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I have a question for Christians, but let me prefix it with this note of clarification. I feel blessed to be living in America, and consider it my duty, as a follower of Christ, to honor our leaders, obey their laws, and to pay my taxes; I am not anti-America, as some may conclude when […]

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I have written a lot about Christians and government from a not-so-popular point of view. What then is the purpose of government, and if Christians are not to occupy its ranks, as I now believe the Bible teaches, then, who is? Christians, for many years now, are united in their belief that it is their […]

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I am Pro-Life. I have embraced Christianity and all that Jesus taught on the subject; as a consequence I am “pro” or – in favor of – “life.” As a follower of Jesus, I find that the word “life” is the essence of His message: eternal life, abundant life, and the preservation or salvation of […]

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God, in all of His glory, rules supreme in every realm of existence, and is the ultimate Authority, and this fact is a truth, to which we do not sufficiently pay heed, either in our approach to issues and problems, or in our customary practice of living life. There are many Christian people who speak […]

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What is the prevailing belief system in America? While some will argue that Christianity is the domestic devotion of the masses, I contend that there exist a well institutionalized civil religion in America that can be better branded as American Christianity or “The American Way of Life” rather than simply Christianity. This civil religion exists […]

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Violence is an issue that has created quite a lot of heat, but very little light amongst Christians. There is uncertainty and uneasiness when the question is brought up, and nearly always ends in a great display of patriotic fervor, excessive loyalty to one’s own point of view, or a prideful display of arrogance on […]

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col·lu·sion noun   1.secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, esp. in order to cheat or deceive others. A man can have a clear understand of what guilt and injustice are when it is presented to him in some immediate, stark, and vivid way, yet this same man remains completely ignorant and blind to a much […]

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Bob Dylan asks a simple question in his song Blowin’ in the Wind, and it is this, “How many times must a man look up before he sees the sky.” Now Bob Dylan may not be a Christian, but maybe he is, I don’t know; but I do know he asks a lot of the […]

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There is a word in the world today that has become synonymous with deception, illusion, and fantasy, the word is “photoshopped.” The Urban Dictionary def.: 1 photoshopped 1: Used to describe something that is fake. Can be a person, thing or act. 2: An image that has literally been drawn or edited with the program […]

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The Western World’s constitutions have equally drawn their inspiration from this set of Christ’s teachings, which we will correctly refer to as the commands of Christ. These commands have become so embedded in our society that they are now mere metaphors for “doing your best”: Do unto others…Turn the other cheek…Go the extra mile…are all […]

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