The discovery of the note and the message it contains is very timely as we are about to celebrate Valentine's Day!
Religious relativism means that the correctness of a religion is relative to the worldview of its community of adherents. (www.iep.utm.edu)
What does the Bible say about Divorce?
Before the coming of the Spaniards, Filipinos kept their little idols called Larauan in memory of their departed ancestors.
The Magi visited Jesus when he was a “child” in his “house” not in a manger and certainly, the magi were not kings.
We are sent to the world as ambassadors of Christ, to actively engage it, prevent it from deterioration and make it a better place to live in.
Since the Nicean and Trent Councils were made within the context of ecumenism, it will be good if all of us will endeavor to promote unity and mutual understanding among churches.
In the Gospels' account of Jesus' resurrection, it says that he appeared to Mary Magdalene early in the morning (Mk. 16:9-10), to his disciples and to the other women also early in the morning. All these appearances happened on the day of his resurrection. There is no record of the Risen Christ meeting his mother Mary first.
The Triumphal Entry was Jesus’ act of proclaiming himself as the Messiah!
Martin Luther "Even if I knew tomorrow that the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
The rehabilitation of Pasig River, Boracay, and Manila Bay is an example of pagbabalik-loob and pagpapakatao. It is a manifestation of our return to our role as God’s representative (God’s image) to his creation.
Jesus' decision to proceed with the baptism by John at that juncture proved his connection with him and his people.
“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.” (Philippians 3:10 & 11 NIV)
Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” Joshua 3:5 NIV
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 3:13 ESV2011)
Aside from the families of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Mary who were all righteous and faithful, there were a bunch of equally faithful Jews and wise Gentiles who were waiters for the consolation of Israel.