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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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Salvation Formation

Of any promise that has ever been made, the greatest is the offer to live forever with every desire fulfilled. So goes the fairy tale…and they lived happily ever after. So also is God’s promise of salvation! The sting of … 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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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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Protecting God From Himself

Human pathos longs to shelter the needy, to intervene in circumstances of dire consequence, to be a hero, even to go so far as to protect God from himself. While studying through the book Claiming Christ, we are encouraged to … 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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Grasping Our Gift

Have you thought about what you did to deserve life? You know, like that fateful night between the sheets when your parents put your essential parts together. What contribution did you offer? Those who are sober will likely admit that … Continue reading

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Stripped Naked: Clothing at the Cross

Just as our Lord watched from upon the Cross as others dividing up his clothes, so again many huddle in his Presence as they divide up his words—teaching things that strip bare the meaning of being in Christ. You likely … 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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