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I'm taking a history course this year, and I was supposed to write an essay on the reasons for success of Christianity. Enjoy!

Today, kristen is one of the most wide-spread religions of the world. But its history is filled with bloodshed and violence; early Christians had to endure horrific punishments for their faith. There are many stories of martyrs being stoned to death; of Christians’ bodies being used as torches to light Roman feasts; of people being crucified, sometimes upside-down, simply because they refused to renounce Yesus Christ as their saviour. In the midst of such persecution,...
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posted by Dearheart
Josie ran.

“Maybe I made a mistake thinking you’d understand!”

“Well maybe I made a mistake
marrying you!”

She ran, not heeding the tempest that tore at her clothes nor caring where she fled to as long as it was someplace far from home. Away from the chaos of her fighting parents and the hopelessness of the choice she was faced with.

“A tumor?”

“...it’s pressing on your brain stem and growing very rapidly. If it isn’t taken care of soon, it will be life-threatening...the surgery, however, would cost anda your hearing... Permanently...”


Her jantung pounded in time with her feet;...
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 The menyeberang, salib & The ikan - The Symbols Of kristen
The Cross & The Fish - The Symbols Of Christianity
Happy Reformation hari everyone! Brothers and sisters, let us rejoyce for today we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Exactly on this very day, 500 years ago, in a city of Wittenberg, Germany a certain Augustinian monk has made a history. His name was Martin Luther, and he has truly reformed the Church. It was on October 31,1517, at the eve of the All Saints' Day, atau All Hallows' hari back then to be exact, when Martin Luther has made public the proclamation of true kristen aka the 95 Theses diposting on the church door. It was the hari that has forever change the Church....
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Why Did the U.S. Government Purchase 30,000 Guillotines?
Published on April 29, 2017
Melinda H

"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was diberikan unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, atau in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years." ~ Revelation 20:4

Federal judge backs firing squads, alat pemenggal kepala, guillotine for executions

"A controversial federal judge thinks firing squads and guillotines...
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Last year, I wrote an artikel where I talked about Carrie Fisher's death, because I thought it would be an interesting idea to talk about, especially to close off the year. So, I decided to do the same, but this time, I want to talk about a topic that's been heavily debated oleh millions across the planet. I'm not trying to be super philosophical, but rather share with anda my point of view.

A few days ago, I decided to look up a few video about souls and the afterlife. I look up a video that talked about theories of what could happen. Most of them seemed reasonably beliveable, except for the...
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posted by MineTurtle
Just to let anda know, this is NOT mine. I found it on another website.

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when anda sit down and when anda rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31

For anda were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

In me anda live and pindah and have your being. Acts 17:28

For anda are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I knew anda even before anda were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose anda when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are...
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posted by deedragongirl
 St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Hi guys, since tomorrow we are going to celebrate the birth of Yesus Christ, I'm going to write down a daftar of my favourite saints. Ready?

1. St. Elisabeth of Hungary

Born a Hungarian princess, she was betrothed to Grand Duke Louis of Thuringia to secure a political ties with Germany and Hungary. She sympathised the poor outside her kastil, castle and sadly to say, she died at the age of 24 and was canonised a few years later.

2. St. Francis of Assisi

When I first watch bits of Stigmata, I did a little research of it and I found out that it is associated with St. Francis, I was fortunate to see the...
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posted by AbbieCoast
    Matthew 28:19-20 describes how we must spread the Word of Yesus Christ. We should teach everyone—Christians and nonbelievers alike—about God. Tell them to believe and then strengthen their faith. Try to teach as many places as anda can. Teach them the rules and poetry of the Bible. It doesn’t matter what they say about your beliefs, anda know you’re right and that God is with you.
    Once the Holy Spirit came at the Pentecost, the Apostles were now full of strength to do what Yesus told them. First, Peter healed a crippled beggar in the name...
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posted by K5-HOWL
I have no problem with homosexuality, and either way, the bible contradicts itself in that regard when it states that anda should not lie to people, not even yourself. In other words, being gay is NOT a problem, lying to yourself about being gay, however, is. The bible NEVER states that homosexuality is a sin though. That problem has arisen due to people who are both Christian and afraid of something different. These people tend to have issues with different races as well, proving that it ISN'T the bible that states "homosexuality is a problem" so much as people who have high positions (or think...
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This is something I found, so IT DOES NOT BELONG TO ME!!! It was very touching, and maybe it will be for anda too.


Month one

Mommy
I am only 8 inches long
but I have all my organs.
I cinta the sound of your voice.
Every time I hear it
I wave my arms and legs.
The sound of your jantung beat
is my favorit lullaby.

Month Two

Mommy
today I learned how to suck my thumb.
If anda could see me
you could definitely tell that I am a baby.
I'm not big enough to survive outside my halaman awal though.
It is so nice and warm in here.

