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What do Christians and Muslims Pray?

A Comparison of the Lord's Prayer and the Islamic Fatiha Introduction  More people pray to their gods regularly in Asia and Africa than the inhabitants of industrialised nations can imagine. Hindus, Buddhists, Jewish peo...

What is the meaning of the name Jesus Christ?

What is the meaning of the names Jesus and Christ? And why is the Christians prophet named "Jesus Christ"? Before answering, it is necessary to point out, first of all, that Christ is not only a prophet, although the Holy...

Christianity or Islam, where is the Truth?

WHAT IS TRUTH? To find the answer to the "mother of all questions" we have to define what we are actually looking for. Arguably the most famous passage in literature where the question, "What is truth?" has been asked is ...

LIGHT AFTER DARKNESS

Eight results of the upheaval - Enormous development of Bible circulation - The new impetus to educational work. "The wrath of man shall praise Thee: with the remainder of wrath wilt Thou gird Thyself." - Ps. 76.10. THE year 1860 had thus been a crisis in the history of Syria. It was also a crisis in the Protestant missionary work. From that time the tide turned. The plowshare of God's judgment had upturned the soil and overturned many of the mightiest obstacles to the Gospel. Syria had been little known in Protestant England and Germany and little cared for. But great disasters, famines, pestilence and massacres draw forth human sympath...

Only One Way To God

What is religion? This question has puzzled theologians throughout human history. But how did religion start in the first place? Why did it start? In order to understand some of these issues, let us have a look at the etymology of the word “religion” itself, and see that when and where this word was used for the very first time in the human history.

The word religion was used for the very first time in the Latin language. The actual word used in Latin was “religio”, which changed into religion when came into English. The roots of the Arabic word “Mazhab” or “Deen” can also be traced back to “religio”. In the Latin language, the word “religio” had three basic meanings; which are Faith, Trust & Belief.

If you further analyse these three words, faith, trust and belief; then you realize that there are actually three different characteristics

Michel's Testimony (Catholic)

From Beirut to Boston! Born and raised in Beirut Lebanon until the age of 15, I was raised in a very strict Catholic family and attended both Catholic elementary and high schools. As a result, I had a deep religious conviction based on my self-righteousness (pleasing God by my works). I was heavily involved in worshipping the saints and Mary and yes I served as an altar boy. During the civil war that raged Lebanon from the years 1975 to 1978, many young teens like myself were heavily involved in the fighting. Many teens lost all respect to authority either parental or governmental which resulted in a high immoral behavior that spread thro...

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