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Dramatic Obscurity–When Law Collides with Grace

The most dramatic revelations often arrive in the most subtle packages. Those who are sensitive to the “still small voice” are capable of recognizing the enormous significance, while most just drift on by. The Savior of humanity came in shocking … Continue reading

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The Gideon Complex

Sickness and disease are most often acquired as a social condition, rather than by isolated infection. Much like sin, contagions are typically transferred from those around us; and, in spite of our cautions, are most often passed on to those … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Assurance–An alternative to Faith

When studying the word of God, there are times when I feel overwhelmed by some insight declared through the pages of Scripture and it compels me to respond. If no one is around to share the wonder, then I sit … Continue reading

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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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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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Knowing with Certainty

Conviction is a drug of choice. We all want to possess absolute knowledge–to be like God–to be our own god. That is the mind-altering addiction we all suffer under since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden. Within Christianity, … Continue reading

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Truth Transcends

Truth cannot be reasoned. [A previous series on this blog presented the concept of Truth, but this article will consider the philosophical problem.] Philosophy is only as good as the validity of thought. Incorrect thinking leads to poor observations. To … Continue reading

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To Be or Not Be Christian

That is the question. To be Christian is a declaration of the Spirit of God, not a claim established by you or me. It has taken over two years, at our family-pace, to study through the concepts presented in the … Continue reading

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Claim Blame

Do you claim Christ? As we draw down on the closing chapters of the book Claiming Christ, we fall upon a recounting of several dozen references about what God thinks about those who make dramatic claims of faith but lack … Continue reading

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Fortune Telling Fruits

Are you more of an apple kind of person, or a pear? Perhaps an orange or kiwi, or maybe even one of those lemon types? What does the fruit of your life have to say about your future? The book … Continue reading

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