Category Archives: self-produced

Problems Of Unrestrained Pleasure-Seeking

Watch the TV news and observe a fact: Without self-restraint human nature produces all sorts of evil: meanness, disrespect, bullying, abuse, violence, rage, arrogance, injustice, deceit, self-destruction, vulgarity, hatred, cruelty, fraud. Unrestrained human nature destabilizes society and eventually leads to … Continue reading

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Living Backwards

Are we 21st Century Western Christians living backwards? Resisting the Holy Spirit’s promptings . . . While obeying the seductive commands of our culture; And fulfilling our own desires.

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Which Burns In You — Hellfire Or Holy Fire?

Which burns in you, hellfire or holy fire? Hellfire — the burning passions of pride, cravings, compulsions, anger, addictions, revenge, lust, greed, guilt, vulgarity, violence, insecurity, disrespect, hatred, selfishness, shame. Holy fire — the flaming light of insight, revelation, love, … Continue reading

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“First we practice sin, then defend it, then boast of it.” –Thomas Manton

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Life’s Biggest Problem? Self!

Life’s biggest difficulty isn’t overcoming negative circumstances.  It is getting free from bondage to self.  Self-interest, self-promotion, self-fulfillment, self-esteem, self-protection — these things get in our way and hold us in bondage to the torment of our own thoughts, feelings, … Continue reading

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Would Chance Produce These Words? Or This? mbvpp[s fji03 n jfn9a- JFJ

If the symbols that you are now seeing on your computer screen couldn’t have happened over billions of years by a self-produced process of time and chance, but were instead, intentionally designed and built and posted by intelligent beings; how … Continue reading

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