Theological in nature
When we consider the three great Monotheistic religions, some want to see all the things that make them equal. But, to a 'true believer' they are all different in the places that count. Christianity and Islam, of late, have been tried to be glued together under 'Chrislam' all in the name of peace and religious syncretism. Indeed, Mohammad, in seventh century Arabia, tried to do a little 'rewriting' of his own.
According to the Koran, Allah sent messengers and prophets to the Jews, of
When attempting to do research on Roman Catholicism, I keep ending up doing research on Calvinism and Arminianism.
I see a question coming up, over and over again: Does Lutheranism fit into either Calvinism or Arminianism?
David, Jesus, Mohammad....a Comparison
It has been conventional, when comparing Christianity with Islam, to compare Jesus and Mohammad. This is apt, since they are both the 'founders' of a 'new' religion, or so it is said. However, this misses one aspect of the two, Mohammad was also a warrior and a founder of a unified nation. Jesus founded a kingdom not of this world, and made an eternal kingdom. This is an echo of a promise that God made to David around a millenia before Jesus was born.
The bible said that the wages of sin is death. Physical death is the absence of consciousness and sentience notably on the mortal, but spiritual death has more far reaching implications. On this side of the spectrum, the atheist and other non-Christ believersí fear of death is limited to the expiration of the mortal body. Unfortunately, death transcends the physical into the spiritual and this is the second death Rev 21: 8.
Understanding the concept of death and its destructive
Updated Oct 12th 2014 at 01:13 PM by Trivalee
In Genesis 49 Jacob gathered his sons (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Juda Zebulun, Issacher, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Joseph and Benjamin) together and after blessing them as each merited, he died.
Earlier in Genesis 48, Joseph had introduced his sons Manasseh and Ephraim to his father Jacob who blessed them and prophesied that the younger Ephraim would be more successful than the elder, Manasseh to the displeasure of Joseph. They were strangely translated from grandchildren to firstborn
Updated Jul 3rd 2014 at 10:22 AM by Trivalee