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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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What Does the Bible Say About Cussing?

Cussing, cursing, profanity, obscenity, expletives, salty speech, minced oaths – it’s all pretty much the same thing. Who doesn’t drop the occasional four-letter-word? I’m just as guilty as everyone else, if not more so. But no real harm done, right? … 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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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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Prayer Is For You, Not God

God already knows exactly what we need before we ask Him (Matthew 6:8).  Yet still we pray to Him as if He were in the dark. He is infinitely more familiar with our problems than even we are ourselves. So prayer is not for God … Continue reading

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Famous “Biblical” Terms and Verses NOT Found In the Bible

Here’s a very short list of popular “Biblical” terms and phrases which just so happen *not* to be in the Bible. I’ve attempted to attribute them to the proper sources: “This, too, shall pass” ~ Attar of Nishapur (Sufi poet) … 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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Ichthys Vs. Cross

I wonder if Jesus would be a little creeped out by the *cross* being his symbol. It seems a bit like the thirty-ought-six being a symbol for Martin Luther King Jr.. I’d be willing to bet that Jesus would prefer … 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 Say That All Suicides Go To Hell?

I don’t really understand where the supposedly “Christian” idea that all suicides go to Hell comes from. But it’s certainly not Biblical. The Bible lists at least seven people who committed suicide. Some were heroes – some where villains. But … Continue reading

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