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Second Epistle of John

The Second Epistle of John referred to as Second John and written 2 John or II John, is a book of the New Testament attributed to John the Evangelist, traditionally thought to be the author of the Gospel of John and the other two epistles of John. Second John and Third John are the two shortest books in the Bible; the shortest book in the English language is different depending on. For example, in the New International Version 2 John is the shortest book with only 302 words but in the King James Version 3 John is the shortest with only 295 words. However, Second John has the fewest verses in the Bible with only 1 chapter made up of only 13 verses; the language of this epistle is remarkably similar to 3 John. It is therefore suggested by a few; the traditional view contends that all the letters are by the hand of John the Apostle, the linguistic structure, special vocabulary, polemical issues all lend toward this theory. Significant is the clear warning against paying heed to those who say that Jesus was not a flesh-and-blood figure: "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh."

This establishes that, from the time the epistle was first written, there were those who had docetic Christologies, believing that the human person of Jesus was pure spirit or not come at all. Alternatively, the letter's acknowledgment and rejection of gnostic theology may reveal a date of authorship than orthodox Christianity claims; this can not be assured by a simple study of the context. Gnosticism's beginnings and its relationship to Christianity are poorly dated, due to an insufficient corpus of literature relating the first interactions between the two religions, it vehemently condemns such anti-corporeal attitudes, which indicates that those taking such unorthodox positions were either sufficiently vocal, persuasive, or numerous enough to warrant rebuttal in this form. Adherents of gnosticism were most numerous during the third centuries. Thus, in regard to this matter and this document, either one of two explanations is held: Docetic and/or gnostic teachings were prevalent quite early in the history of Christianity, these views were considered heretical and dangerous by the proto-orthodox Christian church.

A late date of the composition. It reads as follows: The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth, not only I but all who know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us for ever: Grace and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, in truth and love. I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father, but now, dear lady, I ask you, not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning, let us love one another. And this is love. Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. Be on your guard, so that you do not lose what we have worked for, but may receive a full reward. Everyone who does not abide in the teaching of Christ, but goes beyond it, does not have God. Do not receive into the house or welcome anyone who comes to you and does not bring this teaching.

Although I have much to write to you, I would rather not use ink. The children of your elect sister send you their greetings; the doctrines of Doceticm and Gnosticism had made inroads among the followers of Jesus in the latter half of the First Century. Some said that Jesus never assumed human flesh, but only had the appearance of flesh, because they were scandalized that Divinity would soil itself by associating so with matter. Others said that Christ was raised as a spirit only, did not experience a bodily resurrection. In this epistle John condemns such doctrines in no uncertain terms with the statement that such persons were antichrist; the text is addressed to "the elect lady and her children", closes with the words, "The children of thy elect sister greet thee." The person addressed is commended for her piety, is warned against false teachers. The lady has traditionally been seen as a metaphor for the church, the church being the body of believers as a whole and as local congregations; the children would be members of that local congregation.

He includes a greeting from another church in the last verse, "The children of thy elect sister greet thee." The term the elect was a common term for those who believe in the gospel and follow Christ. Another interpretation holds that the letter is addressed to a specific individual, but according to scholar Amos Wilder, "the contents of our letter exclude this view", it is possible that the letter refers to Mary, mother of Jesus. The children would thus refer to the brothers of Jesus: James, Joses and Jude, the sister to Mary's sister mentioned in John 19:25. Mary was never referred to by name in John's gospel; such an interpretation would assume a much earlier date of co

Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of truth, is a wood building, a hybrid of temple and castle based on Ayutthaya period and Buddhist, Hindu beliefs. The Sanctuary of truth was built of quality wood such as Mai Daeng and teakwood designed by Mr. Lek Viriyahphan. Inside the building, handcraft wood sculpture placed all over the place to determine the beauty of each character; the building has been under construction for more than 20, the development is going on, people can still visit the beautiful things and done the activities safely. The form of the building was tetrahedron. According to the leading site, the interior space was up to 2,115 square meters, not only just that, but the central apex was 105 meters tall and 100 meters wide in four directions from the center point. Thailand's world-famous architecture; the design of The Sanctuary was inspired by the temples in Ayutthaya. The whole building is built with wood, delicate carving is done by hand; the castle build by Mr. Lek Viriyaphan, the founder of the ancient city and Erawan elephant museum.

