History
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A reason to remember

Veterans Day | Veteran Alfred Marcus recalls how faith in Jesus was the only thing that sustained him through World War II
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 11/11/16, 07:30 am

Ninety-seven-year-old Alfred Marcus once stood 6-feet-1-inch tall, but now he bends over his walker as he makes his way to the elevator of his assisted living home, past a room full of residents playing Bingo. He recently moved from the tiny town of Prinsburg, Minn., just 15 miles away, where he spent his whole life, except the time he spent serving in World War II.

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Archaeologists uncover city gate destroyed by Hezekiah

History | Find helps bring to life events recorded in 2 Kings
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/06/16, 10:59 am

King Hezekiah abhorred the idol worship rampant in Judah. When he began his reign as the nation’s 12th king, Hezekiah “removed the high places and broke the pillars and cut down the Asherah …,” according to the biblical narrative in 2 Kings 18:4.

Now, the Israel Antiquities Authority reports archaeologists have uncovered a city gate-shrine they believe Hezekiah’s men demolished at the city of Lachish in the eighth century B.C.

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Krieg Barrie

A different Adolf

History | Once faith in God falls, horror rises
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/22/16, 01:00 am

The cover date of this issue, Aug. 6, is the 71st anniversary of the day the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. One week later this year comes Tisha B’Av, the annual fast day in Judaism that commemorates, among other incidents, the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem 1,946 years ago, and now the 20th-century Holocaust as well.

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