No mystery in the gospel message.

Many preachers preach on subjects that are mysteries to them so that what is passed on helps no one to learn God’s plan or explain His care for people on the rocky road of life.  This is disappointing.  Mysteries do exist and maybe more often in the complex book of the Bible.  The book of […]

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Free Indeed!

There are many little known facts about Jesus (Yeshua) that are not taught to His followers by those who ought to be knowledgeable.  Sometimes it is because it seems irrelevant and other times it seems the truth might damage a preconceived tradition of some denominational doctrine.  Most frightening is when those educated to teach the Bible […]

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RETHINKING BAPTISM

Baptism was an essential feature of the first century apostolic message of Christian discipleship.  Immersion in water was an ancient rite of Jewish cleansing performed by both men and women who were aware of their “uncleanness.”  The Jewish law commanded such ritual cleansing, which had very little to do with dirt on the body but […]

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“What must I do to be saved?”

What must I do to be saved? The coming of Jesus Christ was an answer to the promise that was made to the first Jew named Abraham.  This man lived in the post flood world of pagan men who had created their own religions.  Abraham rejected their presumptions and waited for something better to happen. […]

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By Whose Authority?

By who’s authority? You’re not the boss of me!  How many times I must have said that to my brother and sister.  They were bigger and older.  They knew it and I knew it.  But they were not in authority over me unless that authority came from someone I knew to be in control – […]

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Blind Faith

I am reading some very useless books.  The first is “A manual for Creating Atheists” by Peter Boghossian.  His claim to fame was being thrown out of a PhD program in philosophy at the University of New Mexico.  So I guess he is proud of being a trouble maker.  I had hoped there would be […]

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Evolving out of Eden

In a recent publication titled “Evolution out of Eden” (Tellectual Press, 2013) a vigorous and not unreasonable argument was made for the incompatibility of theology and biological evolution.  The idea of theistic evolution has been kicked around since Darwin first popularized a purely materialistic process of biological origins and diversity via “descent with modification”, that […]

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Repentance Leads to Life!

I heard a sermon recently aimed at the fallibility of people in understanding and correctly teaching the good news about the kingdom of God, which Jesus established through his death, burial and resurrection.  Even preachers get it wrong according to this pastor.  His message centered on the grace of God and how this grace is […]

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