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Born Again?

The Christian term "born again," is derived from Yeshua's words to Jewish leader Nicodemus as recorded in the third chapter of the Gospel of John (beginning at verse 1):"There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Yeshua by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Yeshua answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is sired again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Most Christian denominations hold that a person must be "born again" in some sense to be a Christian. Thus, all who are "true" Christians are in fact "born again," whether they describe themselves as such or not. However, the meaning of the term varies among Christian traditions:
The Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Church, Anglican Church and Lutheran Churches all associate being "born again" with ba…

The Ten Commandments?

The Ten Commandments are a list of religious and moral imperatives which, according to Biblical tradition, were written by God and given to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of two stone tablets. They feature prominently in Judaism and Christianity. The phrase "Ten Commandments" generally refers to the very similar passages in Exodus 20:2–17 and Deuteronomy 5:6–21.While many churches and religions treat the Ten Commandments differently, all recognize them as ten separate commandments or laws. For example, The Roman Catholic Church considers Exodus 20:2, 3, and 4 to be a single commandment, while separating Exodus 20:17 (the prohibition against coveting) into two separate commandments. Alternatively, the reformed churches consider Exodus 20:2 to be a "preface" and Exodus 20: 3 and 4 to be two distinct commandments, while Exodus 20:17 is a single commandment.Similarly, the Orthodox Church (Greek) treats Exodus 20:2, and 3 to be a single commandment, while taking the r…