day

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This coming Sunday, February 28th Proviso Missionary Baptist Church will host The Annual Mission Day celebration for its Missionaries.

The Scripture for the day will be:

John 12:26 King James Version (KJV)

26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

I had only a couple of minutes to explain what that scripture meant to me,and why I chose it.  Initially, I said it’s about being a good servant.  Which it is.  But I’d like to elaborate a bit further on what it means.

I am a fan of Downton Abbey.  And this season, the show focused a lot on the relationship between Mary and Anna.  Mary is the oldest daughter of the owner of the Downton Abbey Estate and Anna is her personal maid servant.

We always see the two of them in Mary’s bedroom as Anna is helping Mary get dressed for dinner or some other event.  The two of them talk away as Anna helps Mary in or out of her dress, hangs up Mary’s clothes, and then brushes Mary’s hair.  Not only is Anna Mary’s servant but she is Mary’s confidant.

But the thing is that whenever Mary decides to go to London or whereever, she always takes Anna with her instead of relying on the hotel’s staff.  So, Anna gets a free trip to London and usually Mary says to her, I’ll be back at such and such a time.  The rest of the day is yours to do with as you see fit.”  Not only does she get a free trip, she gets to sight see on the Boss’s time.  All for being a good servant.

And that is what Jesus is saying in this scripture when he says, “Where I am you will be also.”  If Jesus is in Heaven = you’re in Heaven.

But instead of being a good servant, you chose to give up smoking, drinking, cursing, whoring, and a mirage of other things thinking that will get you into Heaven because of your sacrifices.

Instead of sacrificing, have you considered being a good Church servant by washed a dish, have you swept a floor, watered a plant, picked up the paper from the seats after a Service, taught a class, prayed with the sick and elderly, visited someone in jail, given a helping hand to someone who has just gotten out of jail, gone with your Pastor to visit another Church? Have you done any of these things?

Also, this year in the show, Anna kept miscarrying.  And when Mary found out, knowing how much Anna and Mr. Bates wanted a child, she dropped everything and in the middle of the night, rushed Anna to London to see a doctor.   Mary honored her servant just as the scripture says,  “if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.”

I hear the complaint all the time, “my boss doesn’t appreciate me!”  Is there any reason why he or she should.  Are your priorities your boss’ prioritizes?  Or do you have your own set?  Do you show up at work and work once you get there or are you a space filler.  Meaning you’re just taking up space?  Can the same thing be said of you at Church?  Are you showing up every Sunday for two or three hours filling a seat and then you’re gone?

The most frightening question that can be asked of any Christian is, “Have you asked your Pastor or God what it is he wants you to do?  Have you?

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

And yes, this is what God asked me to do.  And he honors me by rewarding me with a e best-selling book from time to time.

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders (a best Seller)
Jared Anderson (a best seller)
OneThreeThirteen – Master Of The Day Of Judgement
Dancing With The Fat Woman
STALKED! By Voices ( a best seller on Amazon.com for six months in a row)

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