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Jesus and the Society

The Church, being the body of Christ is called to shine as light in this dark world. So when we ask ‘where is Jesus in today’s society’, should we not first determine if Jesus is still visible as the head of what we call churches today? Have you attended a …

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Catholic Understanding of Death

What is death?  According to Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, death means end.  This is not what a Catholic believes. To a Catholic, death means the beginning. According to the “Catechism of the Catholic Church,” death has a positive meaning.  The catechism further explains, “If we die in Christ’s grace, physical death …

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Bible Study Philemon

Paul’s first-century letter to Philemon is a study in grace and mercy. Paul was a prisoner in Rome when he wrote this letter, and Philemon, a fellow Christian, lived in Colosse. The early Colossian church probably met in Philemon’s home. In the letter’s greeting in verse 2, “the beloved Apphia” …

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Matthew Mishnah Tosefta Vowa

In Matthew 23:16-22, Jesus says the following about the Pharisees’ approach to vows and oaths: “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the sanctuary is bound by nothing, but whoever swears by the gold of the sanctuary is bound by the oath.’ You blind fools! For which …

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Empty Tomb of Christ

Historians are in consensus that Jesus died by crucifixion. The great debate surrounds his resurrection from the dead. Christianity hinges on this great truth for if Christ did not rise from the dead, all of Christianity is in vain. But if it is true that He did indeed rise from …

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Serpent Temptation

According to the New International Version of the Bible, Genesis 3:1-4 refers to the serpent as follows: Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree …

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Ash Wednesday Fasting Rules

To Catholics around the world, Lent is one of the most sacred times of the year.  It is the time when Jesus was crucified and arose from the dead to join his Holy Father in heaven.  Lent is also a time when Catholics are asked to make some personal sacrifices …

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Jesus Good News to the Persecuted

In the beginning of the fifth chapter of the gospel of Matthew, Jesus went up on a mountain, sat down, and taught his disciples (Matthew 5:1).  He began by communicating to them truths that have come to be known as the beatitudes.  Each of these statements begins with the word …

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