Category: Religion

The Last Supper of Our Lord

The Last Supper of Our Lord

For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took […]

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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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Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria in a video produced by the group. (Image by AFP)

Boko Haram Militants Execute Two Christian Aid Workers, Release Video Footage

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has released a video in which its militants executed two Christian aid workers in Nigeria and vow to kill every believer they capture in the future. According to Morning Star News, the terrorist group released the video last week on its official news agency site Amaq. In the video, Lawrence Duna Dacighir and Godfrey Ali […]

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The Parables of Jesus.

The Parables of Jesus Christ

With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything. Gospel of Mark 4:33-34 Jesus often taught in parables, an ancient Eastern literary genre. The prophet Ezekiel, for example, wrote in […]

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The Miracles of Jesus Christ.

The Miracles of Jesus Christ

While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. And he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a […]

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The Lord's Prayer (Le_Pater_Noster) by James Tissot at the Brooklyn Museum.

The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer is the opening of one’s heart and soul in a conversation with God, and thus is an expression of faith in a relationship with God. Jesus himself prayed often, as noted in the Gospel of Luke – before his Baptism (3:21), after healing the sick (5:16), before choosing the Twelve Apostles (6:12), before the Confession of Peter (9:18) and […]

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Jesus Preaching the Sermon on the Mount
(Image by Gustave Dore).

The Eight Beatitudes of Jesus

Jesus Christ gave us the Eight Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount, recorded for all posterity in the Gospel of Matthew, the first Book of the New Testament of the Bible. Matthew’s Gospel was directed to an audience steeped in Hebrew tradition. The Gospel of Matthew stressed that Jesus is the Christ or Messiah foretold in Hebrew Scripture, our […]

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Overview of Bible Translations

Let me say this right off the bat: there is a lot I could write on the subject of Bible translations. I’m serious — you would be surprised at the huge volume of information that’s available regarding the theories of translation, the history of different Bible versions, the theological ramifications of having separate versions of God’s Word available for public […]

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The Ten Commandments of God. (Image by Goran Horvat)

The Ten Commandments of God

God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai to serve as principles of moral behavior for the human race. The Ten Commandments of God are the foundation of the moral code and legal system of justice for Western Christian civilization. The architecture of the U. S. Supreme Court building reflects this biblical foundation. At the center of the sculpture […]

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The Gospel of St. John

The Gospel of St. John

A Biblical History The Gospel according to John (Greek: Εὐαγγέλιον κατὰ Ἰωάννην) is quite different in character from the three synoptic gospels. It is highly literary and symbolic. It does not follow the same order or reproduce the same stories as the synoptic gospels. To a much greater degree, it is the product of a developed theological reflection and grows […]

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