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Mar 03 2013

Making a Living and Making a Life

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J.R. Miller, published 1913 Governor Russell, of Massachusetts, in addressing a graduating class, said, “There is one thing in this world better than making a living — and that is making a life.” The words are worthy of most careful pondering. It is the duty of everyone to make a living. “Six days shall you …

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May 22 2012

If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off

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A number of years ago, I was reading an article about a Christian who was having trouble overcoming a sexual sin.  He was found profusely bleeding as he tried to hack off his sexual organ. Fortunately, he was found in time to be saved from bleeding to death. He apparently took  Matthew 5:29-30 literally which …

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Oct 02 2011

How much repentance is necessary for salvation?

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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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Mar 30 2010

Love – Agape and Phileo

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The Greek language has several different words for “love.”  This may be confusing since we only have the one word – “love.”  The Greek language actually has several words that we translate to English as “love.”  The are numerous Greek words which are:       agapaō (G25) phileō (G5368) agapē (G26) philanthrōpía (G5363) philadelphía …

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Feb 12 2010

Cain Married Who?

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That’s a question asked by many, Christians and non-Christians alike.  After all, we all know that marrying one’s sibling is forbidden and is taboo in societies all over the world.  God created two human beings, Adam and Eve.  All of us are descendants of Adam and Eve.  Adam and Eve’s children had to marry someone …

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