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Jesus and the Rich Young Man

This story appears in the Gospel of Matthew 19:16–30, the Gospel of Mark 10:17–31 and the Gospel of Luke 18:18–30. It is where we get the saying, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle … Continue reading

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Are We Saved By Our Faith Alone?

Some believe that we are saved by our faith alone. But “faith” does not just mean “belief” in God or that Jesus is the Son of God. If that were true, according to the Bible, then the devil himself would … Continue reading

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What Was Jesus Christ’s Real Name?

It will probably come as little surprise that “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name. But it may surprise some people to know that “Jesus” was not actually his first name either. So what was Jesus originally called? In Aramaic, his … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Ever Call Itself the “Word of God”?

Not exactly. The closest it ever comes is 2 Timothy 3:16-17, where it says scripture is inspired by God. Assuming, for the sake of argument, this epistle was not pseudepigraphical (it was) and that Paul was infallible (he was not), … Continue reading

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Is Satan’s Name Actually “Lucifer”?

The Bible (older translations) lists the name, Lucifer, only once – Isaiah 14:12. It is clearly in reference to a Babylonian king, possibly even Nebuchadnezzar. In context, it has nothing to do with Satan. The name, Lucifer, simply means, “morning … Continue reading

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Who Is The Antichrist?

Many people think of the Antichrist as a political figure who will appear during the Tribulation. The Bible does not support this. “Antichrist” is a word coined by the apostle John to describe any person who denies Christ.  There have … Continue reading

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The Rapture: Entertaining, Yes. But Is It Biblical?

“The Rapture” is actually a fairly recent theology invented in the 18th century by the fanatical puritan, Cotton Mather (think Salem witch trials). It is almost entirely based on Mather’s specific (mis)interpretation of 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17. I think this theology … Continue reading

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What is a Christian?

What creeds do you have to recite to be a true Christian? What beliefs do you have to profess? Why complicate things? A Christian, put simply and completely, is someone who follows Christ. Because, in the end, it’s really not … Continue reading

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Is Knowing Christ Essential?

I wonder sometimes if someone really has to know Christ to be a Christian. I mean, a bird doesn’t know aerodynamics yet he still seems to fly pretty well. Is someone who intuitively follows Jesus’ commandments without knowing them a … Continue reading

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Following Christ

It seems to me that best, most concise and objective definition for Christian is: someone who follows Christ. This seems rather obvious at first blush but hold on! Perhaps it doesn’t matter so much what we profess to believe (the … Continue reading

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