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Why Are Christians Not Considered Jews?

Jesus Christ, the undisputed founder of Christianity was undoubtedly Jewish, both ethnically and religiously. He never set out to start a new religion but to fulfill the old. [Matthew 5:17] So why are today’s Christians not considered Jews? Clearly there … Continue reading

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Why God Created Man

Believe it or not, the Bible frequently does address why God created man. If you are searching for the meaning of life, you need look no further than the pages of your trusty old Bible: Then God said, “Let us make man … Continue reading

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What Is The Kingdom of Heaven Like?

Jesus never actually gave a detailed description of the Kingdom of Heaven that was recorded in the Gospels. Instead He explained the Kingdom of Heaven in similes, metaphors and parables: He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of … Continue reading

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Literalism Vs. Inerrancy Vs. Infallibility

It is important to distinguish between the related, but separate concepts of biblical literalism, biblical inerrancy, and biblical infallibility. Some are used interchangeably depending on who you ask. But going by strict definitions for reasons of precision, however, they are … Continue reading

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Mythological Beasts in the Bible

There are quite a few fanciful creatures mentioned in the Bible. Some descriptions are simply symbolic and are meant to represent certain nations, people, or ideas in prophetic visions. These creatures were probably never intended to be taken literally. Other passages, … Continue reading

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Is There Any Such Thing As a Completely Selfless Act?

Let’s face it.  We’re all only human. There are only two reasons we voluntarily do anything: hope of pleasure and fear of pain. However, it is what we find most pleasurable or painful which defines as individuals. We call people … Continue reading

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Are We Saved By Our Faith Alone?

Some believe that we are saved by our faith alone. But “faith” does not just mean “belief” in God or that Jesus is the Son of God. If that were true, according to the Bible, then the devil himself would … Continue reading

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What Was Jesus Christ’s Real Name?

It will probably come as little surprise that “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name. But it may surprise some people to know that “Jesus” was not actually his first name either. So what was Jesus originally called? In Aramaic, his … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Ever Call Itself the “Word of God”?

Not exactly. The closest it ever comes is 2 Timothy 3:16-17, where it says scripture is inspired by God. Assuming, for the sake of argument, this epistle was not pseudepigraphical (it was) and that Paul was infallible (he was not), … Continue reading

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Is Satan’s Name Actually “Lucifer”?

The Bible (older translations) lists the name, Lucifer, only once – Isaiah 14:12. It is clearly in reference to a Babylonian king, possibly even Nebuchadnezzar. In context, it has nothing to do with Satan. The name, Lucifer, simply means, “morning … Continue reading

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