Psalm 46 - Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 45.661 W 105° 01.626
13S E 497678 N 4401233
Quick Description: This former Church of Christ, Scientist, is now a Zen Center.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 4/3/2013 9:54:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMGR3F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Long Description:
The engraving at the roofline reads:

GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH

This is from Psalm 46, which reads:

"1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress." (from (visit link) )

"For several decades a popular rumor has persisted that William Shakespeare placed his mark on the translated text of Psalm 46 that appears in the King James Bible, although scholars view this as unlikely. By coincidence, the 46th word from the beginning of Psalm 46 is "shake" and the 46th word from the end (omitting the liturgical mark "Selah") is "spear". Shakespeare was in King James' service during the preparation of the King James Bible, and he was 46 years old in 1611 when the translation was completed.

This observation is related to the Bible code (visit link) , a purported collection of hidden message in the Bible." (from (visit link) )


"The 1921 Fourth Church of Christ embodies the distinctive characteristics of the Italian Renaissance Revival style as executed by two master Denver architects, Burnham F. Hoyt and Merrill H. Hoyt of the firm Hoyt and Hoyt." (from (visit link) )

It is now the Zen Center of Denver: (visit link) for more information.

Since this building is in a residential neighborhood, parking can be challenging. Please be courteous to the local residents.
Address:
3101 W. 31st Ave. Denver, CO USA


Website: Not listed

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