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The Church: What it Is and What it Ain’t, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Church: What it Is, and What it Ain't

The thief on the cross believed Jesus and was saved. Having been released from all that bound him to his former life he was ready to believe with all his heart and strength the simple truth of what he was now confronted. But, what was it that he believed? Was it dogma, homiletics, patristics, liturgies, […]

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The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War: Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War

The last article in my refutation of Dr. Robert Moyer’s pamphlet, The Christian and War, left off by answering his question, “Does God Ever Authorize Human Governments to Take Life?”. Now we will continue to unravel his web by probing his next question. “Should Nations Ever Declare War?” As is his normal way of proceeding […]

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The Christianization of War and Violence Pt. 5 A Response to a Question

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Christianization of war and violence

Because of the articles I wrote about the “Christianization of War and Violence” I now find it necessary to go just a little further. The number one response to this controversial topic is the question of defending others from an evil person set on doing harm to a friend or family member. We can easily […]

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Religion: Satan’s Greatest Deception (A Repost)

Religion is a curious and fascinating thing. I haven't done a study on the number of religions that exist in the world: main line religions, their various branches, sects, cults, and spin offs, but the vastness has to be mind boggling, all claiming to be the truth, lead to the truth, or be a variant […]

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Gay Bashing: Those Who Do and Those Who Don’t

Why does it always sound so hypocritical when Evangelicals bash Gays and so worldly when the other side embraces them? Could it be that they are both wrong! In LGBT congregations the wrongness of the position is so apparent; they openly allow and advertise their sin. On the other hand, in the “Gay bashing” congregations, […]

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“Foreign Conspiracy Against the Liberties of the United States”

What the common Protestant Christian and citizen of the United States is ignorant of, was a well known fact with many, during the nineteenth century. What was it that they, the common Christian, were ignorant of? Namely, the invasion of despotic Papal influence into the hard won civil liberties, which make up the foundation of […]

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A Christian Test of Honesty

    I am not a doctor, philosopher, or psychologist, but I have discovered a few things about honesty that I would like to share with you.   Honesty, as a Christian spiritual virtue is nearly non-existent today. Hear me out and I think you will agree.   Honesty has several different facets. When we […]

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Japan: A Tragedy of Biblical Proportions

  Christians on both side of the aisle debate the goodness of a God who would permit the kind of death and suffering we see in the aftermath of Japan’s 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown.     All over the world the main topic of discussion is the Japan tragedy, and now we learn […]

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His Word is His Bond

  In a time, not so long ago, a man of character would be referred to as a man of his word. It might be said of him, “His word is his bond”. This was the era, now gone, when it was a compliment to call some one God-fearing.  Now is the era of the likeable […]

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THE HARNESS OF THE LORD

  THE HARNESS OF THE LORD   by Bill Britton   I SAW THE KING'S CARRIAGE On a dirt road in the middle of a wide field stood a beautiful carriage, something on the order of a stagecoach but all edged in gold and with beautiful carvings. It was pulled by six large chestnut horses: […]