Month Three

You know what Mommy
I'm a boy!!
I hope that makes anda happy.
I always want anda to be happy....
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posted by EmoSuicidal13
Does God really exist. Does Yesus really exist. If God really does exist, why doesn't he help us. Does he know everything. Why am I in so much pain. Isn't God suppose to guide us to happier places. Why does He let people abuse me. What about the economy. What about the people who get abused. What about the people who don't have homes atau have never known their parents. What about the people in Africa. What about all the other Gods. What if we Christians are praying to the wrong God. What about the Jews, Muslims, Buddists, Monks, and everyone else. We mistreat them. Cause we think we are right....
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posted by para-scence
You've been waiting here for me,
though anda don't push me at all.
You know exactly what I need.
But anda won't shove it down my throat.

You've been on my mind all hari long.
I pretend You're not even there,
because I know my thoughts are wrong.
But I'll just keep pretending anyway.

When I finally call out to You
You come and tell me everything's okay.
You take time to make me new
though anda know I'll just push anda away.

I doubt I'll ever learn
This world's too big for me on my own.
Each time I try I just get burned.
But You're the One who will heal my wounds.

Just stop answering my calls
so that I will fall on...
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posted by EmoSuicidal13
What is the truth? How do we know that God exists? I'm an Atheist but my whole life Jack has raised me as a Christian. Everywhere I look I see pain, hurt, false hope, and death. Why does God let us suffer? Why does He let his daughters get raped and His sons get abused? Why does He let brothers kill brothers? I'm a non-beleiver, a unwanted, a broken... But there are times when I believe in Him. What if the Bible is not the truth? How do we know if we aren't just pawns for Satan and God? If God really does exist, why are so many innocent people die? Who exists and who doesn't? What is the truth?
posted by naynay1523
god loves me,this i know.He made this world to tell me so.Butterflies and warm sunshine.All say ((I cinta anda child of mine)).


yes god loves me.This is true.So wether happy,sad,or blue,remember,smiles and frowns can change,BUT gods cinta will always remain the same.



When i'm home,gods cinta is there.Behind each door beneath each chair.upstairs,downstairs,in closets with brooms,gods cinta is there in every room.


Front porch,playground atau shopping mart, gods cinta is there inside my heart,so when im away i'll not despair.Gods cinta goes with me...everywhere
posted by MeiMisty
Hello everyone so I wanted to let anda guys know something because I feel Yesus telling me to warn his followers about what I been seeing and hearing about and of course am just the messenger and in the end anda make the choose to believe it atau not but of course i'll tampil a bit of prove too. So it all started this tahun when I came across a video that really change my mindset of how I realize it was no lebih games and it's time to walk with Yesus again but this time for real and of course am not perfect and were all sinners but the point am trying to make on which video I came a menyeberang, salib had to do...
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posted by Dearheart
Little nervous hands tug at the ruffles of a berwarna merah muda, merah muda pakaian renang, baju renang as timid feet step onto the rough, wet surface and begin the long journey to the end of the diving board. Ominous shrieks and splashes echo around her as the cold air hits her skin, and she stops in her tracks. The edge is just five feet away.

“C’mon, Sarah-sweetie!” she hears her father call, his calm voice urging her meneruskan, ke depan and rising above the noise that rings in her ears. “You can do it! Just a few lebih steps and then you’ll see me.”

The little girl whimpers and wraps miserable arms around her shivering self. Her legs...
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There were once three girls who were best friends. They had known each other since they were all 1 hari old. One was named Faith (meaning believing without seeing). Another was named Esther (meaning shining star) and and the other was named Chiwen (meaning persistent). Faith and Chiwen were Christians, and they both wanted to bring Esther to Christ. They tried discussing it with Esther, but each time, Esther berkata she didn't really want to talk about it. Chiwen always tried to keep going, but faith always stopped her.

One day, Esther went overseas, so it was just Faith and Chiwen. They decided...
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Answer: Stoning is a method of execution during which a group of people, usually peers of the guilty party, throws stones at the condemned person until he atau she dies. Death oleh stoning was prescribed in the Old Testament Law as a punishment for various sins. Both binatang and people could be the subjects of stoning (Exodus 21:28), and stoning seems to have been associated with sins that caused irreparable damage to the spiritual atau ceremonial purity of a person atau an animal.

Some sins that resulted in stoning in the Old Testament were murder (Leviticus 24:17), idolatry (Deuteronomy 17:2–5),...
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posted by YuukiXZero
TRUE STORY

A teenage girl about 17 named Diane had gone to visit some friends
one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various
experiences of the past year. She ended up staying longer than
planned, and had to walk halaman awal alone. She wasn't afraid because it was
a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.

As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep
her aman, brankas from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a
short cut to her house, she decided to take it. However, halfway down
the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were
waiting...
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Published by
Faith Free Presbyterian Church
1207 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29615


Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera about the last seven days of the life of Christ before His crucifixion. Critics have diberikan it rave reviews. Even some churches have sung its praises. Some have even hailed it as a means of presenting Christ to young people in a way they will understand and accept.

However, no one who examines it in the light of Scripture can be happy with the opera. It is impossible to see the Superstar as anything but one of the "false Christs" of whom the Lord Yesus Christ warned us (Matthew...
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