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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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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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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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Response to a Calvinist Critique of my article “Faith Alone Does Not Save”

In a recent comment, a reader named Robert B. asked for my response to an article by a Calvinist teacher named John Calahan. That article, which I’ll link for you in a moment, is a critique of my article, “Faith

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

How has Religion become a Justification for Murder?

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan began their ’round-the-world bicycle trip in South Africa in July of 2017. They pedaled through several countries in Africa, then through Europe, and then into central Asia. All along the way, people followed their journey

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Didn’t Jesus Say it’s Better to be Celibate than Married?

Matthew 19:3–12 records this conversation of Jesus, first with some Pharisees, then with his disciples: Some Pharisees came to him, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?” He

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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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Response to a Christian Universalist: Is There an Eternal Hell? Wouldn’t an All-Powerful God Save All People?

  Christian universalism is the belief that all people will eventually be reconciled to God and be saved, and that there is therefore no eternal hell. It is not the belief that salvation is available to all people if they choose

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Posted in All About God, The Afterlife

If Jesus was God, How was God Still in Heaven?

A few days ago a reader named Annie made this comment here on Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life: I am a Christian who loves Jesus and God. But what I don’t understand is that if Jesus is God, then who

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