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Free Will and God’s Love

Free will is defined as: “the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion” (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary). Confusion about free will often derives from a misunderstanding about God’s love. This confusion usually comes from the accusation that a God that allows mankind to suffer sin or the […]

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What Happens to Jonah if the Whale Dies?

Jonah 1:1-4, Jonah 1:14-17; Jonah 2:1-10; Jonah 3:4-5, 10 What would happen to the account of Jonah if his whale had died? Here are some possible answers to this question: Nothing since the Old Testament says it was a “GREAT FISH.” Jonah becomes wealthy from the sale of whale oil and retires. While blubbering in […]

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Every Knee to Bow, Every Tongue to Confess?

Question: In “Romans 14:11”- It says every tongue shall confess. The word “confess” can mean to “acknowledge openly and joyfully.” I know this is a verse that Universalists share, especially considering that the word “confess” indicates a joyful (not coerced) confession. I know we should not build our belief on one verse. I just wanted to […]

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You must be Faithful to Truly Worship

John 4:23-24  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.  24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. In the Body of Christ, all men […]

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The Long and Short of the Nazirite Oath

The meaning of the Nazirite (Nazarite) oath has created varying opinions and theories. The stipulations of this vow are found in Numbers 6. There it’s explained that both Men and Women could be a Nazirite so long as they separated themselves from wine, dead bodies, haircuts, and products from the vine. At the end of […]

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Love to be Like Jesus

Romans 12:3-5, 9-10, 16 (3)  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (4)  For as we have many […]

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Be Angry and Not Sin?

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. (Eph 4:26-27) Anger, like all other issues of the flesh, can be defeated through the power of Jesus Christ. Anger that leads to sin is part of mankind’s beastlike nature. It, like all other issues […]

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Faith Is…

The writer of Hebrews said, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). The way a person can know that they have faith and that they are pleasing God […]

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