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FRONT PAGE  |  11/18/2019
MONDAY, JAN 7, 2019  |  7 comments
Is the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia throbs with religious fervor. On Sundays in Lalibela, Aksum and Gondar, I was alone in thousand-strong crowds of monks and nuns, hermits and business owners, energetic children and bent-double grandmothers. They wrapped themselves in white or burnt orange and poured into the churches that dot the landscape.

It is a society with a more profound spirituality than anywhere else I have been to—one where worship is woven into nearly every aspect of life. And during my trip, it became clear that this veneration of the church was born from a belief that Ethiopia has been chosen by God as the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.

There is only one man alive who has seen the alleged Ark in all its biblical glory. It is, according to Ethiopian lore, hidden in a church in Aksum—a small city in the northern highlands—and guarded by a single monk. Nobody else enters the room and only after ...


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Adriel  Find all comments by Adriel
"Never was there an age since the name of Christians was known upon the earth, wherein there was such a direct opposition made
unto the Person and glory of Christ, as there is in that wherein we live. There were, indeed, in the first times of the church, sums of proud, doting, brain-sick persons, who vented many foolish imaginations about him, which issued at length in Arianism, in whose ruins they were buried. The gates of hell in them prevailed not against the rock on which the church is built. But as it was said of Caesar, “Solus accesit sobrius, ad perdendam rempublicam”, – “He alone went soberly about the destruction of the commonwealth;” so we now have great numbers who oppose the Person and glory of Christ, under a pretence of sobriety of reason, as they vainly plead. Yea, the disbelief of the mysteries of the Trinity, and the incarnation of the Son of God, – the sole foundation of Christian religion, – is so diffused in the world, as that it has almost devoured the power and vitals of it. And not a few, who dare not yet express their minds, do give broad intimations of their intentions and good-will towards him, in making them the object of their scorn and reproach who desire to know nothing but him, and him crucified." (John Owen. 17th century)
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News Item1/7/19 7:43 PM
CJ | Indiana USA  Find all comments by CJ
We have the true ark. He dwells in and among us.
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Just a Guy | Mississippi  Find all comments by Just a Guy
Not sure how Ethiopia thinks the ark went there???

During that time, a journey from Jerusalem to Ethiopia was like us traveling the Atlantic in a sail boat.

The article makes it seems like a big purpose of the Art stuff is all for the "religious fervor" it creates. More money for the local churches, means richer church runners...

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Douglas Fir | Zones Four to Six  Find all comments by Douglas Fir
Well said, '2 Cents' and a reminder about all those trips to Israel that many ministries and churches like to promote.
After 2000 yrs, what you are seeing might not be anything like what it was back then. Even the US has undergone big changes in the last 200 yrs, which can be seen in Vermont, which had its forests cut down nearly completely.
I have never heard that Ethiopia was full of religious fervor, and being that this story comes from a secular website, I wonder how accurate they can be. For example, they probably didn't ask the Muslims there if they practice FGM--like a circumcision of young girls. If so, they would have been horrified, since it scars them for life.
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My Own 2 cents  Find all comments by My Own 2 cents
A Christian's Ark of the Covenant is in Heaven, and should not care about some gold box that God obviously destroyed or hid...on purpose.
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Frank  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
I don’t have any concrete thoughts about if the Ark is present somewhere today. I do know that if it is, then it would be worshiped as an idol. If someone visits the myriad of catholic cathedrals in Europe, they will instantly realize how relics have always been worshiped. Just looking at one can buy purgatory time for these disillusioned folks.

But, if I were to guess, I would say it is somewhere on this earth, but I truly don’t care in the slightest.

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Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
When he isn’t taking care of the ark the monk breeds unicorns.
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