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WHAT IS LENT

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Lent is the period of approximately seven weeks or 46 days that Christians from all rites and nationalities dedicate to fasting, abstinence, prayer and reflexion, in order to reconcile themselves with God and other Christians across the world. The 40 days are taken from the example of Jesus who departed to the desert to fast and pray for 40 days, prior to his public ministry; and in this case, it is kept today as preparation for Holy Week, or memorial of the last week of Lord Jesus Christ’s passion.
Lent varies in a few days across Christian communities. The Western Church starts Lent on Ash Wednesday, while the Eastern Church starts traditionally on Clean Monday, seven weeks before Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday, according to the Julian calendar which falls weeks later than the Gregorian calendar used in the West. Other minor Churches, like Ethiopians and other Alexandrians vary in other minor details. Most protestant churches follow the Western usage, while some modern America…

WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY

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Since early times, Christians in the West adopted the practice of marking their foreheads with ashes, to commence the period of Lent, a time of reflection, prayer and fasting that lasts six weeks, before the celebration of Lord Jesus’s death and resurrection, called Easter.
These ashes represent among other things, the fact that humans are called to eventually die and return to dust (Genesis 3:19; 18:27); and also the ashes people used to put on themselves as a sign of repentance before God (Matthew 11:21; Joshua 7:6; Job 42:6; Jonah 3:6). Those who take on this pious practice, also practice a perfect fasting on that day, which is abstinence of food and sex for the whole day until the evening.
These days, the practice is kept by most western traditional Churches as a spiritual preparation for Easter. However, whether it is maintained or not, all Christians are called to reflect on their lives and unite themselves spiritually with our Lord in the 40 days of fasting He endured in the dese…

ABIATHAR THE HIGH PRIEST IN MARK 2:26

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In the Gospel of Mark, chapter 2, verse 26; Lord Jesus speaking to the Pharisees about their hypocrisy in keeping the Sabbath rest; condemned their indisposition to perform a righteous act, by quoting how David and his soldiers feeing from King Saul’s persecution and being hungry and homeless, ate from the consecrated bread offered to God in the Temple, offered to them by the High Priest, Lord Jesus calls Abiathar (Mark 2:26)
THE PROBLEM
The problem arises when reading the story of the event in 1Samuel 21, we encounter that the High Priest who offered the holy bread to David was called in fact, Ahimelech, who officiated during the days of Saul, until he got executed by this King for helping David (1Samuel 21:1-6; 22:11-18).
The inconvenience increases when this Ahimelech is called several times “Son of Abiathar” (2Samuel 8:17; 1Chronicles 24:6); but in other places is said to be the “father of Abiathar” (1Samuel 23:6).
SOLUTION
Apart from the answers offered by Liberal critics, who simply…

THIS IS ISLAM 3

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THIS IS ISLAM 2

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MEHMET III

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DID JEREMIAH PROPHECY ABOUT JESUS BEING SOLD FOR 30 PIECES OF SILVER?

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In chapter 27, verses 9 to 10 of the gospel of Matthew; a fulfilment of a prophecy about Jesus being betrayed for 30 pieces of silver, it is quoted and attributed to prophet Jeremiah.
The problem arises when no mention of this event at all, it is found in the modern version of the book of Jeremiah; but instead, in slightly different manner, in the book of Zechariah 11:12-13.
MATTHEW 27:9-10 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.”
ZECHARIAH 11:12-13 Then I told them, “If it seems right to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” So, they weighed out my wages, thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—this magnificent price at which they valued me. So, I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter in the house of th…