Modern Day Lessons

How Christians should deal with death of a loved one (and no, every loss does not happen “for a reason”)

When we experience the loss or death of a loved one, hurt and pain are minimized through a variety of coping mechanisms. Often, we rationalize the death as having been the result of some unknown reason or purpose that is beyond our ability to comprehend. Fact is, death is an…
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Who is the Antichrist? List of the top characteristics and clues to identify The Beast referenced in the Bible

The Antichrist (also known as The Beast) is described in Revelation, 2 Thessalonians, Daniel, and other Old and New Testament books. Direct allusions to The Beast tell us there is to be an individual known variously as the Antichrist (note the capital “A” as compared to the more generic anti-christ…
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The rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem – biblical prophecy paints clear picture of End Time events

Since the first century, there has been much debate whether Israel will rebuild a great temple on the traditional temple site, known as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem. The prospect is outlandish, frightening, and controversial – building a Third Temple would be a difficult endeavor because of the sites’ controversial history. …
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How Christians should handle racism – an obligation to stand front and center against racial bias, prejudice, and discrimination

Like it or not, the topic of racism is not something Christians can ignore.  After all, our fundamental Christian tenets to love one another are in direct opposition to racism thus, hiding our heads in the sand is not an option.  It is a Christian’s obligation to stand up against…
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Is religion really responsible for most wars and millions of lost lives throughout history?

Introduction A common argument against organized religion is the claim that religion has been responsible for more wars, and hence millions of lost lives throughout history. This is a fallacy – one that is easy to refute by simply studying the history of past wars and culling out contributing causes…
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How to read and interpret (understand) the Bible’s Old and New Testament texts

Many Bible readers feel they struggle interpreting the true meaning of the biblical texts. In truth, any translated text will be difficult to understand, and even more so when the text is a sacred religious tome, translated by interpreters who went to great lengths to ensure they did not alter its original meaning in…
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Christian creationism vs. science’s Theory of Evolution – did God paint the universe with a random brush?

Pitting deep-rooted theological beliefs against modern-day scientific theory The Theory of Evolution is an oft-debated topic pitting the deep-rooted beliefs of theologians against the theories of modern-day scientists. Scientists suggest (and often, violating their own scientific process, wholeheartedly accept as truth) that man evolved over time – that certain human…
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The surprising truth behind the religion of Islam – a detailed Christian guide to the Koran (Quran) and what it teaches its followers

WARNING: The following is an up-front, critical analysis of the Quran which religious followers of Islam may find offensive. Preface: A Christian's Guide to the Koran As a lifelong Christian, I possess no accurate, firsthand knowledge of Islam’s religious doctrines nor have many close personal relationships with any of its…
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What about the differences in Old Testament Law and Jesus’ New Testament teaching?

Difficulty reconciling differences New Christians sometimes find it difficult to reconcile the differences in Old Testament and New Testament teachings. In most instances, New Testament lessons explain or expand on Old Testament teachings. In other instances however, New Testament lessons seem to contradict or overturn Old Testament Law. These perceived contradictions…
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Where was Jesus mentioned in the Old Testament? The Messianic Prophecies fulfilled in the New Testament.

Many may not recognize the Old Testament support for Jesus as the promised Messiah.  Called Messianic Prophecies, these Old Testament scriptures support the Christian belief that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah (some estimate there are hundreds of verses that support Jesus as the Savior but these verses in particular,…
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