Anyone who has attended a burial has heard the priest praying to God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest and peace, etc. Often the mourners are enjoined in these prayers.
In 1254 Pope Innocent IV adopted purgatory as an official doctrine of the Catholic Church: see the Apocrypha (2 Maccabees 12:46) in support of this practice. Catholics are encouraged to pray for the redemption of the souls of their loved ones who are supposedly in purgatory. In the middle ages it was a
Updated Jul 2nd 2014 at 11:08 AM by Trivalee
This topic undoubtedly has been extensively debated. In Daniel's vision of the End Times Dan 7:27, Daniel's 70th Week the scriptures confirmed that the Antichrist will 'confirm or sign a 7 year peace treaty with Israel'.
As politicians and all well meaning pacifists struggle daily to find a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians and indeed the rest of the Arab world - we sense an underlying tension that highlights the fragility of peace in this region, even with the few
Updated Jun 4th 2014 at 02:26 PM by Trivalee
I look at the life style of many believers today and note with dismay that religion is all too important to them more than genuine relationship with our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 2: 20-21 "But in a great house, there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour and some to dishonour. 21 If any man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto
1 Corinthians 15:17, “If Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins”
Acts 1:3, “He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs”
Acts 2:32, “This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses”
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of the Christian faith, because without it, we have no hope for this life nor the life to come. That’s why it’s important to recognize
Mark 14:6, “Jesus said, ‘Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me’"
Luke 10:42, “But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part”
A story has been told that is worth repeating, about a father and his young daughter who were especially close. They enjoyed spending time together. If he went for a walk or made a social call, she wanted to go along. However, he then began to notice a change. When he asked her