Category Archives: Faith

My Redeemer

“If God is good, why does He allow bad things to happen?” The Lord Jesus Christ is my redeemer. What that means is that He is my rescuer, my savior. There is a sense of recovery in that meaning so … Continue reading

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Walking by Faith

In church recently we sang the famous hymn “It is Well With My Soul”¬† by Horatio Spafford, circa 1873. As we got to the last chorus, the words “And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight…” started … Continue reading

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Placebo

Faith works, but that may lead to a conundrum. The fact that faith works is pretty well known. Medical practitioners have used this knowledge for centuries. Clinical studies of medications have routinely had to account for the impact of faith … Continue reading

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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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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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