Some biblical scholars view Luke’s Gospel as ancient history rather than ancient biography. Historians subject the gospels to critical analysis, attempting to differentiate, rather than authenticate, reliable information…

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A majority of Protestants are members of a handful of Protestant denominational families: Adventists, Anabaptists, Anglicans/Episcopalians, Baptists, Calvinist/Reformed, Lutherans, Methodists, Moravians/Hussites, Pentecostals, Quakers, and Waldensians. What religions fall…

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Southern Baptist churches are evangelical in doctrine and practice. As they emphasize the significance of the individual conversion experience, which is affirmed by the person having complete immersion…

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Possibility #3: Jesus was baptized in order to ceremonially cleanse himself before being filled with the Holy Spirit. According to Old Testament law, the Jewish high priest was…

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Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel…

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‘To India I come as a pilgrim’: Martin Luther King Jr.’s remarkable trip to honor his hero. After six full days of travel, Martin Luther King Jr. had…

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Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter (the name comes from the…

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Why is Pentecost sometimes known as the “birthday of the Church”? Because it is when the Holy Spirit appeared over the Apostles and Mary for the first time….

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Baptism is the one sacrament that all Christian denominations share in common. In the Catholic Church, infants are baptized to welcome them into the Catholic faith and to…

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Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem – that includes…

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