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02/22/2011 - 10:54 What is Sin Biblio

Like almost everything else, it depends on who you ask.

The Midrash (Yalkut Shimoni on Psalms 25) describes a sort of "panel discussion" in which this question is posed to four different authorities -- Wisdom, Prophecy, Torah and G-d -- each of whom gives a different definition of sin.

According to Wisdom sin is a harmful deed. According to... Read more

02/22/2011 - 11:20 What is Sin: The Two Realities Biblio

What is Sin?
The Two Realities

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02/22/2011 - 12:00 What is Sin? Book page


Sin has two or more parts, the act and the motives. One part is the sinful part, which is the act of sin. The other part is the reason for the act. True sin is committed with intention. A person intended to do the act. When we speak of intention, we also speak of a pattern of wrongful thinking.

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02/24/2011 - 08:26 Purity? Blog entry

I once had a christian tell me, "I don't want to live a pure life because my co-workers and friends would feel like I'm judging them." This is the thought I'm addressing in this post.

We just recently got a puppy, which is currently about 3 1/2 months old. We are in the process of house training the puppy. The... Read more

02/24/2011 - 11:15 What is Your God Blog entry

Everyone has a god of some sort. One major difference between the many false gods and the one true God is that, with a false god there is no change of thinking or behavior. The "worshiper" continues on with his normal lifestyle and just "prays" to his god to... Read more

02/24/2011 - 13:31 "I Believe!" Blog entry

Over my 60 years of life I have heard many people say, "I believe..." in Jesus, in God, etc. Some say this with such a conviction or with such emotion or force in their voice.

One hard FACT for many of us to accept is, "Just because I believe something doesn't make it true." Belief is not the same thing as... Read more

02/24/2011 - 16:49 Will You Forgive me? Blog entry


When forgiveness is requested, the focus isn't on where it needs to be. When there is an ongoing problem, forgiveness is not the issue. Repairing of the damages and a change of behavior by the offender is what is needed. When there is a genuine change, then forgiveness is often a natural result of the changed behavior. But that often takes time (... Read more

02/24/2011 - 16:52 God is All Blog entry

There are some things that confuse me.

It has been said that God is all and

How much of everything is ALL?

Eph 4:6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

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02/26/2011 - 12:51 The Boat Monk Biblio

The Boat Monk

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02/28/2011 - 10:19 Biblical Panentheism The “Everywhere-ness” of God—God in all things Biblio

One of the wildest aspects of mystical Christian thought lies in the simple truth that God is everywhere. And if God is in fact everywhere, then God is in all things, and all things are in God. As mystical theologian Matthew Fox writes: "As the ocean is in the fish and the fish are in God, so God is... Read more

03/01/2011 - 09:17 Ancient Superstition and Religion - Adapting Pre-Christian Beliefs and Practices in Roman Catholicism Biblio

Ancient Superstition and Religion

Adapting Pre-Christian Beliefs and Practices in Roman Catholicism

Jun 21, 2009 Michael Streich

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03/01/2011 - 10:21 Faith is a New Life, Not a Religion Book page


Faith is not about a religion, but a life to be lived. It speaks of the way that we live our lives. It involves putting aside our old life and learning to live a new kind of life.

Faith was never intended to be about religion. Rather, it was about one's relationship with God, with oneself, and with others. Faith is about one's everyday behavior, not about religious forms, rites... Read more

03/01/2011 - 19:38 THE ONLY TRUE MOTIVATION ~ LOVE! Biblio


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03/02/2011 - 01:15 Revival? Biblio


By Brian Zahnd

I’ve been thinking on my “thinking day.” Thinking about…


For evangelicals it’s a powerful and evocative word. It can almost cast a spell upon us. It conjures images of great days gone by and elicits the hope that perhaps it could happen again. You know, the second coming of Charles Finney and the ghost of D.L. Moody. If the word... Read more

03/03/2011 - 21:34 Turning Trials into Blessings Blog entry

I really enjoy eating. I could easily become the world's fattest man, if I let myself go. I could just eat and eat and eat.

I also notice that many times when I get into an unhealthy pattern of overeating I get sick afterward. Being sick is no fun. But the good part about being sick is that it helps to get me out of... Read more

03/13/2011 - 12:21 On Bible Idolatry Biblio


Vol. 3, No. 5     Sept. 2000    Editor:  Bruce Prescott

On Bible... Read more

03/13/2011 - 12:32 Have We Made the Bible Into an Idol? Biblio

Have We Made the Bible Into an Idol?

Every now and then, I spot the following proclamation on a bumper sticker: “God said it. I believe it. That settles it.” If only Scriptural interpretation were really that easy!

After reading your responses to my post, “When a Theology Just Doesn’t Feel Right,” I felt it appropriate to address the topic of biblical authority, as our... Read more

03/13/2011 - 12:50 Christianity is NOT a Book-religion Biblio

 Christianity is NOT a Book-religion

Though often perceived as the "religion of the Book," Christianity is only rightly understood as an ontological relationship with the Person of Jesus Christ who is the Word of God.


