I'm taking a history course this year, and I was supposed to write an essay on the reasons for success of Christianity. Enjoy!
Today, Christianity is one of the most wide-spread religions of the world. But its history is filled with bloodshed and violence; early Christians had to endure horrific punishments for their faith. There are many stories of martyrs being stoned to death; of Christians’ bodies being used as torches to light Roman feasts; of people being crucified, sometimes upside-down, simply because they refused to renounce Jesus Christ as their saviour. In the midst of such persecution,...
"Have you ever found yourself stuck in a situation that you couldn't get out of? And not only that, but you didn't know how to get out of. When you need help, where do you turn? How do you get out? There's only one way..."
“Maybe I made a mistake thinking you’d understand!”
“Well maybe I made a mistake marrying you!”
She ran, not heeding the tempest that tore at her clothes nor caring where she fled to as long as it was someplace far from home. Away from the chaos of her fighting parents and the hopelessness of the choice she was faced with.
“...it’s pressing on your brain stem and growing very rapidly. If it isn’t taken care of soon, it will be life-threatening...the surgery, however, would cost you your hearing... Permanently...”
The Cross & The Fish - The Symbols Of Christianity
Happy Reformation Day everyone! Brothers and sisters, let us rejoyce for today we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Exactly on this very day, 500 years ago, in a city of Wittenberg, Germany a certain Augustinian monk has made a history. His name was Martin Luther, and he has truly reformed the Church. It was on October 31,1517, at the eve of the All Saints' Day, or All Hallows' Day back then to be exact, when Martin Luther has made public the proclamation of true Christianity aka the 95 Theses posted on the church door. It was the day that has forever change the Church....