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Religious Recently uncovered notes reveal that Isaac Newton attempted to uncover the secrets of the pyramids in Egypt while proving his theory of gravity. The unpublished notes, thought to have been written in the 1680s and only discovered 200 years after Newton’s death, are now being sold by Sotheby’s. Newton, who studied the pyramids in the late 17th century while at Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire, believed that finding out how the pyramids were made would unlock other secrets about the world. He []

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Religious Catholic missions are struggling amid dwindling vocations and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released by the Vatican. The number of priests and ordained leaders has dropped significantly, especially in Europe and America due mainly to fewer men entering the priesthood. The total number of priests in the world decreased to 414,065 in 2018. The diminishing number of clergy coincides with an increase in the global population. As of December 2018, the report shows, there are 1,328,993,000 Catholics in the world. []

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Religious About 8 in 10 Americans said religious freedom issues are at least somewhat important to them, with 55% saying they are very important, according to a newly released poll conducted by The University ofChicago Divinity School and The Associated Press NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll was conducted before the coronavirus wreakedhavoc in the country. 46% of evangelicals said their religious freedom was under threat, compared with 27% of mainline Protestants, 36% of Catholics and 40% of Americans affiliated []

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Religious The 25,000 fragments that make up the Dead Sea Scrolls are considered by many to be the archaeological discovery of the 20th century. They were found mostly in the decade following 1947, yet 21st-century techniques still have more to teach us about the Dead Sea Scrolls, and thus about Second Temple Judaism at the time of Jesus. A highly technical study released on June 11, 2020, in the Journal Cell examines the Dead Sea Scrolls by identifying the ancient DNA of []

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PBI News PBI Annual Report for Fiscal 2020 The Directors of the Pastoral Bible Institute, Inc. (PBI) and the Editors of its publication, The Herald of Christ’s Kingdom, rejoice to have served anotheryear in the work of the vineyard (Matthew 20:7). This past year witnessed many changes. Events have occurred worldwide that have changed the economic, political, and social aspects of our time.The rapid pace at which these happenings have transpired has surprised and startled many. Not only Bible students, but serious []