Somewhere, somehow Scot Harvath has left the wrong person alive ... In the dead of night, five of the most dangerous detainees in the war on terror are pulled from their isolation cells in Guantanamo Bay, stripped of their orange jumpsuits, given civilian clothes and driven to the base airfield where they are loaded aboard a Boeing 727 and set free. Six months later, covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath awakes to discover that his world has changed violently and forever. A sadistic assassin is unleashing nightmarish horrors on those closest to Harvath in pursuit of a bloodthirsty personal vendetta. Ordered by the president to stay out of the investigation, Harvath is forced to mount his own operation to uncover the assassin's identity. When he discovers a connection between the attacks and a group of prisoners secretly released from Guantanamo, Harvah must ask himself previously unthinkable questions about the organization and the nation he has spent his life serving. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015!
Occasionally, the serious reader of nonfiction will run across a book whose time has come. This is such a book, and the time is now. Read it thoughtfully and with an open mind. If it appeals to truth and reason, please pass it along to a loved one, friend, or neighbor. Do not delay, as the day grows short...
FIRST COMMANDMENT: WORSHIP ME ALONE I AM YOUR GOD ALIF LAM MEEM Allahu, Hallaluya, Aloheem, Auma, OM For the Jews, the First Commandment is only one word, 'Aloheem’. It is the commandment which has been given to Moses. In Arabic it is ‘Allahu’, and it is ‘Hallalulya’ and ‘Aum’ in other texts. Buddha narrated about Om Hum and the Hindus say ‘Om’. The first letter is ‘A’. It comes out from inside. The ‘U’ is everything, the Logos, the Enlightened One. You see the Logos, the Glow which means God. This spark is known as Holy Esprit. It is only one word, not many words! Many meanings have been given, but God said, “I am alone. No one is with me. I am neither he nor she.”
"These notes accompany Mike Bickle's teaching series The First Commandment.We were created with a longing to be wholehearted. Nothing satisfies the human spirit more than giving the deepest affections of our heart to God. How do we do this? What does it look like to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength? Mike Bickle calls the Body of Christ to a deeper understanding of what it means to love the Lord. Matthew 22 clearly reveals God's desire-that we might respond to Him with love. He longs for our lives to be given fully to Him, that He might empower us to live holy lives from the inside out, in our affections, thoughts, and words. God is preparing for Himself a pure and spotless Bride at the end of the age, a Bride who will call the nations back to the first and great commandment: You shall love the Lord . . . with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and great commandment. (Matt. 22:35-38)
William Barclay saw the Ten Commandments as the universal foundation of all things: the basic laws on human conduct in society and the cornerstone of community existence. Drawing on his vast knowledge of both Old and New Testaments, Professor Barclay examines the ways in which the Ten Commandments demand reverence for God and respect for humankind. The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
The principal reason God created us was to have a relationship with Him. And His design for this relationship is rooted in the first recorded words He speaks to man, ?Be fruitful and multiply."Softcover. 145 pages
An elegant hardcover boxed set including Blowback, Takedown, and The First Commandment, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. “[Brad Thor] and Harvath are the real deal, and you should accept no substitutes.” —BookReporter.com Both a must-have for any fan of Brad Thor and the perfect introduction to his masterful thrillers, this handsomely bound edition is one of four special Collector’s Editions, available now. Follow counterterrorism operative and ex-SEAL Scot Harvath’s action-packed exploits, and discover why Brad Thor has been called “America’s favorite author” (KKTX). BLOWBACK Scot Harvath’s counterterrorism career has just crashed and burned—thanks in part to a ruthless senator with her sights set on the White House. But when the war on terror takes a chilling turn, the president has no choice but to secretly bring Harvath back inside. Deep beneath an Alpine glacier, an ancient weapon designed to destroy the Roman Empire has been unearthed—and a shadowy organization intends to use it for America’s downfall. Racing across Europe, Harvath must secure the ultimate instrument of destruction before it brings the United States and the rest of the world to its knees. TAKEDOWN July 4th weekend, New York City: As thousands of holiday travelers make their way out of Manhattan, a flawlessly executed terrorist attack plunges the city into a maelstrom of panic and death. Amid the chaos, an elite team of foreign operatives is systematically searching for one of their own, a man so powerful that the U.S. government refuses to admit he even exists and will do anything to keep him hidden. Now, with the world’s deadliest enemy upon America’s doorstep, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must fight his way through the burning city streets to take down an invisible terrorist mastermind with the means to unleash hell on a global scale. THE FIRST COMMANDMENT When the President of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with a vendetta years in the making is reactivated. Suddenly, the people closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being targeted and he realizes that somehow, somewhere he has left the wrong person alive. With his life plunged into absolute peril, and the president ordering him to stay out of the investigation, Harvath must mount his own covert plan for revenge—and in so doing will uncover shattering revelations about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving.
