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Feb 21 2013

How were people saved before Christ?

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Prior to the fall (Genesis 3:7), salvation was by perfect obedience to the law. However, this was not really salvation as there was no sin until the fall. In other words, Adam and Eve did not need to be saved from the penalty of sin. After the fall, salvation by God became necessary. The same …

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Aug 01 2012

God’s View of Sin

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Some people confuse different sins as more acceptable than other sins. In fact, the Catholic church makes that distinction with “mortal sin” (really bad) as opposed to “venial sin” (not so bad). While Protestants don’t make that distinction in their theology, many hold to that view even if subconsciously. It would be helpful to understand …

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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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May 13 2012

Saturday Reblog: God’s Standards

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Christians have taken God’s standards and lowered them to fit their own standards. This is a dangerous and precarious position to take. If we take a different standard other than God’s standard and apply it to our lives, we will not be in a position to repent of particular sins in our lives for we …

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Feb 03 2010

What Sin Prevents Entrance Into Heaven?

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A few years ago, I started attending a this new church.  The pastor that started the church had stepped down in retirement but was very active and taught bible studies.  I will say that I have never sat under a teacher that taught as he taught.  It was simply amazing in the way he taught.  …

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