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How is the Christian religion different from all the other world religions? (Image by Share Change/YouTube)

What Makes Christianity Different from Other Religions?

How is the Christian religion different from all the other world religions? (Image by Share Change/YouTube) Religion is the practice of faith; that is, religion is the external or ceremonial observance of a set of beliefs. Technically, there is a difference between faith (the internal attitude) and religion (the external works), but for the sake of this article, we will […]

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Sins of The Father

What Does the Bible Say About Sins Of The Father?

Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin. Deuteronomy 24:16 Children are not punished for the sins committed by their parents; neither are parents punished for the sins of their children. Each of us is responsible for our own sins. Ezekiel 18:20 […]

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Loneliness (by xinje on DeviantArt)

What does the Bible say about loneliness?

Being alone and being lonely are two different things. One can be alone without being lonely, and one can be lonely in a crowded room. Loneliness is, therefore, a state of mind, an emotion brought on by feelings of separation from other human beings. The sense of isolation is very deeply felt by those who are lonely. The Hebrew word […]

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Aivazovsky painting "the deluge" (oil on canvas) is a striking work by the great painter of seascapes. Work on the painting began in 1864-m. As you know, many masterpieces of world art history written on the stories of the Bible, and the story of the flood is not just used by different artists. And Aivazovsky himself several times throughout his life he returned to this famous story. (State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg)

What is the mystery of iniquity?

The phrase the mystery of iniquity occurs in the KJV of 2 Thessalonians 2:7, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” Other translations render the phrase as “the secret power of lawlessness” (NIV) or “the mystery of lawlessness” (ESV and NASB). Before we attempt […]

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An influenza ward at a U.S. Army Camp Hospital in France during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. (Image Shutterstock)

What does the Bible say about pandemic diseases?

Various outbreaks of pandemic diseases, such as Ebola or the coronavirus, have prompted many to ask why God allows—or even causes—pandemic diseases and whether such illnesses are a sign of the end times. The Bible, particularly the Old Testament, describes numerous occasions when God brought plagues and diseases on His people and on His enemies “to make you see my […]

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The Elders of Israel Demand a King. - 1st Samuel 8:5

Who were the seventy elders of Israel?

Elders in the Old Testament were men chosen to lead because of their wisdom, leadership abilities, and proven integrity. Israel had elders even before God delivered the nation from Egyptian slavery, but we don’t know how many there were. God sent Moses to appeal to those elders for support before he went to Pharaoh (Exodus 3:16). Each of the twelve […]

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What is a Christmas nativity?

What is a Christmas nativity?

Tradition says that Francis of Assisi created the very first Christmas nativity scene in AD 1223 after a trip to the Holy Land and Christ’s birthplace. So began a new tradition that took root in many Western countries. Today, we can see nativity scenes in front of churches and homes, on street corners, and in pageants every Christmas season. The […]

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Why Celebrate Christmas?

Why Celebrate Christmas?

Christians the world over celebrate Christmas in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Various Christmas traditions have been associated with the celebration of Christmas, and different cultures celebrate different ways. The unifying factor is the historical fact that Jesus was born, c. 5 BC. The angel who appeared to the shepherds the night of Jesus’ birth said, […]

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William Joseph Simmons attends a congressional committee investigation of the Ku Klux Klan in 1921. (Library of Congress)

Is the KKK a Christian organization?

On a recent national radio program, the host interviewed several Muslims about Islam and terrorism. He asked, “What is it about Islam that seems to attract or instigate violence?” One of the guests immediately responded, “We could ask the same thing about Christianity. After all, the KKK is a Christian organization.” The issue of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) and […]

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What is the National Association of Evangelicals?

What is the National Association of Evangelicals?

 NAE: What is an Evangelical? Founded: 1942 Type: Evangelical organization Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States Area served: USA Membership: 40 Christian denominations, 45,000 churches Website: nae.net The word evangelical comes from the Greek word euaggelion, which means “gospel” or “good news.” An evangelical is someone who believes the good news that Christ died for our sins and rose again […]

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