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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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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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