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PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN by RIVERKING PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN by RIVERKING
"What Prevents Me from Getting Baptized?"

...AND HOW ARE THEY READING THOSE SCROLLS IN A MOVING CHARIOT WITHOUT GETTING CAR-SICK??
ANYWAY, the former question was asked by a devout man who already had a love for God, but who had just been enlightened as to the good news about Jesus. He was the Ethiopian eunuch, who had gone to Jerusalem to worship as a Jewish proselyte. [Here, the word "eunich" does not mean a man who has been castrated. This word is used to denote a high-ranking official of a government.] He was on his way back to Ethiopia to resume his duties of high position in the service of the queen of Ethiopia when Philip the evangelizer was directed by God's spirit to approach him.
Running alongside the chariot, Philip heard the man reading aloud from the book of Isaiah. Asked if he understood the passage of Scripture he was reading, about an unprotesting lamb that was brought to the slaughter, the Ethiopian eunuch had to confess that he did not comprehend whether the prophet was speaking about himself or another man. What a fine opening for Philip! Starting with this Scripture, he declared to him the good news about Jesus.” Yes, the prophecy of Isaiah was about the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. [Acts 8:26-35; Isaiah 53:7, 8; John 1:29.]
How was the eunuch affected by this wholly unexpected but spectacular development in his life? Now as they were going over the road, they came to a certain body of water, and the eunuch said: Look! A body of water; what prevents me from getting baptized? Apparently Philip saw nothing in this man's manner of life and understanding of God's purposes, especially as these now related to Jesus as the Messiah and Savior, that would cause a delay in his getting baptized. The chariot was halted; they went into the water together and Philip baptized him on the basis of his accepting Jesus' sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins. [Acts 8:36-39.]

[I COPIED AND PASTED THE ABOVE ACCOUNT WITH BIBLE SCRIPTURE QUOTES FROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE BIBLE-STUDY BOOKS.]
[I WANTED TO COLOR THIS, BUT I'M AFRAID I'LL RUIN IT, AND I LIKE IT IN BLACK AND WHITE. IF I DO COLOR IT, I'LL LEAVE THIS ORIGIONAL BLACK AND WHITE INK DRAWING POSTED AS WELL.]
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Some comments: this has been suspected as the original version of the Vanishing Hitch-hiker story. Also there is one minor error. There was no Ethiopia back then. What this eunuch treasurer was from, was the kingdom of Cush, a nation between Egypt and the Geez tribes that had yet to form the kingdom of Axum,which eventually became Ethiopia. Cush fell apart about 400 a.d., after about 6 rulers of unknown names. And three blob kingdoms appeared in its place. Records are scanty on them.
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work! Fabulous illustrations!
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
THANKYOU KINDLY, GOOD BUDDY.
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Leylyan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Intresting i know that bible line 8)
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
YES, THE ETHIOPIAN WAS HAD A WHOLESOME DESIRE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GOD'S KINGDOM, AND LIVE IN HARMONY WITH HIS DIRECTIONS.
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Leylyan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Yeah that right 8)
its hard for me to explain in the english lol
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
YOU EXPLAIN IT VERY WELL. YOUR ENGLISH IS GREAT. I AM SORRY I DON'T KNOW DUTCH. FORGIVE ME.
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Leylyan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
dont worry you dont need to learn it :O :P
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
BUT I LIKE DUTCH. I LEARNED A FEW WORDS WHEN I READ THE BOOK "OF DIKES AND WINDMILLS," 1969, BY DUTCH AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR PETER SPIER. IT'S ABOUT THE HISTORY OF YOUR COUNTRY FROM WAY BACK IN MIDDLE AGES TO PRESENT DEALING WITH MANAGING THE WATER. THE "WATERSTAAT."
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Leylyan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Yeah a lot of people that are not dutch wont say that :o
But you do and yeah its true but a lot of people say ist not

wel even i cant change it lol
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