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Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday

In the Netherlands there would be 1.708.412 Biblestudents, but in Belgium it is really going very badly. With its 11.521.00 inhabitants in Belgium, the number of serious Biblestudents, like the Quakers, are dwindling; Year after year we see our numbers going down. In the 70ies of the previous century, we still could find some veryContinue reading “Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday”

Living and Loving Faithfully

A Response to the Church of England’s Document and Discourse on Sexuality, Marriage and Gender. New Testament Marriage, Blessings & Covenants: This year, in England and Wales at least, the ‘Gay Marriage‘ controversy has been hitting the headlines again, especially in recent weeks, with the Church in Wales performing its first service of blessing for aContinue reading “Living and Loving Faithfully”

About declining numbers who declare themselves as religious

Repeated reports of past abuses by church leaders has helped cripple the membership of several churches in recent years.

French Catholic church covered up abuse of 330,000 children

France’s government has summoned the head of the French bishops’ conference after he said that secrets shared in the confessional are above the law, as the country reels from new revelations of large-scale child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. Monsignor Eric de Moulins-Beaufort shocked some people in France when he told France-Info radio WednesdayContinue reading “French Catholic church covered up abuse of 330,000 children”

A diluted reformation point

Luther Bible, 1534 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 500 years ago most protestants take October 31 as Reformation Day and the beginning of Protestantism where Luther gave the Bible to the people. One of the key findings in “U.S. Protestants Are Not Defined by Reformation-Era Controversies 500 Years Later” is that today U.S. Protestants are split onContinue reading “A diluted reformation point”

500 Years of Reformation Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency

After 500 Years, Reformation-Era Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency Theological differences diminished to a degree that might have shocked Christians in past centuries. As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, new Pew Research Center surveys show that in both Western Europe and the United States, the theological differences thatContinue reading “500 Years of Reformation Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency”

Same sex relationships and Open attitude mirroring Jesus

In Hiding or opening attitude for same sex relationships we pointed out that it perhaps would be better that people questioned themselves which attitude Jesus would take, before they judge somebody. Director of Oasis Trust, Steve Chalke believes about our attitude to people who have another feeling for giving their love to somebody are changing,Continue reading “Same sex relationships and Open attitude mirroring Jesus”

Saints is relative

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997); at a pro-life meeting in 1986 in Bonn, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In the world of man we can find lots of people who are venerated. Many are called saints and are worshipped as very import people who could bring us closer to God. But is that really so. AreContinue reading “Saints is relative”

Anti-church movements and Humanism

Diderot the man who brought the encyclopaedia as work-instrument for free thought In history the followers of the Nazarene Jew Jeshua found many times that people opposed them, came with false teachings, luring people in false organisations, trying to get them away from synagogue and ecclesia, creating a anti-church movement. To get some anti-church reactionContinue reading “Anti-church movements and Humanism”

Full text of Pope Francis’ Interview with ‘La Vanguardia’

Vatican City, Jun 13, 2014 / 07:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an interview granted with Spanish-language magazine “La Vanguardia” on Monday, Pope Francis lauded Pius XII for his efforts in saving Jews, discussed Orthodox-Catholic relations, as well as the motivations behind his prayer meeting at the Vatican last Sunday. Below, please find the full textContinue reading “Full text of Pope Francis’ Interview with ‘La Vanguardia’”