Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

February 10, 2014
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Helen asks…

Does God hide himself because humanity has evolved to be superior to him?

Especially morally and ethically?

admin answers:

God is not hiding himself. Man has rebelled against God’s rulership. Man is still rebelling in all their forms of ism’s that don’t work. God is allowing the rebellion to continue in a hands-off-policy to demonstrate that no form of human self governance can achieve good. If he helps mankind with all their perils, then he would be intervening. That would make human rule look good. He will not help the rebellion of man look good by helping with hurricanes, earthquakes, pestilences. Etc. . .

This is what he will do:

(Proverbs 2:22) . . .As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth; and as for the treacherous, they will be torn away from it.

(Proverbs 2:21) . . .For the upright are the ones that will reside in the earth, and the blameless are the ones that will be left over in it.

(Revelation 11:17-18) . . .“We thank you, Jehovah God, the Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and begun ruling as king. 18 But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time for the dead to be judged, and to give [their] reward to your slaves the prophets and to the holy ones and to those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth [like the greedy capitalists].”

When god begins to show his face, just hope you have been a decent person because there will be an accounting:

(Jeremiah 25:31-33) 31 “‘A noise will certainly come clear to the farthest part of the earth, for there is a controversy that Jehovah has with the nations. He must personally put himself in judgment with all flesh. As regards the wicked ones, he must give them to the sword,’ is the utterance of Jehovah. 32 “This is what Jehovah of armies has said, ‘Look! A calamity is going forth from nation to nation, and a great tempest itself will be roused up from the remotest parts of the earth. 33 And those slain by Jehovah will certainly come to be in that day from one end of the earth clear to the other end of the earth. They will not be bewailed, neither will they be gathered up or be buried. As manure on the surface of the ground they will become.’

Then this is the kind of life decent people will be able to enjoy forever on earth:

(Isaiah 11:6-9) . . .And the wolf will actually reside for a while with the male lamb, and with the kid the leopard itself will lie down, and the calf and the maned young lion and the well-fed animal all together; and a mere little boy will be leader over them. 7 And the cow and the bear themselves will feed; together their young ones will lie down. And even the lion will eat straw just like the bull. 8 And the sucking child will certainly play upon the hole of the cobra; and upon the light aperture of a poisonous snake will a weaned child actually put his own hand. 9 They will not do any harm or cause any ruin in all my holy mountain; because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah as the waters are covering the very sea.

(Revelation 21:3-4) 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things [human rule] have passed away.”

Ruth asks…

What are the differences between Mermaids, Sirens and Nyads?

I was just wondering what the main differences between those three are because apart from mermaids having tails they all sorta run into one

admin answers:

**Sirens**

The Argonauts escaped them because when he heard their song, Orpheus immediately realized the peril they were in. He took out his lyre and sang a song so clear and ringing that it drowned the sound of those lovely fatal voices. When on another journey the Odysseus’ ship passed the Sirens, had the sailors stuff their ears with wax. He had himself tied to the mast for he wanted to hear their beautiful voices. The Sirens sang when they approached, their words even more enticing than the melody. They would give knowledge to every man who came to them, they said, ripe wisdom and a quickening of the spirit. Odysseys’ heart ran with longing but the ropes held him and the ship quickly sailed to safer waters (Odyssey XII, 39).

Homer mentions only two sirens, but later authors mention three or four. They were regarded as the daughters of Phorcys, or the storm god Achelous and either Melpone, Sterope, or Terpsichore. Libanius on the other hand relates that they were born of the blood of Achelous when he was wounded by Heracles.

According to Ovid, they were nymphs and the play-mates of Persephone. They were present when she was abducted and, because they did not interfere, Demeter changed them into birds with female faces (Ovid V, 551).

**Mermaid**

A marine creature with the head and upper body of a beautiful young maiden and with the lower body of a fish. She can be found in seas and lakes, or lying on a rock and combing her hair with one hand while holding a mirror in the other. Mermaids sometimes foretell the future and are often accompanied by seals.

According to myth, they lure sailors by singing and with lovely music. They live in a kingdom on the bottom of the sea, and it is here they take their prisoners to. From this story, the fear amongst the sailor grew and they thought that seeing a mermaid would cause bad luck: it could predict death by drowning.

