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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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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

What is the Unpardonable Sin? Am I Doomed?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Joe M: Hi Lee I’ve been a sinner all my life. I even married a woman 9 years ago and I was unfaithful to

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

How Can a Criminal Get to Heaven?

On November 19, 2015, Jeremy Wilson was released from federal prison after serving six years for impersonating an Army officer, forging a judge’s signature, and stealing a car. By that time he had racked up convictions for fraud and forgery

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Posted in Spiritual Growth

A Short(ish) Video Course on Near-Death Experiences

Are you interested in near-death experiences, but don’t have hundreds of hours to wade through thousands of books and videos to get a solid idea of what they’re all about? Garret Weeks has done the work for you in his ongoing YouTube video series, Journey of

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Posted in The Afterlife

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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Posted in The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed

Islam, Christianity, or No Religion at All?

In a recent comment on the article, “If there’s One God, Why All the Different Religions?” a reader named Zabi said: Thank you for writing this article, it has helped me a lot. Right now I’m having a struggle between

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Annette and I are saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams yesterday, August 11, 2014, at the age of 63. He was a great and compassionate soul. His humor lightened the lives of millions of people around the

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering, The Afterlife

Visions of Heaven, by Lisa Miller

Released just in time for Easter is this new book published by TIME: (We picked up a copy at the local supermarket checkout stand under a different title: Discovering Heaven: How Our Ideas About the Afterlife Shape How We Live Today.)

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Posted in The Afterlife

The Bible, Emanuel Swedenborg, and Reincarnation

“Do you believe in reincarnation?” I’ve been asked this question many times over the years. Sometimes it’s a litmus test question. The people asking already either believe in reincarnation or they don’t. If my answer agrees with their view, they’ll

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed

If You Think You’re Going to Hell, Please Read This First

Do any of these sound familiar? Every Sunday the preacher shouted from the pulpit that you’re a terrible sinner. God is angry at you. Because of God’s wrath, you’re going to burn in hell for all eternity. Your parents drilled

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Afterlife
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