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WDJSM? What Did Jesus Say Most?

What did Jesus say most (WDJSM)?  The phrase most frequently used by Jesus in the Bible seems to be:  “He who has ears, let him hear.”  Jesus  is quoted as saying those words 7 times in the Gospels (8 if … Continue reading

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Which Church Organizational Structure Is From God?

As far as I know, all the thousands of denominations and independent churches around the world claim that their organizational structure is from God.  (At least, I’ve never heard of a church saying:  “Our church’s organizational chart is man-made.”) Here … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Fair & Name Every Holiday “Holiday”

There continues to be much effort made attempting to change the name and focus of Christmas.  For example, this Christmas season, the governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee, decided to change the name of the Christmas tree in the rotunda … Continue reading

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Christmas Is Full Of Mystery — So Is Life

Christmas is full of mystery.  Mystery is difficult for some people to accept. It is human nature to want to know how things happen. We want to understand — to figure things out. This innate human trait has been good … Continue reading

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66 Books (That Everybody Needs To Read)

There are 66 books that everybody needs to read.  These books were written by more than 40 diverse authors — rich people and poor people, intellectuals and uneducated folks.   These 66 books were written over a 1,500 year time period.  Some of these books … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #9 — All Religions Are Equal

Modern Myth #9 is the belief that all religions are equal or true. MTV and The Associated Press recently asked young people between the ages of 13 and 24 to choose between two statements about their views of religious faiths other … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #8 — Self-Indulgence Satisfies

Modern Myth #8 Have you ever noticed that compulsive desires are never satisfied by indulging them – that cravings are not eliminated by giving in to them? For example, if you eat a bite of something sweet that you crave, … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #7 — All Lifestyles Are Equal

The popular belief that all lifestyles are equal is an obvious myth. Take the lifestyle of alcohol and drug abuse for example. It produces intense emotional pain, broken homes, slavery to compulsion, criminal activity, moral collapse, and jail or prison … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #4 — Do Whatever Feels Good To You

A great myth in our society tells people to do whatever feels good to them.  This idea has risen to the level of a god in our culture.  However, are feelings always a good guide for behavior? Feelings are frequently … Continue reading

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Is The Denial Of God Anti-Intellectual?

Here is my definition of anti-intellectual:  opposing or indifferent to an intellectual approach; basing an opinion on personal presuppositions and/or emotion, rather than on reason. The rejection of the idea of God is based on an unproven, irrational presupposition — the view … Continue reading

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