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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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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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Posted in Current Events

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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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships

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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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

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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Posted in All About God

Does John 3:18 Mean that All Non-Christians Go to Hell?

John 3:16. It’s everywhere. You even see it on placards at football games: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Then there’s

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“Wives, submit to your husbands.”

Wives, submit to your husbands. (Ephesians 5:22) That is a misquote of Paul. “What?!? That’s exactly what Paul says! Here it is from the King James Version—God’s own translation of the Bible:” Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands. “And

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Bible Re-Viewed

What is the Spiritual Significance of the Story of Elijah and Elisha?

The previous article, “What Can We Learn from the Story of Elijah and Elisha?” responded to this Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Adom Ameyaw: Can you explain and give the significance 2

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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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