What Are The Important Values To Live By?

What are some important values to live by every day? Family Values So many people have come from broken homes these days that it’s hard to keep count of all the heartbreaking stories. There are so many dysfunctional families that any important values are lost by separated families, some children going to foster care, others by a blending of families, but some families are just plain ripped apart. The encouraging thing is that cycles are made to be broken, and although we are a product of our u … [Read more...]

What Are The Important Things In Life?

What are the really important things in life? God When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, He didn’t hesitate to say, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment” (Matt 22:37-38). Jesus was quoting Deuteronomy 6:5 which says the very same thing. It is only after this first and greatest commandment that Jesus adds, “And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Ma … [Read more...]

Why Did The Bible Become So Popular?

Why did the Bible become the most well-read, popular book in human history?Unstoppable The Bible has been banned, burned, and banished from so many places in the world that we can’t even count them all, but the Bible has never been able to be muted, muffled, thwarted or suppressed. Why? It is God’s Word and no human can stop what God has sent out. The Apostle Paul wrote about the power that’s in the Word of God in Romans 1:16 where he wrote, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the pow … [Read more...]

How Has The Christian Church Changed Over Time?

Has the Christian church changed over time? If so, in what ways?The Primitive Church The early church, formed in the first century, was that “they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). The apostle’s doctrine of course are the things that Jesus taught His own disciples and instructed them to make disciples of others (Matt 28:19-20) so the primitive church was bound to the Word of God but they also had fello … [Read more...]

How Did The Christian Crusades Start?

How and why did the Crusades begin? What were the reasons for it?Why the Crusades? The Crusades were a reaction to Islamic forces overtaking Jerusalem and many of the holy sites in Judea and so Pope Urban II made a plea to the Western Europeans who then gathered support in providing for the pope armies of Christians. Alexius I's had first appealed to Pope Urban II for mercenary forces to help rid the Muslims who were quickly overtaking major portions of the Middle East and Asia minor and … [Read more...]

How Did The Christian Crusades End?

How did the Crusades end? Were Christians or Catholics that were responsible, or the Muslims?The Crusaders Who were the Crusaders? Where they Protestants? Were they Anglicans or were they Catholics? Or, was it all of them combined? The Crusades were a series of military campaigns to reclaim the holy land back from the Muslims who had invaded and conquered the area. After Christians from Western Europe responded to Pope Urban II’s plea to go to war in 1095 against Muslim forces in the Holy L … [Read more...]