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The Lesson of the Lamb

Christ’s example to us is richly illustrated, demonstrated, and exemplified by way of His many teachings and in His genius and spirit. He could have easily commanded armies and defeated every corrupt ruler and coercive power on earth, if it pleased Him. But He did not avail himself of such power. Christ yielded Himself, as […]

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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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A Question for Christians

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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The Fourth of July, a Christian Holiday?

Tonight as I lay in my bed I am reminded of sounds I experienced 47 years ago, only then they were the sounds of death, pain, and suffering. Tonight while Christians across this land, those who say they celebrate life, celebrate death. Solomon once said, speaking of Wisdom, Whoever fails to find Me harms himself; […]

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Gay Marriage Supreme Court Ruling

Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country Voting Republican and other failed culture war strategies are not going to save us now Over at Time.com the above article chronicles the the demise of the Conservative American way of life, but is this some kind of surprise? Not to anyone […]

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Military Courts and Bible Verses

I have written extensively concerning Christian involvement in politics, at any level, and that the involvement in this process is forbidden to Christians. I find it very easy, personally, to understand the New Testament’s teaching in this regard, but for most Christians this understanding is not so apparent. Patriotism and its associated emotions run very […]

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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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The Ambiguity of Government

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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A Critique of Some of the False Teachings of the Catholic Church: #1 That the Catholic Church is the One True Church

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Some of the False Teachings of the Catholic Church

#1 That the Catholic Church is the One True Church From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Catholic Church declared in the Fourth Lateran Council that: “There is one universal Church of the faithful, outside of which there is absolutely no salvation”,[1] a statement of what is known as the doctrine of Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus. […]

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A List of False Teachings in the Roman Catholic Church

  With the Catholic Church’s new Jesuit Pope pressing his agenda to engulf, not only all of Christendom, but all religion, it is necessary that concerned Christians repel this attack with the application of truth. In that regard I am presenting this list of false teachings by the Catholic Church. This is not a critique […]