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Racism and Nationalism

Racism and Nationalism

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

Was Jesus God?

Was Jesus God?

Jesus is popularly represented as God the Son, and as such, part of a three...

Keeping the Sabbath

Keeping the Sabbath

A response to those who believe that a follower of Jesus Christ must keep t...

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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Will there be a Rapture of the Church?

Will there be a Rapture of the Church?

The ‘Rapture of the Church’ is a phrase that is commonly heard in Christian circles, and refers to a belief that there will shortly be an event of enormous significance to the Christian: namely, when ...

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Why I Believe the Bible

Why I Believe the Bible

Why do I believe the Bible? Why do I believe in a book that was written by 40 independent authors, living in ten countries during a period covering in excess of 1500 years? Why do I believe in a book ...

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Christmas - Is it a Christian Celebration?

Christmas - Is it a Christian Celebration?

Christmas is traditionally a time of festivity, gift-giving and family get-togethers. In the southern hemisphere it is a time for holidaying, taking a break from work and getting refreshed at the beac...

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For the Children

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

Many people followed Jesus to see the miracles that he did when he healed their sicknesses.

One day, Jesus was near the shore of the lake of Galilee and a lot of people followed him to see what he woul...

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The Vineyard

One day Jesus told the people a parable, which is a story with a meaning. This parable was about a man who bought some land for a big yineyard.

The owner carefully planted all the grapevines, and he pl...

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The Birth of Jesus

About 2000 years ago, there were two young Jewish people called Joseph and Mary, and they were engaged to get married. One day Mary was really surprised when suddenly an angel appeared and started tal...

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Common Q&A

Can I marry someone of a different race?

Can I marry someone of a different race?

There are many circumstances which bring extra difficulties to a marriage – difference of race or culture, difference of education or ability, marked difference in social background, wide disparity in...

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If Adam and Eve were the first, then does that mean that their children engaged in incest?

If Adam and Eve were the first, then does that mean that their children engaged in incest?

The Bible tells us that Adam and Eve were the first man and woman and Cain was their first son. His wife must therefore have been his sister. This seems strange (or worse!) to us but we know that that...

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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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