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Is There a Common Theme in All Religions?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Mike: I believe in God. But I don’t really know why. How can this be reconciled? I was saved as a Christian but I

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

A Star in the East

For a video reading of this article on YouTube, click here. Matthew 2:1–12 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

Is the God of the Qur’an the Same God as the God of the Bible?

Here is a question that was recently asked on Islam StackExchange: What is the difference between the Christian God and the Muslim God? Is the God of the Qur’an the same god as the God of the Bible? You can

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Doesn’t Ephesians 2:8-9 Teach Faith Alone?

When you’ve been raised to believe something so fundamentally that it forms the basis of your spirituality, it can be quite difficult and disorienting to learn that your belief isn’t supported by the Scriptures or by the facts. This is

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The Evangelicals are Right: The World IS Coming to an End!

Ever since the time of Jesus, Christians (not to mention various other groups) have been predicting the end of the world. The Essenes believed that the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 66–70 AD was the end-time battle. And as

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, The Bible Re-Viewed

What is the Difference between Justification and Salvation in Swedenborg’s Theology?

(Note: This post is a slightly edited version of an answer I recently wrote and posted on Christianity StackExchange. You can see the original question on StackExchange here, and the StackExchange version of my answer here.) In the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772),

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

The Meaning and Power of Baptism

Two Spiritual Conundrums have been submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life on the subject of baptism. First by a reader named Harshit Anjalika Murmu: Hello sir, I liked your website very much. I want to ask a question about

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

Today’s Christianity: Vastly Void of Truth

Here is a comment that a reader named Kyle left recently in response to the most popular post on this blog: “If there’s One God, Why All the Different Religions?” Lee, I found your article tickled the ears of culture

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

Should Christians Tithe?

Over the past couple of years four readers have submitted Spiritual Conundrums to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life about tithing. First, a reader named Lisa: Lee: I belonged to a Christian church for thirty years which was fundamentalist. My husband paid

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Posted in Money and Business, The Bible Re-Viewed

Does God Change?

In a recent comment, a reader named Rami brought up the issue of God’s unchanging nature vs. God—and God’s relationship to us—changing through time. This post is a slightly edited version of my reply. This begins to push the limits

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