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Apr 08 2013

Excruciating, word origin


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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Aug 29 2012

Judgment – Christians and Non-Christians


The Bible speaks about the judgment of non-believers AND believers (Christians) (Hebrews 9:27). Many times, there is confusion or a lack of understanding on how Christians will be judged and even confuse the scriptures speaking about the judgment of the unsaved. It would be helpful to define who a Christian is for it is Christians …

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May 22 2012

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


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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