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The Cultural Christian versus the Called-out Christian

It has been said that if you were born in India, you would most likely be a Hindu because your parents were. If you grew up in the Middle East, then you would be one of the three strains of … Continue reading

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Through the sciences we have gained much knowledge about how the world works, so why do we need a god?

This kind of question is usually asked of those in the sciences who are personally pursuing knowledge. If they write a book, they’ll usually write about ancient man’s inability to explain the forces of nature, and so they invented a … Continue reading

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How can you believe the church has the truth when there are so many conflicting denominations?

How can Christians say they know the truth about God when their theology and beliefs are fractured in so many ways? How can any one group be sure of themselves, that they got it right? The same way anyone else … Continue reading

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Why do people not change or grow in their faith?

Jesus made clear what is the greatest commandment: to love the Lord God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Matthew 22:34-40). Here is God’s highest aspiration for His creation. Yet so many of us, religious and non-religious, fail … Continue reading

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Don’t I have to love myself before I can love others?

People often give this response to the story in Matthew’s gospel where a lawyer asked Jesus which was the greatest commandment in the law. Jesus had answered: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with … Continue reading

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How can I feel forgiven?

Some of us have felt dark clouds over the soul for a long time after committing a great wrong. We feel obligated to make up for the wrong. Sometimes, after we’ve been forgiven, we continue to be stressed or feel … Continue reading

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What does faith feel like?

You might as well ask what reason or the Theory of Relativity feel like. They, and faith, are not feelings at all. The biblical definition of faith means to know something is true. It does not mean to believe in … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t more people be persuaded to believe if Christianity and the gospel were presented more logically?

Frankly, few people are motivated to make decisions based on logic alone. For instance, a newcomer to a company may notice that all the key players are dressed in black, so the newcomer may dress in black to fit in. … Continue reading

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Don’t the Crusades and witch hunts prove that Christianity is corrupt?

German blood runs in my veins. I have read about Hitler and his evils with the Holocaust. What happened with the extermination of the Jews, handicapped, homosexuals, and foreigners ought never to have happened. We learn from this WWII history … Continue reading

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How do people grow in their faith?

Christians grow in their faith as they would grow in any other endeavor. Jesus tells us, “For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will … Continue reading

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