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Category Archives: Christian
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
Posted in Christian walk, Faith, God, Good and Evil, Meaning of Life Tagged Christianity, Faith, God 1 Comment
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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Why can’t you keep the law through the law?
Have you ever wondered why Christians teach we can’t be good enough for God by ourselves? If you think about it it seems like theoretically we should be able to meet the requirements of the Law of God. We have … Continue reading
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What is truth?
When I was at the men’s breakfast last Saturday I learned something kinda neat and that made me think about something else. So bear with me while I tell you the first thing to present the second. We had a … Continue reading
Posted in Christian, Christian walk, Faith Tagged Bible, Rational, Truth, understanding 6 Comments
What was the question?
Matthew Chapter 2 16Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and … Continue reading
Posted in Christian, Christian walk, death, Faith, God, Meaning of Life Tagged Bible, Pain, questions, sorrow 2 Comments
5 Beads and the meaning of life
Last year about this time I went with a few people in my church to do “street witnessing” at one of the multitude of local fairs that happen each autum. The guy who leads the breakfast group I attend has … Continue reading
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The humility of faith
I was commenting on another blog recently and used an old idea about the difference between comprehending and understanding. Reflected in these words is a subtle difference in the attitude of the one coming to knowledge. Comprehend implies grasping and … Continue reading
Posted in Christian, Christian walk, Faith Tagged attitude, Humility, infinite wisdom, Need, self sufficiency, submission, subtle difference, understanding 1 Comment