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How does God Speak to Us, Before and After the Incarnation?

This is the first of a series of articles following up on the previous post, “How did the Incarnation Change God’s Relationship with Us?” In the comments on that article, several readers asked questions that led to some fairly detailed

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How did the Incarnation Change God’s Relationship with Us?

In a comment here, a reader named “Seeking to understand” asked some questions about the change in God’s relationship with us from before to after the Incarnation: God “becoming flesh” as Jesus Christ. These questions boiled down to three basic

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

How did Swedenborg interpret 1 John 2:2: “He is the propitiation for our sins”?

(Note: This answer, imported from Christianity StackExchange, is more technical and scholarly in style than most of my posts here. However, the subject is worthwhile and informative for people who wish to gain a better understanding of atonement as presented

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

Spiritual Insights Volume 2: The Bible and its Stories, by Lee Woofenden

Sure the Web is great, but books are . . . great too! Introducing Volume 2 of articles reprinted from Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life: (Yes, I started with Volume 2, not Volume 1, of a planned five volume set.

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War, Military Service, Violence, and Self-Defense: What’s a Christian to Do?

The Bible sends mixed messages about war. The Lord is presented as the Prince of Peace; the Lord is also presented as a warrior, commanding the people in battle. How can a Christian decide about war, military service, violence, and

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, The Bible Re-Viewed

Jesus Changed Paul’s World

(Note: This post is an edited version of one of my responses in an ongoing conversation with a reader. Click here to see the original version within its thread.) Hi Ben, Thanks for sticking with the conversation. I wish I

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

Is Christianity an Abusive Relationship with God?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Gonzo: Hi. I love reading your posts and do find them both comforting and inspiring in my personal life. As one who’s coming to

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Posted in All About God, Sex Marriage Relationships, The Bible Re-Viewed

Debits and Credits

The kingdom of heaven is like a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. (Matthew 18:23)

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

A Fish Story To End All Fish Stories

The kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore, sat down, and gathered the good fish into

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On Earth as it is In Heaven, by Lee Woofenden – Online Edition

Dear Readers, In 2005 I published a book containing a series of sermons that I had preached a couple of years earlier. Here is the description from the back cover (links added): On Earth as it is In Heaven Reflections

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