Just the facts

THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

The International Youth Day is the special day set apart by the United Nations (UN), every 12th day of August of each year, to celebrate youth like you. The International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations since the year 2000, and set aside:

WATER

WATER

Water appears over 700 times in the Bible, much more than words such as faith, hope, prayer, worship. Before the recreation of the world, back then in Genesis chapter 1, water was on the face of the whole earth before God made the lights, plants, living creatures and everything else. He spoke to water to bring forth the sea creatures we have today. Water, as a chemical compound known as H2O, is widely distributed in nature.

BETHLEHEM

bethlehem

Bethlehem is a city in the West Bank, an area that was once part of Israel, and is now part of the Palestinian Territories. Bethlehem is also well known by many to be the birth place of Jesus Christ. According to the New Testament, the Lord Jesus was born in Bethlehem in a stable, when Joseph and Mary couldn’t find any lodging for the night (Luke 2:8). A 14-pointed star on the floor of the Church of the Nativity marks the spot where Jesus was born. Still, many people don’t know much about the city itself.

5 COMMONLY MISCONSTRUED BIBLE FACTS

“Adam and Eve”

ADAM AND EVE

Contrary to popular belief, Adam and Eve were not expelled from Eden because they ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil—which, by the way, the Bible never said was an apple. They were driven out of Eden to prevent them from eating from the tree of life, which would have left them eternally unredeemable. Genesis 3:22-24 gives the real reason: “…The Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.

GARDEN OF EDEN

GARDEN OF EDEN

According to the book of Genesis in the Bible, the Garden of Eden was an earthly paradise that was home to Adam and Eve, the first man and woman. The Bible says that God created the garden, planting in it “every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food.” Genesis 2:9. Eden was a well-watered, fertile place from which four rivers flowed out into this Garden. After creating Adam, God placed him there, so that he could take care of it. God then told Adam that he could eat the fruit from any tree except one: the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

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