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06/01/2010 - 20:35 Foundational Beliefs Blog entry

Over the years I've heard much said about how important is to believe the "foundational" beliefs. Here is an example1.

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06/01/2010 - 20:43 Foundational Beliefs Biblio

Foundational Beliefs

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative, inerrant, complete and only Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21).
  • We believe there is one, and only one, God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
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06/02/2010 - 03:28 What Are Your True Beliefs? Blog entry

True beliefs are the things that you do, not the things that you say (unless they are both the same). For example, a person can say, " I believe that you can carry a man on your back as you walk across Niagra falls on a tight rope." But then that person is asked, "Will you be the person who is carried on the tightrope walker's back?"

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06/02/2010 - 06:46 Sin and Maturity, Part 1 Biblio

 

To what extent, if at all, is sin necessary to maturity? This is to say, is there a positive value in sin in the development of human personality?

At first sight, these questions may seem pointless. If sin is what is damaging to the human personality, or if it... Read more

06/03/2010 - 06:34 θεόπνευστος (Inspiration) Biblio

θεόπνευστος

I have been thinking a lot about inspiration lately. It is an interesting notion. I have been thinking about what causes me to be inspired, how I inspire others, and how to maintain inspiration. Oh the concepts we think we understand.

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06/03/2010 - 06:50 Inspiration and Translation Biblio

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06/03/2010 - 08:03 Wisdom of Crowds Blog entry

A little while ago I read a book titled The Wisdom of Crowds that talks about how, in a crowd, there are people with all types of different thoughts, ideas, and opinions. Their ideas go from one extreme to... Read more

06/03/2010 - 09:11 Falling Away? Blog entry

It seems that a large percentage of "Christian" youth and young adults are "falling away" from the "church".

It seems to me that this is a direct result of the "church" and parents trying to tell kids what they are "supposed" to believe. The church and religious leaders write up "Doctrinal Statements" "Statement of... Read more

06/04/2010 - 03:17 Systemic Theology for the Local Church: The Nature of Inspiration Biblio

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06/04/2010 - 03:37 A grammatical exposition of 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Biblio
06/04/2010 - 04:00 Inspiration of the Bible Blog entry

Scholars of today put such extreme inportance upon the Bible being the inspired Word of God. Many scholars quote 1 Tim 3:16. This thought just came to me. If it was indeed true that all the Bible was written by the Holy Spirity through men AND if it was important for us to know that, would not each author have included that fact within the context of his writing... Read more

06/06/2010 - 03:17 Biblical Literalism video Blog entry

Here is a video that I found about Biblical literalism/

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06/06/2010 - 12:46 Writer's License Blog entry

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06/06/2010 - 14:20 What Are Major Christian Beliefs? Biblio

Christianity is at least three things:

  • A set of beliefs
  • A way of life
  • A community of people

Different Christian groups place different weights on these three aspects, but they always involve all three. All three aspects are based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who is also known as the Christ. ("Christ" was originally a title.... Read more

06/11/2010 - 22:35 What's in Your Heart Blog entry

The things that you consider special show the motives and condition of your heart. What do you want to do on your birthday that you consider really special? Now, look deep within and consider your motives? Can you be truly honest with yourself about why you want to do it? Is that desire all about yourself, about what you want, or is about how you can serve... Read more

06/26/2010 - 13:21 Henry Ford's Own Story Biblio
06/26/2010 - 16:29 Who am I? Blog entry

Who I am at home is who I truly am.

It is easy to try to be religious, spiritual, or to have others think that I'm a super person, a great "soul-winner" etc. But what I do when I'm at home shows me and everyone else who I truly am. How I treat my family reveals my true character.

06/30/2010 - 22:34 Examine Ourselves Blog entry

 

06/30/2010 - 22:50 Religion Must Be Practical Blog entry

To be of any value to anyone, religion must be practical. For example, in ... it says, 

 

07/08/2010 - 12:41 Living the Life Blog entry

 

With modern-day Christianity it seems that people are content with using "Christian" words and phrases, but are they willing to live the life? What does it mean to live a godly life? (I have purposely not used the word "Christian" since it really doesn't mean much nowaday.)

I know of a 15 year old boy who has signed onto Facebook. He said that he was a christian and wanted to... Read more

07/13/2010 - 08:46 Religion, Science, & Superstitions Blog entry

 

True religion and true science are in agreement. They both are about seeing the world as it really is.

a true definition of faith is the day by day living out of what you belief (know to be true). a false definition of faith is believing the illogical.

