The Apostles’ Creed — Why does it say Jesus Descended into Hell? – Christian Article

Part of the Apostles’ Creed of the Roman Catholic Church, in its latest translation of texts, states that Jesus “ . . . was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead. . . .” For about fifteen hundred years the Apostles’ Creed stated Jesus had visited hell for a short time after his death. Could this be correct? If it is, then why did he go there? Our…

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Angels, authority over angels – Christian Article

Tweet Does the Bible teach that we have authority over angels today or have authority over angels in the kingdom? All Authority Early in Jesus’ ministry, “he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases” (Luke 9:1). Notice that they had no such authority of themselves. It had to be given to them, so Jesus, having all authority, could rightly grant His authority to whomever He wanted. Just before Jesus’ ascension…

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When the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Ride — Revelation 6 – Christian Article

Throughout two thousand years of Christian history, and several hundred years longer in Jewish history, the idea of an apocalypse has been studied. This predicted cataclysm is a series of earth-wide events, preceding God’s destruction of the evil ruling powers impacting humanity. Although previously implied and even promised, these events are symbolically described in detail in a revelation from Jesus to the Apostle John, recorded in what is commonly called the Book of Revelation. After being exiled to the small…

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Our Future After Death — Resurrection on Earth or Life in Heaven? – Christian Article

This was a rather difficult article to write, because there are so many Christians with opposing opinions. Serious debates covering this topic produce anxiety, and many lay people show signs of agitation discussing this subject. I know, because I’ve seen, heard, and been involved with it all. I’ve been called sacrilegious, profane, and anti-Christian in my opinions and even, once, someone implied that I am a minister of the devil — “Exactly what kind of minister are you, anyway?” a…

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Mary – a humble heart – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how was your week? Mine was good and activities are now slowing down for Christmas. Have you brought your presents yet? I have – now I am just expectant to see the faces of the receivers on Christmas Day. This week we are continuing our theme of looking at the Christmas characters. The next one is Mary. So first, what do we know about Mary? Well we know she was probably only a teenage girl. She was engaged to…

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Merry Christmas! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. May your Christmas be a day full of peace and joy! Here is a Christmas story for you to read: My Messiah I shiver under my goat hair cloak. It’s cold at night on the hills outside Bethlehem. I wish I were at home in bed. But a few weeks ago my father said, “Joel, you’re 12. You need to learn the night watch.” And so here I am, cold…

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What Does the Bible Say About the Nature and Power of Angelic Beings? – Christian Article

There are good reasons to believe in the existence of angelic beings, but our reasoning powers cannot reveal everything there is to know about these beings. God’s special revelation (in the Bible) provides us with the information unavailable elsewhere. The Apostle Paul, for example, acknowledged the existence of angelic beings and wrote about the power and influence they have in the world around us. While we are sometimes tempted to focus on the material forces we can see, Paul reminded…

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Is It Reasonable to Believe in Angelic Beings? – Christian Article

As a young man, I was intrigued by television and movie accounts of extra-terrestrial life. I was a huge Star Wars, Star Trek and E.T. fan. I’m not the only one interested in the possibility of non-human, intelligent, conscious beings in the universe. In fact, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (S.E.T.I.) Institute (at www.seti.org) continues to search the cosmos for signs of alien intelligence. As it turns out, the Bible confirms the existence of extra-terrestrial life in the universe. They’re…

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Eliphaz’s Dream – The Outlaw Bible Student – Christian Article

This article is not a discourse on the whole book of Job in the Bible, but only concerns the second half of chapter 4, where one of Job’s friends explains a dream he once had. The friend believes it is divine wisdom from God, and we will examine the dream to see if that is true. Most visitors to this website are probably familiar with the Old Testament story, but for those who are not, here is an overview of…

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What is God’s View on Ghosts, Channeling, and Spiritism? – The Outlaw Bible Student – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Do you believe in ghosts? According to the Huffington Post, nearly half of Americans do. A HuffPost poll “shows that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations.”1 In the U.K., 52 percent of respondents indicated that they believed in ghosts, and that belief is even more widespread in much of Asia.2 Even among Christians in the United States, the…

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Who Are the Archangels in the Bible? – Christian Article

This is a post by guest author Lindsay Kennedy. Given that only two angels are explicitly named in Scripture (Michael and Gabriel), it is unsurprising that they have garnered a lot of attention, speculation, and reverence throughout the centuries—in both religious tradition and popular media. Some even believe Michael was the pre-incarnate Jesus. With the help of Michael Heiser’s Angels, we will consider what the Bible says about Michael, archangels, and some other important angels. Michael and archangels Michael is…

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“Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness?” – The Outlaw Bible Student – Christian Article

This article is short, but truly a study on the fringe of Christianity, something I am known to present. But it is just a study and examination of what a few others suppose. It is not suggested as doctrine or dogma — it is just something to make you think “outside of the box” and presented to stimulate your brain. Whether you believe any of it or not has little bearing upon your relationship with our Creator, but it will…

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