beemanlee's picture

Most of this Chapter will cover the opposition who see this new threat of power which The Jews seem to have as they work on the restoration of The Temple with Cyrus,Xerxes and Artaxerxes. Work comes to a stop until the Second year of reign of Darius, King of Persia.

Names like Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabbl, Rehum, Shimshai, The Elamites, those whom Osnappaar deported to Sumaria are now causing a slow down in Jerusalem with the restoration of The Temple.

Djacque's picture

Don't dispute differences...

I agree in principle. May I suggest some specific questions for further consideration?

1. One of the biggest problems believers face is What's Important and What's Not; what do we need in order to be born again and walk obediently with God? (This is not a new issue.)

2. How do I show affinity for other (professing) believers? It's not joining their church or their denomination. Jesus seems to have preserved the idea that believers could be one with Him in various (but always scriptural) ways. (Note John's use of the word "us" below.) Otherwise Jesus would not have said what He did in Luke 9:50:

Luke 9:49-50 ( NASB )
John answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow along with us.”
But Jesus said to him, “Do not hinder him; for he who is not against you is for you.”

Perhaps a common temptation many churches face is gathering together for an Easter celebration with all the other "churches" in the community.