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The Great American Myth: American History, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Great American Myth: American History

The Prototype of the Pilgrims/Puritans Jesus never addressed the idea of the colonization of other nations in any of His teachings. What Jesus spoke a lot about was how Christians were to treat and interact with other people. One of the simplest and most poignant of His commands is the “Golden Rule”, “Do unto other […]

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The Great American Myth: American History

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series The Great American Myth: American History

American history books are full of facts that should both thrill and sadden the hearts of anyone who hungers for truth. Unfortunately the history books used by the public school system and also the majority of homeschool associations do not include facts based on truth. Most of these books paint simplistic pictures of brave heroic […]

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How Matthew 5:39 Woke Me Up

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7 Understanding what Christ meant when he uttered these words, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But […]

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What Does it Mean to be a Totally Devoted Follower of Jesus?

What Does it Mean to be a Totally Devoted Follower of Jesus? Where in all of Christendom must a person go to find such a person today? This is a chilling inquiry considering the words of our Lord, that finding faith on the earth at His return, is questionable. If we are living in the […]

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The True Nature of Christian Devotion

Devotion is not prayer, regardless of how it is done, private or public, neither is it time spent in reading some favorite devotional, or a certain time set aside on Sunday after church; but it is rather a life given to God. So, who is a devoted person? It is that person who considers God […]

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Faith vs. Legalism in Church History

Can we learn from history? Yes we can if we will hear its voice. History has shown us a few things concerning the Church that should be of interest to us. Let’s look at a little history of the Church and of America. The Church Plus Law The Reformation is of relative lateness as concerning […]

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An Argument against Christian Involvement in Government

It is well-known that the majority of Christians actively support the government at the ballot box and its involvement in wars. Christians everywhere serve their country as jurors, judges, executioners, jailers, prison guards, policemen, soldiers, and politicians, in defiance of Christ’s command to “resist not an evil person.” Matthew 5:39 From the perspective of the world […]

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A Critique of Some of the False Teachings of the Catholic Church: #6 Salvation is by Faith plus Works

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Some of the False Teachings of the Catholic Church

#6 Salvation is by Faith plus Works What the Bible says about works salvation: For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.… (Ephesians 2:8-9) For all have sinned and fall short […]

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A Critique of Some of the False Teachings of the Catholic Church: #5 Is the Roman Catholic Church Necessary for Salvation?

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Some of the False Teachings of the Catholic Church

#5 Is the Roman Catholic Church Necessary for Salvation? What the Bible says about salvation: But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in […]

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A Critique of Some of the False Teachings of the Catholic Church #3 Tradition More Authoritative than Scripture

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Some of the False Teachings of the Catholic Church

#3 Tradition More Authoritative than Scripture The Reformation occurred based primarily on the issue of authority. Who has the final say in interpreting the Scriptures? The rallying cry of the Reformers was Sola Scriptura, meaning that Scriptures alone has the final say on its interpretation. The Roman church had acquired vast amounts of power and […]