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Where Did All This Pentecostalism Come From? – Christian Article

It is impossible to consider the modern history or contemporary state of Christianity without accounting for the sudden rise, the explosive spread, and the worldwide impact of Pentecostalism. To that end, I’ve been reading several books on the subject, focused especially on the Azusa Street Revival, which most historians consider the setting in which Pentecostalism began. Here are a few key points I’ve learned about the Azusa Street Revival and the Azusa Street Mission that housed it. Its roots were…

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Unveiling The Enemies of Praise – Christian Article

We discover from scriptures that praise is one of the most powerful spiritual weapons that provoke the acts of God, yet, many are not aware of its potency. On the other hand, those who know are yet to experience the benefit embedded in it. We must understand that while there are several wonders in praise, there are also enemies of praise which stops the acts of God in our lives. This is because it is acceptable praise that works! Erroneously,…

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HELL under the Microscope ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

11/18/2018 | Share this article: By Shaolin ~ I don’t believe in hell. After studying the Bible thoroughly on the concept of hell and discovering that it has no consistent, cohesive description of this “place”, I concluded for myself with a high degree of certainty that it doesn’t exist. It saddens me that so many people, including atheists, are tormented daily by the very idea, thinking “what if?” So let’s suppose there is such a thing. Then there are questions…

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Jesus, The Anti-Family Christ ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

10/21/2018 | Share this article: By SHAOLIN ~ In the make-believe world of christianity, Jesus is lauded as the greatest teacher, the wisest man that has ever walked the earth. Even more, a man without fault and worthy to be our “Lord and Savior”, every knee will bow……yada, yada, yada. Christianity boasts that in this imaginary god’s mind the family is the vital foundation of human life. The old testament consistently reveals, however, that god cares nothing about the family.…

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Mind your Mind – Daily Devotions with Jon Dyer – Christian Article

Since today is world thinking day, I thought I would write a small article on the importance of guarding our minds. Paul tells us in Romans 7:23 “But I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.” The mind is a battlefield, and we must “let His (Jesus) peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ…

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What Has the Lord Been Teaching You From His Word? – Christian Article

Earlier in the week, eager to be encouraged, I put this question out to Twitter: What has the Lord been teaching you from his Word recently? The responses were quick, plentiful, and encouraging. Here are a few of them. (Click here to read them all.) I’ve been meditating on the Good Samaritan, and I’m learning that loving our enemies isn’t merely the same as not “repaying evil for evil”, it means returning love for evil. It’s been quite convicting. —…

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Keep up daily devotions in 2017 with these 12 steps – Christian Article

I think most of us have a desire to spend time with God each day. Yet, many of us struggle to make it a reality. We’ve bought the devotional books but never made it past the first few pages and signed up for the emails, but never get round to reading them. If you have decided to try and keep up daily devotions in 2017, here are 12 steps that will help.   Commit to Thirty Days   Most of…

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No Longer Hooked ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

12/21/2018 | Share this article: By Julia H ~ No one should have to make this journey alone. But I have. I’m 54, and left all the competing versions of Christianity fighting over my soul when I was 22 years old. Raised as a traditional Catholic until I was 10 or 11, my parents began adding to it…first the Charismatic Movement, then a Covenanted Christian Community, then the Fundamentalist high school I went to. During high school, I went to…

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Why Logos 8 Author Guides Are a Helpful New Feature – Christian Article

Guest writer Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8. There’s a feature in Logos 8 that may have sneaked past you—I know I missed it at first—and that is author guides. Author guides offer a brief overview of an author’s life, social network, geography, and notable contributions, enhanced with links to the Factbook and Timeline. Right…

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5 Reasons Why Daily Devotions are Essential – Christian Article

The Christian life is not about a set of religious rituals and going through the motions each Sunday. Instead, walking with Jesus is all about relationship. When we become a follower of Jesus, growing that relationship with Christ is the most important spiritual endeavor for us to pursue. All relationships have one ingredient that inspires growth – TIME. Just as a dating relationship requires time spent together for the couple to grow closer and a marriage needs time invested between…

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A Brief Introduction to the Heart of Abraham Kuyper – Christian Article

Last year Lexham Press released a book of daily devotions from the young Abraham Kuyper, Honey from the Rock. Though most know Kuyper now for his Christian cultural engagement, in his time he was better known for his personal meditations. George Harinck, professor of history at the Free University of Amsterdam and Theological University of Kampen, writes in his endorsement of the book: Kuyper is best known for his Christian vision of cultural engagement. This is his legacy, but in…

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7 REASONS WHY MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE IS VITAL – Christian Article

We are constantly being bombarded with an earthly way of thinking through numerous channels. Movies, television shows, commercials, music, the internet, social media radio programs, blogs, podcasts, and many other vessels carry the message of the world straight into our minds. God has called us as followers of Christ to be set apart, holy, and different from the world. To do this, we must be consistently filling our mind with the truth of God’s word. His Scripture is truth. We…

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The true origins of Christianity? ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

12/21/2018 | Share this article: By Gary T. McDonald, author of  The Gospel of Thomas (the Younger) ~ Who invented Christianity? Paul is the single most important figure in the spreading of the Christian cult throughout the Roman Empire and into Western culture. Paul’s letters and, later, the Gospels of Mark, then Luke and Mathew, are some of the earliest Christian writings (and sources of history) we have. And they were all written decades after Jesus’ death. We know from Paul’s…

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7 Tips You Need Know ecclezzia.com

New Year’s resolutions are a longstanding tradition around the world, dating back to ancient Babylonian and Roman customs. In modern times, New Year’s resolutions have become popular in western culture, typically revolving around self-improvement goals, such as better eating, exercising more, and spending less. Unfortunately, the tradition is typically unsuccessful. There’s no firm data, but a 2007 study reported on the site Quirkology revealed that 88% of 3,000 adults who set New Year’s resolutions failed, despite the fact that 52%…

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Thought Crimes and Christianity ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

12/21/2018 | Share this article: By Shaolin ~ When I dumped the belief in God and subsequently the belief in Jesus, I began to revisit the things he supposedly said in the gospels. I realized he said some bizarrely stupid things. His rule on adultery is in my top five list. Jesus, the “greatest teacher” offers nothing educational about human sexuality except this ridiculous rule: “If any makes looks upon a women lustfully, he has committed adultery with her already…

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7 STEPS TO MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE – Christian Article

As followers of Jesus, we all know that we should be reading God’s word. You may have read my other post “7 reasons why memorizing Scripture is vital”. We also know that we should be studying God’s word. We have also been taught that we ought to be memorizing God’s word, but, many of us have convinced ourselves our memory just is not good enough. Let’s be honest, sometimes we need to stop and think just to remember how old…

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