Inside and out, every surface of the structure is decorated with many intricate Eastern sculptures from the Thai, Hindu and Khmer traditions all carved. The main idea of the building is making people do the good thing, avoid evil thing and philosophies that teach us a different way of living and fulfillment that modern life can’t offer; the building wants to show the beauty of historical of religion. The building has been under construction now for more than 20 years since 1981, it might take multiple more years until it will be completed; the place was still under construction people can be toured and experienced all the activities safely. The woodcarving techniques of the, people will develop year though the year; the instructor wants people to view the finest carving art. This is one of the reasons; the architectural style of the structure is inspired by Hindu beliefs. Different kind of wood has been selected so that each part of the castle have a different texture and the wood can remain long.

The oldest wood, used is takien wood. It lasts for 600 years; the Four-Face Brahma Statue on the Rooftop represented for showing respect to father, mother and the king. Brahma will protect the one who believes, one of the three major gods of Hindus; the Northern Hall represents the wisdom of emancipation from positive thinking. The meaning was to gather all the positive thinking to did not expect anything for return. There were many more in the north hall; the Southern hall represents the planets, the sun, the moon were all influences on the environment and way of life and to tell that everything needs each other. Sun – status, Moon – sense, Mars – intelligence, Mercury – gentleness, Jupiter – wisdom, Venus – wealth, Saturn – suffering; the Western Hall told the story of four elements, Water and Fire, which are the source of everything on Earth, sculpture of Brahma and Shiva, the god who conquer the four elements. Ancient Eastern pearls of wisdom, like the belief that materialistic things and temporary, while truth and happiness are eternal.

All the stories are told through the carvings. Eastern Hall exhibits round relief sculptures of father, love and all the thing reflection from generation to generation. At its highest point, the wooden structure is over 100 meters high and makes for an impressive sight against the backdrop of the Gulf of Thailand; the Sanctuary of truth provided activity and things to explore. Before going inside the castle, there is a viewpoint near the castle that can see the whole building float on the sea; the main focus was to see visual exhibitions of important eastern religious concepts and the cycle of life.carriage touring. They are guide tour for foreigners in other three different languages, Russia and English, so everyone can perceive the correct concept completely; the others activities such as elephant riding, ATV touring, a boat trip around coastal line and tradition show, Martial art show and Dolphin show. The showtimes started 3:30 pm just twice a day; the showed will be about Thai cultural martial arts performance.

The fee for this was included in the ticket. The martial arts performance show gave the audience a chance to be in the act of sword fight. Wood carving workshop - we will see the craftsman in action of wood carving, learn how the grand castle was built by ancient wood-joining techniques. Souvenir shopping: Beautiful wood-carved statues can be purchased at the souvenir shop and many little gifts as a signature of Pattaya Thailand; the restaurant is at the sight of the sea, got a beautiful view opened from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. The main focus was to see visual exhibitions of important eastern religious concepts and the cycle of life. At the end of the tour, there were souvenir story; the form of the building are tetrahedron. The indoor space is up to 2,115 square meters; the main structure was made of only with high-quality wood Only hardwood such as Xylia xylocarpa, Mai-Takien, Mai-Panchart, teakwood. The building provide slope path, bathroom and car service for disabling; the entrance fee is 250 for the child.

