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On-Line Church?

Salutations.

Due to recent events, many states have asked churches to shut down all traditional gatherings and services done in buildings, to slow down the spread of infection. The vast majority have complied, moving to on-line services.  (more…)

LDS Handbook Pt 1

1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (more…)

Think On These Things

 

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One of the awesome things about Christianity is that we do not have a long list of do’s and don’ts that we must follow. God saves us from our sin through faith in Jesus alone. Nothing we do adds or takes away from that. Furthermore, God, though His Spirit, gives us a new heart that desires to worship and walk in His ways. We change our actions and behavior because of love for Him. Instead of enforcing holiness externally, via exhausting rules, the Bible teaches that we become Holy through the work Jesus does in our hearts. (more…)

Practice Your Faith In Private?

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Recently, I had a twitter micro-discussion about how we, as a culture, treat homosexuals compared to Christians. I made comment that our culture today frowns upon Christians practicing their faith in public. They replied that this restriction should please Christians since Matthew 6:5 commands private worship. However, is this really the case? (more…)

Lack of Forgiveness

When I was young, and attended Bible classes, I learned the value of forgiveness.  I can still vividly recall the sensation when I realized that Jesus forgave my sins many years by His selfless death on the cross.  I could not count all of the times I sinned.  In God’s eyes, I deserved nothing less than separation from His Holy presence; I deserved to be cast into the Lake of Fire.  Justice must be blind.  Yet, love found a way. (more…)

My Concern for “Christians”

Many of my friends say “I am a Christian and I’m going to heaven.”  I ask, “How do you know?”  The answer is usually something along the lines that they said a prayer, somewhere, with sincerity, asking God into their heart.  The reality is that many Americans believe something similar, and yet we all recognize that very few people live the Christian life. (more…)

The Logic Against Abortion

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In the early 70’s, the supreme court lifted many governmental restrictions on abortions. In that sweeping decision, they split much of the nation into two camps, pro-life and pro-choice.  Occasionally, my friends and I discuss the matter, and with recent news, the concerns about the right to life continue to come to the surface again and again. (more…)