Category Archives: sin

4 steps to resist the devil and make him run from you.

Jesus’ 1/2 brother, James, who wrote one of the books of the New Testament, said:  “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  But how do you resist the devil?  Here are 4 steps: 1)  Recognize that there are … Continue reading

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Religion/Grace/Church Without Laymen

Religion asks: “What’s the least I can do and still go to Heaven?” –Recipients of grace ask: “What’s the most I can do to love, honor, serve, and obey the One who died on the Cross to save me from … Continue reading

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Right Living–Holiness–Is it out of date?

“Holiness” = right living/righteousness. One of the founding principles of The Salvation Army is holiness–right living. Christ-followers are called, not just to get themselves to Heaven, to get others to Heaven, and to serve others on earth. We are also … Continue reading

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Salvation–A Word Lost To The 21st Century (Except For The Salvation [Rescue & Deliverance] Army)

Salvation is a lost word in the 21st Century.  Lost words are often referred to as archaic.  Archaic words are no longer in use or have lost their meaning in their current usage.  Almost the only remaining usage of the word salvation is the … Continue reading

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We live in a naive world where people blindly believe that self-destructive behaviors will make them happy.

Posted in addiction, addictions, behaving badly, cause of suffering, m, naive, pain, self-discipline, self-esteem, self-focus, self-hate, self-worth, selfish desires, sin, stress, suffering, sugar coat the truth | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Genuine Seeker-Friendly Church Is Simple (Organic)

What is seeker-friendly church?  Here are some ideas: Spiritual seekers are desperate for God. Therefore the seeker-sensitive church surrenders to and demonstrates the actual presence of the living God (rather than providing religious entertainment and a motivational speech). Spiritual seekers … Continue reading

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Noah — Rock Stars, Wickedness, Flooding, Abortion, The “Curse Of Ham,” & Monotheism

Noah is a 21st Century Hollywood movie directed by Darren Aronofsky and staring Russell Crowe.  It is an entertaining and gripping story.  I desperately needed to go to the bathroom (after seeing all that water) but I choose to sit, glued … Continue reading

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