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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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A local nurse answered the call for help and went to Brooklyn to treat COVID-19 patients. (Image, Decatur Daily)

He’s Got It Under Control!

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:1 Life goes on normal if we know what we are dealing with and can manage the outcome. Uncertainties and inability to manage outcomes is the greatest cause of worry, stress and despondency. Jesus Christ knew that the disciples would face that challenge when He […]

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Seeking Me or God?

Seeking Me or God?

But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Luke 12:31 Jesus Christ (as seen in the earlier verses of this chapter) challenged our lack of faith in God that has resulted in anxiety and unnecessary stress in our lives. God is aware of the needs we have and, He has already made provision for […]

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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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But is He Not God?

But is He Not God?

The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14b. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word […]

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Jesus’ Death, Burial, and Resurrection

The most important series of events in the history of the world was the death, the burial and the resurrection of Jesus. By means of His death, Jesus fulfilled prophecy and bought man’s freedom from slavery to sin. By means of His burial, Jesus removed any doubt that He had really died. By means of His resurrection, Jesus proved He […]

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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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Why Is the Bible Different from Other Religious Books?

Why Is the Bible Different from Other Religious Books?

The Christian Bible is a history book and many other history books exist. The Bible comments on a belief system which promises the practitioner peace and a better life. From Confucius to Mohammed, Tony Robbins to L. Ron Hubbard, myriads of books set forth similar claims. So what sets the Bible apart from this mountain of literature? Can I be […]

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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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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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