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Should I be following a “religion?”

Religion, defined by Merriam-Webster, is “faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity.”  All world religions specify a deity or reality which should impact the way a person acts.  I am going to suggest that, per these definitions, all … Continue reading

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Is our God the same God as other religions?

Another great question… and one for which my answer will have me ostracized from many groups.  I say that up front to encourage you to do your own seeking rather than rely on me or anyone else for your understanding … Continue reading

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Who is Jesus, really?

In my personal discussions with unbelievers, I find that there are far more people who reject a distorted view of Jesus than the real Jesus.  They have seen a Jesus presented that is not really Jesus, perhaps by unbelievers, but … Continue reading

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Was the virgin birth and resurrection added later?

The Encyclopedia Britannica says of the virgin birth, “it was universally accepted in the Christian church by the 2nd century (100AD).”  A good friend, an atheist, pointed to this text as evidence that the virgin birth was added later.  He added … Continue reading

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Why does He allow crap to happen?

“If your God exists, He is a mean SOB!”  It wasn’t really a question, so I acknowledged my friend’s pain, and did not respond immediately. After I got back to my computer, I began searching for that phase on-line.  I … Continue reading

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Why did God tell people to kill others in the Old Testament but not in the New?

Just the other day, I walked with two friends (both call themselves atheists) and discussed the possibility of God in this world.  One exclaimed, “If your God created all this, then he must be one mean s* o* b*.”  How … Continue reading

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Experiencing God

This afternoon I went into my closet to pray (not something I usually do).  I wanted a word from God as it had been so long.  I feel compelled to witness to others, but it always seems so fruitless.  Co-workers … Continue reading

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Why can’t God show himself to me unless I’m looking?

That’s a good question.  What would you like God to do? Write a message in the sky?  Put his signature on our bodies?  Answer your questions?  Provide the healing you have asked for?  Appear in the flesh?  Raise someone from … Continue reading

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What does science say about creation?

Science is advancing so fast, that it is difficult to keep up with.  Let me first recommend a great resource, Reasons to Believe, that keeps me abreast of developing scientific news.  It is a must for anyone struggling with this … Continue reading

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What does scripture say about creation?

The problems Before we can say was scripture says about creation.  It is important to understand what it does not say. Genesis 1 tells a very different story than Genesis 2-3.  Genesis 1 is the seven day creation story that … Continue reading

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