Biblical Hermeneutics

What Is Biblical Hermeneutics? Biblical hermeneutics is the study of the principles of interpretation concerning the books of the Bible. It is part of the broader field of hermeneutics which involves the study of principles of interpretation for all forms of communication, nonverbal and verbal.[1] While Jewish and Christian Biblical hermeneutics have some overlap and dialogue, they have distinctly separate interpretative...

Gospel of John

Gospel of John The Gospel of John is the fourth of the canonical gospels.[1][Notes 1] The work is anonymous, although it identifies an unnamed “disciple whom Jesus loved” as the source of its traditions.[2] It is closely related in style and content to the three Johannine epistles, and most scholars treat the four...

Gospel

What Is The Gospel? Gospel originally meant the Christian message itself, but in the 2nd century it came to be used for the books in which the message was set out.[1] The four canonical gospels — Matthew, Mark, Luke and John — were written between AD 70 and 100,[2][3] building on older sources...

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Death; What a Wonderful Way to Explain

Death; What a Wonderful Way to Explain A sick man turned to his doctor, As he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.” Very quietly, the doctor said, “I don’t know.” “You don’t know?...

Good Friday Prayer for The Jews

Good Friday Prayer for The Jews The Good Friday prayer for the Jews is an annual prayer in the Christian, particularly Roman Catholic, liturgy. It is one of several petitions known as the “Solemn Collects” or “Solemn Intercessions” that are made in the Good Friday service for various classes and stations of peoples: for the Church;...

Prayers to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist

Prayers to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist “My Body” “This is My Body, given up for you.” Lord Jesus, we hear Your words each day at Mass. You have used these words to teach us the meaning of Your love for us, a love that brought You to the cross...

Sinner’s prayer

Sinner’s Prayer The Sinner’s Prayer (Consecration Prayer and Salvation Prayer) is an evangelical Christian term referring to any prayer of repentance, prayed by individuals who feel convicted of the presence of sin in their lives and have the desire to form or renew a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It is a popular phenomenon in...

Rosary devotions and spirituality

Rosary Devotions And Spirituality

Rosary Devotions And Spirituality Devotion to the Rosary is one of the most notable features of popular Catholic spirituality.[1] According to Pope John Paul II, rosary devotions can foster some central objectives of Christian spirituality and they are “among the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation.”[2] From its origins in the twelfth century the rosary...

The bible

Prayer In The New Testament

Prayer in the New Testament Prayer in the New Testament is presented as a positive command (Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). The People of God are challenged to include Christian prayer in their everyday life, even in the busy struggles of marriage (1 Corinthians 7:5) as it brings people closer to God. Jesus encouraged his disciples to pray in secret...

Church Service

Church Service

Church Service A church service (also called a service of worship, or simply a service) is a formalized period of Christian communal worship, often held in a church building. It often but not exclusively occurs on Sunday, or Saturday in the case of those churches practicing seventh-day Sabbatarianism. The church service is the gathering together...

The Last Supper

Eucharist

What Is Eucharist? The Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper, among other names) is a Christian rite that is considered a sacrament in most churches, and as an ordinance in others. According to the New Testament, the rite was instituted by Jesus Christ during the Last Supper; giving his disciples bread and wine during the Passover meal, Jesus commanded his followers to “do this...

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God As The Devil

God As The Devil In Christian heresiology, there have been historical claims that certain Christian sects worshipped the devil. This was especially an issue in the reaction of the early Church to Gnosticism and its dualism, where the creator deity is understood as a demiurge subordinate to the actual, transcendent God. Satan in the Hebrew Bible Main article: Satan In the Hebrew Bible God...

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Deal With The Devil

Deal With The Devil A deal with the devil (also known as compact or pact with the devil) is a cultural motif, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, as well as being elemental to many Christian traditions. According to traditional Christian belief about witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or a lesser demon. The person offers...

Soul in The Bible

Soul in The Bible The traditional concept of an immaterial and immortal soul distinct from the body was not found in Judaism before the Babylonian exile,[1] but developed as a result of interaction with Persian and Hellenistic philosophies.[2] Accordingly, the Hebrew word נֶ֫פֶשׁ‬, nephesh, although translated as “soul” in some older English Bibles, actually has a meaning closer...

Christian Mortalism

Christian Mortalism Christian mortalism incorporates the belief that the human soul is not naturally immortal;[1][2][3][4][5] and may include the belief that the soul is uncomprehending during the time between bodily death and resurrection,[6][7][8][9][10] known as the intermediate state. “Soul sleep” is an often pejorative term[11][a][14] so the more neutral term “materialism” was also used in the nineteenth century,[15] and “Christian mortalism” since...

The Fall of the Rebel Angels. 1562. Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1526/1530–1569).

Christian Demonology

Christian Demonology Christian demonology is the study of demons from a Christian point of view. It is primarily based on the Bible (Old and New Testaments), the exegesis of these scriptures, the scriptures of early Christian philosophers, hermits and the associated traditions and legends incorporated from other beliefs. Development See also: Demonology In some Christian traditions, the deities of other religions are interpreted or created as demons.[1] The evolution of the Christian Devil and pentagram are...

Christian Views On The Old Covenant

Christian Views On The Old Covenant The Mosaic covenant or Law of Moses – which Christians generally call the “Old Covenant” (in contrast to the New Covenant) – has played an important role in the origins of Christianity and has occasioned serious dispute and controversy since the beginnings of Christianity: note for example Jesus’ teaching of the Law during his Sermon on the Mount and the circumcision controversy...

Christian Views On Sin

Christian Views On Sin The doctrine of sin is central to Christianity, since its basic message is about redemption in Christ.[1] Christian hamartiology describes sin as an act of offence against God by despising his persons and Christian biblical law, and by injuring others.[2] In Christian views it is an evil human act, which violates the rational nature of man as well as God’s nature and his eternal law. According to...

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Jesus And Mary In The Qur’an-Christian Reflection

Jesus and Mary in the Qur’an: Christian Reflection When Muhammed (saw) was asked about his miracles and what miracles he brought time and again he would always point to the Holy Qur’an. Many people advance different reasons and claims on why their faith tradition Is true. The only thing that...

Is Jesus Son Of God?

Is Jesus Son Of God? Some Christians believe Jesus is the only Son of God and this proves he is God Incarnate. Let’s go to the Tenach: (The following verse is God talking to David about Solomon): ” I will be His Father and he will be my son. I...

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