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What Does the Bible Say About...Lent? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kris Brewer   
Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:53

I am amazed at this time of year, how many people I see giving something up “for Lent”. I’m not talking about those who are Catholics, who have Lent as a part of their religious beliefs. I am talking about members of the Lord's church!  And yet, they see no problem with the practice. Wikipedia says this about Lent:


Lent in the Christian tradition, is the period of the liturgical year leading up to Easter. Lent is a time of sacrifice for Jesus. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer — through prayer, repentance, alms giving and self-denial — for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Conventionally, it is described as being forty days long, though different denominations calculate the forty days differently. The forty days represent the time that, according to the Bible, Jesus spent in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, where he endured temptation by Satan.

This practice is common to much of Christendom, being celebrated by Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Anglicans.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 13:06
What Does the Bible Say About...Baptism? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kris Brewer   
Saturday, 30 October 2010 21:11

There are, throughout the religious world, many different beliefs concerning the practice of baptism.  Some teach that baptism is optional, an outward sign that they have already been saved.  Others believe that baptism is necessary.  Some even believe that baptism is something that is not longer to be practiced for any reason.  Some believe that baptism should be immersion, while others believe it can be sprinkling or pouring of water on the head of the recipient.  With so many different beliefs, how can one know what they should do?  The only solution is to turn to the pages of the New Testament and allow them to dictate what is required.  What does the Bible say about baptism?

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 21:14


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