Category Archives: Blessed are the pure in spirit

The Beatitudes backwards (“Don’t be” attitudes)

How unfortunate are the spiritually passive for they miss out on the greatest aspect of life. How unfortunate are those who act like they’ve got it together, for they are never comforted. How unfortunate are those who refuse to cooperate … Continue reading

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How do you handle cussin’ Christians?

I’ve noticed a new trend lately, something I’ve never really noticed much in the past — cussing Christians. I don’t get it. Why would people who are called to be “pure in spirit” want to pollute themselves and others with … Continue reading

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Holiness: restrained from bad or inspired to be good?

Holiness anyone? Although some Christian groups are built around the concept of “holiness,” I’ve had trouble understanding it. To me holiness has always seemed like legalistic adherence to outward appearances, and not really a matter of the heart. However, as … Continue reading

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