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The Bible Says It, and I Believe It!

I’ve written a new article on Christian Beliefs that the Bible Does Teach. It is a companion piece to my previous article, “Christian Beliefs” that the Bible Doesn’t Teach. This new article is meant to show that the basic beliefs

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

Did Jesus Really Die to Pay the Penalty for our Sins?!?

One day some years ago, a fundamentalist Christian tract came through the mail slot. I almost tossed it out. But out of curiosity, I gave it a read-through. It’s a typical piece. And it pushes an old “Christian belief” that

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The Bible Doesn’t Say It!

I’ve written a new article on “Christian Beliefs” that the Bible Doesn’t Teach.  Its purpose is to show that many old, traditional, and common “Christian beliefs” are not actually taught in the Bible, even though many people think they are. This

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The Cain and Abel Story: Does God Play Favorites?

A reader named Sue posed this spiritual conundrum: The Cain and Abel story in the Bible is the first example of murder. I don’t condone murder, but I’ve often found myself feeling sorry for Cain and upset with God over

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The Heavenly City: A Spiritual Guidebook, by Emanuel Swedenborg

The Heavenly City is Swedenborg’s own brief introduction to his religious ideas, translated into readable modern English. If you want to get the basics on Swedenborg in his own words, without having to struggle through old-fashioned translations, this is the

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Antoinette Tuff and the Averted School Shooting: God’s Love in Action

Last week, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, Michael Brandon Hill, 20, walked into an elementary school armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition. The elementary school was the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur,

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Posted in Current Events, Spiritual Growth

When Death is a Celebration

Both of my parents died in the past year, and I couldn’t be happier! Don’t get me wrong. I love my parents very much. No, they weren’t perfect. Who is? But I could not have asked for better parents. I

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Posted in The Afterlife

What if people actually did what Jesus says to do?

There are a lot of “Christians” running around saying that in order to be a Christian, you have to believe this or you have to believe that. Now, don’t get me wrong. Beliefs are important. But let’s listen to how

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If there’s One God, Why All the Different Religions?

Do you Have to be Christian to Go to Heaven? Since there are so many religions, which one is right? Why are there so many religions? Isn’t there only one God? Why didn’t God say the same thing to everyone?

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The Evening and The Morning, by James Spilling

This may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But if you enjoy nineteenth century literature, here is one of my favorite classic didactic novels. It is a semi-autobiographical account of a skeptic who found faith through the spiritual teachings of

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