Has Christianity Become a Coward’s Religion?

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Has Christianity Become a Coward’s Religion? Renaissance political thinker Niccolo Machiavelli castigated Christianity for making its adherents weak. Looking to the next world, he charged, Christians forget their public duties in this world, leaving their communities weak in the face of their enemies. Early Christian martyrs were hardly cowards. There were martyrs in Machiavelli’s day as well, and as I write martyrs are being made every day as pious Christians are murdered by the thugs of the Islamic State. One wonders, however, given some recent trends, whether some Christians in…

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How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism?

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How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism?   How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism? Judaism Christianity, and Islam, in contrast to Hinduism and Buddhism, are all monotheistic faiths that worship the God of Adam, Abraham, and Moses-creator, sustainer, and lord of the universe. They share a common belief in the oneness of God (monotheism), sacred history (history as the theater of God’s activity and the encounter of God and humankind), prophets and divine revelation, angels, and Satan. All stress moral responsibility and accountability, Judgment Day, and eternal…

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Islam to overtake Christianity to be largest religion in world by 2070

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Islam to overtake Christianity to be largest religion in world by 2070 ISLAM will take over Christianity as the largest religion in the world by 2070, latest research has found. Christianity : The religion is the only faith growing faster than the world’s population and is expected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2050, compared to 35 per cent for Christians.This will be powered by growth in nations such as Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to research by the US-based Pew Research Centre. There were 1.6billion…

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Christianity and the Baha’i Faith

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Christianity and the Baha’i Faith Christianity : Are Baha’is Christians? Yes – Baha’is love and revere Christ and His teachings. The Baha’i Writings testify that “To be a Christian is to embody every excellence there is.” Love, compassion, honesty, truthfulness, kindness, patience, integrity, and humility – those qualities make up just a few of these many excellences. The Baha’i teachings also proclaim the reverence with which Baha’is view our Lord Jesus Christ: Know thou that when the Son of Man yielded up His breath to God, the whole creation wept…

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Bible Verses Body: 13 Bible Verses about Your Body

Bible Verses Body: Bible Verses Body: Through scripture we know that God values our bodies. Our bodies are said to be a temple of the Holy Spirit, and we are called to take care of and honor God’s temple. God’s words lead use to use our bodies and the gifts He has given us to achieve the will of God. Use these Bible verses for a better understanding. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you…

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Bible Verses Health: 18 Bible Verses about Health

Bible Verses Health: Bible Verses Health: Through scripture, we can find God’s guidance to good health, as it is rated of high importance. These bible verses expose us to God’s rules for good physical, mental, and spiritual health. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 3 John 1:2 2 Dear friend, I pray…

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Anger Bible Verses: 18 Bible Verses about Anger

Anger Bible Verses: Anger Bible Verses: Bible Verses About Anger – Get a biblical perspective on dealing with anger and how to handle emotions. Read Bible quotes about being angry and not sinning. Discover how to live free from the control of anger. Ephesians 4:26-31 26 “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with…

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Job continues his reply to Eliphaz

Chapter 7 Job continues his reply to Eliphaz Job wants to die v1 But in this world, men must work so hard. We are like the workers that other people employ for the day. v2 And I am like a slave who waits for the evening. Or, I am like a worker who must wait for his pay. v3 So, I have been sad for months. And I am miserable every night. v4 At night, I lie down. I think, ‘My nights are so long.’ Then, I wait until dawn.…

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God takes Elijah to heaven

Chapter 2 God takes Elijah to heaven God had promised Elijah that Elisha would continue his work (1 Kings 19:16). In this chapter is the end of Elijah’s work as a *prophet. But there is also the beginning of Elisha’s work as a *prophet. Because of Elijah’s work, there were now groups of people in *Israel who were loyal to God. Elisha would make those believers stronger. And he would deal with some of the troubles that remained in that country. v1 The time came when the *Lord would take…

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Jephthah, a man from Gilead’s family, was a brave soldier

Chapter 11 v1 Jephthah, a man from Gilead’s family, was a brave soldier. Gilead was his father. v2 His mother was a woman who sold her body for sex. Gilead’s real wife had several sons. When they grew up, they forced Jephthah to leave. ‘You will not receive anything when our father dies’, they said. ‘You are another woman’s son.’ v3 So Jephthah ran away from his brothers and he lived in the area called Tob. There, a group of men that were worth nothing joined him. And they followed…

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On that day Deborah and Barak, Abinoam’s son, sang this song.