It's the only book that dares to challenge humankind's intricate past and forces the question: Are human values derived from truths, or are they merely the results of persistent practice? This book reveals innovative solutions to world's escalating evil, and underscore people's inherent ability to solve human conflicts. This book also demystifies God, disarms the devil, empowers humankind -- and removes war from the battle for peace.
Can you find a proven source for lasting standards and values? God revealed the heart of His standards--the Ten Commandments--long ago at Mount Sinai. But what sets them apart from man-made rules and guidelines? What do they reveal about nature of God Himself. In this booklet you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Inside this booklet:- The First Commandment: What Is Our Greatest Priority?- The Second Commandment: What Is God Like?- The Third Commandment: From Profanity to Praise- The Fourth Commandment: Key to a Relationship With Our Creator- The Fifth Commandment: A Foundation for Success- Sixth Commandment: Life Is a Precious Gift- Seventh Commandment: Protect the Marital Relationship- Eighth Commandment: Practice Giving Rather Than Getting- Ninth Commandment: Truth as a Way of Life- Tenth Commandment: True Righteousness Comes From the Heart- Does the New Covenant Abolish the Commandments?[ View or download other free booklets at www.ucg.org ]
This collection of essays charts the rise to prominence of the Ten Commandments in religious and artistic developments in the culture of late-medieval Western Europe (13th-15th centuries). Contributions include discussions of catechetical texts as well as literary writings.
Two popular authors consider not only what the Ten Commandments say about the people who observe them, but what they say about God. They are not some set of universal rules-they simply offer ways for a certain people to know a certain God-our God. What truths about God can be known through the Ten Commandments? God cares how we treat other people. God cares how we behave in marriage. God cares about the importance of being truthful. God wants people to take a day off from work each week. Readers will encounter Willimon and Hauerwas at their best as they explore the overarching question-What does it mean for people and the way they behave when they know some of these truths about God?
It is not enough to hear God's voice-but we must obey. Obedience is a part of the honor we owe to God. Obedience carries in it, the life-blood of religion. Obedience without knowledge is blind, and knowledge without obedience is lame. That is proper obedience-which the Word requires. Our obedience must correspond with the Word, as the copy with the original. To seem to be zealous, if it be not according to the Word, is not obedience-but will-worship. Obey God's voice. This is the beauty of a Christian. While we please God with our obedience, we also please ourselves. While we give him the duty-he gives us the dowry. You lose nothing by obeying God. The obedient son has the inheritance settled on him. Obey, and you shall have a kingdom. In Watson's The Ten Commandments each commandment is served up filled with insight and commentary. Watson contrasts the first and second commandments: "In the first commandment worshipping a false god is forbidden; in this (namely, the second commandment), worshipping the true God in a false manner." "God is to be adored in the heart, not painted to the eye." Thomas Watson was an English preacher and author who obtained great fame preaching until the Restoration when he was ejected as the vicar of St. Stephen's Walbrook for noncomformity. Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately and upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license to preach at the great hall in Crosby House.
Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven – Matthew 5:19 Every one of the Ten Commandments is relevant today. Some think of these commandments as the Law of Moses, now replaced by God's grace and mercy, but a closer look reveals that we can't willfully break a single one of the commandments and live. Every one of the commandments wholeheartedly obeyed will produce fruit of righteousness, peace, and spiritual prosperity. Society says "do whatever you want" but a careful study and application of this set of "life principles" will provide boundless fruit for the righteous. Originally written in the 1600's, Thomas Watson's commentary on the Ten Commandments is as relevant today as it was then, if not more so. The text was carefully updated for modern readers, with much care taken to convey the truth in Watson's writings in such a way that readers today can more easily understand his writing, and as such, more easily apply the truth to their own lives. May the Lord God of heaven and earth bless you richly as you read and obey!
In this book eminent Jewish and Christian scholars come together to illuminate the Ten Commandments. Roger Van Harn has arranged the volume so that writers from both traditions dialogue over each of the Ten Words. A Christian or a Jew writes a penetrating essay about one of the commandments, followed by a shorter response from a member of the other tradition -- all done, remarkably, without sacrificing either Jewish or Christian identity. Unique for its authentic interfaith dialogue on dogmatic matters, The Ten Commandments for Jews, Christians, and Others offers pertinent guidelines for believing Jews and Christians today, with the goal of stimulating deeper conversation between the two groups. As Van Harn says, "Listening to one another may hold pleasant surprises that open us to new possibilities.