In Catholic teaching, the Sacrament of Penance is the method of the Church by which individual men and women may confess sins committed after baptism and have them absolved by a priest. A priest who hears a confession is absolutely forbidden to reveal this confession to any other person, so says Catholic dogma.
Women who have abortions come from every race and nationality, from a variety of religious backgrounds, and from every level of income, education, and age. Is abortion a personal choice or a question of morality? Will God forgive those who have had an abortion?
Reviewed by Dr. Mark A. House Dr. Rolf Furuli lecturer in Semitic languages at the University of Oslo, where he has taught courses in Hebrew and a number of related languages.
REVIEWING 2013 New World Translation of Jehovah’s Witnesses is going to challenge your objectivity. Being objective means that personal feelings or opinions do not influence you in considering and representing facts. Being subjective means that your understanding is based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or ideas. If the reader finds these insights offense, it might be a little mind control at work from years of being told the same misinformation repeatedly, so ponder things objectively. We can also have preconceived ideas that have been a part of our thinking for so long; we do not question them.
The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) was one of the first major translations to adopt the gender-neutral language. The King James Version translated at least one passage using a technique that many now reject in other translations, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" (Matt. 5:9). One of the last bastions of literal translation philosophy, the New American Standard Bible, has given into the gender-neutral translation philosophy.
What does s sailor or navigator of vessels at sea, a hiker trekking through the mountains, the pilot of an aircraft flies his plane above the clouds unable to see the earth, have in common? Each of these persons has a device for finding directions available to them, in many cases a simple compass, or technical air navigation system. Humans have a guidance system too.
The apostle John was now 98-years-old, and he rejoiced greatly over Gaius’ Christian life, for walking in the truth and, with reference to his hospitality, for his faithful work with the brothers in his congregation and his love before the congregation.
There has long been a trend for pastors and religious leaders to recommend a one-year Bible reading program, which we would not recommend for the serious student of God’s Word. At best, a one-year reading program will help its reader to know a few Bible stories, and introduce them to several Bible characters, as well as coming away with many principles to help in their walk with God. Instead, we recommend ...
In the United States, there are 350,000 churches, making up hundreds of denominations. Eighty percent of these are stagnant, with nineteen percent growing only through childbirth, and less than one percent being by conversion. Moreover, there is a great divide among those Christians, who make up these churches. How can we as Christians turn this around, and find unity amongst ourselves?