Etymology of Words

Etymology reveals the historical sources of words.  English is a language where the words have historical origins.  Sometimes the sources are Old English, French, Germanic or words may be sourced from other languages.  Sometimes actual words and phrases make it wholesale into the English language as idioms such as “que sera sera”.

Sometimes the historical root is discernable.

Dunamis —> dynamite

shep herd (man who herds sheep) —> shepherd

But sometimes there is not a direct connection.  For example, “secant” is a mathematical term.  If sometime tries to say that “see can’t” became “secant”, that would be incorrect.

So to say “Rosh” is “Russia” is a maybe, not a certainty, and if it is not a certainty then perhaps some current views of prophecy may have to be modified.  More information.

Making Russia the “bad guy” has seemed to work for Biblical interpretation for a while.  However, at this point, Russia is upholding traditional family values and the Christian Orthodox church while the “State” in the United States wars against Christianity and the family.   It would seem the “bad guy” is the United States that has various ills with world wide implications.  Regardless of whether there are individuals who do not agree with the government, what is happening at the highest levels?

People’s eschatalogical views will either cause them to take part in bringing about righteous government and righteousness in every venue of society’s existence, or it will cause people to take a “que sera sera” view and complacently sit on the sidelines waiting for Jesus to come.   Because there has been a predominant  eschatalogical view in the United States that has involved several factors, including Russia, it has led to a certain amount of disobedience to this command.

Acts 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

 

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East unto the West

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