In Defense of the Spirit

Have you ever been blamed for something you didn't do? You might remember the horrible feeling of injustice, embarrassment, and perhaps the irrevocable loss of your reputation. So many things in history have been done in the name of God, which were never his doing or the result of Christ's teaching. Likewise, there is another …

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Abuse and Authority

Trusting clergy is perhaps the number one detraction for people about church. Unfortunately, no one can account for all the of the varied ways church organizations and clergy abuse their positions. With sexual scandals and cover-ups hitting the news these past few years, one can almost hear the wind streaming by from a global spiritual …

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Faith

What is it? Biblically speaking, it is both a verb and a noun. The Noun: Ok, ok... so there are 2 types of nouns. First, if one speaks of "the Christian faith," then they are remarking on beliefs that belong solely to Christians. Belief in Christ as the Son of God (meaning also the Savior) …

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The Bible on Wine, Drink and Strong Drink

The study provided below is meant to present the biblical data on the subject of alcohol. While I've provided some commentary with each passage, which is meant to guide the reader to notice context and the according proper interpretation, everyone should be convinced in his own mind by the Scriptures about how to live these …

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Breaking the Judgement Cycle

"I don't go to church, because of all the judgmental hypocrites." I understand that some Christians haven't yet learned not to judge. Yes, there are those who are "self-righteous" and judge others in order to make themselves feel better about themselves. All I can say is I am sorry. May I ask that you not dismiss God …

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The Kingdom of Heaven and Its Keys

Why Discuss It? Some who seek Christ are deterred by Christianity's history. Throughout the ages, Christendom has committed terrible atrocities. Those atrocities continue to present day in one form or another. For example, as of 2009, in Indonesia, some groups beneath the umbrella of Christendom were reported to have been killing those they felt to be …

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He Spoke in Parables

One of the first and foremost aspects of Jesus Christ's notoriety springs from His teaching--both content and style. He is a Master Teacher, though no one would have expected it from such a lowly carpenter's son. Nor did Jesus ever require anyone to call Him "Rabbi." [But, it was always appropriate to do so]. He …

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