What Christians Mean by “Overcome the World”

  "Do not be afraid, I have overcome the world," (John 16:33).   True followers of Jesus would like to tell the world that biblical Christianity is not interested in "conquering" the world. In fact, that would prove futile, because if one believes the above words of Jesus, then he also realizes that the world …

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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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When We Were Free

Ask an ethnicity its greatest resentment, and hatred for oppressors will enter your ears. Native Americans dislike the French, Spanish, United States and English who "conquered" them for gold and land. African Americans understandably despise English and those of early United States history for stealing their lives for slave labor. Much the same, the Irish …

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