What will happen if you turn away from your faith?

Summit Meetings in Jerusalem

It seems lately, that everywhere we go, someone brings up the current tough time with its feeling of no return. I find it hard not to end the conversation with, “Well, we are in the end times and all the signs of the soon return of Christ are eminent.”

The Christ of Christmas and the Anti-Christ Of The End Times

The birth of Christ which we celebrate at Christmas time means a lot of things to a lot of people. It can mean the babe in the manger with all the things that Christmas carols speak of. It can of course mean a celebration of gift-giving and all the trimmings from a world point of view. It can also mean a remembrance of something even bigger.

Will You Become A Bethlehem for Jesus This Christmas 2010?

Most of you know the story: “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

Christmas And The Connection To The Eastern Gate

While most churches preach about the Babe or the little Jesus born to Mary and Joseph at Christmas, I cannot help but think beyond the manger. Ok, some will also mention that he is the Saviour who came to bring Salvation, glad tidings and good will to men, and that is correct. But Christmas doesn’t stop there and goes even beyond.

Rasta – Get to Know the History

The beginning of the Rastafarian movement is somewhat uncertain. The organization of the movement is said to have taken a firm hold in the 1930’s with a prophecy by Marcus Garvy the founder of the organization know as the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Garvey founded this organization in 1914 with the goal to unite all people of African ancestry of the world to one great body to establish a country and absolute government of their own.

We Are Bound to Own the National Covenant of Scotland, and the Solemn League, and Covenant

We are not only bound by these covenants because what is contained within them is agreeable to God’s moral law, but we are further bound to these covenants because they were sworn on our behalf as their posterity. For if only the fathers who originally made the covenant were formally bound by the terms of the covenant, then the posterity could never be accused of having broken the covenant of their fathers – they could only be accused of breaking God’s moral commandments. But time and time again, the posterity are accused of breaking not only the moral commandments of God, but also of breaking the covenant of the fathers.

Kaddish By the Ladies – Part Two

In his responsa Chavos Yair, Rabbi Bachrach feels that it would be preferable not to say the Kaddish in a public forum, despite the father’s dying wish that his daughter do so. (The fellow had no sons to say Kaddish after him, and was concerned that kaddish be said by one of his offspring, so he asked that his daughter say the Kaddish).

Who Gets to Say Kaddish, the Jewish Mourner’s Prayer

We have all heard of sons saying the Kaddish. What about small children?

Say It and Mean It – Saying Kaddish Not by Rote – The Five Secrets – Part Two

Here are the next three secrets for praying and saying the Jewish mourner’s prayer, Kaddish, in a sincere and meaningful way, without being trapped into doing it by rote. Human nature is to ritualize actions, and to relegate them to habit. We are involved with counteracting that tendency.

Angel Protection 101

Do you feel vulnerable? Jenny did. She’d had several traumatic close calls in her life. But when Anne told her about Angel Protection, her outlook shifted. She started feeling safer.

Women Pastors and Elders

In the twentieth century, an issue of debate and disagreement throughout Christianity arose regarding the role of women in the Church. Some maintained that men and women had been assigned different roles in the Church, with men being designated by God for leadership, while others insisted that this was not true for the New Testament Church for various reasons. Numerous scriptural references were presented to attempt to prove God’s choice of men for leadership; simultaneously, arguments were offered in an effort to rebut these scriptures.

Yahrtzeit – Anniversary of Death, Explained

Common Jewish practice is to perpetuate the memory of a parent every year, on the date that he or she died. The common custom is to fast on this day.

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