What are the Eight Beatitudes?

The Beatitudes are a set of teachings by Jesus promising happiness to those who follow them and obey the Lord. Jesus Christ delivered the Beatitudes during the Sermon on the Mount.

There are two versions of these teachings, one appearing in the Gospels of Matthew and the other in the Gospel of Luke. Of these, the one from Saint Matthew (Matthew 5:3–12) is used most commonly.

Here are the Eight Beatitudes:

  1. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

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What are the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church?

According to the Baltimore Catechism, a sacrament is “an outward sign, instituted by Christ, to give grace.” They are ceremonies or special occasions that help one experience God’s saving presence.

They are recognized by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, and the Eastern Orthodox Churches. The seven sacraments that are regarded as instruments of God’s grace are as follows:

Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament of the Catholic Church. It is a purifying sacrament of re-birth that marks one’s entry in the Christian community. It cleanses one of sin and joins one with Christ.

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Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Disciples of Christ is also referred to as The Christian Church or simply, The Disciples. Its logo features a red chalice with the Cross of Saint Andrew.

It is a relatively liberal Christian denomination with a membership of approximately 834,000 in the United States and Canada in almost in about 3,700 congregations. Apart from the US and Canada, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has partner churches worldwide.

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An Overview On The United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church, as the name suggests, is a Methodist Christian denomination. It is both mainline Protestant and Evangelical.

The Church claims that it has over 40,000 churches across the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia, and approximately 11 million members worldwide.

It was founded in 1968 by the union of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas.

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Bible Quotes About Life

Bible quotes and verses can be of great help when looking for answers about life. Scriptures are meant to guide us through life to inculcate proper values and make our lives meaningful. In addition, we can learn about the very purpose of life by studying the Holy Bible with faith.

Given below are a few Bible verses about life

“And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”
~ Genesis 2:9

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Bible Quotes About Death And Mourning

Death the most universal yet least discussed phenomenon because nobody can actually explain death perfectly.

Thus, rather than merely speculating about death, grief, and eternal life, it is better to take help from the scriptures.

Hence, the Holy Bible is extremely useful in this regard. Moreover, apart from proper guidance, Bible verses prove to be a source of strength, peace and comfort. So here are some important Bible quotes about death and mourning.

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?””
~ John 11:25-26

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What Does The Bible Say About Wealth And Money?

The Bible clearly discourages love of money as it is considered as the root cause of all evil. When we become obsessed with wealth and possessions our desires increase unnecessarily.

Consequently, either we become frustrated in our attempts to accumulate more wealth and fulfill unlimited desires or we tend to deviate from the right path. The Bible, nonetheless, is not against the idea of saving money for a rainy day.

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
~ 1 Timothy 6:10

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What Does The Bible Say About Forgiveness?

Lack of forgiveness and further revengeful attitude not only affects us and those around us but it also leaves us bereft of the blessing of God beause Jesus has commanded us to forgive. Hence, it is essential to develop a forgiving outlook.

“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
~ Mark 11:25

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List of Christian Denominations

“Our divisions should never be discussed except in the presence of those who have already come to believe that there is one God and that Jesus Christ is his only Son.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

There are numerous Christian denominations, of which Roman Catholicism is the largest individual denomination.

The Roman Catholic Church, however, does not view itself as a denomination. It identifies itself as the original pre-denominational church.

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What Are The Ten Commandments In The Bible?

The 10 commandments are an integral part of Christianity and Judaism. They are the standing point of moral life. These biblical laws come from the Old Testament, Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21.

The numbering and interpretation of these commandments tend to somewhat vary in different traditions. Originally, God gave these laws to the people of Israel (after leading them out of Egypt) through Moses on Mount Sinai.

Here are the Ten Commandments

  1. “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.”

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