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In Search of The Lost Ark of the Covenant
In Search of The Lost Ark of the Covenant
by Robert Cornuke
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bob Cornuke has no direct evidence the Ark Exists, March 21 2004
Bob Cornuke does not Know the ark exists: 1. He never saw the ark 2. All of his evidence is based on hearsay 3. The legend of Menelik could be a myth, just like Homer and the Oddessy (part history and part fiction) 4. Bob claims to have gain an unique insight into the people of Tana Kirklos and Axum; however, Bob supports Anti-Mormon groups that attack the LDS; so, Bob is an intolerant and biased person and his cultural insights should be dismissed. Bob can not be impartial to one group and partial to another, he must have the attribute of "No respector of person" 5. Bob uses the search of the Ark to preach his own religion mixed with his own philosophies mingled with scripture. Only a prophet can reveal the true location of the Ark. Only the Lord's chosen can hope to approach the Ark. 6. Cornuke took the works of Hancock in "The sign and seal" and created his own journal of adventures.
Hancock proofs are literary (Kebar Negast) and atheistic calling Mose a great magician. Does God work through deception?
Hancock thinks the Ark is a machine like the Shamir (a rock that can cut stone without heat or friction). Hancock admires the science and technology of the Egyptian Imohtep yet provides no trace to that fact that Imohtep was Joseph sold into Egypt, son of Issaic, and son of Abraham. Hancock wants to believe that some science of technology was suddenly introduced that could explain the Ark suggesting that Egyptian models of the Ark existed prior to the Ark construction. Hancock spends a significant amount of time trying to prove that the Ark was not in the temple at the time of the Babylon capitivity.
Isaiah 18:7
7. In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of Host of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, who land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion.
• What did Isaiah mean "present be brought unto the Lord of Host?
• What nation was Isaiah referring a "land the rivers have spoiled"?
Ezekiel 43:7
7. And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they nor their kings, by their whoredoms, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
Did Ezekiel believe Jesus Christ would reign from within the temple build in Jerusalem at his second coming?
• Would a throne be established from within the Temple itself?
• Why did no other king of Israel rule from within the temple?
Math 19:28
28. And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
• Are there two thrones: one in heavan and one on earth?
• Are the twelve apostles Judges in Israel and Joint Heirs with Christ ruling and reigning in the house of Israel?
Isaiah 37: 16-17
16. O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth, thou hast made heavan and earth.
17. Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear; open thine eyes, O Lord, and see: and hear all the words of Senncherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.
• Was Isaiah implying that the throne of God exists between the Cheribums?
• Why does the Lord arise to administer judgement, does this imply he sits somewhere?
• Is the Ark the throne of God on earth?
• Is the Ark a throne or a tool: weapon, stone cutter, or wisdom distributor?
Zeph 3:8
8. Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
• At Christ's second coming will Christ come in wrath because man violated his covenant?
• Is Christ kingdom greater than all other kingdoms of the earth?
• Why does man claim divine sovereignty to govern and then put aside the laws of God?
Jeremiah 3:16
16. And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith theLord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
• Can the Jews think to rebuild the temple without a direct command from the Lord?
• Suppose the Jews knew where the Ark existed and if they are not practicing the pure law of Mose can they hope to approach the ark without the fear of death?
• Are there Jews, the Lord's covenant people who accept Jesus Christ, as the Messiah?
• Will the Lord allow the building of the Temple in Jerusalem without his command?
• How will the archtyrant simulate the Messiah by sitting on a throne in the temple?
• Will the throne be a fabrication of the ark and covenant?

