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Is Christianity Possible Without the Bible?

Can you be a real Christian without ever having cracked open the Bible? Of course you can! Consider the Bible didn’t even exist as such until the fourth century. It was then that the final canon was settled upon. The … Continue reading

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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 You a Good Christian?

Sorry, but that was a trick question. In actuality, there is no such thing as a good Christian. Jesus said that only God is good (Mark 10:18, Luke 18:19).  To call oneself a “good Christian” is to directly contradict Christ himself. … Continue reading

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Mythological Beasts in the Bible

There are quite a few fanciful creatures mentioned in the Bible. Some descriptions are simply symbolic and are meant to represent certain nations, people, or ideas in prophetic visions. These creatures were probably never intended to be taken literally. Other passages, … Continue reading

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Wait, That’s From the Bible?

Here is a list of everyday words and phrases which you may be surprised to learn come directly from the Bible (KJV): “Let there be light” Genesis 1:3 “garden of Eden” Genesis 2:15 “tree of life” Genesis 3:22; Proverbs 3:18, … Continue reading

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“People Are No Damn Good!”

I’ve heard this all my life. While it is true that no one but God is good (Mark 10:18), I believe that people, for the most part, *try* to be good. Consider, that with the same amount of effort you … 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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Cafeteria Christian, Indeed!

I sometimes hear the derogatory term “cafeteria Christian” bandied about in Christian circles. The irony is that it is almost always used in hypocritical judgment of someone else’s lifestyle. Truly, anyone who claims that they do not pick and choose … Continue reading

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