Over the... Read more

07/15/2010 - 14:38 Ingredients For Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Biblio
07/19/2010 - 22:32 Thoughts About Prayer Book page

Summary: Prayer is not about telling God what to do do, or giving Him advice. Prayer is not about trying to get God to act and do something. Rather, prayer is about changing us, helping us to change our old self-centered thinking patterns so that we think and act with love and compassion, that learn to act responsibly and obediently, preparing us to be ready for His... Read more

07/20/2010 - 08:54 Faith Can Move Mountains Book page

When I was much younger I would read the verse that said, "... Faith can move mountains..." and I thought that if I could just "muster up enough faith" then I could say, "Mountain, go into the sea." Of course, I could never muster up enough faith to make anything... Read more

07/20/2010 - 10:11 Living A Godly Life Blog entry

When many hear the term "godly life", visions of men or women spend hours each day on their knees in prayer, praying for the lost people in the world. Along with the come thoughts of being faithful about attending church and prayer meetings, reading the bible, witness to the lost.... Is this what it means to be godly?

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07/25/2010 - 23:14 Trials come for a purpose Blog entry

Trials come to either tear you down or to build you up, your choice. If you run from the trial you are slowly torn down and become less capable. Trials often come to teach us lessonsH. If you face the trial head on, keeping a good attitude, resting when you need to, studying out and working through the problem, you become more capable, more knowledgeable and less afraid.
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08/01/2010 - 08:58 Our Thoughts Determine Our Path Blog entry

"Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." What does that mean? We are to submit every part of our lives to God, down to our very thoughts. Every deed and every action begins in our thoughts. There is no such things as an unintentional evil impulse. It all begins in our thoughts. The thoughts that we think determine the path that we walk. There are... Read more

08/01/2010 - 10:03 knowing Blog entry


"Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without know God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strickes the balance, because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness." Blaise Pascal

 

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08/13/2010 - 06:43 We've Been Forgiven Blog entry

Tell about the cell phone

We've already been forgiven. The reason that we still live as captives to sin and keep on sinning is that we don't know that we've been forgiven. In addition, we don't understand or don't realize what forgiveness means. It means that we have been set free from the power of sin. But it... Read more

08/14/2010 - 19:25 Purpose was Life Blog entry

Jesus said, "I came that they (K)may have life, and have it abundantly" John 10:10b (or... Read more

08/30/2010 - 14:45 Religiosity Blog entry

Religiosity uses religion to excuse poor behavior, or to make excuses to not behave properly. Religiosity also stops growth.

For example, "That's not in the Bible, so I don't have to do it."

"They didn't say it in the "correct Christian words" so I won't accept it.... Read more

08/30/2010 - 16:54 Questioning Your Faith Blog entry

It's OK to ask genuine and sincere questions. It's very appropriate to question even the existance of God,

 

"So here's what I want you to do in the next 40 days. Remember the phrase that came from Thomas Jefferson. It changed my life. Question with the quote, the full quote is,... Read more
10/10/2010 - 11:42 The Saving of the Soul Blog entry

What is your soul? I've thought or heard that the soul is that place inside us where the affects of all that we are or do is stored and active. Another way of putting it is that your soul is who you really are, throwing aside all pretense.

Next, let's think about salvation. I once heard a preacher or speaker say something about salvation means to bring to... Read more

10/11/2010 - 16:29 Memorization Blog entry

Today I was listening to Micheal Savage on the radio. During his show he said that one of his professors in college said something like, "Don't worry about memorization. Just learn to get the information when you need it. And know the stuff that is important"

That immediately hit me. So true! I think about how many... Read more

10/17/2010 - 08:03 Learning Humility and Thoughtfulness Blog entry

This morning, as my oatmeal mush was cooking in the microwave, went over to get a banana (that I usually cut up and put on top of my mush.) As I came to the counter I saw the bananas. Some were large and a nice clean yellow. Some were smaller and had some small dark spots on the skins. It's so much my nature that I want to take the biggest and best looking. But... Read more

10/18/2010 - 16:17 Who are we to Love Blog entry

Our feelings towards others are largely based upon how we think about and how we treat others, and not as much upon how they treat us. Much of our thinking about others is based upon our own misconceptions and prejudices. Our own erroneous thinking causes us to act poorly towards others. This causes them to look upon us as enemies and for them not to trust us.... Read more

10/22/2010 - 15:49 Beliefs are actions Blog entry