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Everyday Blasphemy

We’ve all said them. Most of us have used at least one of these common expressions, anyway: God d@mn it! Jesus Christ! Thank God! God bless you! Praise the Lord! For God’s sake! Oh my God! Good Lord! By God! … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Really Mean “Take Up Crosses” or “Pull Up Stakes”?

The current translation of Jesus’ statement reads, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23 NKJV) Is Jesus saying that to follow him they must be … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Ever Say He Was God?

I have often heard people say that Jesus never claimed to be God. This popular misconception is patently untrue. In John 8:58, He specifically claimed to be YHWH (the God of Israel). Later in John 10:30, He claimed that He … Continue reading

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Is the Cross an Appropriate Symbol For Christ?

As a central fixture of most Christian churches you will find a cross.  Ask any Christian the significance of this symbol and most will say something similar to, “Christ died for our sins.” While true, is that really the most … 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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Why Did Jesus Surround Himself With Prostitutes?

Mary Magdalene, The Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:7-26), the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair (Luke 7:37-38), the woman Jesus saved from stoning (John 8:1-11) — we are all familiar … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Ever Make Mistakes?

Of course, Jesus didn’t make any moral mistakes or sins. But being fully human, he necessarily had incomplete knowledge of the world around him. Certainly as a child, Jesus had to learn how to do some things. Even as an … Continue reading

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Where Was Jesus Coming From?

It occurs to me that we cannot truly understand what Jesus was trying to teach without first understanding the environment in which he taught. Before embarking on any serious study of Jesus, the  man, we should first learn all we … 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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Did Jesus Have a Sense of Humor?

I had something of an epiphany (little ‘e’) a while back. I had been struggling with certain passages in the New Testament in which Jesus says things that seem totally bizarre or incongruous. Then, it finally hit me: duh! He … Continue reading

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