Daily Strength – How Wise People Speak

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Verse of the Day

The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure Proverbs 14:16

Story of the Day

Climbing Tree

Climbing Tree

There were two boys hanging dangerously on  two tree branches in the garden. Suddenly there was noise as if the branch of tree was about to break. The father of first boy shouted “cling tightly, you will be safe”. The father of second boy shouted “stupid boy you are about to fall, who told you climb so high”. Feeling scared the second boy fell down from the tree, while the first boy remained postive and got down to the ground safely. When we speak, our words are important, these can make or break the listener. Positive words generate a positive reaction and negative words generate a negative reaction, the bottomline is “If our words cannot encourage, it should not at least discourage the listener”.

Prayer for the DayFaith

O Lord; we are grateful for all the good things that You provide us everyday, we are specially grateful that You have given us ability to communicate. Lord we request You to take charge of our speech, so that whatever we say, shall represent Your personality within us and shall represent Your words delivered from our mouth. Amen

Authenticity of Gospel of Barnabas

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Gospel of Barnabas

Gospel of Barnabas

“The Gospel of Barnabas,” is believed to be somewhere between 1500-2000 years old, and was found in Turkey. The book was found and kept a secret since the year 2000. It was recently uncovered when it was seized from smugglers who also took some items from excavations. The National Turk reported the value of the Bible is $28 million. It was originally thought that The Gospel of Barnabas was not included in the New Testament alongside Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, because it opposes the New Testament and has clear similarities to the Muslim interpretation of Jesus, however, some research has been carried out about the authenticity of this so called Gospel and findings are discussed below

Most Controversial Verses of Gospel of Barnabas Read the rest of this entry

Sewerage Disposal in a Cathedral

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Cathedral Church, Lahore

The Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, Lahore

History of Cathedral Church of Ressurection, Lahore

The Cathedral Church of the Resurrection is an Anglican cathedral in the heart of Lahore, Pakistan. It was built on The Mall in 1887, opposite the Lahore High Court. Emperor Akbar granted formal permission for the construction of a church near the fort in 1595. On the order of Emperor Jahangir, it was closed in 1614. Ten years later, the church was re-opened but in 1632, on the orders of the Emperor Shah Jehan it was demolished, even though various missions continued to live and preach in Lahore. Two centuries later, the church was again established at Lahore by the British. Today the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, Lahore is the center of the Lahore Diocese, which was carved out of the Diocese of Calcutta, the largest Anglican diocese in South Asia, in 1877, which included the area up to Delhi, East Punjab, Kashmir, Afghanistan, with some responsibility for the southern states of the Persian Gulf.

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Earliest Versions of Holy Bible

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Codex Sinaiticus

Earliest Bible

Earliest Bible

The 4th century Codex Sinaiticus manuscript (“the Sinai Book”) is one of the most important texts in Christianity, dating to the time of Constantine the Great. The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time. The photographs of the book’s pages show not just the written text but also an English translation accompanies the original Greek, skeletal imprints, insect bites, scar tissue and spilled candle wax. Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. The Project gives everyone the opportunity to connect directly with this famous manuscript. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. Codex Sinaiticus comprises just over 400 large leaves of prepared animal skin, each of which measures 380mm high by 345mm wide. On these parchment leaves is written around half of the Old Testament and Apocrypha (the Septuagint), the whole of the New Testament, and two early Christian texts not found in modern Bibles. The codex is now split into four unequal portions: Read the rest of this entry

Is”The Bible” changed and Original Bible is Available or Not

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The Holy BibleThere is a misconception created deliberately by many other religions and sects that the “Holy Bible” has been changed. This concept is generally advocated and promoted by those who want to protect and justify dichotomy in there own beliefs. If they start telling and preaching that the Holy Bible is available in its original form, there own religious foundation may get a big jolt and many truths of the Holy Bible will be difficult for them to swallow. Actually the proven truth is that the Holy Bible is same and every portion of bible is available in original form, as was available at the time of compilation of Bible. The history of compilation bible is discussed below:-

The New Testament (Life of Jesus Christ and Apostles)

The Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox New Testaments are identical and contain 27 books. No Change

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Faith Healing

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Health and Fitness

Faith Faith Healing

Webster definition of Faith Healing is “a way of treating diseases by using prayer and religious faith” and  Medical Definition of Faith Healing is “a method of treating diseases by prayer and exercise of faith in God”.  In ancient Egypt and Greece, temples erected to Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine have been located as far apart as Ancyra in Asia Minor and Agrigentum in Sicily in 293 BC. In Christianity, faith healing is exemplified especially in the miraculous cures brought by Jesus (40 healing are recorded) and by his Apostles. Faith Healers try to replicate Jesus Christ and we also know that there have always been false healers. We can now find them out by comparing there healing methods with the Healing carried out by Jesus Christ. There are several distinctions in the way Jesus healed that are not characteristic of the fake faith healers:-

  1. Instant Healing. He…

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Minority News – Nepal Fails to Allow the right to select Religion

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Nepal

Nepal

Nepal’s first democratic election was held in 2008, after a bloody civil war led by Maoist guerrillas overthrew the Hindu monarchy. But seven years later, Nepal is yet to complete its transition to a secular democracy by declaring its new constitution. Nepal is a country dominated by Hindus and Buddhists, therefore minorities are under constant threat from extremists, mostly supported by fundamentalists from neighboring countries.

According to the 2011 census,

  1. 81.3% of the Nepalese population was Hindu
  2. 9.0% was Buddhist
  3. 4.4% was Muslim
  4. 3.0% was Kiratist(indigenous ethnic religion)
  5. 1.42% was Christian
  6. 0.9% follow other religions or no religion

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