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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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    Truth to Power, Truth to Weakness

    True story. The fifth grade boy was listening to his teacher give an introductory lesson on evolution. After a while he raised his hand. “I don’t believe evolution is true,” he said. The teacher was not real happy with his contradiction of her presentation. “I have a university degree and...

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    No Certain Tomb

    Two places lay claim to be the burial site of Jesus. The first is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which was first built by Constantine. It was later destroyed in 614 but soon rebuilt only to be leveled in 1009. It was again rebuilt by the Crusaders. The second...