Ruben Enaje and 14 other men, some screaming in pain, were nailed to wooden crosses by actors dressed as Roman centurions in San Pedro Cutud and two other rice farming villages in Pampanga province north of Manila, according to organisers. Other devotees flogged their own bloodied backs with whips while walking barefoot around the dusty villages. Many of the mostly impoverished penitents undergo the ritual to atone for sins, pray for the sick or for a better life, and to give thanks for what they believe were God-given miracles.
SunOnline was given an exclusive tour of al-Naim Square in liberated Raqqa - now little more than a dusty graveyard of destroyed buildings, corpses and haunting memories. Al-Naim was not always a place of death and bloodshed. More recently, they have been forced to watch men being crucified, decapitated or dismembered in the shadow of Raqqa's now-infamous clock tower.
Homosexual, lesbian gay behavior same sex relationships, marriage… is sin, and is forbidden in the Bible. For example, Romans 1 contains some very descriptive language. Romans 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.
Then delivered he Him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led Him away. And He, bearing His Cross, went forth into a place called the place of a skull, where they crucified Him. Successes have terrible power to cast down or draw aside those who take not heed.
Richard Bauckham is professor of New Testament studies at St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia objected to a resolution that condemns the use of torture by law enforcement and reaffirms the human rights of LGBT people. While the report is primarily focused on police and governmental use of torture, it briefly references the latest report by Juan Mendezthe special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which was issued during the session. According to a U.
Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a controversial series of paintings that are newly available as a book. The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.
Five of the 37 men beheaded by Saudi Arabia were gay, according to a confession heard by the Sharia law court. The country sparked outrage several days ago for the mass execution of the men, who were mainly minority Shia Muslims. Human rights groups have complained that confessions of terrorism and spying for Iran were obtained through torture.
Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christianity regards Jesus as the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament and refers to him as Jesus Christ, a name that is also used in non-Christian contexts. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically, although the quest for the historical Jesus has produced little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the biblical Jesus reflects the historical Jesus.
As used in the scriptures, to atone is to suffer the penalty for sins, thereby removing the effects of sin from the repentant sinner and allowing him or her to be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ was the only one capable of carrying out the Atonement for all mankind. Because of His Atonement, all people will be resurrected, and those who obey His gospel will receive the gift of eternal life with God. As descendants of Adam and Eve, all people inherit the effects of the Fall.