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Explaining Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell are two places spoken of in the Bible. Though they are spiritual realities and cannot be seen with human eyes, both have been described in a way that gives us an idea of what each is like. First, let’s talk about Heaven. It is described as a place of peace and joy where God dwells and His people abide in perfect happiness and holiness. In Heaven, there […]

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Prayer and Worship

Prayer and worship are two very important aspects of Christianity. Prayer is a conversation with God, while worship is an expression of love and reverence for God. Both are crucial to a Christian’s relationship with God. Prayer is communicating with God. It is a way to express one’s thoughts and feelings, to ask for guidance and strength, and to give thanks. Christians can pray anywhere and at any time. Some

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Christian Morality

Christian morality is often based on the teachings of the Bible. Christians believe in the Ten Commandments, which are a set of moral guidelines that tell people how to live according to God’s will. The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” is one example of a Christian moral teaching. Christians also believe in the Golden Rule, which says that we should treat others the way we want to be treated. This

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The Church

The Church has been a significant part of humanity for millennia. It has played a vital role in shaping our societies and cultures. It is a powerful force for good in the world, and its influence is felt by billions of people around the globe. The Church is a source of hope and inspiration for many people. It offers a sense of community and belonging, and it provides a framework

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The Sacraments

A sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace, instituted by Christ himself, as a means by which we receive that grace. There are seven sacraments in the Catholic Church: baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, penance, anointing of the sick, marriage, and holy orders. Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation and it marks our entry into the Christian life. It is a sign of new life and cleansing from original

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Salvation and Justification

It is a common misconception that salvation and justification are the same thing. In reality, they are quite different. Justification is a legal term that refers to the acquittal of a person from all charges against them. Salvation, on the other hand, is a religious concept that refers to the redemption of a person from sin. While justification is about being cleared of culpability, salvation is about being saved from

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The Nature of Sin

When it comes to sin, there are a lot of different ways that people can look at it. There are those who see it as something that is absolutely bad and should be avoided at all costs. Then there are others who may not see it as something bad, but simply as a part of human nature. And still others may see it as something that can be used for

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The Trinity

The first thing to understand about the Trinity is that it is one God in three persons. This may seem like a contradiction, but it is actually a very important part of the Christian faith. The three persons of the Trinity are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each person is fully God, and yet they are all one God. This may seem like a confusing concept, but

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The Nature of God

There are many interpretations of what God is and what role God plays in our lives. Some believe that God is a force of good, while others believe that God is indifferent to our suffering. Many people have different ideas about the nature of God, but there are some common themes that emerge. God is often seen as a being of great power and wisdom. Some believe that God created

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The Life and Teachings of Jesus

As we all know, Jesus was a great man who led an exemplary life. He was a teacher and a moral example to everyone who knew him. His teachings have inspired billions of people over the centuries, and continue to do so today. Jesus was a man of peace and love, and his message is just as relevant in our modern world as it was in his time. Jesus is

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The Bible: Interpretation and Meaning

The Bible is one of the most influential books in history. It has been translated into hundreds of languages and its stories have been retold countless times. But what does the Bible actually mean? How do we interpret its ancient text? There are many different ways to approach the Bible. Some people see it as a historical document, while others view it as a sacred text that contains timeless truths.

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ETERNAL JUDGMENT

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this post you will be able to: Write the Key Verse from memory. Define the word “judgment.” Explain why judgment is necessary. Identify who will judge at the final judgment. Identify who will be judged in the final judgment. Explain the principles governing final judgment. KEY VERSE: For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king. (Isaiah 33:22) INTRODUCTION

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RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD: PART II

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this post you will be able to: Write the Key Verse from memory. Describe the future resurrection of the dead. Distinguish between the resurrections of the just and the unjust. Explain how the death and resurrection of Jesus affected the destiny of the human soul. KEY VERSES: For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with

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RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD: PART I

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this post you will be able to: Write the Key Verse from memory. Define the word “resurrection.” Distinguish between past, present, and future resurrections. Describe the present spiritual resurrection of believers in Jesus Christ. Describe the past resurrection of Jesus. KEY VERSES: Jesus saith unto her, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

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LAYING ON OF HANDS

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this post you will be able to: Write the Key Verse from memory. Define laying on of hands. Identify purposes for laying on of hands in Old Testament times. Identify purposes for laying on of hands in New Testament times. List qualifications for ministering by laying on of hands. KEY VERSE: Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the

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GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Jesus left His followers with a responsibility to extend the Gospel message to the ends of the earth. The power of the Holy Spirit would help them fulfill this task. Part of this “power” of the Holy Spirit was special gifts which the Holy Spirit gives believers to equip them to minister effectively. These spiritual gifts are not the same as natural talents. Natural talents and abilities are given at

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DOCTRINE OF BAPTISMS: PART II

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this post you will be able to: Write the Key Verse from memory. Explain some of the purposes of the Holy Spirit. Explain how to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Name the outward physical sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Identify the true evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit. Recognize gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. KEY VERSE: But ye

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