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Pieter Bruegel > Pride

The original drawing, dating 1557, is in Paris, collection of Frits Lugt (Foundation Custodia). Click to enlarge. Pride personified is a haughty royal lady, in rich court dress, “looking down her nose” at the world while she admires her image in the mirror. Tolnay points out Pride’s garments were high fashion for Bruegel’s period, whereas

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blood flow

in Isaiah 63:2-6 Christ in His second coming will judge, and execute wrath with grisly authority. When we read the passage in Isaiah with Revelation 14:14-20 we find an almost unspeakable scenario of wrath and violence. In Isaiah 63 Christ is quoted as saying He trampled on Gods enemies and the blood stained His garments.

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fellowship

The word fellowship occurs about 17 times in the old and new testament. The Hebrew (OT) word khä·bar’ means to couple together, join…and the Greek (NT) word koi-n?-n?’-ä means fellowship, communion and partner. Fellowship, as indicated in scripture, denotes unity and oneness. Part of the confusion occurring in the church and among Christians today is

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