The belief in mermaids is not limited to a few countries, but there are tales from all over the world (in India, for instance, there are the Apsara, beautiful water nymphs). However, most of those tales were told by sailors who “saw” them on their long journeys. The idea of mermaids and mermen, the male equivalent, could be based on creatures from Greek and Babylonian mythology: Sirens and Tritons of the Greeks, and the fish gods, who were half human and half fish, from the Babylonians.

**Naiads**

The Naiads were nymphs of bodies of fresh water and were one of the three main classes of water nymphs – the others being the Nereids (nymphs of the Mediterranean Sea) and the Oceanids (nymphs of the oceans). The Naiads presided over rivers, streams, brooks, springs, fountains, lakes, ponds, wells, and marshes. They were divided into various subclasses: Crinaeae (fountains), Pegaeae (springs), Eleionomae (marshes), Potameides (rivers), and Limnades or Limnatides (lakes). Roman sources even assigned custody of the rivers of Hades to Naiads classified as Nymphae Infernae Paludis or the Avernales.

Naiads

The Naiad was intimately connected to her body of water and her very existence seems to have depended on it. If a stream dried up, its Naiad expired. The waters over which Naiads presided were thought to be endowed with inspirational, medicinal, or prophetic powers. Thus the Naiads were frequently worshipped by the ancient Greeks in association with divinities of fertility and growth.

The genealogy of the Naiads varies according to geographic region and literary source. Naiads were either daughters of Zeus, daughters of various river gods, or simply part of the vast family of the Titan Oceanus. Like all the nymphs, the Naiads were in many ways female sex symbols of the ancient world and played the part of both the seduced and the seducer. Zeus in particular seems to have enjoyed the favors of countless Naiads and the other gods do not seem to have lagged far behind. The Naiads fell in love with and actively pursued mortals as well. Classical literature abounds with the stories of their love affairs with gods and men and with the tales of their resulting children.

Stories of the Naiads could take the form of cautionary tales with unhappy endings. The Naiad, Nomia, fell in love with a handsome shepherd named Daphnis and could not do enough for him. He repaid her love with unfaithfulness and she repaid his inconstancy by blinding him. The Naiads of a spring in Bithynia took a liking to Hylas (companion of Heracles) and lured him into their waters. The cautionary element is uncertain here. The fate of Hylas could have been either an abrupt death by drowning or everlasting sexual bliss.

Other stories of the Naiads were explanations of the origins of immortals and mortals. The sun god Helios mated with the Naiad Aegle (renowned as the most beautiful of the Naiads) to produce the Charites. Melite, a Naiad of the Aegaeus River in Corcyra, had a liaison with Heracles and became the mother of Hyllus. Naiads we

Sandra asks…

I need a really good, long book series to read?

No vampires, no super natural. Im 18, so books that will interest me. Not the obvious ones like twilight, harry potter, hunger games, 50 shades. I want the books to be long, not difficult to read. Maybe a book series that will become movies soon??? Hook me up.

admin answers:

~well this is not supernatural, but its mythical: Percy Jackson series: the lighting thief, the sea of monsters, the titan’s curse, the battle of the labyrinth, the last Olympian. Author-Rick Riordan
about: this kid who finds out his dad is Poseidon–he finds out he’s half Olympic god

~a series of unfortunate events: the bad beginning, the reptile room, the wide window, the miserable mill, the austere academy, the ersatz elevator, the vile village, the carnivorousness carnival, the slippery slope, the grim grotto, the penultimate peril, the end. About: these 3 siblings become orphans when their parents die in a fire. They inherent a lot of money, and this guy tries to kidnap them in each book for their fortune. Author: lemony snicket

~maximum ride series: angel experiment (no its not supernatural, a girl in the book her name is angel), schools out forever, Saving the World & Other Extreme Sports, Th Final Warning, MAX, Fang, Angel, nevermore. About: these 6 six were genetically enhanced with wings and they are trying to escape from the evil scientist who did that to them and they want to keep experimenting on them. Author: James Patterson

~Gallagher Girls series: i’d tell you i love you, but then i’d have to kill you, cross my heart and hope to spy, don’t judge a girl by her cover, only the good spy young, out of sight out of time. About: this girl goes to this private shcool where you learn to be better spies than the CIA. Author: ally carter

~GONE series: gone, hunger, lies, plague, fear, light. About: all of a sudden kids 15 and older (including adults, doctors, police, firefighters, everyone 15 and older) disappear. All the kids 14 and younger have to survive on there own, and the bullies try to take over and some people try and kill each other. Author: Michael grant

so yeah thats all i can think of for right now :) i hope you enjoy these books!

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