Lawrence of Arabia (Widescreen) (Sous-titres français)
Lawrence of Arabia (Widescreen) (Sous-titres français)
DVD ~ Peter O'Toole
Offered by WonderBook-USA
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5.0 out of 5 stars A complex story, intriguing acting, and a great classic, March 8 2004
Based on the life of Thomas Edward Lawrence an archeologist. In the movie, Lawrence is a British Officer. The British are engaged in fighting the Ottoman empire and the Turks represent a part of the Ottoman empire, the source of contention throughout the movie.
Lawrence is assigned to King Fasil of Saudi Arabia to assess the Arab resistence against the Turks. The Turks use modern weapons and shower the Bedouins with bombs and gun fire from twin wing planes. The Bedouins appear savage, brutal, and ignorant. Eventually Lawrence will negotiate for weapons and the British will deny heavy artillery not trusting the Arabs. By the end of the movie Lawrence is given all the military resources he requests.
Lawrence convinces King Fasil to give him fifty men to capture Aquaba. Lawrence crosses an impassable desert and gains the love and respect of the Bedouin tribes. The viewer begins to gain a deeper respect of the desert and its people, a power who use the power of a camel to cross sixty miles in a day under blistering temperatures, a people who can drink a small cup of water after traveling many hours in the desert, a people who associate and kill based on tribe, a people who believe water rights are protect by tribe association, and a people who have a strong belief in God. Lawrence quotes scripture with the Bedouins, as they read from the Koran. Perhaps, Lawrence can be viewed as an British Imam representing a neutral tribe and an mediateor during tribal disputes. The Bedouins revere leadership as a result of victories in war. King Fasil is aware of Lawrence growing fame and influence and will eventual sides secretly with Allenby and the French Ambassidor to push him out.
Lawrence units various Bedouin tribes and intercedes to stopping blood fueds by forming an Arabia tribe. The war with the Turks has stalemated. Lawrence conquers Aquaba giving the British a stronger premeter defense of the Suez Canal.
Lawrence esteems himself as a great leader by crossing the Navi desert consider by the Bedouins as an unpassable waste land.
Lawrence leads the Arab Bedouin tribes engineering sabatoge and explosive destruction too the Turkish logistic lines by attacking rail transports onthe Hijaz railway. The Hijaz railway linked Damascus with Mecca and provided important supply movement to the Turkish army. So destroying the railway protected Allenby's right flank. The Hijaz railway was used to transport Turkish military and business men. In the one of the movie scenes, Lawrence has derailed the train and both military and business men are seen wander around bewildered or injured.
Lawrence decides to give the Arabs Damascus. Lawrence is protrayed as both a mad man and an Arabic symbol of power. Lawrence loves absolute power, finding pleasure in killing, buying mercaniers and demonstrates a merciless trait to his personality.
In a very chilling scene in route to Damascus, one lone warrior charges against Turkish supply caravan and is shot down causing first blood to be split by the Turks forcing blood revenge to be executed by the Arabs; Lawrence cries out, "Kill them all, take no prisoners." Even as the Turks are surrendering the blood shed continues. The British are appalled at the carnage and have no explanation for Lawrences actions. Lawrence seems to understand the Arab mentality of warfare and embraces it.
Lawrence is promoted to major and endures a terrible beating. Later General Allenby promotes Lawrence to Colonel and Lawrence leads the arabs into Damascus conquering the city and forming the Arab United Council.
The French and English eventual crave up the city and form treats with Prince Fasil pushing Lawrence out of the internal politics. Lawrence is neither love by the Arabs nor the British and completes the tragic accident depicted at the first of the movie, as dies in a motorcycle accident close to his villia given as a result of reaching the rank of colonel.

Seventh Seal
Seventh Seal
by Jessica Draper
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Book of Revelations Decoded, March 1 2004
This review is from: Seventh Seal (Paperback)
Draper decodes the Book of Revelation. What are the two greatest books explaining God's plan for man and the destiny of the earth? They are the Book of Revelation and Isaiah. Many people struggle to understand the meaning of the poetic content of Isaiah and the Book of Revelation.
These books are difficult because both books have spiritual symbolism and historical context hurdles. These barriers are to prevent the spiritually weak from understanding. The spirit of prophecy and revelation is required to understand the words of the both Seers. The spiritual information is essential for the elect to survive the destructions of the last days.
Draper brilliantly ties in doctrine from D&C 45, 88, 133 and Ezekiel, Daniel, and Isaiah to paint a picture of war, a war between God's kingdom and Satan's kingdom. Draper is both intellectually and spiritually gifted. His work is the result of comprehensive research, carefully drawn conclusions, and deep spiritual commitment to understand.

