Christianity

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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Getting what we deserve

“You got what you deserved,” or statements that have similar meanings, have been standard sayings for centuries, showing up in literature and common language. Everyone who hears it knows what …

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How can I be saved

God’s plan for salvation is clearly stated in John 14:6 when Jesus answers ” I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except …

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Healing the Sick

Magic words are not to be found when seeking how to pray for the sick.  Looking at the life of Jesus we see many ways He released healing for there was no …

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