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What is the Church?

What is the Church?

Church is the body of Christ, of which Christ is the head Many people today understand the church as a building. This is not a biblical understanding of the church. The word “church” is a translation of the Greek word ekklesia, which is defined as “an assembly” or “called-out ones.” The root meaning of church is not that of a […]

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Lack of Faith?

Lack of Faith?

The apostle Paul exhorts Christians to “walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). What we see here is a contrast between truth and perception—what we know and believe to be true and what we perceive to be true. This is where the Christian struggle with a lack of faith finds its basis. The main reason why so […]

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Outside the Saint Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, posters display photos of the dead. One shows a woman and three children. It reads, “Rest in peace for Pradeep Susanthas and his whole family, who were killed in the church attack. Our deepest sympathies.” The church, about 20 miles north of the capital city of Colombo, was the scene of the worst carnage from the Easter Sunday suicide bombings. (Image Stan Guthrie)

Is it Wrong to Be a Christian Secretly in Order to Preserve Your Own Life?

Is it wrong to live lives as secret Christians for fear of reprisal or even death? Should Christians be willing to die for confessing the name of Jesus? Should we keep our faith secret in order to preserve our lives? This is a question that is only hypothetical for Christians in many parts of the world, with the worst persecution […]

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters in action in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, on Sunday (image, Reuters)

Does war in Syria have anything to do with the end times?

As civil war rages in Syria and other nations ponder potential involvement, some Bible teachers believe we can see biblical end-times prophecy unfolding right before our eyes. The Middle East is a religious-political powder keg and has been for years, but the Syrian Crisis seems to be making the situation that much more explosive. Because of Syria’s proximity to Israel, […]

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Harrowing Hart on Hell by Douglas Farrow

Is Hell Real and is Hell a Just Punishment?

It is interesting that a much higher percentage of people believe in the existence of heaven than believe in the existence of hell. According to the Bible, though, hell is just as real as heaven. The Bible clearly and explicitly teaches that hell is a real place to which the wicked/unbelieving are sent after death. We have all sinned against […]

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What is the Parable of the Good Samaritan About?

What is the Parable of the Good Samaritan About?

The Parable of the Good Samaritan is precipitated by and in answer to a question posed to Jesus by a lawyer. In this case the lawyer would have been an expert in the Mosaic Law and not a court lawyer of today. The lawyer’s question was, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10:25). This question provided […]

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Where Do People Go When They Die?

Where Do People Go When They Die?

The Bible is absolutely clear that, ultimately, there are only two options for where you go when you die: heaven or hell. The Bible also makes it abundantly clear that you can determine where you go when you die. How? Read on. First, the problem. We have all sinned (Romans 3:23). We have all done things that are wrong, evil, […]

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What is the Origin and Significance of the Church Bells?

What is the Origin and Significance of the Church Bells?

A church bell in the Christian tradition is a bell which is rung in a church for a variety of ceremonial purposes, and can be heard outside the building. Traditionally they are used to call worshipers to the church for a communal service, and to announce times of daily prayer, called the canonical hours. They are also rung on special […]

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Joseph, Mother Mary and Baby Jesus.

Did Jesus Have A Last Name?

Christ is not Jesus’ last name or surname. People in those days did not have last names. Instead, they were identified in other ways, especially if they had a common name (and Jesus was a common name). Many people were identified by who their fathers were, for example, Levi the son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14). We call Him “Jesus,” and […]

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Will Heaven Be on Earth.

Will Heaven Be on Earth?

It is important to note that “heaven comes to earth” only through God’s miraculous intervention and re-creation. No amount of human effort, as noble is it may be in some cases, will ever be able to create “heaven on earth.” People may speak of spending eternity with God in heaven, and they may also speak of eternal punishment in hell. […]

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