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How did Swedenborg interpret 1 John 2:2: “He is the propitiation for our sins”?

(Note: This answer, imported from Christianity StackExchange, is more technical and scholarly in style than most of my posts here. However, the subject is worthwhile and informative for people who wish to gain a better understanding of atonement as presented

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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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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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Ezekiel 18: God’s Message of Hope . . . If You Think there’s No Hope for You

I want to talk to you about one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible: Ezekiel 18. If you think you’re a goner, destined for the eternal flames of hell, this is the chapter for you. Ezekiel 18 delivers

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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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The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 8: God Accepts Sinners as Righteous?

For Part 7, click here: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 7: Imputed Righteousness? Or start at the beginning: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 1: God is a Trinity of Persons? And now we come

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The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 7: Imputed Righteousness?

For Part 6, click here: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 6: Jesus’ Death Appeased the Father’s Wrath? Or start at the beginning: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 1: God is a Trinity of Persons?

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The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 5: Jesus Paid the Penalty For Our Sins?

For Part 4, click here: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 4: God Condemns Us to Hell Because We’re Not Perfect? Or start at the beginning: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 1: God is a

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The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 4: God Condemns Us to Hell Because We’re Not Perfect?

For Part 3, click here: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 3: It’s Impossible to Satisfy God? Or start at the beginning: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 1: God is a Trinity of Persons? Based

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The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 3: It’s Impossible to Satisfy God?

For Part 2, click here: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 2: Original Sin? Or start at the beginning: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 1: God is a Trinity of Persons? After stating (falsely) that we

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