And they celebrate the paradoxical manner by which God exerts power, establishes his rule, and liberates those enslaved by the axis of evil: liberation and ransom through the shedding of blood of an innocent lamb, the seemingly harmless lamb overcoming the seemingly deadly dragon, the victim becoming the victor (both the Lamb and his followers), followers washing their clothes pure by drenching them in blood (the blood of the Lamb), going from slain to reign, etc.
Doing obeisance to this Lamb (5:8), the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders sing a hymn declaring the worthiness of the Lamb: "Worthy (axios) are you to take the scroll and to open its seals; for you were slain and by your blood you ransomed people for God: from every tribe and tongue and people and state, and have made them a kingdom and priests to our God and they shall reign on earth" (5:9-10).
3 percent of the 644 officers slain
in the line of duty were killed by fire-arms, including 70.
color) Raul Aguirre was slain
when he came to the aid of a classmate during a fight at Hoover High School.
residents Tina and Tim Lamoureux will ride their bikes cross-country from California to Florida next week, in a trip to benefit the family of slain
This year, the number of riders has increased six fold, enough to garner substantial financial support for families of slain
officers, Norlemann said.
4) Anat Habani speaks about Harry Howard during a memorial service held Friday for the slain
College of the Canyons volunteer and service-learning coordinator.
The foundation is named for a 12-year-old girl from Northern California who was kidnapped from her home and slain
Law enforcement officers from throughout California filled the church arena to pay their last respects to the slain
deputy in an incredible display.
The complaint says Blake solicited two unidentified men to kill Bakley, either in the desert or near Vitello's, the restaurant where Blake and Bakley dined the night she was slain
Anderson, the slain
deputy's brother, said Charlie met his wife, Beth, while responding to a call.
STEVENSON RANCH - Eleven-year-old Austin Losorelli - the son of an Los Angeles police officer - stood on a street corner Saturday to collect money in memory of slain
sheriff's Deputy Hagop ``Jake'' Kuredjian.