Many famous Popes have passed away in different ways. In the case of Pope John XII, he was allegedly beaten to death for having an affair with another man's wife. Photo Credit; Wikipedia Pope John XII became the youngest Pope in history at the age of eighteen.
Hebrew 12 : 14. Prayer and fasting are good, because, without these, many miracles and wonders wouldn't happen. Therefore, it is spiritually good to fast and pray, as many victories are won. Despite the great spiritual value and important of fasting and praying, there is one thing that is greater, mightier and very important than fasting and praying, this thing is, living a life of holiness.
Jesus Christ came into this world of sin to die and also make salvation available for mankind. During his death, he was nailed to a cross, and above his head, an inscription "INRI" was placed. However, a lot of Christians always see this inscription but the fact is, the majority don't even know what it probably meant.
One of the reasons Martin Luther had a fall out from the Catholic church was because he found that his beliefs and that of the church weren't exactly getting along properly. He found that he was on a different path, with different ideas, many of which he believes the Catholic Institution should teach the people but has refused due to profits and corruption in the organization at the time.
In the book of Revelation chapter 7:4, the Bible says, "And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed a hundred and forty and 4,000 of all the tribes of the children of Israel" However, these 144,000 people are from the tribes of Israel (though the tribes of Dan and Ephraim were not listed).
Whenever a baby is born, it is expected that the baby will grow and stand on his or her own. No baby is expected to remain small throughout life. The same can be said of spiritual things, everyone is expected to grow spiritually irrespective of religion.
Christianity is the largest religion in the world with about 2.1 billion followers. It is a monotheistic religious group based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. All over the world, there are holy sites associated with Christianity and believed to play a significant role in the life of Christians.
Matthew 17 : 16 - 21. Fasting and prayer are very important spiritual instruments that Christians can use to unlock the locked door of God's blessings. Without the two spiritual tools, miracles, signs and wonders may cease to exist in the the life of Christians and among the Christian's gatherings.
Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide declares some prophetic blessings for the week on his members. He said that you don’t struggle for breakthroughs when you are serving God; breakthroughs answer to you naturally. Darkness only respects the authority of light, not of age.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the right of every regenerated human being. The Lord Jesus Christ promised that He would not leave His people comfortless. At the ascension, He told His disciples to wait patiently in Jerusalem until they are bestowed with the power from on high, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-15.
There is one thing about the Holy Spirit which Christians ought to know about, and knowing it will help them submit to him so that he can build them up and also make them prosper, productive, and successful in whatever they do. While there are other things known about the Holy Spirit, this one thing I want to share with you in this article will make you value the fellowship of the Holy Spirit and cooperate with him to please God and attract his blessing upon your life.
My Lord, my God and Eternal Rock of Ages, I give glory, honour and adoration to your holy name for what you have done for me and my family members throughout this outgoing day, I say may your name be exalted forever and ever. Thank you for your provision, protection and guidance throughout the day, may your name be glorified.
There are bad days in religion that seem to make their way from being Religious days to historically significant days due to the evil that occurs during these days. Of course, there are dozens of such days but one seems to stand out and that is the French Saint Batholomew's Day When a disaster struck in the French city of Paris.
My Father who hath in heaven, hallow be thy name, honour, glory and adoration to you for all things that you have done for me throughout last night, you protected me and my entire household from the peris of the night, this morning, you counted us worthy to be part of the living souls who privileged to witness another beautiful and brand new day, may your holy name be glorified forever and ever.
Judaism is the tenth largest religious affiliation in the world. The religion, characterized by belief in one God, developed among Hebrews in ancient times. Judaism expresses the covenant that God contracted with the Israelites. Judaism incorporates a variety of daily practices, laws, theological positions, literature and numerous cultural traditions.
All powers have been given unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the power of life and death are in His hands. He is the Alpha and Omega of life, if you take your challenges to Him in prayer, surely you will receive answer to your supplications. Don't loose hope, if you have been told that your sickness or disease is incurable, there is power in the blood of atonement that Jesus Christ shed on the cross of calvary, mind you, by His stripes, you are healed. "
There are certain books in the Bible that Martin Luther rejected, these books are called the Apocryphal Books, a total of seven books that he believed were simply unacceptable for reasons best known to him. However, it seemed his reasons for rejecting these books weren't exclusive to him and in fact, hundreds of years before he was born, those who compiled the Bible at the famous council of Nicene or the church council of Laodicea had shared his idea.
The man acknowledged by many to be the greatest of all time (GOAT) in the world of football, Lionel Messi, has decided to honor the Catholic priest, pope Francis with one of his Paris saint Germain jersey. [Image source: Google] Pope Francis has always been known to be a fan of football as he has shown his interest in the game and players in several occasions.
According to the Vatican News Agency, Pope Francis has made an appeal on behalf of migrants on Sunday. He was calling on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries. In his words, he expressed his closeness to the numerous migrants, refugees and those in need of protection in Libya.
The Catholic Church In Nigeria and all over the world are known for their special way of praying and this always involves them giving honour to the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. However, a lot of Christians who are not members of the Catholic Church always see the act as being idolatry but in an actual sense, the catholic church has some things and reasons backing their doctrine.