Daily Archives: March 20, 2008

A Few of My Students (Ibri College)

Mid Term Exams in Ibri College

A.S. (Applied Sciences) year one students had their English midterm exam on Monday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day!). Here, Ruth invigilates one group of students. It consisted of a 25 minute listening section and a 1.5 hour Reading/Writing section. Now on with the marking!

Excuse me?! Your Hero is WHO?!

You never know what the students are going to say or write over here. Last week, we were answering questions from the textbook such as “Who is your hero?” and “Who do you admire?” A few students answered that Osama bin Laden was their hero. I told them that if they were serious, there was something SERIOUSLY wrong with their thinking. A hero saves lives, he doesn’t take them. A bunch of them retorted that that was MY opinion. The truth is that officially and internationally, people will tell you that they “condemn” such terrorist attacks such as the official statements at http://iir.internetactivist.org/: …BUT if you talk to many individuals here and they are honest, they hold Osama up as some great person. Sad indeed when your hero is a mass murderer!
“Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)
Omanis would do well to take the position of their leader, Sultan Qaboos, who condemns terrorist attacks.
Ironically, while many are sympathic to the so-called “freedom fighters” (suicide bombers), even their Quran is strictly against suicide and the killing of innocent people. Talk about hypocrisy!

What the Bible Clearly States about Revelation, Messages and Messengers

“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed (Greek-anathema). As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”                           (Galatians 1:8-9)
This verse shows that the message, not the messenger, is of utmost importance. The Galatian controversy is not over teachers or personalities, but over truth and error. Even a heavenly angel, if he preaches error, is to be accursed, this is, eternally condemned.