Believing Christ: The Parable of the Bicycle and Other Good News
Believing Christ: The Parable of the Bicycle and Other Good News
by Stephen E. Robinson
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The dichotomy of perfection, Feb. 17 2004
We should never take comfort in rationalizing our weaknesses, suggesting a little sin is ok: a little pornography, a little immorality, a little lie, and a little murder. God forbid that we ever become ashamed or discouraged, at our desire to stand blameless before God. We must turn to God, repenting of our sins, and avoid rationalizing weakness by reducing God's expectations for us. The dichotomy becomes no unclean thing can enter into the kingdom of God; and, one must be perfect to enter back into the kingdom. So, when man sins, he falls short of the glory of God. Therefore, we must cast off sin, resist the devil, and bring about much righteous of our own free will and choice. Remember, death and sin were overcome by the grace of Christ.

In Search of The Mountain Of God
In Search of The Mountain Of God
by Robert Cornuke
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jabal al Lawz, Feb. 17 2004
Moses ascended the 7800-7900 foot mountain approaching into a consuming fire. To the Israelites, the mountain rumbled with power, smoke ascended from its crown, the children of Israel could smell the burning of granite, and a brilliant fire could be seen at a great distance. Only Mose saw the Lord face to face. To the rest of the children of Israel, Jehovah appeared in a pillar of fire.
The fire of God was hot enough to melt the surface of the brown granite into a coal color, black, obsidian, textured glass, with the core remaining brown granite. An angelic trumphet blasted from the top of the Mountain of God announcing the presence of Jehovah. "Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, the whole mountain trembled violently" Exod 18-19 . After, Moses descended from the Holy Mount, his face radiated with the power of God. The children of Israel requested Mose put a veil over his face to block the radiance. The children of Israel had withdrawn to safer purses while Mose communicated with Jehovah.
The power of Jehovah brought fear upon the children of Israel, and in the forty days and forty nights Moses remained on the mountain, they began to encourage Aaron to build them a gold calf. The stone cutter used the granite to build a massive alter and employed thousands of Israelites to move the stones into place. The altar was flat on the top. Aaron used the gold from jewelry to metal-work a golden calf. "Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them tome." "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt." "Tomorrow there will be a festival to the Lord." Exod 32:1-5 A pictograph of a male bull was etched in the granite of the altar. Saudi Arabia was not known for large herds of cattle. Mose later would destroy the golden calf, grind up the gold, and distribute it down the stream flowing from the rock of Horeb.

The Great Plan of Happiness: Insights from the Lectures on Faith
The Great Plan of Happiness: Insights from the Lectures on Faith
by Jerry A. Wilson
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Principles on the lectures of faith (Joseph Smith), Feb. 16 2004
1.Knowledge must precede faith
2.Faith is a principle of action and power. Whether faith is simply a principle of action or power of salvation depends on the knowledge base that gives it life.
3.God is the object of faith unto power. The knowledge of the true God must be within the knowledge base of anyone who desires salvation.
4.The knowledge that God exists is given to us by the prophets, chosen vessels who have seen God and who, by "human testimony" establish a knowledge base on which we can then exercise our faith..
5.For us to receive salvation, it is important that we have three kinds of knowledge: first, the knowledge that God exists; second, the knowledge of the characteristics and attributes of God; and third, a knowledge that our course in life is agreeable to God
6.The knowledge of the nature of God is given to us by God through prophets and in the scriptures. It is important to know the specific characteristics and attributes of God as given in the lectures-that he was God before the Creation; that he is the same from everlasting to everlasting that he is no respecter of persons; and that he is a God of mercy, truth, love, knowledge, power, justice, and judgment. Without the knowledge of these characteristics and attributes of God, we would not have power to lay hold upon eternal life.
7.The Father, the son, and the Holy Ghost are "one" in purpose. They are one in their characteristics and attributes and perfections. Their oneness is evidence that salvation is possible.
8.As the children of God we have the opportunity to become one with God, to have the same image, likeness, mind, and fullness.
9.There is a course in life that is agreeable to God and which is a covenantal pathway to pursue that path, thereby knowing that his course in life is approved of God, for without that knowledge no one can be saved.
10.The price of the pathway is the sacrifice of, or the willingness to sacrifice, all earthly things. A religion must require such sacrifice or it will not have the power to produce faith sufficient unto salvation.
11.Salvation is to be made like God himself. Being assimulated into the likeness of God is the greatest effect of faith.
12.Faith is a process of mental exertion that allows us to hold onto the knowledge necessary for our salvation. The ability to set and keep goals is the ability, in a similar manner, to make sacred covenants with God and keep them.
13.The scriptures, the record and persuasions of the chosen vessels, teach us of God's existence, his nature, and the promises of eternal life. Without a constant immersion in the scriptures, we may not be able to maintain our place along the mortal path.
14.Without faith it is impossible to become like God and, therefore, to please God. Faith is a power unto salveation-the "first principle in revealed religion, and the foundation of all righteousness.

