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2 Kings 3:24 – 27 presents pro­found the­o­log­i­cal and eth­i­cal chal­lenges as King Mesha’s human sac­ri­fice leads to the Israelite army’s retreat. This nar­ra­tive ques­tions mod­ern views on divine will and jus­tice, prompt­ing a crit­i­cal reassess­ment of ancient reli­gious prac­tices. Delve deep­er into these themes and crit­i­cal­ly explore the impli­ca­tions of this bib­li­cal passage.

Nikitari, Cyprus: Asinou Church frescoes

Chris­tian­i­ty in its ear­ly cen­turies was marked by a remark­able diver­si­ty of beliefs and prac­tices. Com­pet­ing sects, such as the Mar­cionites and Gnos­tics, pre­sent­ed var­i­ous the­o­log­i­cal per­spec­tives. This arti­cle explores the the­o­log­i­cal diver­si­ty and the con­test­ed nature of ear­ly Chris­t­ian beliefs, ques­tion­ing which ver­sion, if any, can be con­sid­ered the true Christianity.

Muslim pilgrims, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Prophet Muham­mad’s integri­ty has often been tar­get­ed by mis­con­cep­tions, includ­ing the false claim that he died due to divine ret­ri­bu­tion for lying, based on mis­in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Surah al-Haqqah (69:44 – 46). This arti­cle refutes this base­less alle­ga­tion through a detailed analy­sis of Quran­ic vers­es, hadith, and his­tor­i­cal con­text, affirm­ing his stead­fast hon­esty and prophet­ic mission.

The arti­cle crit­i­cal­ly exam­ines and ques­tion the inclu­sion of pri­vate remarks and logis­ti­cal details with­in a text con­sid­ered divine­ly inspired. By explor­ing the impli­ca­tions of these mun­dane ele­ments, we aim to chal­lenge the tra­di­tion­al under­stand­ing of divine inspi­ra­tion” accord­ing to Chris­tians and the over­all rel­e­vance of 2 Tim­o­thy 4:9 – 13 with­in the text of the New Testament.

Paul before Felix Agrippa

This arti­cle explores poten­tial con­nec­tions between Paul the Apos­tle and the Hero­di­an fam­i­ly, using evi­dence from the New Tes­ta­ment, ear­ly Church lit­er­a­ture, Rab­binic texts, and Jose­phus. It exam­ines how Paul’s Roman cit­i­zen­ship, influ­ence in Jerusalem, and inclu­sive teach­ings may reflect a Hero­di­an reli­gio-polit­i­cal ori­en­ta­tion, sug­gest­ing Paul’s back­ground and actions align with Hero­di­an inter­ests, rais­ing new ques­tions about his identity.

Exposing Samuel Green's Evangelical Tactics 26

Samuel Green’s evan­gel­i­cal out­reach exem­pli­fies manip­u­la­tive tac­tics. This cri­tique dis­sects his approach, rebuts key points, and empha­sizes the Islam­ic belief in all prophets and the Quran’s role as the final rev­e­la­tion. It pro­vides prac­ti­cal steps for Mus­lims to counter these tac­tics, pro­mot­ing com­mu­ni­ty aware­ness, respect­ful inter­faith dia­logue, and set­ting bound­aries against proselytization.