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Did Jesus ever actually say, “If you don’t believe in me you will go to hell”?

(Note: This post is a slightly edited version of an answer I originally wrote and posted on Christianity StackExchange. You can see the original question on StackExchange here, and the StackExchange version of my answer here.) The question is: Did Jesus ever actually

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Posted in The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed

God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 5

(This is Part 5 and the conclusion of my response to the article, “God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks,” by J. H. McKenna. For Part 1, click here. For Part 4, click here.) Points 19–21 of Dr. McKenna’s article make

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Posted in All About God, Science Philosophy and History

God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 4

(This is Part 4 of my response to the article, “God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks,” by J. H. McKenna. For Part 1, click here. For Part 3, click here.) Points 12–18 of Dr. McKenna’s article deal with big issues of God’s

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God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 3

(This is Part 3 of my response to the article, “God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks,” by J. H. McKenna. For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here.) Points 6–11 of Dr. McKenna’s article deal with human experience of and

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God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 1

The title of this article, minus the question mark, is the title of an article posted recently (December 1, 2016) on the Huffington Post Blog. Its author is J. H. McKenna, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer on the History of Religious Ideas

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Posted in All About God, Science Philosophy and History

What is the Difference between Justification and Salvation in Swedenborg’s Theology?

(Note: This post is a slightly edited version of an answer I recently wrote and posted on Christianity StackExchange. You can see the original question on StackExchange here, and the StackExchange version of my answer here.) In the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772),

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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

Today’s Christianity: Vastly Void of Truth

Here is a comment that a reader named Kyle left recently in response to the most popular post on this blog: “If there’s One God, Why All the Different Religions?” Lee, I found your article tickled the ears of culture

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

How Imagination and Fantasy Help our Spiritual Growth

This post is an edited version of part of a reply I wrote to a comment by a reader named Boluwade Kujero on the article, “Is Masturbation Always Sinful? Does it Always Come from Lust?” My full comment responds to

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Is Masturbation Always Sinful? Does it Always Come from Lust?

Not surprisingly, my article, “What does the Bible Say about Masturbation? Is Masturbation a Sin?” stirred up a certain amount of controversy. A reader’s comment on that article led to this follow-up article: “Can You Masturbate Without Lusting? What about Matthew

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships
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