Category: Religion

James vs. Paul: Salvation by Grace or Works?

James vs. Paul: Salvation by Grace or Works?

Am I saved by faith or good works? “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God…” Ephesians 2:8 In order to be saved we must believe in Jesus and dedicate our lives to following Him. Salvation is based upon faith alone (Galatians 3:6, 7). But then […]

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The First Christians

Who is the first Christian?

This a fascinating question. Very much like asking, who was the first human, first scientist, first lawyer or first anything, when you think about it. Seriously. For some endeavors or accomplishments, we can develop a precise answer. Thus we know that Yuri Gagarin was the “first person in space,” Neil Armstrong was the “first person to set foot on the […]

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Carl Jung - As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

The Spiritual Problem of Modem Man

The spiritual problem of modern man is one of those questions which are so much a part of the age we live in that we cannot see them in the proper perspective. Modern man is an entirely new phenomenon; a modern problem is one which has just arisen and whose answer still lies in the future. In speaking of the […]

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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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Charles II (1630-1685) and the English Restoration

The English Restoration Has Begun

Something is stirring in England. It’s not much. A still, small voice of calm whispering in the dark. Prayers ascending like incense. A rekindled faith. No, it’s not much. Merely a mustard seed. It won’t be noticed by most people. It will go unheeded by the dead men milling around satanically in what remains of England’s once green and pleasant […]

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Wow, God Loves Even Me!

Wow, God Loves Even Me!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 Understanding this verse is easy when we personalize it: “For God so loved ME that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that IF I believe in him, I shall […]

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The Liberty Bell Temple in Los Angeles, US was established by the American Rasta Ed Forchion

Rastafari: A New Religious and Social Movement

Rastafari, also spelled Ras Tafari, religious and social movement, begun in Jamaica in the 1930s and adopted by many groups around the globe, that combines Protestant Christianity, mysticism, and a pan-African political consciousness. Rastas, as members of the movement are called, see their past, present, and future in a distinct way. Drawing from Old Testament stories, especially that of Exodus, […]

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The Middle East Then and Now: The History of Israel, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan

The Middle East Then and Now: The History of Israel, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan

Authors: M. Clement Hall and Charles River Editors Paperback: 254 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 26, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1493591681 ISBN-13: 978-1493591688 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces Before World War I, the West was largely unfamiliar with the Middle East, but in less than 100 years it has become the […]

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The Mesopotamian Civilization

The Mesopotamian Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia, often referred to as the cradle of civilization, was once home to some of the most influential cities in human history. Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning ‘between two rivers’) was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to today’s Iraq, […]

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The Crusades to the Holy Land

The Crusades to the Holy Land

“Undertake this journey for the remission of your sins, with the assurance of the imperishable glory of the Kingdom of Heaven!” 1 Pope Urban II, in one of history’s most powerful speeches, initiated 200 years of the Crusades at the Council of Clermont, France on November 27, 1095 with this impassioned plea. In a rare public session in an open field, […]

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