23.1.21

Lição 5 - 23/01 - O Nobre Príncipe da Paz

O Nobre Príncipe Da Paz

Lição 5, 23 a 29 de Janeiro


Sábado à tarde

VERSO ÁUREO: “Porque um menino nos nasceu, um filho se nos deu; e o principado está sobre os seus ombros; e o seu nome será Maravilhoso Conselheiro, Deus Forte, Pai da Eternidade, Príncipe da Paz.” Isaías 9:6

LEITURAS DA SEMANA: Isaías 9; 10; 11; 12

O Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, que supervisionou a criação da primeira bomba atómica, apresentou-se diante de um Comité do Congresso nos Estados Unidos. Perguntaram se havia alguma defesa contra a arma. “Certamente”, respondeu o físico. “E ela é...” Diante do silêncio do público, ele disse: “a paz”. (Compilado por Paul Lee Tan, Enciclopedia of 7.700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times; Rockville, Maryland: Assurance Publishers, 1985, p. 989).

A paz é um sonho vago e inatingível. Desde que a História passou a ser registada, estima-se que o mundo esteve completamente em paz apenas cerca de 8% do tempo. Pelo menos oito mil tratados foram violados (Compilado por Paul Lee Tan, Enciclopedia of 7.700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times; Rockville, Maryland: Assurance Publishers, 1985, p. 987, adaptado). Durante os cinquenta anos seguintes ao fim da Primeira Guerra Mundial (a guerra que deveria supostamente ter acabado com todas as guerras), houve apenas dois minutos de paz para cada ano de guerra.

Em 1895, Alfred Nobel, o inventor da dinamite, estipulou um fundo para estabelecer um prémio para indivíduos que dessem uma contribuição extraordinária à paz (Compilado por Paul Lee Tan, Enciclopedia of 7.700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times; Rockville, Maryland: Assurance Publishers, 1985, p. 988). Contudo, nos últimos anos, até alguns vencedores do Nobel da Paz estiveram envolvidos em conflitos violentos.

Nesta semana, vamos estudar sobre o Único que traz a paz real e eterna.

Noble Prince Of Peace

Lesson 5, January 23-29


Sabbath Afternoon

Read for This Week’s Study: Isaiah 9:1-5; 9:6, 7; 9:8-10:34; 11; 12:1-6.

Memory Text: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: And the government shall be upon his shoulder: And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, who supervised the creation of the first atomic bomb, appeared before a Congressional Committee [in the United States]. They inquired of him if there were any defense against the weapon. “‘Certainly,’ the great physicist replied.

‘And that is—’

Dr. Oppenheimer looked over the hushed, expectant audience and said softly: ‘Peace.’ ” — Compiled by Paul Lee Tan, Encyclopedia of 7,700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times (Rockville, Md.: Assurance Publishers, 1979), p. 989.

Peace is an elusive dream for the human race. It has been estimated that since the beginning of recorded history the world has been entirely at peace only about 8 percent of the time. During these years, at least eight thousand treaties have been broken (Paul Lee Tan, p. 987, adapted).

In 1895 Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, provided for a trust to establish a prize for individuals who make an outstanding contribution to peace (Paul Lee Tan, p. 988, adapted). In recent years, however, even some winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have been involved in violent conflict.

This week, we’ll read about the only one who can bring true and everlasting peace.

Extraordinary Until Proven Otherwise

22.1.21

The Great Reset, A Long Time Coming?

We are all slaves.

“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Galatians 4: 16

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8: 32

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6: 19, 20

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