Can People Really Change?

The short answer to the question, "Can people really change?," is: most people can change, and some people won't; but some people can't. But, that short of an answer raises questions like why and how. Why can some people not change? When people change, how does change occur in them? The Nature of Change Change …

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3 Crucial Reasons Why Holding to PSA (Penal Substitution Atonement) is Legitimate

1. Only Exclusive PSA is Problematic Justice can be both restorative and retributive; these complementary aspects of authentic justice are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the two aspects belong together in order to comprise and demonstrate a well-rounded justice. Penal Substitution Atonement can harmoniously coexist with other Atonement views, such as Medical Substitution, Christus Victor, Aikido …

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How God Changes People | Deeper Walk International

Do you know how God changes people? We've all had those times when we realized we needed to be different, admitted as much to others, and tried our best to change. Our hardest attempts prove minimally effective and short-lived. Most of the time, nothing changes. Why can't we experience transformation? This is especially puzzling and …

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Q&A: “Ever wonder why God continues to punish us???”

(From a social media friend) Answer: That question assumes an awful lot, and it doesn’t offer any insight into what’s going on with your life. Still, I’ll try to give you what has helped me. UNDERSTAND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW: 1. God is not the Creator of evil. He originally created all things good. 2. God’s …

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Humility Precedes Power

There’s a lot of seeking for God’s “power” among Christians. They should be seeking Jesus, not his power; but here’s how to really tell if a person has God’s “power” (grace) on their life: THEY ADMIT THEIR SPECIFIC WEAKNESSES. The Apostle writes, ...I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ …

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The Necessity of Meekness

Quite recently, a dear friend of mine posted the above article to social media. I like the article for its stance in the world of philosophy, or perhaps for its recognition of Kierkegaard's stance. I hope you'll read it before going further on in my response below. _________RESPONSE_________ Whereas Nietzsche saw the absurdity and futility …

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The World will NOT “End” on September 23, 2017

Recently, Fox News ran an article, which ridicules a "Christian Numerologist/Astrologist," David Meade, for claiming biblical prophecy asserts the world will end on September 23, 2017. Thankfully, the Fox News writer comes to the correct conclusion in the article by referring to a quote from author Jonathan Sarfati As usual with any astrology (or Christian …

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Q&A: “How Good Must I be In Order to be Called a Christian?”

A Facebook friend-of-friend recently posted the following:To be saved a person must stop smoking, drinking, drugs, and cussing. Attend church on a regular basis, and become a born again Christian. Now are you ready to commit to being a Christian? If not then Hell is your destiny.....If you don't believe me, read your Bible. So …

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Question & Answer: Why does God not go about like a superhero rescuing us from danger?

Q: Why does God not go about like a superhero rescuing us from danger? A: After creation (Genesis 3), mankind chose---contrary to God's design---to know "good AND evil." That choice determined the consequential course of this world: danger, sickness, disaster, disease, death. God does not violate mankind's original choice / free will... nor the course …

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