Christianity =D

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Today, I will be discussing about Christianity.. it's a big part of my life.. so i'll share some info about it =)

And btw, I just found out that Gigi Lai's Christian.. isn't that great? Haha.. to me it is! I remember writing how i want Gigi to be a Christian in my earlier post.. who knew she recently became a Christian in June?! Yeah.. she said, "she is thankful to God for helping her brother through the crisis (her brother was involved in a car accident in June) and for giving them this challenge in life that has allowed her to realise how important life, health and love is. She said that she has grown stronger as a result."
Source of quote: http://www.batgwa.com/story.php?id=307
Isn't that the sweetest thing??!

Well basically everything is from Wikipedia. I just provide the topics and my opinions. Sorry for the blue underlined words.. those are suppose to be links but i'm too lazy to de-blue and de-underline them..

Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament, and that the New Testament records the Gospel that was revealed by Jesus. With an estimated 2.1 billion adherents, or approximately 33% of the world's population in 2007,[3] Christianity is the world's largest religion. It is the predominant religion in the Americas, Southern Africa, the Philippines and Oceania. It is also growing rapidly in Africa and Asia, particularly in China, South Korea and the Middle East. It is declining in other countries including Australia, Great Britain, France and Germany.

Okay.. my turn to describe a few things =)

Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day, ressurected on Easter and died on Good Friday...


DEATH
After sharing his last meal with his disciples, Jesus went to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane where he was betrayed by his disciple Judas Iscariot and arrested by the temple guard on orders from the Sanhedrin and the high priest Caiaphas. Jesus was convicted by the Sanhedrin of blasphemy and transferred to the Roman governor Pilate. Pilate was pressured into crucifying Jesus by the nearly rioting crowds. Although the crowds were incited by the religious authorities, Jesus was sentenced to death for "inciting rebellion." Jesus died by late afternoon and was entombed

RESSURECTION
God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day, that Jesus appeared to his apostles and other disciples, commissioned his disciples to "make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son (Jesus) and of the Holy Spirit. "and then ascended to heaven. Christians also believe that God the Father sent the Holy Spirit to the disciples.

BIRTH
According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary. Little of Jesus' childhood is recorded in the canonical Gospels, however infancy Gospels were popular in antiquity. In comparison, his adulthood, especially the week before his death, are well documented in the Gospels contained within the New Testament. The Biblical accounts of Jesus' ministry include: his baptism, miracles, preaching, teaching, and deeds

Additional info: Jesus's dad is Joseph

THE BIBLE
The New Testament has four accounts of Jesus' life, commonly known as gospels. While they have much in common there are also differences of coverage and focus. The Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of John, essentially begin with Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist; whereas the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke, essentially begin with Jesus' birth.

English Bible Translations
There are many kinds of bible translations such as KJV (King James Version), NIV (New International Version) and American Standard Version.

Yeah that's kinda it cause i have to go.. haha. if u want more information, just go google wikipedia christianity. yeah.

Worldly issues =)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I decided to change my blog from.. myself... to my opinions on the world! haha. it just popped in my mind. i know it's sooo extremely random. not to mention awkward. this benefits both you and me. I can improve in my writing.. and you can improve in your general knowledge. it's a win-win situation. and these are MY opinions, and no one else's, unless i credit them.




let's start with... POVERTY. yes, poverty.


Definition - Condition of having little money, and very few material possessions. *credits to wikipedia*

So many people in the world are living in poverty. From economical aspects, families are in need of food, clothes, shelter and other necessities. You can see people beg for food/money in the streets.. but what are we doing? Nothing but wasting what they need.

picture captions: woman with dog on street.




what causes poverty?


- weather (if it snows all the time at your place, how are you gonna look for food?)
- not enough jobs (for those without a studying degree/experience, no one would want to employ them)
- government problems (if the country is lacking of democracy, poverty is most likely to happen)
- war (this one doesn't need much explaining to do)


yeah, this are all i can think of.


the effects of poverty
- hunger/starvation and thus death
- social isoliation/suicide
- diseases
picture captions: a little girl suffering from Kwashiorkor (for M'sians, pls refer to PJ text book Form 1.. haha.)
Very brief explanation of poverty. now, what can we do in order to fight against poverty?
- we can volunteer to help in campaigns
- donate things (clothes, money etc)
and many others that i can't think of.
for more information for poverty, pls visit this website
*credits to wikipedia for pictures*

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