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Esther — Queen of Persia

This play is based on the historical narrative of Esther, whose story may be familiar to you from the bible book bearing her name. It portrays the account of how she became Queen of the Persian Empire during the days of King Xerxes I (Ahasuerus) and was instrumental in saving her people from extermination.

It is hoped that this play will be appreciated for what it is, enjoyable yet informative entertainment. Everyone can have some part in the production: reading lines, making clothes, jewellery, beards, acquiring props, taking a stage part — whether a speaking part or not — and helping out during the play backstage with sound, lighting, curtains, changing scenery, showing punters to their seats, selling ice cream, etc.

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This is a story of unfailing tenacity and courage in the face of impossible odds. It tells the tale of an unlikely group of friends who live in a post-war world of amazing technology, untold wealth, and apparent beneficence.

But there is a problem with this world. Somehow none of its inhabitants is aware that they live under a protective shield in a vast area of the open terrain of a once beautiful earth.

Nick West begins to see images, waking dreams, of places and events he has never witnessed in his life. His view of the authorities, of his environment, of his life, begins to change. The ruling Administration that built the shield starts to appear threatening. Its citizens are unaware of the nature of their existence, and of their government; they passively indulge in every government program and activity. Nick assembles a team of Resistance fighters who develop their unique abilities.

Together they work to uncover the terrible truth about the powerful government that labors so hard to keep its subjects imprisoned under the shield…


 

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Joan Bocher was burned to death in England in 1550 AD. Her crime? The Encyclopædia Britannica (1964) says: “She was condemned for open blasphemy in denying the Trinity, the one offence which all the church had regarded as unforgivable ever since the struggle with Arianism.”

On October 27th, 1553, Michael Servetus, a medical practitioner, was burned at the stake at Geneva, Switzerland, for denying the doctrine of the Trinity.

In 1693, a pamphlet attacking the Trinity was burned by order of the House of Lords, and the following year its printer and author were prosecuted.

In 1697, Thomas Aikenhead, an 18 year old student, was charged with denying the Trinity and hanged at Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 1711, Sir Isaac Newton’s friend, William Whiston (translator of the works of Jewish historian Josephus), lost his professorship at Cambridge for denying the Trinity.

An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture, detailing Sir Isaac Newton’s condemnation of the Trinity teaching, was first published in 1754, a full twenty-seven years after Newton’s death, due to the controversies surrounding the doctrine.

This book endeavours to provide a comprehensive answer to the question of the Trinity dogma. Although theologians and Christian writers have provided abundant material to define and explain the teaching of the Trinity, this volume covers the major scriptures that support the doctrine and provides new light on their meaning using the immediate and remote context of each passage, and including references to a number of Bible Versions and to the original language manuscripts.

Bible students rely on Bible translations when studying God’s Word, in contrast with the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts from which all modern-day translations are produced. This book reveals that scriptures which support the teaching of the Trinity in some Bible versions are incorrectly translated. The student can be forgiven for readily accepting the Trinity when his or her own Bible translation clearly teaches it! Such is the power of the Bible (see Hebrews 4:12), that translations have taken on the status that the original manuscripts by the Bible writers held. However, no translation today can successfully claim to be “inspired by God” (2 Timothy 3:16). Consequently, throughout this book, appeal is made to Bible manuscripts and accredited collections to verify the true sense of a passage of text.

The finest scholarship on biblical manuscripts and on Hebrew and Greek language syntax and word morphology is introduced and quoted throughout this work, demonstrating effectively that the linguistic and contextual considerations for each passage of scripture are in agreement in their refutation of the Trinitarian view.

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