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And Jesus Grew in Wisdom

After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. (Luke 2:46–47) The story of Jesus as

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

A Child of Revelation

This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. (Luke 2:34–35) “The thoughts of many

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

Is Free Will an Illusion? A Response to Sam Harris

In a recent comment, a reader named K asked me to respond to this article: “Why You Probably Don’t Have Free Will,” by Jack Maden. Here is the article’s opening synopsis: “Neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris argues that free will

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History

The Infant Lord

Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory

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The Divine Birth

For the day of vengeance was in my mind, and the year for my redeeming work had come. I looked, but there was no one to help; I was appalled that no one gave support. So my own arm worked

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What Child Is This?

All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “Behold, the virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will name him Emmanuel,” which means “God with us.” (Matthew 1:22–23) “What child

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According to Emanuel Swedenborg, who is the man Jesus, born of a woman, who died and then was resurrected?

The title is a question recently asked on the website Christianity StackExchange, here. After several quotations from Swedenborgian sources, the questioner asks: Did the Lord (God Almighty) incarnate as a human in the body of Jesus of Nazareth? Does this

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Posted in All About God

The Eternal Word

Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. (Psalm 119:89) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

How Can I Be Sure that My Partner will Be Waiting for Me in Heaven?

The article “Will Happily Married Couples be Together in Heaven?” has become one of the most heavily read posts here on the Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life website. Since the time it was published five years ago, it has been

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Afterlife

The Right and Left Agree: The Bible Oughta Be Banned!

Recently seen on Yahoo!Life: Viral photo of near-empty library shelves sends powerful message: ‘We removed every book with content that could offend someone’ The article begins: Efforts to ban books at school libraries — particularly those telling the stories of

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Posted in Current Events, The Bible Re-Viewed
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