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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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Saved from East to West

Psalms 103:12  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. This ‘east to west’ reference is more than a map coordinate, for within this statement is a glorious promise that Jesus was to fulfill for you and for me. Why “east to west”? To guard against […]

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A King for a king

Is Jesus currently a King? The following quote from Left Behind series author and Dispensational Pre-Tribulation advocate Tim LaHaye shows how some in Churchianity views this question: “When Jesus comes, He is going to be King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Could anyone even suggest that for these last 1,900 years Jesus has been Lord and […]

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New Heaven and New Earth

For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. (Matthew 5:18 ) If we do not currently have a new heaven and a new earth, would we therefore still be under every stipulation of the Law, many of which focus […]

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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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The Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition

The identity of this individual is found within the context of Paul’s writings in 2 Thessalonians. Consider the following: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 (1) Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, (2) That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by […]

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What happened to Elijah?

Question: What happened to Elijah when the fiery chariot took him away?   Answer: I believe the Bible always provides its own answers. What it says is always right; and what it says is always enough. Alexander Campbell made famous this nineteenth-century expression: “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.” This hermeneutic […]

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Understanding Before Conversion

In the Great Commission, Jesus said, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. […]

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