Passover or Easter, that is the question? (2013)

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This is a very touchy subject for some.  While discussing the question of Passover verses Easter, all kinds of feelings come upon us, anger, condemnation, hurt, wonder, and questions.  While presenting the historical differences between Passover and Easter, their origins, etc, we have to be merciful with one another.  This is how I choose to present this information, with mercy and lovingkindness towards one another.  When we think on this topic, the question of compromise comes up.  How much compromise have I allowed to enter into my life with regard to the Bible, my relationship with God, how I live my life?  This reaches even beyond the subject matter of the holidays to the center of the very relationship that we have with one another and our relationship with God.  Studying the Scriptures, the children of Israel had allowed a great amount of compromise into their lives that reached deep down in their relationship they had with God and one another.  As a result, God gave Ezekiel a vision of the level of compromise they were willing to partake in, even to the desecrating the holy Temple of God, according to Ezekiel 8.  Compromise is an important topic for us too because of the times that are coming (the last days) before the coming of our Lord and Savior Yeshua the Messiah.  Whether we are caught up in the air soon (pretrib) or if the Lord tarries (post trib) we have many difficult decisions that we will need to make concerning compromise, our faith, and our relationship with God.  Thinking on the compromise of our faith, what are we willing to allow into our lives from the nations (from this world)?  Movies, music, television, the internet, lies, cheating, murders, lust?  In Devarim / Deuteronomy 12, the Lord God tells us to destroy all things that are not of God.  Keeping this in mind, the question that is before us is should we really call the resurrection of Yeshua by the name “Easter?”  I hope to answer this question in this week’s study titled “Passover or Easter?”  Read more here: Passover-Easter  Study Notes:  Easter-Passover_Notes

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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!