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Lost And Found

“I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.” — from Amazing Grace, by John Newton   One of the difficulties in communicating the gospel of salvation in Christ is that we, as Christians, tend … Continue reading

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Faith And Works Revisited

There has been some interest in “Faith vs Works”, posted July 2010. Most readers have responded with concepts like “Sola Fide” (saved by faith alone) and “Faith without works is dead” so firmly cemented in their minds they are prevented … Continue reading

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No Other God

In the Bible, there is a statement made by God which is repeated many times. One place it is found is in Isaiah 46:1: “I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like … Continue reading

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“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” – W. Penn

I caught part of an old movie on TV today, it being drizzly outside. From 1955, it was “A Man Called Peter”, about Peter Marshall, who was twice Chaplain of the United States Senate. During a scene in which he … Continue reading

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An Evil Spirit From God?

[UPDATE:  When I originally wrote this article, it was my intent to question the idea that   evil spirits can be in the direct service of God.  I still hold to the opinion that while evil spirits are subject to … Continue reading

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Basic Assumptions And The Debate Between Faith And Skepticism

In the 13th chapter of the book of Judges we read about a man, who is an angel, who is God.  Scholars who study this kind thing call it a theophany or a Christophany — a tangible manifestation of God … Continue reading

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Belief In God, Religion In General And A Personal Testimony

Basic Assumptions Concepts that describe God vary from religion to religion.  Some religions have multiple gods.  Some religions don’t even include the concept of God in their dogma.  The numerous and divergent God concepts — whether from organized religions or … Continue reading

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Fear Of The Lord

Scripture tells us in Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…”  This proverb, along with minor variations (such as “…is the beginning of wisdom”) is also found in other Bible verses with developed contextual applications.  … Continue reading

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Religion Or Truth?

As a young person, the “outer trappings” of religion turned me off.  Rites and ceremonies are largely symbolic and traditional.  If you don’t understand the meaning of the symbolism or if you don’t relate to the traditions, then the rituals … Continue reading

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Religion Or The Supernatural?

Currently there is a popular bias against traditional Christianity.  The idea of “the separation of church and state” is seen as a fence for keeping the Church out of government.  But the constitution’s only reference to religion is, “Congress shall … Continue reading

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