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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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Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (2 of 3)

The gnarly old salt rowed his boat up onto the deserted island, grabbed the bow rope and anchor stick, found a favorable spot, tapped the stick home, and tied his boat up with plans to explore the shoreline. As soon … Continue reading

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Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (1 of 3)

Many unskilled boaters who drop an anchor for a night, expecting to be gently rocked to sleep, have suddenly found themselves dashed against shoreline rocks in the wee hours of dawn. Do you know how to properly set an anchor? … 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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Truth Be Told: That which Rightly Reflects. 2

What is truth? Although there may be as many answers to that query as there are people, that is not the case when it comes to Scripture. In the word of God, truth is not subjective. It is not the … Continue reading

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Assurance of Salvation: Peter’s Perspective

“There will be false teachers among you” (2 Pet 2:1) There are many points of entry into the realm of Truth, but Today, the dynamic Apostle Peter will be our guide. At one point, he justifies the content of his … Continue reading

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Essentials of Faith – The make-or-break lines of eternity

What is absolutely essential for Christian faith unto salvation? The essentials of the Christian faith are often cited as “core essentials”, but that can be misleading in that it suggests that only those doctrinal issues are fundamental requirements within Scripture … Continue reading

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Translation Trust: Believing what your Bible says (2 of 2)

Those who have delved into their storied past through identification of their historic family tree, have often unpacked shocking details, unexplained mysteries, and even notable names that likely graced the lips of highfalutin “gossipeers” in their day. Such notoriety exists … Continue reading

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Translation Trust: Believing what your Bible says (1 of 2)

Whether you prefer the NIV, KJV, or some other English translation of Scripture from the original languages, there is much disagreement regarding which version is the most reliable. Can you trust what your Bible version says? [This post has been … Continue reading

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Predestined For A Fight

Discussing Predestination is like throwing live ammo into a campfire. You’d better run for cover as fast as you can. Christian history is littered with wounded remains from all the conjecture surrounding what we believe about how God exercises his … Continue reading

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