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Baha’i Faith by Jim Down

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The Baha'i Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions. Its founder, Baha'u'llah (1817-1892), is regarded by Baha'is as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

The central theme of Baha'u'llah's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society. God, Baha'u'llah said, has set in motion historical forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class, creed, and nation and that will,…

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Baptism for Salvation? by Mark Bond


The work of the cross is God's offer of life. Baptism is our acceptance.

Have you ever wondered if whether or not baptism is necessary for salvation? The answer is a simple, "No." But you might ask, "If the answer is no, then why are there verses that say things like . . .baptism that now saves you . . . (1 Pet. 3:21, NIV) and . . . Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins . . ." (Acts 2:38, NIV)? This is…

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Bibliographical Evidence of the New Testament by Lao Xu Jin

New Testament and Monk - ( Image by Dr. Blog )

Era Abbot, a member of the American Revision Committee, wrote about the various readings in his Critical Essays: 'The number of 'various readings' frightens some innocent people, and figures largely in the writings of the more ignorant disbelievers in Christianity. 'One hundred and fifty thousand various readings!' Must not these render the text of the New Testament wholly uncertain, and thus destroy the foundation of our faith?

Philip Scaff in Comparison to the Greek Testament and the English Version concluded that only 400 of the 150,000 caused doubt about the textual meaning and only 50 of…

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Bodhisattva Tara by Fotopoulou Sophia

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Tara is a female Bodhisattva who is said to have been formed from tears shed by Avalokitesvara. These stemmed from his realization of how many suffering beings there were dependent on his deliverance. Like Avalokitesvara, it is Tara's compassionate nature that she is noted for. There are twenty-one forms of Tara but it is Green Tara and White Tara that are the most popular. White Tara is portrayed as having seven eyes, one on each hand and foot and three in her face.

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