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Sin and Harmatology

Feb 26 2012

Christian Terminology


I was reading an article where an Indiana pastor did not like the word “saved” or “born again” to describe Christians.  He felt it was an “insider” term that can be uninviting or confusing to non-Christians or even can ostracize those that may be searching.  He states that he likes to “substitute the word ‘saved’ …

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Oct 02 2011

How much repentance is necessary for salvation?


This post is a companion to my last post title “How Much Must We Believe?” I had a conversation late last year and it has stuck with me.  It is a conversation that I have thought about on and off since then.  While I don’t recall how the conversation started or how the conversation turned …

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Apr 13 2010

Abortion or Murder? Well It Depends

newborn infant

I was watching the news and one of the reports was that a man was arrested for the murder of a couple.  The couple’s two children managed to escape.  They went on to state that the man is being charged with three counts of murder.  What??  Turns out the woman was pregnant.  He was being …

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Mar 29 2010

Repent And Be Saved

repent and be saved

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! James 2:19 (ESV) That’s an oft-quoted verse that people use to demonstrate that mere belief in His existence does not save. Belief in God does not save. Belief in Jesus as the Savior does not save. Belief in Jesus as the …

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Mar 16 2010

Agony in Garden of Gethsemane

Garden of Gethsemane

Several years ago, I visited Israel.  Today I was going through some of my photos of my last trip and the photo I’ve attached is of the Garden of Gethsemane.  I spent time today reflecting on my emotions as I stood in that garden that Jesus spent His last night in before His arrest.  Even …

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