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according to the Bible, one of the ten rules of behaviour called the Ten Commandments that God gave people to obey
the occasion when Jesus Christ was killed on the Cross according to the Bible
the Christian belief that Mary, the mother of Christ, was free from original sin (=the evil that all people are born with)
in the Bible, the last meal Jesus Christ ate with his 12 disciples on the evening before he was crucified. He offered them bread and wine, and the religious ceremony known as Communion or the Eucharist is based on this.
in Christianity, the return of Jesus Christ to Earth
two cities in the Bible that were destroyed by God as punishment for the sexual behaviour of the people who lived there. People sometimes say that a place is like Sodom and Gomorrah as a way of saying that they are very shocked by people’s sexual behaviour in that place.
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employmentBuzzWord Article
a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputationadd a word
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