Articles tagged with: History

The mysterious Scythians
Approximate extent of the Eurasian Steppe grasslands ecoregion, and Eurasia cultural region.

UCGia Bible Insights October 7 2021

The mysterious Scythians

Historians accept that most of the ancestors of today's Western democracies once lived as nomadic tribes roaming the vast plains of antiquity known as the Eurasian steppes.
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Lessons from the Titanic
Photo of the Titanic departing Southampton. Credit: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

UCGia Bible Insights May 6 2021

Lessons from the Titanic

The story of the sinking of the Titanic is moving and harrowing, and presents an important spiritual lesson for our day.
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Dealing with anxiety about what is going on in the world

UCGia Bible Insights June 11 2020

Dealing with anxiety about what is going on in the world

The assurances of God's Word are encouraging when faced with a daily diet of serious and sometimes tragic news events.
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Timothy: Paul's son in the faith
Paul was able to travel to Macedonia. He visited Ephesus where he left Timothy with the instruction, ‘Stay here and command those teaching false things to stop’. [Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org]

UCGia Bible Insights February 20 2020

Timothy: Paul's son in the faith

The young Timothy was mentored by the Apostle Paul and became his constant companion and aid in ministering to the churches.
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Valentine's Day - February 14
Inset: 'Lupercalia' by Andrea Camassei [Public domain, commons.wikimedia.org]

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

Valentine's Day - February 14

Discover the history of the observance of Valentine's Day and determine if it is really a Christian celebration.
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Where did the symbol of the cross originate?

UCGia Bible Insights January 23 2020

Where did the symbol of the cross originate?

The symbol of the cross predates Christianity, and has its roots in ancient religious worship.
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The real nativity story
A typical nativity scene includes a number of features that are unbiblical.

UCGia Bible Insights December 12 2019

The real nativity story

The biblical accounts of Jesus Christ's birth present some surprising differences from popular ideas and traditions.
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A world lit only by fire
Jesus prophesied of religious deception in His name.

UCGia Bible Insights November 28 2019

A world lit only by fire

History sheds light on the gradual development of Jesus Christ’s prophecy of massive religious deception.
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The tribe trackers guide to the future
A Bible atlas map overlaid on Google Earth aligns ancient places to the modern world.

UCGia Bible Insights November 14 2019

The tribe trackers guide to the future

Most of the ancient biblical nations mentioned in the Bible still exist today with different names. To properly understand Bible prophecy these historical peoples should be correctly identified.
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Archaeology and the Book of Judges

UCGia Bible Insights September 16 2021

Archaeology and the Book of Judges

During a period of more than 300 years, God periodically raised up judges to rule over Israel after they entered the land of Canaan.
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Archaeological proof of the existence of Jesus?
Jerusalem, where many biblical artefacts have been discovered.

UCGia Bible Insights April 15 2021

Archaeological proof of the existence of Jesus?

Archaeological evidence very likely referencing Jesus Christ, his earthly father Joseph and his half-brother, James, has been discovered.
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The empires of the Bible
The Pyramids of Giza. Egypt is one of the oldest empires recorded in history.

UCGia Bible Insights June 4 2020

The empires of the Bible

The Bible accurately tracks the historical progression of world empires from centuries ago right up till the second coming of Jesus Christ.
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The disciples knew Christ is the Creator

UCGia Bible Insights February 20 2020

The disciples knew Christ is the Creator

The early followers of Jesus Christ understood that He was the Creator of the physical universe.
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Historical proofs of Christ's existence

UCGia Bible Insights January 30 2020

Historical proofs of Christ's existence

Although not widely acknowledged, there is compelling historical documentation of Christ's existence.
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Changes to Christianity

UCGia Bible Insights January 16 2020

Changes to Christianity

Christianity changed forever when pagan practices were introduced during the early centuries of the New Testament Church.
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Celebrating Christmas: Does it matter?

UCGia Bible Insights December 5 2019

Celebrating Christmas: Does it matter?

It's nearly Christmas time again and most Christians take part in the celebration knowing it's pagan roots. Is this something we should be concerned about?
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How archaeology confirms the Bible
Sir Henry Rawlinson deciphered the Behistun Rock inscription cuneiform (images composited from WikiCommons)

Mario Seiglie, UCGia Bible Insights November 28 2019

How archaeology confirms the Bible

The study of archaeology has strengthened the faith of Christians down through the centuries and even influenced a famous, avowed atheist to become an ardent believer in the accuracy of the biblical accounts.
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The Flood of Noah
Depiction of Noah's Ark

UCGia Bible Insights July 8 2021

The Flood of Noah

The Flood of Noah was an historical event that changed the earth, and there are important lessons to be learned from it.
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Who's who in the empires of the Bible
Abu Simbel Temples, Egypt. Egypt is one of the oldest empires recorded in history.

UCGia Bible Insights February 25 2021

Who's who in the empires of the Bible

Bible prophecy tracks the progression of world empires even to modern times and beyond.
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Pompeii: The day the world ended
The ruins of Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background.

UCGia Bible Insights May 14 2020

Pompeii: The day the world ended

One day Pompeii was a thriving city; the next a steaming mound of smouldering volcanic ash. Are there lessons to be learned from Pompeii's tragic fate?
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Hezekiah - A faithful king
Six-sided clay prism containing narratives of Sennacherib's military campaigns, Oriental Institute Museum of Chicago University (Wikipedia.org)

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

Hezekiah - A faithful king

King Hezekiah's life is an example of humility and obedience to God that continues to inspire us today.
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Barnabas - The encourager
Barnabas encouraged Paul to come to Antioch to help the new converts. (Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org)

UCGia Bible Insights January 23 2020

Barnabas - The encourager

Many people came to the knowledge of God’s way of life, not only through Barnabas’ preaching, but also because of his outstanding example of encouragement.
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God on war

UCGia Bible Insights January 2 2020

God on war

How can we reconcile the existence of God with the reality of war?
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The Patrick you didn't know
Slemish, Ireland. Tradition holds that Saint Patrick, enslaved as a youth, was brought to this area and tended sheep herds on Slemish, and that during this time he found God. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slemish) (Photo: identity chris is, Flickr.com)

UCGia Bible Insights December 5 2019

The Patrick you didn't know

Saint Patrick's Day is observed in many countries, but what do we really know about him, and is it possible to separate the truth from myth and legends?
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He got on the boat anyway
When Paul’s travelling companions and the local believers heard what awaited Paul, they begged him not to go on to Jerusalem. (Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org)

UCGia Bible Insights November 21 2019

He got on the boat anyway

Life is about choices. Perhaps none is so great as whom we will ultimately serve—God or ourselves. Let's take a look at the example of the Apostle Paul.
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