Making a Mockery of God’s Judgment

“I already know that I’m going to Hell…At this point it’s really go big or go home!” A friend of mine on Facebook saw this bumper sticker while driving around in her part of the world last week, and made a post about it, condemning the idea. This post got me thinking about how many […]

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God’s Justice and Mercy

There seems to be a common misconception regarding the nature and characteristics of God when viewed in the Old Testament as opposed to the New Testament. Many seem to believe that the God of the Old Testament was a vengeful, punishing God, bent only on justice. They also believe that the God of the New […]

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Presuming Too Much

There is an interesting passage that is found in the middle of the giving of the Old Law in Leviticus 24, in which a situation arose prior to God giving specific instruction on how to handle it (Leviticus 24:10-23). A young man, who was the son of an Egyptian man and an Israelite woman, blasphemed […]

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School Shootings: What is at the Heart?

I have been reading, with great interest, the coverage and responses to the recent school shooting in Florida. I am appalled that a person could be so calloused as to enter a place like that to kill and maim fellow students and faculty. One thing that I believe everyone agrees with: we need to do […]

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Eschewing Sin

Repentance seems to be an evil word (or at least an evil concept) in today’s religious world. One cannot talk about what practices need to be removed from the life of another without being accused of judging…and we all know that Jesus said that you should not judge! While a further discussion of Matthew 7:1-2 […]

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Every Spiritual Blessing

Paul, as he began the epistle to the Ephesians (chapter 1), wrote of how they had available to them “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ…” This begins a powerful section of scripture in which Paul enumerates several (but not all) of these blessings. The importance of this statement is far reaching! If […]

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Trusting the Source of the Gospel

In our last article, we examined Paul’s warning to the Galatian brethren that they not follow after a “different gospel,” which he declared to be a perversion or distortion of the one true gospel message. After issuing this warning, Paul gave several reasons why the Galatian brethren could trust that the message he delivered to […]

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The Threat of Another Gospel…

Paul, as he wrote to the Galatian brethren, warned them that there would be some who would come to them and teach something other than the pure, uncorrupted gospel message (Galatians 1:6-10). From the earliest of times, the danger of mankind corrupting the true gospel was real, and it was dangerous! While Paul was dealing […]

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Wisdom Devotional: Day 11

Here is day 11 of 365 Days of Wisdom.  Remember to click on the page below to see the full size page!                                

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Wisdom Devotional: Day 10

Here is Day 10 of the wisdom devotional, 365 Days of Wisdom.  Today, we think about the problem of pride…something that most (if not everyone) struggles with…at least from time to time! Remember to click on the thumbnail below to see the full size page!                       […]

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