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    Same God, different names?

    Do we all worship the same God? A lot of people believe that we all worship the same God. Muhammad repeatedly said that he was talking about the same God who had sent Adam, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Could it be that all Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and other religious people actually worship the same God? But everyone in their own way? We cannot see our Creator. Could we, however, discover more about Him and His characteristics? There are many thousands of different religions, all convinced that they have the right image of the Creator. So how can we find out what is the truth? Or do all of the…

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    The life of Jesus

    Jesus Christ, (Christ means King, Messiah) was born about 2,000 years ago in Israel. You can read more about this in the Bible in the gospel of Luke. The arrival of Jesus as Messiah (savior, anointed one) was predicted centuries earlier by many prophets. More than 50 predictions have become reality during His lifetime on earth. Jesus was born in the village of Bethlehem and grew up in Nazareth. The first 30 years of His life on earth He lived as a traditional Jew, as the son of a carpenter. At that time Israel was occupied by the Romans. Around the age of 30, He began to teach people about…

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    Did Jesus really die on a cross?

    Sommige mensen twijfelen er aan of Jezus Christus wel echt gestorven is aan het kruis. Veel islamitische leraren ontkennen de dood van Jezus aan het kruis op basis van een moeilijk uit te leggen vers in de Koran (4:157). Misschien was Hij wel alleen verzwakt en bewusteloos geraakt? Gemarteld en opengereten Als we de evangeliën (Injil) van Mattheüs, Marcus, Lukas en Johannes lezen, dan krijgen we een gedetailleerd beeld de kruisiging en wat daar aan voorafging. Voordat Jezus aan het kruis genageld werd, werd Hij eerst nog gegeseld met een zweep waaraan botsplinters zaten. Jezus lichaam zat daarna onder de diepe wonden. Hij was daardoor al zo verzwakt dat hij…

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    Did someone else die on the cross

    Some people think that someone else died on the cross instead of Jesus Christ. For example Judas, the disciple who betrayed Him, or Simon of Cyrene, the man who had to carry the cross of Jesus. His opponents wanted Jesus dead When should the swap have been made? The crucifixion was a public event and many of Jesus’ friends and enemies came to watch. His opponents should have seen someone else hanging on the cross. They wanted Jesus dead and so would not have accepted someone else to die in His place. A tortured man After being sentenced to death, Jesus was first whipped by the Romans. After this torture,…

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    Can God die?

    If you are willing to believe that Jesus died on the cross and if you believe that Jesus is also part of God, then a perfectly normal question is: How can God die? A very good question, because it seems impossible that God can die. Who should rule the universe in the meantime?In the meantime, who should be running the universe? The answer lies in the nature of God. The bible mentions the 3 persons who are part of God. You can learn more about the “trinity” here. God is one, but also has 3 different manifestations. That is quite difficult to understand because as humans we do not have…