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What Does “Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain” Really Mean?

Exodus 20:7, Deuteronomy 5:11 – You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. For many people, the ultimate violation of the … Continue reading

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Objection to Christianity #9: Why Would a Loving God Punish Anyone In Hell For Eternity?

First off, there is no Hell – not in the modern sense of the term anyway. Jesus promised eternal life only for his followers. Everyone else just dies and their souls are destroyed. End of story [Romans 6:23]. The fiery … Continue reading

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So You Think You Know the “Ten Commandments”?

Christians are at least somewhat familiar with the so-called “Ten Commandments” that were spoken by God through Moses in the book of Exodus (Ex. 20:3-17), but what most Christians don’t realize, is that these are not the actual Ten Commandments … Continue reading

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What Does the Bible Really Say About Hell?

In popular culture, Hell has become place of eternal torment. The Bible, however, does not support this common misconception. In the Bible, Hell is simply the place where the soul is permanently destroyed – a second death, if you will. In … Continue reading

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Was the Resurrection Really Supernatural?

I was thinking about the Resurrection today. At first blush, we might say it was supernatural – that is – against the laws of nature. Dead means dead, right? There’s no coming back from the dead without supernatural intervention.  But … Continue reading

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One Hundred and One Proofs that God Exists

 ( Adapted from a page by Atheists of Silicon Valley. ) This is adapted from an atheist website. It points out how ridiculously absurd some of the arguments for God’s existence actually are. Fellow believers, please don’t take offense — I just … Continue reading

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Why We Go to Church

We don’t go to church because we are good Christians. We go to church because we are *poor* Christians and want to be better. At least that’s my excuse. What’s yours?

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Is Abortion Really a Sin?

I can’t figure out what other Christians mean when they say they are against abortion on religious grounds. The Bible clearly does not afford a fetus the same legal status as human being (Exodus 21:22-23). God even gives Moses instructions … Continue reading

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When Talking the Talk…

If ever you are tempted to use a trendy, Christian-specific cliche’ or code-word when a perfectly acceptable “pedestrian” word or phrase will do, please don’t. It’s very off-putting – even to me – and I’m a Christian. I still remember … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Actually Say Homosexuality Is a Sin?

Short answer, Not really. But let’s briefly examine why. First of all, the word, “homosexuality” wasn’t even invented until the late 19th century. “Homosexual” didn’t begin to appear in English Bibles until after 1946. In most cases, it replaced the … Continue reading

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