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The Deceitful Heart

I consider myself a good person, not from any genuinely good works that I am doing, but because I’m not doing bad things, or I’m not as bad as “those people.” That’s deceitful thinking, because Jesus said that no one … Continue reading

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The Pharisee in Church

The frequent run-ins between Jesus and the Pharisees were a clash between the Pharisee’s preoccupation with external things and Jesus’ emphasis on the spiritual kingdom. The Pharisees were interested in keeping their status quo, the rigid forms of religious law, … Continue reading

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The Bible and Atheist agree: Blind Faith is Wrong

The popular meaning for faith is to believe something without proof. This is the “popular” meaning, and as with the meanings of several other words, it doesn’t match up with its meaning used in the Bible. For instance, the popular … Continue reading

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Why can’t we explain our faith to the skeptic?

I’ve had a hard time using logic to explain to skeptics why our Christian beliefs are true and defensible (and even logical). Why? Because some of the wisdom was gained through the logic of life experience, and no shortcuts exist. … Continue reading

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How can you be a servant of God if you can’t see him?

We often perform our work in response to something, or to fulfill some purpose. We do our homework in response to a teacher’s assignment. We do our work according to the responsibilities our boss gave us. We take care of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Question That Never Goes Away, by Philip Yancey

“Why did God allow this to happen?” “Why didn’t God protect us?” “Why doesn’t a good God stop this evil?” These are all variations of the question that recurs — that never goes away —  in the aftermath of any … Continue reading

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You defend your religion because you’re biased, right?

A bias is the same as having a particular view of the world. Everyone has a bias. The atheist’s religious bias is that there is no God. A Christian’s religious bias is that there is a God and he created … Continue reading

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If God is all-powerful, why doesn’t he stop all suffering?

While the four-star generals plan their theater operations in the Pentagon, the ground troops carry out the actual missions in the conflict. A company’s board of directors decide which products they will carry. However, it is the men and women … Continue reading

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Why are more people believing in a partial rapture?

Several passages teach us that the Lord makes a difference among his people. He does not treat them all the same way. Not all of us will be rewarded the same, even though we are all of the church. Not … Continue reading

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Don’t Christians give up a lot of fun in life?

Surprisingly, Christianity is the most liberty-loving religion on earth: “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any” (1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Why won’t Christians remove the beam from their own eyes so they will stop judging us?

God tells Christians to remove the beam from their own eyes so they can judge others with better understanding: “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own … Continue reading

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Why are there Christians in prison?

I am a pen pal to prison inmates. Of the Christian pen pals I have, many of them received Christ while in prison. They ignored God before prison; now they have much time to learn of him. I’ve received letter … Continue reading

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If you were born in India, you wouldn’t be a Christian but a Hindu, right?

If I were born in the Middle East, I would probably belong to one of the three major branches of Islam. If I were born in Japan, I might be a Buddhist or Shintoist. If born in Central America, I … Continue reading

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What would happen if Christians actually followed their Bibles?

When Christians have followed through on the Bible, they have transformed society for the better. According to What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? 6, by D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe, here is what Christians have accomplished when they … Continue reading

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What do you get out of going to church?

I get to hear instruction from the Word of God from a man who explains it clearly and helps me to apply it to my life. I get an opportunity to hear God direct my life. I hear a promise … Continue reading

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How can anyone know God’s will?

When a soldier needs to know his commanding officer’s will, he asks, “What are your orders, sergeant?” When an employee wants to know what the boss wants done next, she asks, “What do you need me to do now, sir?” … Continue reading

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Why do you Christians think you are better than the rest of us?

I was not born a Christian. I became a Christian when I realized that I had offended a holy God and needed his forgiveness. Apart from that forgiveness, I was headed for h ell . How can I say I … Continue reading

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Don’t Christians have to answer for what other Christians have done in the name of Jesus?

We can derive an answer from a story in the Bible. Jesus told a story of three servants who received instructions from the same master. After the master delegated duties to each man, he went away. When he came back, … Continue reading

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