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The Extreme Weakness of Faith Alone and Penal Substitution

A recent comment on the article, “What is the biblical basis against Sola Fide (salvation by faith alone, apart from works)?” led to a multi-part question by a regular reader of this blog named Rami. You can read his comment

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Death and Rebirth: Conclusion

For Chapter 4, click here. As the rock group The Police say in their song of the same title, “We are spirits in the material world.” While the hope of an afterlife certainly fuels our fascination with near-death experiences, we

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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 4: Our Third Stage After Death

For Chapter 3, click here. Near-death experiencers who meet the being of light say that this being emphasizes love and learning as the most important things in life. The love must come from within, but much of our learning comes

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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 3: Our Second Stage After Death

For Chapter 2, click here. After we die we initially go back to an out­ward lifestyle similar to the one we had before we died. But that doesn’t last long. Soon our outer layers start getting peeled away one by one,

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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 2: Our First Stage After Death

For Chapter 1, click here. In his Forward to The Tibetan Book of the Dead John Woodroffe says: Life immediately after death is, according to this view, as Spiritists assert, similar to, and a continuation of, the life preceding it.

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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 1: The Experience of Dying

For the Introduction, click here. There is a difference between Swedenborg’s experience and the experiences of people who have come close to dying and have returned. When Swedenborg described the spiritual world and the process of dying in Heaven and

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Can I be Saved if I Hate my Mother?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Mary: Greetings, Lee. I have been an Eastern Orthodox Christian my entire life, despite brief forays into other denominations, even considering myself an agnostic

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God’s Children

The disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus called a little child, and had the child stand in front of them. He said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change

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Facing our Demons of Darkness, Depression, and Mental Illness – Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at the issue of mental illness through the lens of the story of Jesus healing a demon-possessed man in Mark 5:1–20. One of the points made in that article was that mental illness is not some

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Facing our Demons of Darkness, Depression, and Mental Illness – Part 1

These days we don’t talk much about demon possession. Yes, popular horror films such as The Exorcist, with their graphic portrayals of demonic possession, do make the rounds in our culture. But most respected health professionals think that a belief

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