Category Archives: Being Christian

The Bible, Church Teachings, Salvation

Christian Churches base their teachings on the Bible. However, the Bible was written by man, and man chose what books to be included in it. In addition, there are many different translations and interpretations of the Bible. Moreover, many human … Continue reading

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Suicide

Money, power and fame do not make a person happy. Even if one is materially rich, one is often not emotionally happy. There have been a few suicides reported in the news recently. Fashion icon Kate Spade took her own … Continue reading

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Some Questions Ex-Christians and Non-Christians Ask

There are many questions that ex-Christians and non-Christians ask. I shall attempt to answer some. What happened to the people who died before Yeshua died on the cross? Did they go to Hell? I do not believe those people went … Continue reading

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Are Prayers Effective?

There have been several scientific studies on the efficacy of prayer. The Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP), financed by the John Templeton Foundation, found that prayers had no effect on the recovery of 1,802 patients undergoing … Continue reading

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Veneration of Relics

It was reported on bbc.com that “[t]housands of Canadians across Canada have attended public veneration for the right forearm of St Francis Xavier”. Veneration of relics has been a practice of the Catholic Church for centuries. The relics venerated include … Continue reading

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Mother of God

Just as the Trinity doctrine is a man-made doctrine, “Mother of God” is also a man-made title conferred on Mary by the Council of Ephesus in 431. In my opinion, it is not proper to call Mary “Mother of God”. … Continue reading

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Why is There Always Evil? Why Doesn’t God Wipe out Evil?

While the Bible is a very important book for Christians and Catholics alike, there are many questions to which the Bible does not seem to have an answer. Here are two questions many people ask: Why is there always evil? … Continue reading

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