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THE BIBLE

Considered to be the greatest book ever written; after all, it is the universal belief that it is the actual words of God. According to Wikipedia, the bible has sold more than 2.5 to 6 billion copies worldwide, making the bible the best-selling book in history. At present time, the bible has over 1,700 version…

KNOW YOUR CHURCH

Based on current Wikipedia statistic, the Catholic faith has about 1,253,926,000 (1 billion) members world-wide and 330,000 members in the United States. Combining all the Protestant’s religions (Protestants have a plethora of different congregations), they have 920,000,000 world-wide members and 330,000 U.S. members. A small but incredibly significant Christian religion is the Eastern Orthodox with…

EUCHARIST

 In the Gospel of John, just after the event of Jesus walking on the water, John writes about “The Bread of Life Discourse” (Jn6:22-71).  Jesus sets His criteria to receive Him as the New Lamb of God. It is a preview to the Last Supper’s miracle and to the new covenant that will be established…

THE LAST SUPPER

The 14th of Nisan was a Thursday.  It was no ordinary day. In Jerusalem by early afternoon, most of the guesthouse and inns were already full to capacity with Jewish pilgrims. Even Jesus and his Apostles were among the revelers. They too were looking forward to celebrate the festival of Passover. During Passover, it has…

PASSOVER

Most people who study the bible are familiar with the Hebrew’s history of Passover. If you are not familiar with this story it is the account of how the Hebrews were saved from the bonds of slavery in Egypt as described in the Bible in the Old Testament book of Exodus.  However, long before the…

God Working In Mysterious Ways

God works in mysterious ways. This popular quote comes from William Cowper’s poem “Light Shining out of Darkness” which reads, “God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.” It is believed the inspiration behind this phrase came from Isaiah 55:8-9, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says…

WELCOME TO GOD & FREE-WILL

If you are reading this welcome letter then you found my web site God & Free-Will. To those that do not know anything about me, my name is John Lawrence Fontana. I was raised in Abbeville, Louisiana, in a strong catholic family with wonderful loving parents. I am the seventh son of seven sons (I…

THE GOOD SHEPHARD

While hanging on the cross inching ever closer to death, Jesus could have been selfish and thought only about his predicament. His togue swollen, cracked, dry and parched because of dehydration, Jesus could have been selfish. He was slowly bleeding to death from the open wounds on his body from the previous day’s severe flogging,…


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