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Homosexuality, the Bible, and Christianity: A Summary

My article, “Homosexuality, the Bible, and Christianity” provides an extensive analysis of the key biblical, religious, and social issues relating to homosexuality. That article challenges and refutes the common traditional and conservative Christian view that homosexuality is inherently evil and

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Bible Re-Viewed

What is the Biblical Basis for a Heavenly Mother?

In the Bible there are various mentions of goddesses and female idols worshipped by the pagan nations surrounding the Israelites—which, of course, are rejected as false gods. By contrast, references to the God of the Israelites (which Christians generally see

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Posted in All About God

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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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

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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Posted in All About God

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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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

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?

In the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), as in other Christian theologies, justification is seen as part of a process that results in our salvation. In a nod to the traditional Christian concept of the ordo salutis (“order of salvation”), Swedenborg

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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
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