The Savior's Prophecies: From the Fall of Jerusalem to the Second Coming
The Savior's Prophecies: From the Fall of Jerusalem to the Second Coming
by Richard D. Draper
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not one stone shall stand, Feb. 12 2004
21 AD Pontius Pilate stooped to bribery and theft and executed Jews without trial. Pilate built a new aquaduct and funded his construction by seizing money from the temple treasury. The Jews were strongly opposed to this treachery, yet he pillage against their resistence.
64AD Gessius Florus engineered and pushed the people into rebellion as a coverup. Florus had been running a scam by using personal guards to systematically raid the houses of wealthy Jews and hearing the governor was coming to Judea, he feared reprisal, so he provoked a rebellion leading to the destruction of Judea.
AD 44-46 Theudas gathers 400 followers on the east side of Jordon. Later Fadus the Judean Procurator captured the band.
67 AD John of Gishala posed himself as a freedom fighter for the people; however, "he had set his heart on war in order to attain supreme power". Gishala terrorized any who would not join his cause; ransaked the wealthy; violated the women; acted out blamphamous behavior dressing like a woman and taking unlawful pleasure; and launching a murderous killing spree.
66 AD Eleazer conspires to gain religious power; he does this by filling lesser church offices with sympathizers and then he proceeds to rob the city. Eleazer aligns with Idumeans, who destroy 8,000 Jews in one night and another 12,000 who resisted the take over.
Simeon, Son of Gioras wants also to take over the city and be crowned the king and he rallies an army of 20,000 taking the city of Hebron. The consequence is three factions fighting each other for control of the city.
Mathew 24: 1-2
1. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2. And Jesus said unto them, see ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you. There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
The city of Jerusalem sits on limestone. Underground passages provide water into the city. However, under seige, the underground passages filled with sewage as septic tanks could not hold so much sewage. Plaques broke out because of the raw sewage and during the three year seige, thousands of Jews died. It was estimated that 600,000 bodies were thrown over the wall. When the Romans took the city, they immediately killed all the leaders, sold the Jews into slavery, began to burn the Temple - after looting treasure. Once the fire started Titus allowed his troops to plunder the temple. Titus order all the walls be torn down and the troops pushed rubble of the temple and its courts over the sides of the hill. The top of the hill was bear down to bed rock and dirt.
Draper does an excellent job analyzing Christ prophecies found in D&C 45, Math 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. Furthermore, I was intrique with his decision to bring historical account by the historian Josephus. After Christ death, the Holy Land would be raped by the Romans, pillaged by the robbers, and mislead by the images of the archtyrant.

Photoshop 7 Down and Dirty Tricks
Photoshop 7 Down and Dirty Tricks
by Scott Kelby
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book opened Photoshop up for me, Feb. 11 2004
I love this book, bottom line, I've spent hours creating special effects. Its very important to carefully read each paragraph. You can miss a few steps, however, as you get more comfortable with the tool, the special effects are amazing and empowering. For the most part the book provides step by step examples and pictures to verify your at the correct stage. The visual aids were very helpful when I missed a step. Here are the following techniques I liked: Gel Characters, liquid Gold and Chrome Characters, Glass pills, Carved in Stone, Glass tabs, Full metal jacket, Studio Tarp, ultimate chrome, Going for the Gold, and saturday night effects. The book covers alot of the Photoshop functionality in under 300 pages.

