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I'm taking a history course this year, and I was supposed to write an essay on the reasons for success of Christianity. Enjoy!

Today, 基督教 is one of the most wide-spread religions of the world. But its history is filled with bloodshed and violence; early Christians had to endure horrific punishments for their faith. There are many stories of martyrs being stoned to death; of Christians’ bodies being used as torches to light Roman feasts; of people being crucified, sometimes upside-down, simply because they refused to renounce 耶稣 Christ as their saviour. In the midst of such persecution,...
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posted by DramaQueen1020
These are my 查看 and thoughts about being a straight christian, but still supporting gay rights.

I wear a cross. It's a little golden 交叉, 十字架 with a tiny ruby in the middle, being I'm born in July, and that's my birthstone. It's a girt from my mom, and I might pass it on to the 下一个 generation when I grow up. It's very special to me. I wear it all the time unless I'm swimming 或者 bathing. I wear it in performances (I'm an actress-to-be and I play violin at school). Even when I was in a play about the ancient greek gods, I wore it under my robes. My whole family is part italian, so we are mostly...
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posted by Dearheart
Josie ran.

“Maybe I made a mistake thinking you’d understand!”

“Well maybe I made a mistake
marrying you!”

She ran, not heeding the tempest that tore at her clothes nor caring where she fled to as long as it was someplace far from home. Away from the chaos of her fighting parents and the hopelessness of the choice she was faced with.

“A tumor?”

“...it’s pressing on your brain stem and growing very rapidly. If it isn’t taken care of soon, it will be life-threatening...the surgery, however, would cost 你 your hearing... Permanently...”


Her 心 pounded in time with her feet;...
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Why Did the U.S. Government Purchase 30,000 Guillotines?
Published on April 29, 2017
Melinda H

"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was 给 unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, 或者 in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years." ~ Revelation 20:4

Federal judge backs firing squads, 断头台 for executions

"A controversial federal judge thinks firing squads and guillotines...
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posted by deedragongirl
 St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Hi guys, since tomorrow we are going to celebrate the birth of 耶稣 Christ, I'm going to write down a 列表 of my favourite saints. Ready?

1. St. Elisabeth of Hungary

Born a Hungarian princess, she was betrothed to Grand Duke Louis of Thuringia to secure a political ties with Germany and Hungary. She sympathised the poor outside her 城堡 and sadly to say, she died at the age of 24 and was canonised a few years later.

2. St. Francis of Assisi

When I first watch bits of Stigmata, I did a little research of it and I found out that it is associated with St. Francis, I was fortunate to see the...
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posted by SarahCorine
It started with “why?”. I thought it was the only 问题 I needed an answer to, but every 问题 led me to another one. Why does he do the things He does? Why did His Son have to die? Why does He 爱情 us, if we don’t deserve it? I had so many 问题 and I learned so much. I felt obligated to get baptized so I got baptized at this church on October 25,2009, but I didn’t feel 100% ready. After that day, however I started to feel 更多 and 更多 ready. I wanted my faith to be as strong as I could make it until I got re-baptized. I wanted to get baptized with a ready heart, not an...
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Answer: Stoning is a method of execution during which a group of people, usually peers of the guilty party, throws stones at the condemned person until he 或者 she dies. Death 由 stoning was prescribed in the Old Testament Law as a punishment for various sins. Both 动物 and people could be the subjects of stoning (Exodus 21:28), and stoning seems to have been associated with sins that caused irreparable damage to the spiritual 或者 ceremonial purity of a person 或者 an animal.

Some sins that resulted in stoning in the Old Testament were murder (Leviticus 24:17), idolatry (Deuteronomy 17:2–5),...
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posted by AbbieCoast
    Matthew 28:19-20 describes how we must spread the Word of 耶稣 Christ. We should teach everyone—Christians and nonbelievers alike—about God. Tell them to believe and then strengthen their faith. Try to teach as many places as 你 can. Teach them the rules and 诗歌 of the Bible. It doesn’t matter what they say about your beliefs, 你 know you’re right and that God is with you.
    Once the Holy Spirit came at the Pentecost, the Apostles were now full of strength to do what 耶稣 told them. First, Peter healed a crippled beggar in the name...
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 The 交叉, 十字架 & The 鱼 - The Symbols Of 基督教
The Cross & The Fish - The Symbols Of Christianity
Happy Reformation 日 everyone! Brothers and sisters, let us rejoyce for today we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Exactly on this very day, 500 years ago, in a city of Wittenberg, Germany a certain Augustinian monk has made a history. His name was Martin Luther, and he has truly reformed the Church. It was on October 31,1517, at the eve of the All Saints' Day, 或者 All Hallows' 日 back then to be exact, when Martin Luther has made public the proclamation of true 基督教 aka the 95 Theses 发布 on the church door. It was the 日 that has forever change the Church....
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Last year, I wrote an 文章 where I talked about Carrie Fisher's death, because I thought it would be an interesting idea to talk about, especially to close off the year. So, I decided to do the same, but this time, I want to talk about a topic that's been heavily debated 由 millions across the planet. I'm not trying to be super philosophical, but rather share with 你 my point of view.

