Christianity

Knowing the Spirit Within

“The Lord our God, the Lord is one” is a phrase spoken in the Shema of the Old Testament and by Jesus in the New Testament. God’s omnipotence, omnipresence and being an omniscient …

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The National Catholic Register

The National Catholic Register is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the happenings in the Catholic Church according to the Vatican incentives. Their mission “.  . . is to provide a perspective …

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The story of Gamaliel

Many biblical characters often take center stage, while other lesser-known characters seem to fade into obscurity. Often those emphasized the least had a special role to play, many times as …

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The secular side of Easter

As with Christmas, the chosen time for Easter is based on non-Christian situations. And, as with Christmas, a lot of accouterments attached to Easter have nothing to do with its …

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Obedience to God

Discipleship is the focal point in an obedient Christian life.  By living a life that reflects the brilliant light that Jesus infuses into the life of the believer is the …

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Christianity and Doctrine

What is the Christian belief? It’s vital that one understands what Christianity itself is before diving deep into the details about Christianity and the Christian belief. In the Spiritual writings …

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Angels: Do angels watch over us?

Angels, by any name, exist within the major religions of the world. In Buddhism, “devas” are celestial beings and “dharmapalas” are protectors. In Catholicism, angels are intermediaries between God and …

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Presbyterian church doctrine

Today, several different Presbyterian denominations maintain church organizations within the United States (and around the world). All of them trace their roots back to the Church of Scotland, an offshoot …

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Signs that Christ Embraces Everyone

In the Catholic faith, there are seven Sacraments: Baptism, the Eucharist, Reconciliation and Penance, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick.  The Sacraments are reminders that Jesus is …

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Christian concepts of salvation

There’s a variety of Christian concepts of what it takes to achieve salvation, and someplace an emphasis on works (such as water baptism for infants or anyone else) while others don’t. Salvation …

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Coming back to the church

Some Catholics become alienated from the Church at times in their lives. This separation can occur for various reasons. As children, most go along with what parents teach, but with …

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The historicity of the Bible

These are two interesting questions. There are many ancient documents that have been determined to be historically accurate but would not be considered a reliable guide to morality. Josephus and …

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Maintaining a Free People

Behaviors prohibited by biblical morality cannot always wisely be incorporated into national laws in a free society. The more immoral behaviors a society wishes to prohibit via society’s legal system …

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Jesus is salvation

Reducing salvation to a doctrine regulates it to a religious tenant rather than a lifesaving encounter with God. The Church specializes in the “doctrine of salvation” despite the various doctrines …

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