The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation
The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation
by Harold Bloom
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book of Enoch, Feb. 1 2004
Joseph Smith's genius and prophetic revelations provided a complete explanation of Adam's fall, the teachings of Adam, teachings so old and accurate, as to parrallel ancient Kabbalistic Jewish thought shocking Bloom, which at the time were not a part of modern Judiasm; the Abrahamic pronoucement that the elements, truth, intelligence, and priesthood are eternal; Enoch's ascension, transcending to a divine God-like personage, sphere of intelligence, with the divine power to move and act - demonstrating a higher level of existence; Enoch's Zion a refuge and place of peace; Visions of civil war, race related rioting, symbols of John the Revelator, the manifest destiny of America, God's heavanly kingdom, the ancient hierarchy of patriachs, the sounding of seven trumiphets, the smashing down of the winepress, the restoration of the tribe of Levi, and the doctrine of celestial marriage allowing eternal increase. Joseph Smith's revelation of celestial marriage separate angels from Gods - expanding understanding of established doctrines taught by the Apostle Paul about degrees of glory and shed light on the prophecies of Malachi and Elijah. Joseph successfully connected the promises of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; built temples restoring the spirit and power of Elijah; received the keys of the Kingdom from Peter, James, and John; was ordained to the Aaonic priesthood by John the Baptist connecting a preparatory hierarchy; received the keys to the gather of Israel connecting the lost 10 tribes; Joseph Smith saw the final celestial state of the earth.
The opportunity for Joseph Smith to read, study, and memorize the Book of Enoch seems deficient in strength, as a way, to plagerize the Book of Mose. Just what would have Joseph Smith read and what would he have taken? How could Joseph Smith take doctrines hated by both the Catholics and the Protestants and created a new literary work? Its impossible. Could Joseph Smith found refuge about the Gnostics? No, they didn't like the book either. What about the freethinkers? No, they could have use the Book of Enoch against the Christians exploiting any absurdities. Accessiblity is another issue. American Clergy did not have ready possession of the Book of Enoch. So what opportunity existed for Joseph Smith loan the book for an clergy? Who was Joseph source for the manuscript? Why would an American Clergy be willing to share an unpopular book with a common man?

Snow Dogs (Bilingual)
Snow Dogs (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Cuba Gooding Jr.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A farewell to James Coburn, Jan. 30 2004
This review is from: Snow Dogs (Bilingual) (DVD)
This is a Disney's fish out of the water comedy. Cuba Gooding Jr takes the reigns of a championship sled of dogs. Gooding plays Ted Brooks, a Miami denist traveling, to Alaska too claiming an inheritance from his mother. Ted must adjust to harsh climates of Alaska in contrast to the warm climates of Miami Florida.. The self discovery is between his father Jack who tells Gooding about his independence mother making up years of memories.
Snow Dogs was advertised as a movie with talking siberian dogs to bring the audience into a comedy dialogue. You won't hear talking dogs.
There are many funny parts in Snow Dogs: 1. Ted's first encounter with the Dogs 2. Pizza delivery 3. Golf on the snow. 4. The lawyer making the inheritance speak 5. Gooding trying to get the dogs to Mush. 5. Ted falling in love with a tough but beautiful native girls. Ted eventual return as a denist in Tolketna. 6. The outhouse and all its contents being deeded to Jack
Thunder Jack enters the Kondic race and despite blizzard conditions moves out in the front. Gooding finds Thunder Jack refuged in a secret cave which he knows about, and Jack has been stranded by knee injury. Gooding comes to his rescue and wins the loyality of the lead pack dog by biting its ear; and the affection of a parental Jack. The dogs are bounding with energy and these thoroughbred dogs bring the energy of the race to the big screen. The sudden deviation on the high Alaskan cliffs test the dogs teamwork prevailing to save Jack and Ted.
Snow Dogs is a farewell to James Coburn adding a booming voice, a toothy smile, and a defacing snarl.

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