[God] brought up against them the king of the Babylonians, who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and spared neither young man nor young woman, old man or aged. God handed all of them over to Nebuchadnezzar. - 2 Chronicles 36:17
Jerusalem falls (again) today. The kings listed before the fall: Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah. Nothing terribly exciting happens today, and I'm really ready to be done with 2 Chronicles.
2 Chronicles: In Review
Woo!!! Party time! 1/2 Chronicles are over! Worst. Books. Ever.
I really don't know why these books were included by the Council of Nicea. I see no reason that everything that the bible had just talked about needed to be reiterated. These books would have been bearable if it weren't repeating everything in Samuel/Kings. Not that those books were particularly enjoyable, but at least I didn't feel like dying the entire time I was reading them.
It's hard to start a conversation about Jesus,
this video (I give up on trying to embed it, their embedding code fails) may help.
Now, what the hell did that have to do with Jesus? Nothing that I can see, but Calvin Edwards & Company is running a study to see the affects these videos (and others like it) have on proselytizing efforts. Here's how I see this conversation going:
*watches video*I just don't see how that video easily segues into a Jesus conversation.
Proselytizer: Wasn't that video awesome?
Proselytizee: Yeah, it was pretty cool.
Proselytizer: You know, Jesus really wants to get in your box.
Proselytizee: What?! Get away from me.