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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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Power of Prepositions: Their effect on belief

The truth is in the details. (I have no interest in giving the Devil credit for being in the details, as is often popularized in a similar phrase). When we are careful to measure the impact of words, their meanings … Continue reading

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Godly Fear: The Key to Everything

Few other aspects of human-to-God belief are promoted as significantly within Scripture as Fear of God. And yet, we often hear far more about love, joy, peace, and similar qualities of pleasant feelings that seem to stand in stark contrast … Continue reading

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What Flavors of Snake Oil Have You Tasted?

It seems like everybody has an answer for what ails. A cursory glance at the news  reveals a shocking variety of modern snake oils. In parts of Africa, widows are taught that they need and must pay for sex-cleansing by … Continue reading

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Word Play: a Jambalaya Stew

Nary a bar room or bedroom escapes this interplay: “That is what you said!” “But that is not what I meant!” Words don’t always mean what we expect them to represent. That is the dynamics of language and ultimately of … Continue reading

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Semi Automatic Salvation

Every time you pull the trigger, people get saved. Now wouldn’t that be a nice change. Unfortunately, as our most recent family devotion through Claiming Christ discussed, that is not how the Bible teaches that salvation occurs. Salvation does not … Continue reading

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