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Inverted Morality

Who’s to say what is right and wrong?  That was a question that the radicals in the 1960’s often asked.  Those of us who were among them and heard their arguments realized that they wanted to throw off the restraints of Christian beliefs that had been historically embraced by our...

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Backslide Proofing

Is there a way to backslide-proof people who live for Jesus?  A recent study of American churches (2014) stated that of people in their 20s who once went to church, 53% now do not attend.  Of those still attending, 40% say they have never been born again.  Those who still...

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Unlawful Attractions

When a married man is attracted to an unmarried woman, that attraction is unlawful.  It is to be immediately turned from.  When a man is attracted to another man, it is an unlawful attraction.  It also must be spurned.  The same is true of a woman, who leaving her natural...

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Demon Possession: Contemporary Style

One hundred years ago (1915) a political party known as the Young Turks implemented a policy designed to destroy the population of Armenians from the Ottoman Empire.  By 1923 their policy resulted in effectively eliminating the entire Armenian population.  Armenian communities were destroyed, their refugees fled across borders to the...

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Holiness is a Beautiful Thing

It was the concept of holiness that brought a reaction at a Bible study I was conducting.  “I don’t like that word,” candidly stated a lady seated in our circle.  Instead of relegating her to the group slanderously identified as “holiness fighters,” I tried to understand why she had such...

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How to Defeat Tyrants

Two liberal “celebrities” have very recently shown a strain of tyranny underlying their beliefs.  At the 2015 Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton stated her wish to force a pro-abortion mentality on everyone.   “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and...

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I’m a Believer

I used to consider myself a conservative evangelical but I’m not sure anymore what I am.  A while ago I sent a letter to the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) about resigning from being an “evangelical”.  For years I thought I was one. Then they installed a lobbyist in Washington...

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When the Fog Lifts…Make a Note

The late John R. W. Stott, Anglican cleric and prolific Christian writer, stated that he mostly went around in a kind of fog but periodically the fog would lift and he would gain a clear insight into some truth.  He observed that during those brief moments of clarity he needed...

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Repent, Run From the Light, or Smash the Bulb

“Back in the day” (early 1980s) the State College, Pennsylvania, City Council was having an open forum about a housing ordinance that would have forced owners, regardless of their own beliefs, to rent their properties to all people, including homosexuals.  What shocked me was when one of my friends testified...

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Twisting the Texts

Alan Colmes on his talk radio show in asserting that the Indiana religious freedom law promotes bigotry, stated that every legislature in the nation is and always has been run by Christians. To those who believe that being a Christian translates into a way of life that is described by...

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