A few days ago, I decided to look up a few 视频 about souls and the afterlife. I look up a video that talked about theories of what could happen. Most of them seemed reasonably beliveable, except for the...
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posted by MineTurtle
Just to let 你 know, this is NOT mine. I found it on another website.

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when 你 sit down and when 你 rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31

For 你 were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

In me 你 live and 移动 and have your being. Acts 17:28

For 你 are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I knew 你 even before 你 were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose 你 when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are...
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posted by MeiMisty
Hello everyone so I wanted to let 你 guys know something because I feel 耶稣 telling me to warn his followers about what I been seeing and hearing about and of course am just the messenger and in the end 你 make the choose to believe it 或者 not but of course i'll 显示 a bit of prove too. So it all started this 年 when I came across a video that really change my mindset of how I realize it was no 更多 games and it's time to walk with 耶稣 again but this time for real and of course am not perfect and were all sinners but the point am trying to make on which video I came a 交叉, 十字架 had to do...
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posted by naynay1523
god loves me,this i know.He made this world to tell me so.Butterflies and warm sunshine.All say ((I 爱情 你 child of mine)).


yes god loves me.This is true.So wether happy,sad,or blue,remember,smiles and frowns can change,BUT gods 爱情 will always remain the same.



When i'm home,gods 爱情 is there.Behind each door beneath each chair.upstairs,downstairs,in closets with brooms,gods 爱情 is there in every room.


Front porch,playground 或者 shopping mart, gods 爱情 is there inside my heart,so when im away i'll not despair.Gods 爱情 goes with me...everywhere
(Found on the 耶稣 Daily FB page)


She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said, “How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?”



The surgeon said, “I’m sorry…We did all we could, but your boy didn’t make it.”



Sally said, “Why do little children get cancer? Doesn’t God care anymore? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?”



The surgeon asked, “Would 你 like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he’s transported to the university.”



Sally asked the nurse...
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posted by ownedbychrist
That was the 问题 耶稣 asked the women at the well, as 你 read in John 4:7. Why would 耶稣 need man to do him a favor in the first place? Is He not the Almighty God who can do whatever He wants? So why would He need to ask a foreign women to give Him some water? Why would He ask 你 for a favor today?

You can respond like so many others do and say 'just leave me alone, I don't need you' and he probably would. 你 look at him just like one of these annoying insurance sales men that really don't want to leave 你 alone until they got 你 to either buy something from them 或者 throw something...
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posted by Dearheart
Little nervous hands tug at the ruffles of a 粉, 粉色 泳装, 游泳衣 as timid feet step onto the rough, wet surface and begin the long journey to the end of the diving board. Ominous shrieks and splashes echo around her as the cold air hits her skin, and she stops in her tracks. The edge is just five feet away.

“C’mon, Sarah-sweetie!” she hears her father call, his calm voice urging her 前锋, 期待 and rising above the noise that rings in her ears. “You can do it! Just a few 更多 steps and then you’ll see me.”

The little girl whimpers and wraps miserable arms around her shivering self. Her legs...
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posted by K5-HOWL
I have no problem with homosexuality, and either way, the bible contradicts itself in that regard when it states that 你 should not lie to people, not even yourself. In other words, being gay is NOT a problem, lying to yourself about being gay, however, is. The bible NEVER states that homosexuality is a sin though. That problem has arisen due to people who are both Christian and afraid of something different. These people tend to have issues with different races as well, proving that it ISN'T the bible that states "homosexuality is a problem" so much as people who have high positions (or think...
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posted by DestinyGirl
This is something I found, so IT DOES NOT BELONG TO ME!!! It was very touching, and maybe it will be for 你 too.


Month one

Mommy
I am only 8 inches long
but I have all my organs.
I 爱情 the sound of your voice.
Every time I hear it
I wave my arms and legs.
The sound of your 心 beat
is my 最喜爱的 lullaby.

Month Two

Mommy
today I learned how to suck my thumb.
If 你 could see me
you could definitely tell that I am a baby.
I'm not big enough to survive outside my 首页 though.
It is so nice and warm in here.

Month Three

You know what Mommy
I'm a boy!!
I hope that makes 你 happy.
I always want 你 to be happy....
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posted by EmoSuicidal13
Does God really exist. Does 耶稣 really exist. If God really does exist, why doesn't he help us. Does he know everything. Why am I in so much pain. Isn't God suppose to guide us to happier places. Why does He let people abuse me. What about the economy. What about the people who get abused. What about the people who don't have homes 或者 have never known their parents. What about the people in Africa. What about all the other Gods. What if we Christians are praying to the wrong God. What about the Jews, Muslims, Buddists, Monks, and everyone else. We mistreat them. Cause we think we are right....
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posted by para-scence
You've been waiting here for me,
though 你 don't push me at all.
You know exactly what I need.
But 你 won't shove it down my throat.

You've been on my mind all 日 long.
I pretend You're not even there,
because I know my thoughts are wrong.
But I'll just keep pretending anyway.

When I finally call out to You
You come and tell me everything's okay.
You take time to make me new
though 你 know I'll just push 你 away.

I doubt I'll ever learn
This world's too big for me on my own.
Each time I try I just get burned.
But You're the One who will heal my wounds.

Just stop answering my calls
so that I will fall on...
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