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Archives: "'Winging It"
  •  The Problem of Evil is the complaint about God that if evil exists, He doesn't. You know. If God is all good and all powerful, why doesn't He eliminate evil? Must not be there. Another way this question is put to the believer is this. "Do you think this is the best of all possible worlds?" It's…
    November 13, 2019
  • This question was the Achilles heel of the Scopes trial in 1925. It was without answer, proof that the Bible is in error. The biblical account couldn't have happened because Genesis lists Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel as the only people on the planet and then Cain kills his brother, goes…
    November 6, 2019
  • Sexual sin is a big one, isn't it? I mean, the Bible makes much ado of it. Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. (Heb 13:4) Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the…
    October 30, 2019
  •  There has been a spate of stories in recent times of well-known and respected Christian publicly ejecting their Christian faith and leaving for "greener pastures," so to speak. It's tough. It's tough when you hear that one who was considered to be a believer rejects the Savior you love. It's…
    October 23, 2019
  • Given the current conglomeration of Democratic presidential hopefuls and the apparently large number amont them that are socialist in their leanings, it might be a good time to ask the question. If you ever talk to anyone from the self-identified "Christian Left" you will find many who answer a resounding, "Yes!".…
    October 16, 2019
  •  Try to find out what the Gospel is and you'll get a lot of different answers. There is the social gospel and there is the street-corner gospel and there is the "Romans Way" and so on. Some agree, but trying to actually pin down the essential pieces can be tough. So I thought I'd do it from a single…
    October 9, 2019
  • "I hope they have apple fritters," my wife told me as we went into the donut shop. Hope. It's a good thing. Merriam-Webster says it is "to want something to happen or be true." You might hope for a promotion or hope for a particular gift at Christmas or hope that someone says something…
    October 2, 2019
  •  Even if you don't know the address, you know Matthew 18:20. It's a beautiful verse. "Where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them." (Matt 18:20) So we are warmed to think that when we get together with other believers, Christ is there. But ... is that what it means? Logically…
    September 25, 2019
  •  If you read through the Gospels you'll see where Jesus says multiple times in multiple ways, "For this reason I came ..." You can (and should) hunt those down to see what our Savior's intent was when He came to earth. Another explanation (not an alternate explanation; an additional one) is given…
    September 18, 2019
  • Recently I had a discussion in which it was suggested, perhaps indirectly, that Paul and Jesus might have disagreed on something that is part of our Bible. The topic (not relevant to this discussion -- just for clarification) was whether or not it was possible to be pro-life and pro-capital punishment.…
    September 11, 2019
  • We just celebrated work in the form of Labor Day. I think I should talk about work for a moment. As we all know, we are not saved by works (Eph 2:8-9). So, what do works have to do with it? I recently read this in my Bible readings.  And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.…
    September 4, 2019
  • As most of you know, a "meme" is a fairly recent term mostly for an Internet fad. They're popular sayings and trends that pop up and spread via the glorious Internet. When you hear, "That video went viral" you're hearing about a meme. Popular memes include cat and dog pictures, exaggerations…
    August 28, 2019
  •  Remember the "open book test"? We loved that in school. That is, if we had to have a test, it was much better to have an open book one than something that relied on your own total recall. Open book tests were much easier. As it turns out, in many cases life is an open book test. The answers…
    August 21, 2019
  •  A lot of people over the last few years have complained that folks aren't as considerate as they once were. Now, you might think it's because old people are crotchety, but I'm even hearing it from younger folk. There was a time that we would open doors or let people in front of us in traffic or "ladies…
    August 14, 2019
  •   Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God (1 John 3:9) (KJV). This has always been a gut-wrenching read for me, taking the Bible as seriously as I do. What does John mean? Is this a call for sinless perfection? Or is it hyperbole? "Oh,…
    August 7, 2019

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