It is open daily from 8 am until 6 pm. The Sanctuary of truth had many religion belief, so inappropriate clothes were not allowed; when step inside the area, short skirts, or see-through clothes are not permitted. Dress conservatively, if possible; the Sanctuary of Truth is located at 206/2 Moo 5, Soi Naklua 1

Robert Lowery (basketball)

Robert Lowery Jr. is an American professional basketball player for Tsmoki-Minsk of the VTB United League. Standing at 1.88 m, he plays the point guard position. After two years at Cecil College and two years at Dayton, Lowery entered the 2010 NBA draft but was not selected in the draft's two rounds. Lowery played high school basketball in Pomfret, Maryland. Lowery spent his college career at the University of Dayton. At Cecil, he earned First Team Division II Junior College All-American honors, was selected to compete in the 2008 national junior college all-star game in Phoenix, Arizona. In his senior season, he helped the Dayton Flyers capture the NIT championship. Lowery started his professional career in the German Second Division with the Saar-Pfalz Braves in the 2010–11 season. Lowery signed with Levharti Chomutov of the Czech Republic for the 2011–12 season and was chosen to play at the Czech NBL Allstar Game in 2012, he averaged. He continued his pro career in Turkey, turning out for Turkish Second Division team Best Balikesir Basketbol Kulubu in 2012–13.

He earned the Eurobasket.com website's All-Turkish TB2L Honorable Mention status that season. Lowery headed to Italy for the 2013–14 campaign, joining the Italian Second Division club Lighthouse Trapani, before landing a deal in one of the major leagues in Europe, the A1 in Greece, he signed with ASA Koroivos Amaliadas for the 2014–15 campaign. In eight games, he averaged 16.8 points, as well as 5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 steals, before moving to Latvian powerhouse VEF Rīga. on December 7, 2014. In July 2015, he signed with Denizli Basket of Turkey, but due to health problems and Lowery parted ways in September 2015. After starting the 2015–16 season with Nea Kifissia in Greece, Lowery moved to Germany's first division club Alba Berlin on January 19, 2016. On July 11, 2019, Lowery returned to Greece and signed a deal with Promitheas Patras of the Greek Basket League. EuroCup Profile Eurobasket.com Profile

Boccia at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Boccia at the 2008 Summer Paralympics consisted of seven events. The competitions were held in the Beijing National Convention Center from September 7 to September 12. Boccia players were given a classification depending on the extent of their disability; the classification system allows players to compete against others with a similar level of function. The boccia classifications were BC1 through BC4. For each of the events below, medals were contested for one or more of the above classifications. All events were mixed, meaning that women competed together. Mixed singles BC1 BC2 BC3 BC4 Mixed team BC1–2 Mixed pairs BC3 BC4 There were 88 athletes taking part in this sport; this ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their players. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically. "Schedules and Results - Boccia". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.

Archived from the original on 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2008-09-10. Official site of the 2008 Summer Paralympics IPC CPISRA

GT Academy

GT Academy was a television programme run by Nissan and Sony Interactive Entertainment, which provided an alternative route into real-life motorsport. GT Academy provided Gran Turismo gamers the chance to go from virtual to reality, from their PlayStation to a real-life professional racing career with Nissan; the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy was an international virtual-to-reality contest that allowed the video gamers of the Gran Turismo game the opportunity to become a real-world car racing driver. Created in June 2008 in collaboration between Nissan Europe, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Polyphony Digital, GT Academy provided an alternative route into professional motor racing for people; the contest comprised different phases. Players began with virtual racing on PlayStation's Gran Turismo, progressed to National Finals before the winners of each region competed for real in actual Nissan cars at Race Camp; this experience involved week-long testing and challenges which involved elimination.

