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I have had the opportunity to speak on the topic of violence the last couple of Sundays. I endeavored to communicate that as far as the listeners sympathized with the spirit of violence that there exist a fault in their understanding of Christ’s mission and spirit. Violence is the same as committing murder. This idea […]

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  Violence  A View From the Wall Introduction Can anyone read the news and not come across a headline that announces some act of violence somewhere in the world. Whether conflict between nations, civil wars, terrorism, or some mixture of both, the twenty-first century has seen no decrease in war, terrorism, and bloodshed. Why is […]

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The social club that many people belong to, known as the “Church,” has a few unwritten rules. The top rule and most important to remember, if you want to keep your membership active, is to never touch on the sins of other members, even incidentally. It is quite okay to enumerate the sins of those […]

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VIOLENCE! The primary Christian message in any age should be to respond to those things that are paramount at that particular time. In this era, that thing which is topmost, is violence: family violence, national violence, violence against the unborn, racial violence, and religious violence. The truth is that unregenerate man loves violence, his books, […]

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STEVE BLACKWELL·SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016   Everywhere I turn in the New Testament I find confirmation to the doctrine of non-resistance to evil. Paul in his writings confirms non-resistance in many places, but I never expected to find confirmation in his epistle of joy, the letter to the Philippians. How many times do we do […]

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

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 […]

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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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The behavior and character upon which Christ pronounced His sincere blessings, i.e. The Beatitudes, in Matthew 5, are exceedingly remarkable. They are these: 1. Poor in spirit, 2. Sorrow and mourning, 3. Humility or meekness, 4. Hungering and thirsting for righteousness, 5. Mercy, 6. Pureness of heart, 7. Peacemaking, and 8. Persecution for righteousness sake. […]

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“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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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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