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Aug 28 2012

Paul’s thorn in the flesh?

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There has been a lot of guessing and speculation as regards Paul’s thorn in the flesh.  A great amount of Christian energy has been spent  writing, debating, and arguing over the exact nature of Paul’s thorn. Since Paul described his thorn as being “in the flesh”, the general consensus and belief among speculators is that …

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Aug 08 2012

Do Christians have to attend church?

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Do Christians have to attend church regularly according to the Bible? Although there is no direct, specific command in the New Testament that Christians must attend formal services in a church building, we have many strong examples from Jesus and the apostles. It was customary for Jesus and His apostles to attend Sabbath services at …

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Jul 14 2012

Does each Christian receive a Gift of the Holy Spirit?

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article on Talents vs. Gifts of the Holy Spirit. In some Christian circles, gifts of the Holy Spirit are understood to be something big and miraculous. Some Christians may be confused as to the difference between “talents” and “gift of the Holy Spirit.” I was not real …

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Jul 03 2012

Talent vs Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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Many of us may confuse or use interchangeably “talent” with “gifts of the Holy Spirit.” They are not the same. Talent is “a special natural ability or aptitude.” 1 If we take a close look at ourselves, we will discover an area that we are stronger in than other areas. Some people seem to have …

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