A Story Like Moses ! The One Who Divided The Ocean To Cross The Water
Catholicism in the Philippines during the Spanish Colonial Period 1521-1898
July 10, 2018 by Anchi Hoh
(The following is a post by Hong Ta-Moore, Southeast Asia reference librarian, Asian Division.)
Southeast Asia is home to eleven countries, nearly 700 million people, and a rich variety of religious traditions. The Philippines, for example, is one of two Southeast Asian countries with a majority Christian population (the other being East Timor). According to the 2000 CIA World Factbook estimates, some 90% of the country’s 104 million people identify themselves as Christian, the majority of whom are Catholic.
Prior to the arrival of Catholic missionaries and explorers from Spain, Islam had been introduced in the Philippines in the late 14th century through trade with merchants from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Middle East. It was only later in the 16th century that the voyages of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) first brought Catholicism to the archipelago, originally named St. Lazarus’ Islands by Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos (1500? – 1544), but later changed to the present name in honor of Philip II of Spain who reigned from 1556-1598. Commissioned by King of Spain, Magellan arrived on Homonhon Island on March 17, 1521, claiming lands in the name of Spain after months navigating through what is now known as the Strait of Magellan at the southern part of Chile and Argentina. At Homonhon, Magellan and his crew made first contact with the inhabitants who offered the foreign visitors provisions to help them regain their strength. This seemed to replenish their desire to push westward to the original destination of their Homeric voyage to the Spice Islands, an Indonesian archipelago in the Banda Sea where cloves, nutmeg, and cloves originated.
Before the Old Testament
Jesus Makes the Earth
Adam and Eve
Adam and His Family
The Tower of Abraham
Abraham and the Sacrifice of Isaac
Jacob and Esau
God commanded Noah to create an ark because God will going to send rain for 40 days and 40 nights.
stories of? in old testament?
the genesis . where there is the creation. the distruction and the forgveness
The Story of Daniel
Get your Bible and go to the book of Daniel in old testament. You can see there how did Daniel along with his friends stand and believe that there's only one God. And the god of Persian even though made of gold is never been accepted by the Jewish youths as their God. They only believe in one Almighty God who save them in the times when the Persians did everything to convince and take over them until to the point of their lives being put at dangers. The ONLY God save them and show how powerful He is and He does exist.