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For the Jewish authorities, the embarrassment, excruciating pain, and suffering that hallmark's crucifixion was meant to bring the activities of a fringe group, following a little known Rabbi called Jesus to an end. For the followers of Jesus, his arrest and subsequent death would have meant that their messianic hopes had been dashed. God had …

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There is no dispute that Jesus was a figure in history. In fact, apart from the New Testament accounts, we also have sources from non-Christians like Pliny and Josephus. Within Christianity some have challenged his divinity. But even if we do not agree on the Trinity, the traditional formula for Salvation (The Fall, Incarnation, Atonement …

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As we close the curtains on the Book of Ruth, my focus will be on the kinsman's decision not to marry Ruth, which by default meant he was interested in marrying Naomi.  As well as Deuteronomy 23 which explicitly forbids relationship with Moabites, chances are that the Kinsman also saw through the lenses of retributive …

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Grace and Works On 27 March 2015, Hotel Makka al-Mukarama in Mogadishu was attacked by Al-Shabaab militant group. One of its occupants later died as a result of injuries sustained from the attack. He was a Somali diplomat and politician, the Ambassador of Somalia to the United Nations Human Rights Office in Geneva. A Muslim …

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Grace or Merit: An exegesis on Matthew 22, verses 1–14

Introduction The saying by Jesus as recorded in Matthew’s gospel: Many are called, but a few are chosen (Matt. 22:1–14), has always been a source of much controversy within and outside the church community. Within the church it has been used to promote some sort of elitism, strengthen the concept of predestination, or as an …

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