In a gesture of brotherhood and peace earlier today, Pope Francis washed the feet of several refugees, including Muslims, Hindus and Copts.
The WIN/Gallup survey of 64 countries found that those in the top fifth of incomes had the best impression of the Pope.
Let’s read the Bible together during this free time and also throughout the weekend, Today our passages are;
Deuteronomy 2:1-3:29; Luke 6:12-38; Psalm 67:1-7; and Proverbs 11:27.
``...for His name’s sake your sins were forgiven’’ (1 John 2:12).
We were flying to a conference. I was in the middle seat - certainly not my choice - but my husband and I have an agreement that if a woman is sitting by the window, I sit in the middle, if a man is in the seat by the window, Marvin sits in the middle.
Yesterday 20/03/2016 was Palm Sunday; the day Christians remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. It marks the start of Holy Week leading up to Jesus’ death on Good Friday, and resurrection on Easter Sunday.
QUESTION: Does the Bible say it is a SIN to participate in sex during the time of a woman’s period (menstruation)?
ANSWER: Under the Old Covenant in the Bible, a woman was considered "unclean" ceremonially during her monthly menses or period.Sex during this time was forbidden.
Kansas City, A Missouri court ruling in favor of a Catholic diocese protects the right of religious institutions to fire ministerial employees who do not live consistently with their religious beliefs.
Aden, Yemen,- Despite a lack of news and the prospect of difficult negotiations ahead, the Salesians remain hopeful that their priest kidnapped in Yemen last week will be freed.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has visited refugee camp of Rwanda in Central Africa.
What does the Old and New Testaments say on how their rights should be valued?
You say :
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him" (Romans 8:28)
9 When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving with a very great caravan with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones she came to Solomon and talked with him about all she had on her mind.
3 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.
Did Yeshua’s law of love overturn the Old Testament’s harsh eye-for-eye standard of justice? Take a closer look.
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Recent news stories have reminded me of how valuable it is to pray daily for ourselves, our community, and the world. Prayer, based on a spiritual understanding of God’s ever-presence and loving care for His creation, can have a powerful effect in human affairs.
If you always go to church, I think you really know what transpires there, and if you want to see yourself what some of the Pastors do, just attend some of these churches in Tanzania, you will know what it means by a pastor stepping on your back.
The primate of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) Kiril, and Pope Francis, will conduct dialogues in Havana on February 12th, confirmed today Metropolitan Hilarion, head of external relations of the ROC.
I am seeing a revolution. I am seeing people take to the street. At the beginning of that protest, it might be stopped. Eventually, it will become so big that it cannot be stopped.
The elect are God’s chosen people, those He has called and who have responded to His calling.
The domestic counters of Addis Ababa Bole International Airport are heaving with passengers going to Lalibela, a town in northern Ethiopia which is home to what many consider to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas celebrations in the Muslim-majority country after the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei announced a similar prohibition earlier this month with the threat of five years in jail.
Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle by Mother Teresa, clearing the path for her sainthood. The Vatican is expected to canonize the popular nun by September next year.
Jesus said, "And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou has sent," (John 17:3). Note that in this passage He says this is eternal life, meaning that this phenomena called eternal life is not just something reserved for the future, but something that was available to the people of the first century – in the first century.
Pope Francis prayed for peace in the troubled central African nation of Burundi on Saturday and an end to months of strife that has sparked fears of renewed civil war.
Singing Ugandan Pastor, Wilson Bugembe, has hired a private plane to help him do God’s work.
Prophet Trevor Kautsire was interviewed by a TV presenter Brian Banda in an interview on one Malawian television talkshow where he made the chilling claims that modern day Prophets are not using the power of the Holy Spirit to perform their so-called ‘miracles’.
Christians believe that Jesus Christ, the son of God, was born to the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem on 25 December. On Christmas, right-wing, racist white Christians throughout the US are celebrating the birth of this guy
I really enjoyed this process, however, I am now struggling with the constant thoughts of how do I allow God to take over the control of my life. Any words of courage / wisdom or reference material that you could recommend ?
Pope Francis called on Sunday on every European parish and religious community to take in one migrant family each in a gesture of solidarity he said would start in the tiny Vatican state where he lives.
Is there a relation between the ritual tattoos of ancient times and the "body art" of today? What biblical principles apply to deciding whether a Christian should get a tattoo or not?
A theology teacher in US was consecrated by the Catholic church to a life of perpetual virginity by marrying Jesus Christ.
Few understand how the Trinity doctrine came to be accepted - several centuries after the Bible was completed! Yet its roots go back much farther in history.
A Satanic organisation have unveiled a controversial 9ft statue in Detroit – following an attempt to have it installed near a 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma.
If you were to ask people what they think of when they hear the word church you would get many differing responses. Some responses may be accurate and some may not be accurate. However, most people are surprised to learn what is the Bible definition of church and what is the Biblical view of the church.
There are ten passages in the Bible that directly or indirectly refer to homosexuality. Homosexual behavior is viewed negatively every time it is mentioned, yet some in the Church today are saying that “loving committed” homosexual relationships are approved by God. A question I have repeatedly heard is “How do liberal pastors, seminary professors and bishops get around the clear teaching of Scripture on homosexuality?” I will answer that as we look at the Biblical passages on homosexuality.
Pope Francis has paid a visit to the retired Pope Benedict at his Vatican residence to wish him a happy summer.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday that Americans stand united in rejecting the targeting of any religious or ethnic group as he marked Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.
Dr John Hagee, the founder and senior pastor of the Cornerstone Church, said that ‘there is no greater sin in terms of wrongly using God’s name than women who use it during sex’
Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa as head of her Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, died on Tuesday at the age of 81, church officials said.