Al-Masih ad-Dajjal : the false messiah

Al-Masih ad-Dajjal (Arabic: المسيح الدجّال‎, romanized: al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl, lit. ‘the false messiah, liar, the deceiver, the deceiving messiah’) or Dajjal, is an evil figure in Islamic eschatology who will … More

The Mahdi – “the rightly guided one”

The Mahdi (Arabic: ٱلْمَهْدِيّ‎, romanized: al-mahdiyy), meaning “the rightly guided one”, is an eschatological Messianic figure who, according to Islamic belief, will appear at the end of times to rid … More

Isa al-Masih

In orthodox Islam, Isa al-Masih (عيسى المسيح usually translated as Jesus Christ) is believed to be a prophet, second in rank to Muhammad, and not … More

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL

“Michael the head of the heavenly: he is the first: among the angelic ranks: serving before the Lord. God sends us unto … More

Malak: Messenger, Sent One, ANGEL

Angel/Messenger/Sent One: malak- (masculine noun) (Strong’s 4397) Root: מֲלְאָךְ Sounds like: mal-awk Angels we have Heard on High is a song that gets a … More

The Tree of Jesse

The Tree of Jesse is a depiction in art of the ancestors of Jesus Christ, shown in a branching tree which rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, … More

Jesus vs. Paul

Controversy has arisen regarding Jesus versus Paul as scholars debate the different emphases and messages of Jesus and Paul. Jesus preached … More

Second Vatican Council and NOSTRA AETATE

The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, commonly known as the Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern … More

Revelations on Revelation

Still as strange, controversial, and influential as it was nearly 2,000 years ago, the biblical Book of Revelation is a … More

Baal Cycle – Northwest Semitic form of Adad

The Baal Cycle is an Ugaritic cycle of stories about the Canaanite god Baʿal (lit. “Owner”, “Lord”), a storm god associated with fertility. It is one of the Ugarit texts. The text identifies … More

Religious abuse

Religious abuse is abuse administered under the guise of religion, including harassment or humiliation, which may result in psychological trauma. Religious abuse may also include misuse of religion … More

Pope Sylvester I 

Sylvester I (also Silvester, died 31 December 335) was the bishop of Rome from 314 until his death. He was the 33rd Pope of the Catholic Church. He … More