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Should we pay Tithes?

Should we pay Tithes?

Tithing is a system by which people are required to donate, usually one ten...

Racism and Nationalism

Racism and Nationalism

Nationalism and racism are evident everywhere. Cultural, tribal, or family ...

The Reason for Suffering

The Reason for Suffering

Pain and sorrow are everywhere. A child is born deformed. The future of ano...

Halloween

Halloween

Should a Christian observe this celebration?

Should we encourage or even allow our children to participate in the celebration of Halloween?  After all, what harm is there in them enjoying a ‘trick or treat’ amongst the local neighbours?

The Origin of Halloween
The origin of Halloween dates back at least to the ancient Celts living in Ireland thousands of years ago.  The article associated with Halloween in the Encyclopaedia Britannica states:

“In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic festival of Samhain eve was observed on October 31, at the end of summer....

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Burial or Cremation?

Burial or Cremation?

As one grows older in age the relevance
of death becomes a greater issue.
Death is inevitable for all who die
before the Coming of our Lord Jesus.
Is one’s wish to be buried as per normal
custom, or would ...

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Racism and Nationalism

Racism and Nationalism

Nationalism and racism are evident everywhere. Cultural, tribal, or family identity is becoming important to more and more people.

In South Africa apartheid has been dismantled and in USA African Ameri...

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Easter and Its Customs

Easter and Its Customs

Easter is a celebration that is observed by almost every sector of Christianity, and is a remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is one of the two most celebrated occasions in t...

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For the Children

John the Baptist

Jesus had a cousin called John and he was just a few months older than Jesus; John was also specially provided by God. John's mother Elizabeth and father Zechariah didn't have any children as they wer...

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Saul Believes God!

A few years after Jesus had died, been made alive again and gone to heaven, a man called Saul hated the people who believed in Jesus. He was very nasty to them.

He worked for the rulers of the city of ...

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Ruth

A long time ago there was a famine in the land of Canaan. In that land was a man called Elimelech and his wife called Naomi, and they had two sons. Because it was so hard to find food, they went acros...

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Common Q&A

Where can I find the scripture that proves Jesus had brothers and sisters?

Where can I find the scripture that proves Jesus had brothers and sisters?

Mary and Joseph did have children, therefore they were Jesus' half-brothers and-sisters. Matthew 13:56 reads: "Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Are...

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I looked all over the Bible for anything about purgatory, I can't find a thing. Can you help me?

I looked all over the Bible for anything about purgatory, I can't find a thing. Can you help me?

The Bible says nothing at all about purgatory.

The Catholics and some Eastern churches say it is a place where people go when they die, to be purified from their venial excusable, pardonable sins.

Catho...

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What day is the Sabbath is supposed to be honored?

What day is the Sabbath is supposed to be honored?

The day of worship was changed from the Sabbath (Saturday) under the Law of Moses in the time following Jesus' death and resurrection. The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol 1, pp 62,63

There is available today s...

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