Retro Essay: Declaring the United States a “Christian Nation” does not make it one

Retro Essay: Declaring the United States a “Christian Nation” does not make it one

Retro Essay: Declaring the United States a “Christian Nation” does not make it one In January 1886, the Seventh-day Adventist Church published the first edition  of The American Sentinel with the motto, “Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.” Edited by Alonzo Trevier Jones, the issue focused on the subject of whether the United States could be made a truly “Christian nation” through an amendment to the U.S.Constitution that had been proposed by the National Reform Association. Jones, a dedicated Christian himself, was vehemently against the concept. He wrote the…

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Is there a difference between Catholic and Christian?

Is there a difference between Catholic and Christian?

Is there a difference between Catholic and Christian? Q: “Is there a difference between being Catholic and being a Christian?” Difference : our A: There are many Christian denominations and churches: Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, and so on. Being a member of one doesn’t determine whether a person is a Christian. The real issue is whether the person individually has Jesus Christ living inside of him or her…if they actually have a personal relationship with God. In the Gospel of John, we are told, “to all who received him…

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Five sentenced to death in Pakistan for lynching and burning Christian couple in a kiln

Five sentenced to death in Pakistan for lynching and burning Christian couple in a kiln

Five sentenced to death in Pakistan for lynching and burning Christian couple in a kiln Illiterate couple were falsely accused of throwing away pages of the Quran Christians march in the streets in 2012, calling for reforms of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws Getty Images A Pakistani anti-terror court has sentenced five people to death over the killing of a Christian couple who were lynched and burned in a kiln after being falsely accused of blasphemy. The deaths of Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi caused outrage in Pakistan and saw other Christian…

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Orthodox New Year 2017 celebrated in Christian communities

Orthodox New Year 2017 celebrated in Christian communities

Orthodox New Year 2017 celebrated in Christian communities As many of us prepare to face Blue Monday, Orthodox Christians around the world were busy celebrating on Saturday (January 14). The celebrations marked the Orthodox New Year, two weeks after January first, in line with the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar. The Julian Calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC as a reform of the Roman Calendar. The Gregorian calendar – named after Pope Gregory XIII – was adopted by most of western Europe from the late…

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