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03/15/2011 - 13:13 The Project Gutenberg eBook, Peter the Great Biblio

This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at

Title: Peter the Great

Author: Jacob Abbott

Release Date: June 21,... Read more

03/15/2011 - 13:20 The Project Gutenberg eBook, Peter the Great Biblio

This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at

Title: Peter the Great

Author: Jacob Abbott

Release Date: June 21,... Read more

03/18/2011 - 02:03 Unconditional Election (calvinism)vs. Bible Truth: "God...desires ALL men to be saved" 1Ti 2:3,4 Biblio

Unconditional Election (calvinism)vs. Bible Truth: "God...desires ALL men to be saved" 1Ti2:3,4
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03/18/2011 - 02:16 Election, Predestination and Foreordination: Conditional or Unconditional Biblio

Unconditional Election & Predestination vs. Free Moral Agency

Election, Predestination and Foreordination:
Conditional or Unconditional

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03/19/2011 - 09:19 The Myth of Satan Biblio

Origin of the Myth of Satan

Jesus said "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven" (Luke 10:18).

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03/19/2011 - 13:20 Is Hell Real? The Destination Biblio

Is Hell Real? - The Basics
People across the world are asking, "Is hell real?" Can there really be a physical location of burning torment and punishment that is spoken of in the Bible? Only three in ten adults (31%) see hell as an actual location: "a place of physical torment where people may be sent... Read more

03/19/2011 - 15:30 Is Salvation A Deliverance From Hell or Eternal Death? Biblio

Is Salvation A Deliverance

From Hell or Eternal Death?

By Gary Amirault

Are your beliefs on this most important topic based upon facts or traditions? If Salvation is deliverance from Hell or Eternal Death, then it is vitally important the reader find out what your beliefs are based upon for your own sake and for the sake of your loved ones. Are you willing to test... Read more

03/20/2011 - 13:18 The Truth About Hell Biblio


by Terry Watkins


“And in hell he lift up his eyes,... Read more

03/21/2011 - 07:10 An Excerpt on Hell Biblio

  The concept of a God who systematically and eternally tortures His enemies is one of the great errors in religious thinking.  The conflict stems from this fact: the God of Christianity and a God who is Christian are two different concepts. The God of Christianity is a God of eternal love, grace and mercy. However, the... Read more

03/23/2011 - 13:33 Religion and Neurology (Lecture 1) Biblio

The Varieties of Religious Experience

James, William . The Varieties of Religious Experience
Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library



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03/24/2011 - 11:59 What is Our Goal in Learning? Blog entry

No matter how skillful a teacher may be, if his/her only knowledge of a subject is what is written in the textbook, then that teacher will be greatly hindered in instructing any students in that topic. For example, a teacher may have thoroughly studied, and even memorized, an auto repair manual. But if that teacher had never done any auto repair at all, he would... Read more

03/29/2011 - 10:53 Freewill and Predestination Blog entry

This morning It discovered a message thread "Do You Have Free Will? Yes, It’s the Only Choice" in a forum that was discussing freewill versus predestination. I must say that I was both delighted and amused at all the comments and often seemingly jovial bantering... Read more

04/01/2011 - 17:10 April Fools Day and Jokes Blog entry

Today is April Fools day, the day the many people like to play pranks or tricks on people, and then say, "April Fools!" The perceived expectation is that saying "April Fools" after playing a trick will make the Prank OK. However some people like to play hurtful jokes, such as, "I want a divorce" while handing the target a supposed divorce papers. This is a cruel... Read more

04/02/2011 - 15:19 What is integrity Blog entry

What is integrity? What does it mean to have integrity. An immature person may ofter think that he has integrity by the very fact that "It's me!" An immature person has self-pride to the extent that he thinks that everything he does is right. This is part of his whole outlook of always being right. He never even considers the idea that he might be wrong.

Well, putting all that aside,... Read more

04/15/2011 - 08:17 Collective Intelligence Biblio


Collective intelligence

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05/01/2011 - 02:14 "Lord, Protect me." Blog entry

How many times have I heard myself or others pray, "Lord, protect me from ....."?
If we overeat, we get fat and bring illness upon us. If we steel from others, the police may come and arrest us. If we jump off a cliff we will be injured or killed.
God doesn't protect us from the consequences of our own behavior. I'm convinced that consquences are from... Read more

05/02/2011 - 10:01 Implications of Beliefs Book page

Many people don't think about what they believe. Nor do they think about the implications of their assumed beliefs.

For instance, many people believe that


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05/02/2011 - 10:47 Predestination And Free Will Book page


  • Predestination
  • Free Will

What are the implications of Predistination and Free Will?

If predistination is correct, then everything has already been... Read more

05/02/2011 - 11:42 Is Hell Real? Book page

Is What We've Been Taught About Hell True?

Is Hell real? When we look through religious literature at how hell is used, we see that... Read more

05/02/2011 - 14:35 Do Evangelicals Really Believe in Hell? Biblio


Do Evangelicals Really Believe in Hell?

So there's these two churches I heard of down in Texas. Outside the Presbyterian Church is a sign: "There ain't no... Read more

05/06/2011 - 19:29 God's Desire Blog entry

"God desires that all men to be saved." If hell is true, then, either God is not powerful enough to carry out his desires, OR his desires are wishy washy meaningless dribble. Why would God desire something that He knew that He can't have? What does desire mean? is desire a choice? Is desire static or does it grow or move? Does desire indicate any movement or... Read more

05/14/2011 - 08:29 The Law and the Spirit Book page

The difference between walking in the Spirit and living under the law is very simple. Those in the Spirit WANT to do what is Right. Those under the Law only do stuff because they HAVE TO do it.

You could put it simply like this.

  • Walking by the Spirit = WANTING to... Read more