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Who Is Your Master?

The commonality of slavery in first century Rome—and its often less-painful connotation compared to American slavery—led many New Testament authors to employ references to slavery in order to illustrate spiritual truths. 1,227 more words

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THE FATHERHOOD OF PRIESTS: A GLIMPSE IN HISTORY

Since the earliest times of Christianity, the title “Father” was already in use for the leaders of various religious communities. The bishops, who are the shepherds of the local church and the authentic teachers of the faith, were also given the title “Father” as direct successors to the apostles who became fathers themselves through the Gospel of Christ. 362 more words

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PENTECOST: THE BIRTH OF THE CHURCH

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples and instructed them for 40 days, after which He ascended to heaven. While with them, He said: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about. 1,560 more words

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