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What if the Quran were the Bible?

Islam is in the news these days—and mostly not in a good way. Unfortunately, the version of Islam that is grabbing the headlines is its violent, fundamentalist wing. The recent attacks by Muslim extremists in Paris and San Bernardino are

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Posted in Current Events, The Bible Re-Viewed

The World is Coming to an End! . . . Says . . . Stephen Hawking?!?

Okay, this isn’t exactly late-breaking news, but it’s too good to pass up! Christians have been predicting the end of the world for, oh, about 2,000 years now. Science fiction writers have been creating doomsday scenarios for over a century.

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History

What about Violent Religions? Is God Really Bloodthirsty and Vengeful?

A reader named Jen left this comment on the recent article, What is the Wrath of God? So here is my question: You believe the parts in the Bible about God’s love and God is Love, and all the feel

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

According to Emanuel Swedenborg, will a good person who rejects Jesus go to Heaven?

From the perspective of Swedenborg’s theology, this is a trick question. Technically, according to Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), anyone who rejects Jesus (“the Lord,” as Swedenborg refers to him) cannot go to heaven. However, Swedenborg’s definition of “rejecting the Lord” is

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Posted in All About God, The Afterlife

The Logic of Love: Why God became Jesus

I want to talk to you about a subject that is near and dear to my heart. It is also at the heart Christian belief. Though it is delivered in the form of an article, you can think of it

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Posted in All About God

Prosperity Gospel is Spiritually Bankrupt

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Richard Neer: Hi Lee, What is your position on Prosperity Gospel? I find the notion ridiculous, if not downright absurd! The premise that tithing

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Posted in Current Events, Money and Business

“The World is Going to Hell in a Handbasket!”

“O tempora, o mores!” Marcus Tullius Cicero growled these famous words to the Roman senate in the first century BC to decry the deterioration of civilized society. “Oh the times!” he lamented. “Oh the standards!” Today, over two thousand years

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History

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

Can God Fail?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Achilles: I just read in one of your articles that before Jesus – God had sent many priests and prophets in an ATTEMPT to…

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Posted in All About God

From Literal Slavery to Spiritual Freedom

In Exodus 6:5–6, God said to Moses: I have heard the groaning of the Israelites whom the Egyptians are holding as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. Say therefore to the Israelites, “I am the Lord, and I will

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed
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