Should Christians Judge? — Paradigm Shift


Christians sometimes get confused with the concept of judging. Biblically we are commanded to judge (John 7:24 says, “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make it right judgement”). Then at the same time we are biblically told that we are not to …

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PAROUSIA Magazine | 2 Years and Still Counting


PAROuSIA Magazine 2 years

Happy 2nd Year Anniversary to PAROUSIA Magazine. 

All thanks to God who is Faithful, He is a Faithful God and His Faithfulness Remains. 

My sincere appreciation goes to all our Contributors and Readers all around the world. Your poems, stories, visual arts  etc and your readership keeps us going. 

I’m delighted to say PAROUSIA Magazine is not relenting in promoting Christian Literature. We’ve set the Pace. We are getting better and growing stronger.

The year 2018 promises to be a greater year in publication and promotion as the cooking has begun. We will be doing much more. 

Thanks to Su’eddie Vershima Agema and Oyin S. Oludipe for always being there.

Reaching Nations, Covering The Earth.



Tola Ijalusi 

Managing Editor | Publisher 

Christian Literature PAROUSIA Magazine

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Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets

The Reagan Review

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The Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets is another of IVP’s successful “black” dictionaries. It’s edited by two respected scholars: Mark Boda and J. Gordon McConville. It is, perhaps, one of the most helpful of these black dictionaries because the prophets are clearly one of the trickiest genres. Though some of the entries are clearly aimed at those in major scholarly study, any Bible student could find much to glean from in this volume.

For first-time users there’s a guide at the beginning explaining how to use this dictionary as well as a list of abbreviations. If you scan the list of contributors, you will see several highly respected scholarly names.

The dictionary approaches an incredible array of subjects in alphabetical order. You will be hard-pressed to think of a term, even an obscure scholarly term, that affects prophetic study, and not find it in this volume. Additionally, you will…

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New Covenant

Unashamed of Jesus

“Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, Jeremiah 31:31

God has continually promised that a “New Covenant” would be established. So why did we need a New Covenant? Originally God made the first Covenant with the nation of Israel, through Abraham he would bless them and multiple them as many as the stars. However Israel continually cheated on God with many other gods. They were also non repentive of all there sins.

God gave the Jewish people The Law as a compass to live righteous and holy lives. However because of our sinful nature, they were unable to keep The Law. Therefore God gave us a redemption plan for not only the Jews, but all of humanity. That redemption plan is Jesus Christ

And in the same way He took the cup…

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My Faith Transition from Mormonism to Biblical Christianity (Part 4)

Kim Thorne-Harper

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The fellowship that I have begun to experience since I became a Christian has been so much more authentic than I ever dreamed possible. I’ve always tried to be transparent in my life, genuine and simply real. The friends who know me well know that with me it’s a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of deal. And my friends mean everything to me.

There is a transformation that takes place once one decides to truly follow Jesus Christ. Even with my linguistic background of many years, I still find it difficult to put into words how my experience has continued to change my life.

I was taught in Mormonism that I needed to perform certain religious acts and ordinances that would eventually help me render myself worthy to be called into God’s presence. We were taught that God’s grace would go into effect…

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30% Off the Entire Chronicles of the Nephilim Series — Godawa

Last Minute Christmas Sale! 30% Off Entire Best-Selling Bible Novel Series by respected Christian author Brian Godawa. Supernatural Biblical Novels about Enoch, Methuselah, Noah, Abraham, David and more! Chronicles of the Nephilim. 8 novels sold separately. Kindle only. …… Shop Here …..

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I John 2:1


1 John 2:1, “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

Though in our Bibles, this is the beginning of a new chapter, it is actually a continuation of the previous verse, but also, at the same time, a look forward to what he is about to share with his followers.

Notice that John addresses the believers as “my little children” for he is talking as a father would discipling the flesh of his flesh, and as joint heirs with Christ, we are one with one another! In his discourse, you can clearly see that he cared and loved his brothers and sisters and wanted them to remember that we actually are one IN Christ, and thus we ARE brothers and sisters together.

John stresses the point again…

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5 Words You’re Probably Not Getting in the Christmas Story — LogosTalk

Every Christmas Eve growing up, my father read the Christmas story from Luke 2 in the King James Version. And every Christmas Eve, I thought I understood it. I largely did. But I now see little things I was missing—through no fault of my own, nor of the KJV translators, but simply because of the […]

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Thoughts from Mark "Hat" Rackley

And (Jesus) said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.  What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?

  • Luke 9:22-25 (personal edit in parenthesis)

The other day, I read over my notes to look for the next topic to write about.  It was like I was drilling a dry hole.  There were hundreds of ideas.  Nothing was percolating to the surface.  Nothing was saying “Write…

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5 Days Only: MacArthur Sermon Archive 50% Off — LogosTalk

He’s one of America’s greatest living preachers. And for five days only, his entire sermon archive is 50% off. Get 3,127 sermons from John MacArthur, spanning nearly five decades of his ministry. See how MacArthur treats nearly any passage in Scripture, and learn by example how to masterfully apply deep biblical insights to modern life—a […]

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Why FringePop321? Watch This Video — Dr. Michael Heiser

Want to know why my non-profit, MIQLAT, is partnering with to create our “fringe / Middle Earth” video show Fringepop321? Watch this video (and get a peek). By helping, you’re not only helping a Miqlat ministry effort, you’re doing evangelism and discipleship in meaningful, quantifiable ways. I’ve seen the “under the hood” stats…

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