Category Archives: compliance

Deciding What To Do With Desires

Most people would agree that some human desires should be resisted (the desire to commit suicide, for instance).  However, how do you decide which human desires to obey and which to resist?  Here are some questions to ask: Is the … Continue reading

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If you please and appease your wrongful desires they will seize you like a life-threatening disease and put you in a squeeze. “Flee those men who follow their whims.” –Pachomius (born in 292 in Luxor, Egypt)

If you please and appease your wrongful desires they will seize you like a life-threatening disease and put you in a squeeze. “Flee those men who follow their whims.” –Pachomius (born in 292 in Luxor, Egypt)

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Is Soicety Reaping The Violence It’s Been Showing?

Is society reaping the graphic violence it’s been showing for decades in movies, on TV, and in video games?  Can that be a factor in the evil acts of random mass murder being frequently committed in America? Does showing scenes … Continue reading

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Are You In A Mess?

It doesn’t matter what you think or feel or if you live life with a thrill.  What matters is reality.  A life aligned with your own opinions and feelings will wilt and wallow in messy confusion.  A life aligned with … Continue reading

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All The World’s A Stage Showering Us With Seductive Sounds & Scenes

William Shakespeare wrote:  “All the world’s a stage,” yet in his day the stage was very limited.  The only way to see theatrical entertainment or to hear music was to be in person at a live performance.  Nowadays, all the … Continue reading

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Respecting The Human Right To Disagree And/Or Disapprove

A human mind will sometimes disagree with the thoughts of other people.  A human conscience will at times disapprove of the behavior of others.  This is a basic fact and a fundamental human right that is accepted and understood by … Continue reading

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There’s No Right To Choose In Christianity

Followers have no choice — they are committed to do what their leader says. Soldiers don’t get to choose — they have to obey orders. The subjects of a Lord have no choice — they are under their Lord’s authority. … Continue reading

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War Of The Wills

There are two wills at war in the world — the human will and God’s will.  It is a real war not just an illusion. We humans were created with free will — the ability to make our own choices … Continue reading

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Am I A Victim Of Discrimination & Hate Speech For Being A Tongue-Talker?

I have been a tongue-talker for forty-one years.  (Speaking in tongues is a gift of the Holy Spirit that enables a person to speak in languages he/she doesn’t know.  It is a powerful spiritual experience that fills a person with … Continue reading

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Where Is Evil? In Bad People Or In Me?

When terribly evil acts are committed like a gunman randomly shooting strangers, most everybody is deeply saddened.  We are shocked and awakened to once again realize that there is real evil in the world.  And sometimes we think about it … Continue reading

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