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Why Did Popular Christianity Replace the Sabbath With Sunday?

Did God really transfer the Sabbath to Sunday in the New Testament? What were the reasons why mainstream Christianity adopted Sunday instead of God’s Sabbath? This study will be a very interesting read.

Most Christians believe that the seventh-day of the week (later called the Sabbath) which God designated to be holy right after the creation of man — and which was observed as such by God’s obedient people for thousands of years — has been abolished and its reverence transferred to the first day of the week, called Sunday, in the New Testament era. Do you know how this happened?

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What’s the Connection Between Easter and Christ’s Resurrection?

What do popular Easter symbols like rabbits and colored eggs have to do with Christ’s resurrection? Does God have anything to say about the Easter sunrise service?

Easter is one of the most popular among traditional Christian celebrations. It’s supposed to commemorate Christ’s resurrection.

But since Easter is just the culmination of the 40-day period called Lent, we have to ask the question: Where did this entire tradition originate?

The Lenten season is preceded by Ash Wednesday, which is likewise preceded by the raucous Mardi Gras celebration, which literally means “fat Tuesday.”

Where did these strange customs come from? And WHY is fish and its popular symbol also associated with Christ?

These are very interesting and intriguing questions. They need answers, especially because they very obviously have NOTHING to do with Christ or His glorious resurrection!

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Did Christ REALLY Die on Friday and Rise on Sunday?

Did Christ lie about His death and resurrection? How does one fit “three days and three nights” into the Friday to Sunday tradition?

It is popularly believed and taught by most Christians that Christ died on a Friday afternoon, was buried just before sunset, and was resurrected early on a Sunday morning. However, Christ clearly stated that He will be “three days and three nights” in the tomb. The popular Christian belief would have us believe that Christ was only two nights and one day in the tomb (just half of the time!), contrary to what Christ said.

Since these two statements vastly differ and do not agree, we are forced to ask the question: WHO is really telling the truth? Who is blatantly lying — popular Christianity or Christ? It is high time we do a careful study into this very important subject and find out the real TRUTH once and for all.

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Where Is the Biblical Proof of Mary’s Perpetual Virginity?

Some major Christian religions firmly believe that Mary was a perpetual virgin, and ardently support the idea that Jesus was her only child. It is further claimed that even in the process of giving birth, she still somehow retained her virginity. Such tenacious belief is part of their veneration in elevating Mary to a level of holiness and sacredness. To admit that she did not remain a virgin would be an insult to the sanctity of her body which delivered the Messiah.

Considering this popular belief, it is important to determine if the Bible really supports the perpetual virginity of Mary. This topic deserves a closer look, taking into account both sides of the argument, to ultimately see what God tells us through His divine revelation in the Bible.

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Just What Do You Mean “Works of the Law”?

One of the most hotly and lengthily debated topics among theologians and preachers for centuries now (and in recent decades surprisingly influencing even some Bible translators, as reflected in their modern versions) — centers on the apostle Paul’s statement, “works of the law.” It is therefore very important that we take the time to systematically and objectively study this very important topic.

Most in the Christian world are confused by this otherwise simple statement of the apostle Paul when he said, “a man is not justified by the works of the law.” But humanly interpreting this brief statement, many believe and teach that New Testament Christians (especially Gentiles) are no longer expected to obey God’s laws and commandments because these efforts constitute “works.” As a corollary to this idea, it is also popularly taught that the death of Christ rendered all such laws and commandments abolished and obsolete. Some have gone so far as to also teach that the Old Testament (as a package) is now abolished. Therefore, all that is really needed now for salvation is only “faith” in Christ — nothing more.

Have you really examined and reviewed how biblically accurate and valid these popular pronouncements are? It is high time that we really do. Our salvation may depend on it.

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EU Leaders Hold Historic Meeting With the Pope

Bible prophecy is marching on right before our very eyes!

The other day (Saturday), 27 leaders of the European Union (EU) gathered in Rome to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, creating the European Economic Community (EEC) — the precursor of the EU — and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM).

On the eve of this summit, the EU leaders had an audience with the Pope to seek his blessing as they planned to issue and sign a declaration on the future of the EU. Pope Francis preached on the need for a strong vision and solidarity.

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Who Was the God of the Old Testament?

“Why, of course, God the Father!”

That’s what most Christians would say, without hesitation. Would you agree with it? Are you really sure?

It is popularly taught, seemingly as a standard doctrine, that God the Father is the God of the Old Testament, while Jesus Christ is the God of the New Testament.

But what does the Bible really say? Can that belief be proven beyond a shadow of doubt? The true biblical answer may shock you!

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Just What Was “Nailed to the Cross”?

Apart from Christ Himself, and Pilate’s inscription (John 19:19, 20) — both of which have been nailed to the cross — most Christians believe that there is another invisible thing that has also been “nailed to the cross.” This is due to the apostle Paul’s statement in Colossians 2:14. To this day, there is great controversy as to what Paul was really referring to.

Many Christians believe that the Ten Commandments were definitely included in that which was “nailed to the cross.” That is why it is popularly taught that we do not need to keep any of those commandments anymore — and that as Christians, we are now freed from such obedience, provided we just believe in God.

Is this true? What does the Bible really say about this belief? It is time we determined the true answer to this question based on correct biblical facts.

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What Was Really “Finished”?

How biblically accurate is the common interpretation of Christ’s statement, “It is finished!”?

Some Christians frequently quote Christ’s words on the cross, “It is finished,” when referring to the salvation process. To reinforce this interpretation, they also support it with the statement, “It is done.”

In using these two short sentences (“It is finished” and “It is done”), they affirm that in the salvation process, there is nothing more that we humans (or even God) could ever add, or should ever do, because everything is allfinished” and all has already been “done” for us by Christ Himself.

More specifically, this interpretation also focuses on in the belief that there is even no more need to still keep any of God’s laws and commandments, because that would be tantamount to simply adding more “works” to that which is already finished. Acts of further obedience to God’s laws is viewed to directly contradict the belief that salvation should be based on “faith alone” and nothing more. Thus, adherents to this type of teaching confidently keep on celebrating their finishedvictory” in Christ at every worship opportunity. This system of belief is somewhat related to the popular teaching on “Once Saved, Always Saved,” which has already been addressed on this website.

Many websites in the Internet on the topic of “It is finished” support these stated ideas. According to one article, Jesus does not need your “help” because, supposedly, “it is [all] finished.”

But what does the Bible really say? And what did Christ really mean when He said those words?

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Why Does a Good and Powerful God Allow Terrible Calamities?

Theologians say that God is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful), and omnipresent (present everywhere simultaneously). With these unequaled superlative qualities, there is absolutely no reason why we humans should ever suffer even a single accident, death, or calamity!

But when we look into our present world and consider the history of humanity, we find a litany of events well beyond human control such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, lightning strikes, hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons — and even massive meteor strikes (believed to have caused the sudden annihilation of all plant and animal life before the creation of Adam and Eve).

Where is that good, loving, and powerful God in all these? Where is that God described by the theologians? Clearly, the preponderance of evidence clearly shows, to our dismay, that such type of God seems not to have manifested Himself thus far. All we see is a very disturbing and ironic contradiction.

So, what is the true and biblical answer to this sadly failed expectation?

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