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Faith to Move Mountains

By its very definition, faith is mysterious and beyond full comprehension. It speaks of a form of trust that, though it is built on what is reasonable and knowledgeable, it goes beyond what can be understood. For most Christians, faith … Continue reading

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Believing in Fake Scripture

What we claim to believe about Scripture directly reflects what we believe about God. Scripture is the word of God. It is not simply a regurgitation that resembles what God thinks; Scripture is the very breath of God. “All Scripture … Continue reading

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Mysterious Humility

Of all the qualities of virtue, few are cloaked in as much mystery as humility. Like anything rare, the true nature of humility is not easily measured or known. It is simply impossible to gather enough humble subjects to effectively … Continue reading

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More Blessed than Mary the Mother of Jesus

The disciples of Jesus were reprimanded for discussing who among them would be the greatest in the Lord’s Kingdom. However, Jesus himself taught about those whom God calls the greatest, and it may not be what you’d expect. The Bible … Continue reading

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Work: The Blessed Curse

In many respects, work is a necessary evil. It demands participation by nearly every person throughout history, permanently deforms many backs and hands, distorts relationships and divides families, returns less monetary value than the blood and sweat equity most pour … Continue reading

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Refined By Fire

Uncontrolled heat consumes everything in its flame. That is the fate of all material in this universe. However, when controlled, fire can purify certain elements. It can separate incompatible materials and allow what is of great value to be set … Continue reading

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Church Membership Fulfills Prophecy

Club membership has its benefits. That is the point, of course, to provide members with attractive value-add features and opportunities that outsiders don’t receive. If your “in”, then you are in the good stuff; if your “out”, then you are … Continue reading

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Grand Omniscience vs Mutant Determinant

It sounds like a war of artificial intelligence: A.I. meets pre-programmed rebel-Robot. Rather it is the dark discussion about defining what it means for God to be All-Knowing. In all seriousness, this doctrine has spawned many, very real, human wars. … Continue reading

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Question: Systematic Theology

Students dare not question the logic of logic—it is considered illogical and deserving of rebuke. Philosophically, there is no greater foundation commonly accepted than that which can be reasoned. The rationalizations from the human mind are considered the bedrock of … Continue reading

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Straw-Man Tactics

One of the talents of a trained debater—be it a politician, public relations person, or a preacher—is to establish identifiable targets to knock down. Hidden and moving targets are difficult to confront. A stationary target, and especially one we ourselves … Continue reading

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