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Pain, Punishment, Prison, and Hell

In the course of a discussion on the recent article, “How Imagination and Fantasy Help our Spiritual Growth,” a reader named Frankly Frank said: “And hell is not a punishment”……. I dunno about that one, Lee. There are vivid accounts

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The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 2: Original Sin?

For Part 1, click here: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 1: God is a Trinity of Persons? The doctrine of Original Sin is another faulty foundation of faith alone that predates Protestantism. Like the Trinity of Persons, it is

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

God, Forgiveness, Freedom, and Hell – Part 4

(Note: This article is the last of a four-part series. The first three parts were edited versions of a series of questions by a reader named Rami, and my answers, in the comments section of the article, “What is the

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God, Forgiveness, Freedom, and Hell – Part 2

(Note: This article is the second of a four-part series. The first three parts are edited versions of a series of questions by a reader named Rami, and my answers. The original versions appear in the comments section of the

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God, Forgiveness, Freedom, and Hell – Part 1

(Note: This article is the first of a four-part series. The first three parts are edited versions of a series of questions by a reader named Rami, and my answers. The original versions appear in the comments section of the

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Evil Is Real, and it Does Harm the Innocent

There’s a New Age myth floating around that evil is not real; that evil is just an illusion; that if anything evil happens to us, it’s either karma for evil we ourselves did in a past life, or it’s something

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering

Are We Saved in an Instant? How was the Thief on the Cross Saved?

The previous article, “How Can a Criminal Get to Heaven?” brought on a whirlwhind of comments about the Protestant belief in salvation by faith alone vs. the belief of the rest of Christianity in salvation by faith together with works.

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Evil Lives in a Fantasy Land

“I believe I helped Inmate Matt and Inmate Sweat escape because I was caught up in the fantasy.” That’s what Joyce Mitchell said to New York State police investigators in her sworn testimony following the Shawshank Redemption style escape of

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Is there Really a Devil? Why??

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Kayla Lynn: Dear Lee, I’ve been having a hard time discerning the rationality of the Devil. I do not fancy the idea of a

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Why is Evil Sexier than Good?

Now, don’t tell me you haven’t had the same thought. Sweetness and light is all very wonderful. But for some real excitement, nothing beats the dark and dangerous. At least, that’s the message of popular culture—and someone must be eating

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