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Cross Glory

A half century ago, A.W. Tozer warned that the church was abandoning the old rugged cross for a modern smooth cross. Instead of a cross that killed the man, Tozer warned of a cross that accommodated him. “The new cross does not slay the sinner, it redirects him. It gears...

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If It Be Possible

As a young man, Dostoevsky, the Russian writer, was imprisoned. The day came when he was taken along with others to be executed. After listening to the crimes they were accused of, they were lined up to be shot. At that moment, a man came with the message that the...

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Why Preach the Gospel?

Paul the Apostle answered the question by saying, “I am debtor.” Someone had proclaimed the good news of salvation to him, so he felt compelled to tell others. It should be the same with us. As a college student in the 1960’s I realized that although others may have had...

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I Believe Genesis

Genesis is the first book in the Bible, the word of God. The Bible says that “every word of God is pure.” It proves true, or is flawless. Every word. There are no flaws in the Bible thus there are no flaws in Genesis. It is a record of what...

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Better Things

Grace is greater than sin.  He was a serial killer, responsible for the deaths of at least twenty-eight women. He was finally apprehended, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Was he a sinner? No question. He had been involved in hard core porn and then he acted out what he...

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Victory of the Broken Heart

It’s a wonderful thing how plastic surgeons can work on people who have extreme disfigurements to their faces and after surgeries have them looking rather nice. Some before and after pictures show changes that are truly amazing. Some of these doctors with Christian charity go to third world countries and...

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What About Faith?

Buryats are tribal people, some of whom live in Siberia just north of Mongolia. A significant number of them are Buddhists.  When my brothers and I visited that area of Russia in the early 1990’s we toured one of their shrines. We watched as the faithful would come into their...

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Accepted

Two news stories in the last couple days leave one not knowing whether to laugh or cry. One has to do with the up and coming practice of sologamy. You have heard of polygamy, where one person marries more than one other person. Moslem men may marry as many as...

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Strange Teaching

MOSC (Man of Strange Church): You can’t rely on the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. That happened before the resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection changed everything. Billy: What about the book of Acts? Can we trust it? MOSC: No, because that was an account of the apostles. They...

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Hope of the Gospel

“Papa, can the pastor ever give us some hope?” The question came from a pre-teen girl who was returning home from a church service. My brother passed the question on to me because it was his daughter who had asked the question. We discussed the issue.  Should a minister give...

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