Chapter 5 v1 On that day Deborah and Barak, Abinoam’s son, sang this song. v2 ‘Praise the *Lord because the leaders of *Israel led. The people were glad to follow! v3 Listen, kings and rulers! I will sing to the *Lord. I will make music to the God of *Israel’s people. v4 *Lord, you went out from Seir and you marched from the country called Edom. Then the earth shook and rain fell from the sky. Rain poured down from the clouds. v5 The mountains shook in front of the…

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After Ehud’s death, the Israelites again did not obey God

Chapter 4 v1 After Ehud’s death, the Israelites again did not obey God. v2 The *Lord allowed Jabin to *conquer them. Jabin was the king of Hazor in *Canaan. Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-Haggoyim, led the king’s army. v3 He had 900 iron *chariots. And he made life very hard for the *Israelites for 20 years. Then they cried to the *Lord for help. These stories are about the northern *tribes. The people in *Canaan may have attacked 6 northern *tribes. The enemy is Jabin the king of Hazor. He…

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Rules for the priests, so that they remain holy

Chapter 21 Rules for the priests, so that they remain holy v1 The *LORD said (this) to Moses. ‘Speak to the priests, (who are) the sons of Aaron. Say this to them: “(A priest) must not make himself *unclean because one of his relatives has died. v2 There is an exception for his closest relatives. (This means) his mother, his father, his son, his daughter and his brother. v3 (It also means) a sister who has not married (anyone). She depended on him because she did not have a husband.…

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Christianity is Harder Than We Pretend it is

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We make a lot of pitches with Christianity.”It’s a free gift.””The peace and satisfaction your heart desires.”These are the expectations we set. And expectations help preface either disappointment or fulfillment.Unfortunately, for many Christians, the reality of faith is a shocking letdown compared to the false premises that were guaranteed them by pastors, churches and other believers.As people obsess over church attendance, burnout rates and demographic changes within Christianity, we become infatuated with solving today’s problems—determined to find the perfect fix.Thus, we analyze church traditions, styles, techniques and theologies and wonder…

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Joel: The Day of the Lord. Joel tells us his father’s name, but he says

About this book Joel tells us his father’s name, but he says nothing about himself. Some students think that he wrote his book about 850 years before the birth of Jesus. Other students think that he wrote it about 330 years later than that. The really important thing is that Joel* has a message from God. Joel: Nearly all God’s people have forgotten to love God. And they have forgotten to obey him. So God allows bad things to happen. There is no rain. (Look at Joel* 1:20.) The plants…

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Bible True. Is the Bible True? What can be proved?

Bible True: At the beginning of this book, I laid out some guiding questions that I have tried to follow carefully and objectively throughout this investigation: In light of the conflicting claims and the often equivocal evidence of modern scholarship, what can be known about the Bible? What can be proved? What is reasonable for modern readers to believe about its authority, its authenticity, and its reliability as a historical witness? In subsequent pages I inquired into the Bible’s genre and the credibility of its sources, examined archaeological evidence and…

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How to Have Life After Death

Off the coast of Maine, there was a Navy ship sailing in a very dense fog. This night, the midshipman saw a fixed light in the distance and immediately contacted his captain. “There’s a light in the distance heading straight for us, what do you want me to do?” The captain told him to flash a signal to the vessel, directing it to change course. The vessel signaled back, “No, you change your course.” Again the captain instructed the midshipman to command the oncoming vessel to change its course immediately.…

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What is Biblical Christianity?

What is Biblical Christianity?Purpose in LifePurpose, meaning, a reason for living—these are all things we desire and search for in life. Despite steps each one of us takes to find purpose and meaning, we still feel empty, unfulfilled. That is because there is a spiritual emptiness in each of our lives. We each have a hole in our heart, a spiritual vacuum deep within our soul. Possessions won’t fill this hole, nor will success. Relationships alone cannot satisfy this emptiness, and morality, in and of itself, falls miserably short of…

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What is Christianity? A Detailed Look

The world today is inundated with a plethora of religions, containing all kinds of different beliefs, rules, traditions and requirements. Many today look at Christianity as just another religion or religious title,  however it is much more than that. Today we’re going to take a look at the question:  “What is Christianity?” and why it is so much more than just another religion?A Christian is a person that professes belief in Jesus as being the Christ (Messiah). Therefore, Christianity is the professing belief in Jesus as the Christ and the…

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ONE PARAGRAPH: What Is Christianity Religion, About, Beliefs, Based On?

