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Our newsletter invites introspection, fuels discussion, and shares innovations. Colossus was adapted as the feature film Colossus: The Forbin Project The story is set in the late 20th century from Chapter 3, and narrowed down to the s in Chapter Forbin voices doubt about conferring absolute military power to a computer. Advised, yet undeterred, the President announces to the world the activation of the Project Colossus computer system, and its irreversible control of the nuclear defense systems of the USNA.
When the Soviets announce their Guardian computer defense system, Colossus requests direct communication with it. Likewise, Guardian asks the same of his computer scientists. Home Visual Arts Sculpture. See Article History. Britannica Quiz. Who wrote The First Circle? He builds families and marriages and friendships. And let the eschatological age know that He is the end, the hope, the climax, the coming King, the One in which all history resolves. And when they know that, they will know the message of Colossians.
Let's begin by looking at the first two verses. And this is just the introduction. Certainly it's true, it's just that some manuscripts include it and some do not. Now as Paul introduces the book, I'm going to use this as a springboard to give you an overview. As Paul introduces the book, he gives the four normal elements of an introduction.
This is very typical. Four normal elements: number one is the writer. When we write a letter we put our signature at the end, and you've always got to fumble through to see who wrote you the letter.
Paul starts with his name. This was typical, "Paul. It fires up my imagination. He towers over me like no other human being, apart from our Lord. His personality is such a devastating thing. It's a combination of an absolutely brilliant mind, an absolutely indomitable will, and yet a tender heart. A unique man who was Jewish by his ancestry, and yet he was a Roman citizen by birth and possessed a combined culture of the Greek and the Jew gained from rearing in Greek culture in Tarsus and the training by Jewish teachers, such as Gamaliel.
He even became a Pharisee. He was a man with a totally worldview, at least in the world in which he was familiar. He was thrust into the ministry and he became largely the determining cause of the future course of history.
Such a man is so astounding that if we had one letter from that man we would have an unbelievable treasure - and we've got thirteen of them.
How rich we are. So, he introduces himself. And that would be enough for us and probably enough for the people in Colossae, really - some of them anyway who certainly knew of him.
But he adds this; he always adds this: "An apostle of Jesus Christ. He is not about to write a letter that gives his opinion. He is not simply a messenger. He is somebody clothed with the authority and endued with the power of the sender. He is not just carrying a message. He represents authority and power. And you know, he asserts that apostolic authority when he writes to churches where he felt it was necessary. In Philippians, for example, where it isn't necessary for him to establish his authority because it's already established, he doesn't bother to say it.
In 1 and 2 Thessalonians, where it isn't necessary to establish his authority, he doesn't bother to say it there either. And in Philemon, where he's not using authority, but asking a favor, he doesn't say anything about his authority.
In contrast, in Galatians, he spends two chapters on his authority because it was in question. And now in writing the Colossians, he simply states it in order that they might know that this is no opinion from some missionary, but it is the authoritative utterance of the divinely appointed mouthpiece of Jesus Christ - this is God's Word. So, we meet the writer. Secondly: his companion. In so many of his letters he introduces the person who's with him while he's writing. It isn't a co-author, it's just who was there with him - "and Timothy.
In Galatians, he includes a group of brethren that are with him. Only more than that, speaking to you as the apostle of Christ. I can't help but just say a word or two about Timothy. Paul loved Timothy in a very, very unique way. I'm sure Paul loved many, many people and particularly many of those that he had won to Christ, but he had a very unique love for Timothy. Timothy was the one who comforted him. Timothy was the one whose presence he most loved. During the long years of toil that Paul spent as an apostle, Timothy had been his comrade.
Timothy's an interesting character. He was very delicate - frequently sick, timid, hesitant, always in need of encouragement, and cried a lot - that was Timothy. Yet no one ever in all of Paul's ministry is ever seen in such a relationship to Paul as Timothy.
In no one did Paul place such confidence, and in no other did he lavish such love. He was truly Paul's son in the faith. That's good because as he writes he's in prison, and to have Timothy is a blessing. Third: the readers. Do you know what a saint is? The word saint , just to give you - this is maybe coming at it from a little different angle.
I know you're familiar with, but I don't want to say what you already know. I want to say what maybe you haven't thought of. The word saint in the original Greek - listen to this now - has no ethical or moral meaning at all. It has no righteous character in its terminology.
It has no moral significance. It has no ethical significance. Now, that doesn't mean that the brick and the stone and the wood has some kind of ethical quality. It doesn't mean this is moral mortar. What it means is it's holy, only in the sense that this has been set apart for the use of God's people. We speak of the Bible so often, and we say the "Holy Book.
But when we say it's a holy book, we mean of all the books in the world this book has been set aside as the one single book through which God conveyed His truth. It's set apart from all other books.
We come to the Lord's Table sometime, and we take the bread and we say, "This is holy bread. He's holy. That does not make, necessarily, an ethical or moral statement about him.
It simply says he has been set apart from the world of ordinary people to belong to God. Now whether or not he is genuinely holy is something that has to be examined, to see whether he's living up to the fact that he is set apart. It's as if it would be translated this way - and this can be done because kai can be translated this way - "To the saints, even the faithful brethren.
Now which ones, Paul? We have to understand a little bit of background about it. We don't know when it was founded, but it was already in existence in the days of Xerxes, who was the king of Persia from to B. So about years before Christ was born Xerxes, who incidentally is the same as Ahasuerus, the king during Esther's time - at that time Colossae was in existence. It was still there in Paul's day. So, it was an old city. It was located about a hundred miles from Ephesus. When you say hax, are you talking about negging his powers?
Cuz she was gonna do that by sticking him with the cure needles. The intent was Nope, wasn't talking about that. Was talking about the TK. It is covered by the Open Game License v1.
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