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Apr 08 2013

Excruciating, word origin

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The word excruciating has an interesting origin and background.  In English, excruciating is an adjective that means, “causing intense physical agony or anguish”.  What does not seem to be commonly known about the word are the details of its Latin origin and how it came into existence. Origin: 1560–70; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of …

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Mar 20 2013

Sin in the garden

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Not the sin in the Garden of Eden, the sin in my garden. For many seasons, I waged  war against the weeds growing on my lawn.  I’d buy all sorts of expensive and noxious chemicals and fancy weed-pullers in my efforts to kill them.  The weeds would just laugh and mock me, multiplying and spreading …

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Sep 24 2009

Sin and Eternal Consequences

In a previous post, I was musing about how sin affects our world in which we live, the consequences in the here and now. The effect of bad behavior and sin is evident to the naked eye and senses. One simply needs to read the newspaper, turn on the television set or even observe how …

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Aug 11 2009

What is it with Christians and Salvation?

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I once had someone ask me “what is it with you Christians and salvation?” It is a good question. Salvation means “the act of saving; preservation from destruction, danger or great calamity; the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.; a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk, …

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Aug 02 2009

Pentecostal Faith Healings Can Be Deadly

I read an article in which a father was convicted of second-degree reckless homicide of his young daughter, Madeline. The child’s mother has already been convicted and is awaiting sentencing which will take place at the same time the father is sentenced. To summarize, the young girl was sick with undiagnosed diabetes. The parents contend that …

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