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Homosexuality: A Biblical Analysis

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The modern world has made progress in leaps and bounds in all areas of life. In this age of information explosion and hi-tech living, numerous ethical issues have cropped up. People have started disregarding the Creator and are living selfish, independent lives. The Bible and ethics are regarded as unrealistic and out of practice. The […]

The Bible: Revelation of God

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Genesis: God the Creator, Sustainer and Covenant Maker As the first book of the Bible, Genesis reveals significant truths about the person and nature of God. The first two chapters discuss about how God created the entire universe and all the creatures from nothing (ex-nehilo). We further observe that God had a special relationship with […]

Holy Spirit’s Role in Mission

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Mission is a word which is often misunderstood. Some regard mission as spreading political influence or as a massive welfare program for underdeveloped societies of the world.[1] Others view mission as something related to civilizing barbaric communities. In India, mission is considered to be an imposition of Western culture. A biblical perspective of missions shows […]

Reformation in England: A Historical Study

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The 16th century religious landscape of Europe was marked by reformation movements. England was no exception. Although reform undercurrents in England could be identified right from the days of John Wycliff (1329-84), a great majority of historians believe that the English Reformation began with Henry VIII, the second of the Tudor monarchs. The English Reformation had […]

Anger Management

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Anger is perceived as the root of many psychological, inter-personal, physical and spiritual problems. Henry Brandt, an American psychologist, has suggested that anger is involved in 80-90 percent of all counseling.[1] Along with hostility, anger has been called “the saboteur of mind” and the leading cause of misery, depression, inefficiency, sickness, accidents, loss of work […]

Early Church Controversies: Arianism

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1. Introduction Arianism is one of the major heresies that rocked the Church during the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries. Named after it founder Arius, Arianism challenged the true divinity of Jesus Christ and attempted to demolish the unique concept of Trinity. Scholarship has identified three stages in the development of Arian history namely Early […]

The Counter Reformation

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1. INTRODUCTION The Reformation that occurred within the Roman Catholic church in the 16th century is usually denoted in historical writings by two terms – ‘Counter Reformation’ and ‘Catholic Reformation.’ The first term, generally used by non-Catholics, emphasizes the view that these reforms were prompted largely by the rise of Protestants and the threat they posed […]

The First Christians of India

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The Syrian Christians of Kerala are believed to be the most ancient Christians of India. A historical study of their origin is intriguing and sensational. The following survey shows the key events which shaped the first Christian community of India and highlights it its unique identity. The Origin of the Syrian Christians The Syrian Christians […]