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PHOTO: ‘Is that God with a big camera?’ Image confuses internet users

A mind-bending optical illusion during a dark storm has confused the internet. The video taken from a car travelling through a long stretch of road in Queensland was posted online to Reddit – but users have pointed out something very peculiar. The camera pans across dark, rolling clouds in the middle of a thunderstorm in Mackay, north Queensland. However it is not the ethereal beauty of an inky tempest which captured the attention of viewers. As the video camera moves from the right side of the sky, a strange reflection…

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WW2 soldier’s battlefield Bible finds its way home to family after 73 years

A Bible belonging to an American soldier serving in World War II has found its way back home after more than 70 years. The pocket-sized government issue copy of the New Testament belonged to Johnie J. Duncan, of Westminster, S.C. It was contemporaneously found by another vet, Joe Bob Sparks, on a battlefield in Europe. Sparks kept the Bible and brought it back to his home in Fort Worth, Texas, after the war. Sparks passed away in 2003 and the book was found by his nephew, Patrick Ickes, a Navy…

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Church of Pentecost explains why it discourages use of anointing oil

The Church of Pentecost (COP) says it abhors the use of ‘anointing’ oil, because the practice is not in consonance with the ministry of Jesus Christ, the perfect example for Christians. “The Church of Pentecost believes that the use of oil in the Old Testament symbolises the Holy Spirit. Therefore, in as much as the Holy Spirit has been poured upon all believers, the use of oil either for divine healing or ordination is of no special value. Consequently, as a result of the many cases of the abuse of…

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Feminism and faith: An open letter to Ravi Zacharias

Dear Ravi, I have questions Ravi … so many questions. Gender has become a big topic on social media these days. In my final year in the university, my lecturer made feminism look like a cause worth fighting for. She didn’t appear to hate men as I thought all feminist did. In fact she went on to tell us that women are often the ‘agents of patriarchy’.I started taking gender seriously because of the way she presented the topic. Oh and that was when I realized how much sexism is…

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The end story of Jesus Christ that all must hear

THEME: “Behold JESUS CHRIST is coming soon”! TEXTS: Revelations 22:12-14,20; 1:7; 1 Thess. 4:16-18. INTRODUCTION: The Second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the greatest mystery of the entire Bible yet to be fully disclosed to the people of the world including a greater section of Christendom. It is the greatest news that carries the greatest hope, comfort and joy to true Christians who are ready and waiting for Christ’s imminent return. At the same time it casts fear, sadness and gloom for all sinners, those who…

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