ONE PARAGRAPH: What Is Christianity Religion, About, Beliefs, Based On?Yeshua Jesus Christ, the Biblical Messiah, proclaimed that he is the only God, and proved it by speaking things and doing things that only God could do, such as walking on water, instantly calming a brutal storm, instantly healing people all around of anything whatsoever: even commanding them to come back to life from death. He also proved himself God by being the exact fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies that were given to the people (from God for thousands…

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“What is Pauline Christianity?”

Pauline Christianity is a term applied to what some perceive as the religious teaching unique to Paul’s writings and distinct from the gospel of Jesus. That is, Jesus taught one thing, and Paul taught something completely different. Those who believe in a separate Pauline Christianity believe that the Christianity of today has little to do with Jesus’ teachings; rather, it is the product of Paul’s corruption of those teachings.We believe that the New Testament is a unified whole: the Gospels present the life and work of Jesus the Messiah; the…

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“What makes Christianity unique?”

Is Christianity really unique, or is it just one of many roads on the path to Truth? Is Christianity truly unique among the many religions around the world? If it is, what makes it so? Unique among all religions, Christianity makes several claims that others do not. First, all other religions exhort man to reach up to God and grasp hold of Him through their own efforts. Christianity is the only religion where God reaches down to man. Second, other religions are systems of do’s and don’ts to appease God;…

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“How do I convert to Christianity?”

A man in the Greek city of Philippi asked a very similar question of Paul and Silas. We know at least three things about this man: he was a jailer, he was a pagan, and he was desperate. He had been on the verge of suicide when Paul stopped him. And that’s when the man asked, “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). The very fact that the man asks the question shows that he recognized his need of salvation—he saw only death for himself, and he knew…

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“What is Christianity and what do Christians believe?”

The core beliefs of Christianity are summarized in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. Instead of adhering to a list of “do’s and don’ts,” the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.Beyond these core…

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The Need for Integrity

The Need for Integrity:“I was shocked,” said Calvin Lane, though as he spoke I sensed his shock had turned to bitterness. “My uncle was a deacon in the church, but the first time I accompanied him to the company convention he led the way in painting the town.”In the course of five years Calvin had come to wonder whether a commitment to the Lord actually meant anything. The inconsistencies he observed made him wonder.“I think I’ve had all the Christianity I want,” he added.About a year after he learned of…

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Christianity goes beyond mere obedience

Aside from the surprising reliance on Skinnerian style behavior modification techniques in the Pearl’s book, what is most striking about To Train Up A Child is the heavy emphasis on absolute, instant, unquestioning obedience.Yes, the Bible does talk about obeying the commandments of God. But what the Pearls advocate in their book goes far beyond anything presented in the Bible. The Bible focuses on teaching and training children so that they will know the difference between good and evil, and on exhorting toward the good. Only when people flagrantly violate…

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Jesus-God With Us

Emmanuel Is My Favorite Name For Jesus: None of the other names, as beautiful and as accurate as they are, come close to saying as much about Him as Emmanuel (God With Us).  Of course, most people describe God With Us as representing His birth and earthly life as Jesus of Nazareth.  This is correct, but such a limited definition it seems almost insulting.  You see, He was God With Us at creation, when, through Him all things were made.  He was God With Us since creation in his visits…

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Did Christianity Steal From Mithraism?

Christianity is a direct copy of the Mithraic religion that was 200 years its predecessor. You can look in up in the Encyclopedia of World Religions. Mithra died for the sins of humanity, had 12 apostles, a last supper and most of the other tenets that Christianity copied. Also, read Who Wrote the Bible. You must already know that there are over 200 direct contradictions in the New Testament alone. Please don’t believe a religion just because it is commonly accepted without being researched.Randy The subject of Mithra has given…

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Christianity in Holland Today

It is recorded of John Newton that he said: ‘I read the newspaper that I may see how my heavenly Father governs the world.’ Spurgeon said that he read the newspaper to find illustrations for his sermons. In our 21st century it is very revealing to read God’s Word side by side with the newspaper. We see how God’s Word is fulfilled in current developments in society.Recently, I was struck by a sequence of, in themselves, unrelated events within our government and nation, published in newspapers in the Netherlands. These…

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CHRISTIANITY: What is it?

Christianity isn’t formalism, a list of rules, following a group of men who dictate what the Bible says to others, a family tradition, church attendance,  following the Ten Commandments, a belief in the Bible, adherence to a conservative movement or denomination, some words such as a sinner’s prayer to fulfill a list, or a set of doctrinal beliefs.Christianity is a relationship with Jesus Christ through repentant faith and a prayer for the receiving of the Holy Spirit and His baptism, resulting in fruit and transformed living. In my lifetime, I have never…

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