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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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Rolling eyes and sideways glances – how America lost the Bible Belt

I have some news for you that may come as a surprise – the Bible Belt has been lost.  And it happened right under our noses. The belt, that once stretched from coast to coast, first shrank.  The erosion began on one end of the country (guess where) and continued…
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Is homosexuality a sin? What the bible says about ever-changing moral values

How citizens fail to recognize a decline in society's moral standard Absolute consensus on societal issues will likely never exist.  There will always be disagreement and dissension over what constitutes right and wrong.  But general consensus, acceptable by the majority, can be manufactured by Man.  Laws, leaders, and societal groups assert…
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How the decline of moral values promote the failure of civilizations

How declining moral values cause civilizations to die Great civilizations are not timeless. During their lifespan, they produce great innovations, stunning technological advancements, and archive vast caches of knowledge, but inevitably – they will collapse and die. The reasons for civilizational decline are varied and hotly debated. In general though, there…
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