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Head full of theology or heart full of love & holiness?

A head full of theology can never take the place of a heart full of love, compassion, and holiness. Jesus is so great and puts me is such a high state, I don’t need anything else for a buzz! There’s … Continue reading

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Perfect people in church

People say, “Don’t expect to find perfect people in church,” but, we should be able to find holy, Christ-like people there. If church doesn’t produce holy, Christ-like people, perhaps there’s something off with the programming or methodology. The Bible calls … Continue reading

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Why so much evil in the world? People like us.

Perhaps there is so much evil in the world because there is so much evil in our human hearts. That would mean that the key to reducing the evil in the world is to let the living Jesus override the evil … 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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Are there answers to eternal questions?

What does it mean to be right with God? To be saved? To be born again? To be on your way to Heaven? Church has made those questions religious and has answered them with “church membership,” “attending church,” “saying a one-time … Continue reading

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Cool With The Culture? — Do It If You’re Like Felix / Don’t If You’re Like Paul!

Would Paul of Tarsus be quiet and encourage people to believe that they are good? Here’s what he did in the Bible. Paul wrote 1/3 of the New Testament — so what’d he talk about? Just the opposite of our … 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Right Living–Holiness–Is it out of date?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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