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Why Faith?

Have you ever wondered why God requires faith? It seems awfully convenient for someone to say we just need faith when we really need help and don’t see any coming from on high. When all we can do is echo … Continue reading

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Work in Heaven

It occurred to me the other day that there will quite likely be work in Heaven. This may be a great disappointment to some, so I should elaborate. Our God, the Creator God (and there can be only one), has … Continue reading

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Judgement and examination

1 Corinthians 4:3 – “… I do not even judge myself.” 2 Corinthians 13:5 – “Examine yourselves…” Examination and judgement are not the same. In court examination is done by the lawyer then judgement is passed by the judge. In … Continue reading

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Which is easier?

Matthew 9:5 (NIV) Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? It occurred to me the other day that I always treated this comment by Christ to the Pharisees as kind of a … Continue reading

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Contradictions in the Bible

I classify Biblical contradictions into 3 categories; contradictions of account, contradictions of interpretation and contradictions of concept. The Bible is not just a book of religious wisdom and insight, it is also a work of history. As such it is … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope, Love and Snowflakes.

Faith, hope and love make life worth living. They are first things. Just as success, power and money are second things. Second things are only bad when the get out of order with first things. This perception of primacy and … Continue reading

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Why try?

Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV) “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Romans 8:1-2 “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in … Continue reading

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