Upon This Rock: The Epic Struggle to Build the Early Church

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The best explanation of these facts is that Jesus rose from the dead. And many people from among the Jews and the other nations became his disciples. Amen!" "Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God." "Faith is the 'yes' of the heart, a conviction on which one stakes one's life." "Evangelism without social work is deficient; social work without evangelism is impotent." "Should we not press it home upon our consciences that the sole object of our conversion was not the salvation of our own souls, but that we might become co-workers with our Lord and Master in the conversion of the world?" "China is not to be won for Christ by quiet, ease– loving men and women ….

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A Gown of Spanish Lace (Women of the West #11)

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The presentation of the Gospels should be done in such a way as to elicit an encounter with Christ, who provides the key to the whole biblical revelation and communicates the call of God that summons each one to respond. What then of the fundamentalist groups that do so, loudly and insistently? Inspired by their heroes and inflamed by their passion for a united Spain under Christendom, Spanish Christians continued undeterred in their struggle against the infidel.

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Yellow Rose, The

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The movement has since spread also to other parts of the world (Africa, Asia, the black population of the United States). An ignorant and impoverished population was more readily subjugated by Princes of the Church. Ultimately, if you don’t have a source that goes back to the time period itself, then you don’t have a reliable source. Therefore, Mark, considered by most mainstream authorities to be the earliest of the gospels, could not have been written anyearlier than 70 CE.

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A Christmas Hope (Of Love and War series)

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These more recent writings allude to older ones, create "re-readings" (re-lectures) which develop new aspects of meaning, sometimes quite different from the original sense. The AME Church said that the goal of its resolution is to reduce damage to the climate as well as to inspire others to lead on climate solutions in their homes, congregations and communities. Note that the terms “demons” and “spirits” are used interchangeably. Ehrman: Yes, Bill keeps talking about our good, early sources and keeps overlooking the facts that these good, early sources are 40, 50, 60 years later and that the place that these authors got their information from was the oral tradition that has been in circulation year after year after year when stories were being invented and stories were being changed.

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Wild Prairie Rose: Christian Historical Romance novella

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The thought and the words belong at one and the same time both to God and to human beings, in such a way that the whole Bible comes at once from God and from the inspired human author. Using Reimarus as a starting point is now generally accepted as heuristically viable and useful. In a similar manner as the films Pearl Harbor and Hanover Street except with a moral conscious. Is Jesus of Nazareth a fictional character who deserves to be included in a list containing mystifying magicians, daring dragon slayers, and flying boy heroes?

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Freedom Forever

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It places the three persons in the genus “deity” while each one of them in a different species from that of the other two. The inner crescent is accompanied by a white 5-pointed star. Paul and Silas were wrongfully beaten, imprisoned, and chained. The Bible calls for limited government, Caesar has his role, but God has also appointed separate roles for the family and the church. He is the champion of a group on earth, the suffering righteous and elect.

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The Spider Catcher

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The Qur’anic abrogations on the other hand fit the requirements of one specific man and his friends, for one specific place, and one specific time. Ehrman was offering, which I think is completely misconceived because he tries to say that the resurrection is improbable simply because of the improbability of the resurrection on the background information alone. In order to answer that question we would need to go to the sources of the Qur’an to ascertain its authenticity.

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First Light (A.D. Chronicles, Book 1)

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Consequently it is the glaring similarities which we find between the Qur’an and these errant sources which nullifies the claim that the Qur’an could hope to be the true Word of God. These writers are Hegelian in temper and spirit and seek to strip Christianity of its supernatural character. They also say that none of his works were peer reviewed by well known academics on the subject or published in reputed journals of history; he lacked post-graduate training in the historical method and was hardly a scholar of note.

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Unshaken: Ruth (The Lineage of Grace Series #3)

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The Methodist movement proved most successful in North America. Most Edison inventions were the work of his unsung technicians – and his most famous invention, the electric light, didn’t even belong to his laboratory. Yet the meaning of a text can be fully grasped only as it is actualized in the lives of readers who appropriate it. The first letter is written by General George Washington (1779) to one of his spies providing guidance to the spy regarding what he to do next.

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Fourth Dawn (Library Edition) (A.D. Chronicles)

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We hear how bitter the terms in which the prophets inveigh against all worship fabricated by human rashness. For one example, Acts 24:5 refers to a sect of the Nazarenes. The historical facts reveal that the papacy was never a reality as far as the universal Church is concerned. Two classes are markedly distinguished; those suffering from ordinary diseases and those possessed with demons. The same basic conviction necessarily stimulates believing communities of today to continue the process of actualization.

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