Since 2008, Race Camp had always been based at Silverstone Circuit, UK, where the title of GT Academy Winner was awarded to whoever demonstrated the greatest potential to make the switch from Gran Turismo gamer to real racer. Competition winners were rewarded with a place in Nissan's Driver Development Programme as well as entry into an international race or series with Nissan. GT Academy was run only across Europe; the sixth season in 2014 grew to include separate competitions for Europe, North America and an International group. Nissan's Driver Development Programme was included to try and assist GT Academy Winners to develop the skills needed to compete against those with years of car racing experience. Over six seasons, more than five million people had entered GT Academy via PlayStation 3. GT Academy Winners who qualified to compete in the international race or series were considered for a potential future racing career with Nissan as a NISMO Athlete. Starting from 2008, each season of GT Academy had followed with a reality entertainment TV series, broadcast in over 160 countries.

The series was localised for TV channels in different markets, which included ITV4, Discovery Rossiye 2, Europe's largest broadcast network RTL in Germany and Holland. In 2013, the GT Academy TV programs recorded a global TV audience of over 100 million. In the North American GT Academy competitions, the TV series was hosted by a celebrity, which began with TV personality Kristin Adams in 2011 and continued with former NFL star Dhani Jones since 2012 on Spike TV. Players qualified for GT Academy through Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3. Gamers in the participating territories signed in with their PSN ID and entered the competition via a free automatic update on the game, they had to compete against each other to set the fastest lap time possible in four consecutive rounds, each with a different track and Nissan vehicle, before the final round determined whether or not the player qualified for the next phase of GT Academy. Nissan and PlayStation hosted Live Events for the qualifying rounds in the participating territories.

These events allowed those who didn’t have a PlayStation 3 or copy of Gran Turismo 6 to enter the competition on gaming pods set up at public venues or events, such as motor shows and gaming conventions. The fastest gamers at the Live Events were granted a spot at the National Finals. National Finals identified which gamers had real-life racing potential and determined the top selection of competitors who would progress to the next phase of GT Academy. In addition to onsite Gran Turismo 6 time trials, competitors were tested on real driving in Nissan vehicles. Additionally, players underwent a personality test, regular assessments of physical fitness and general health. Winners from the National Finals received a place at Race Camp, a week-long selection process that determined the GT Academy Winner. Headquartered at Stowe Circuit in the premises of Silverstone Circuit, UK, Race Camp assessed competitors both on and off the real-world track. Competitors were split into regional groups where they competed against each other and against other territories.

They were allocated a judge - each with a professional background in auto racing – responsible for mentoring and eliminating all but one of their group based on various eliminatory challenges. A head judge oversaw the eliminations and had the ultimate responsibility of naming the GT Academy Winner. On the last day, the remaining competitors - one from each group – competed in a final race against each other, where the results of the race, along with their development over Race Camp, were taken into account, so as for the judges to determine the winner. All activities took place within Silverstone Circuit and a number of other neighbouring venues to accommodate numerous types of challenges. On the track, these included pit stop challenge, dogfight, stock car racing, traffic challenge, more, with competitors driving in buggies, single seaters, Caterham cars, as well as actual Nissan cars such as the 370Z, Juke, GT-R, Pulsar. Off-track challenges involved an assault course, laser challenge, written tests and more.

GT Academy Winners were invited to take part in Nissan's Driver Development Programme. Headquartered at Silverstone Circuit, UK, the Driver Development Program consisted of two-to-four months of training and racing at club and national level with the GT Academy Nissan RJN Motorsport

Bay Glen, Houston

Bay Glen is a neighborhood located within the master-planned community of Clear Lake City in Houston, Texas. The neighborhood was developed in the mid-1980s and borders the neighborhoods of Bay Knoll, Bay Pointe, Bay Oaks and Oak Brook West. Bay Glen, along with Bay Knoll, is a member of the Pineloch Community Association. Residents living in Bay Glen take advantage of all the amenities offered with the master-planned community of Clear Lake City—such as community parks, swimming pools, tennis courts. Houston Police Department's Clear Lake Patrol Division serves the area. Bay Glen is served by the Clear Creek Independent School District and students attend John F. Ward Elementary, Clear Lake Intermediate, Clear Brook High School. Despite being located in Houston, it is not served by the Houston Independent School District