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|09/08/2011 - 07:30||What is a God-of-the-Gaps argument?||Biblio||
What is a God-of-the-Gaps argument? Are fine-tuning and morality just new examples of this?
God-of-the-gaps arguments... Read more
|09/12/2011 - 08:03||John 1:1 The Word||Blog entry||
For much of my life I've heard and read John 1:1, which says:
When many religious people quote this verse "In the beginning was the "word,", they refer to the "word" as Jesus. Look at the definition of the word "word", we get this:... Read more
|09/19/2011 - 07:32||Jesus as Θεός: Scriptural Fact or Scribal Fantasy?||Biblio|
|09/23/2011 - 22:10||The God of Simplicity||Blog entry||
Much of theology seems so complex and hard to understand. Is God supposed to be hard to understand? Is there a way to make it simple?
|09/25/2011 - 07:53||One God||Blog entry||
God said, "I AM." If God is the "I AM", then he is .... He doesn't "have" love, but he is love.
God is one
There is only one God,
|09/30/2011 - 00:13||God's Word and Bible Study||Blog entry||
I'm sixty years old and have went to numerous Bible studies over many years. Quite frankly, I don't like bible studies. All I ever found there has been an endless studying, for knowledge, the same book over and over again. It seems to me that, in general, many Christians don't know what to do... Read more
|10/01/2011 - 15:59||The Blessing of Grace||Blog entry||
Grace is like having a savings account. None of us lives this life perfectly. We all make mistakes. Graces us a measure of a cushion to get up and try again.
For example, my wife and I have made our share of financial mistakes. The first few years of our... Read more
|10/01/2011 - 23:16||A History of Violence: Edge Master Class 2011||Biblio|
|10/01/2011 - 23:28||7 Principles of the New Culture||Biblio|
|10/03/2011 - 08:47||Fellowship||Book page||
For some time I've been thinking about trying to develop a series of articles about Fellowship. To start with I'll write out what have I experienced in the past that has really touched me, times when I've experienced true Fellowship. Then I'll research and found out what are other people doing to encourage fellowship.
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|10/03/2011 - 08:51||My Experience of Fellowship||Book page||
As I was typing in the title for this page, I accidentally typed "My Experience of Followship". As I corrected the title, I suddenly realized that for people to have true fellowship, they must all be followers of a similar values, goal, idea, god, etc. So, followship is a part of true fellowship.
I was raised in, and have spend my life in what is called "Christianity". I was raised by... Read more
|10/04/2011 - 22:35||Using "THE" word||Blog entry||
When you call something "THE".... then that negates the possibility that there are any others. You are in effect saying that it is THE only one. When you attach "THE" to an object, then you are, by implication, saying that there is only one. There is no other, and there is no other way. Conversely, if you call something "A" Something, then you, by implication,... Read more
|10/05/2011 - 22:19||“Once Saved Always Saved” -- a dangerous delusion?||Biblio||
“Once Saved Always Saved”
|10/05/2011 - 22:34||The Hypocrisy of Those Who Don't Believe in Eternal Security||Biblio||
|10/07/2011 - 06:18||What is Salvation?||Book page||
We hear the words "Salvation" and "Saved" used quite a lot in the modern day Christianity. The common "accepted" meaning of these words is that we will be "saved" from hell and therefore have a place in heaven.
I propose that this is a misunderstanding of what is meant by "Salvation" and "Saved". These words speak of coming to a wholeness and wellness here on earth. These words speak of... Read more
|10/07/2011 - 11:05||Christ and Religion||Blog entry||
In the Bible it says, "we have the mind of Christ."
What is Christ? What does that mean? How does that practically work out? If Jesus "christ" as the son of God, and if God is love (as we are told), then could it be that the term "christ" is what refers to our motivation, our desire, our wanting to do what is right?
True religion is helping the widows and orphans in their... Read more
|10/07/2011 - 22:26||Salvation Means Healing||Biblio||
Salvation means Healing
The Rev. Karen... Read more
|10/08/2011 - 06:53||What is Correct Doctrine?||Book page||
Let's have a look at the definition of the word "Doctrine".
|10/08/2011 - 22:34||Repentance: A New Way of Looking at the World||Biblio||
Repentance: A New Way of Looking at the World
Readings: Is. 11:1-10; Mt. 3:1-12 Advent II/A
|10/09/2011 - 16:12||Holy Trinity||Biblio||
The doctrine of the Trinity is pagan in origin. The concept of a triad in deity worship began in Babylon and was patterned on Nimrod, his wife Semiramis and their son Tammuz. Later cultures such as the Egyptians adopted this belief, which can be seen in their worship of... Read more
|10/10/2011 - 20:41||Is God really a MYSTERIOUS Trinity?||Biblio||
Is God really
|10/12/2011 - 05:13||The Joy Hidden in Sorrow||Biblio||
In meditation we can go deeply into the mind, to investigate: who is it that we really are?
|10/12/2011 - 12:53||UNIVERSALISM: FORMS AND FALLACIES||Biblio||
Universalism: Forms and Fallacies
Why are many people today accepting the thesis of universalism?
©2004 by ... Read more
|10/13/2011 - 13:50||The Law||Blog entry||
Although my wife is mathmatically challenged she has been homeschooling our two children. My wife has been doing what she could, but she hasn't been holding my son to the line, making him work out all of his problems. Although I've told both of them repeatedly that my son needs to work out the problems completely, Joseph has still been mostly just writing down only the answers, not the answers... Read more
|10/16/2011 - 08:21||Ideas for Small Groups||Book page||
As my wife and I are discussing the idea of starting to meet with another couple for fellowship, I thought that I'd start putting some ideas together here for why we are meeting and what we could do when we could meet together.
In the past, I've been a part of many "Bible studies" that mainly focused on "studying the Bible". I'm burned out with that whole concept. I believe that the... Read more
|10/18/2011 - 08:33||The Spirit||Book page||
To see all the articles on the Spirit on one page, click here.
Once we've been taught and have believed something all of our lives, it is so difficult to accept or believe something else. It took me many years to begin to understand about the concept of the Spirit.
It seems that most of traditional... Read more
|10/18/2011 - 08:39||The Evidence of the Holy Spirit||Book page||
This is much the same as the fruit of the spirit, as shown in Galations 6
When we realize what the spirit is, as shown on this page: The Spirit, determining the evidence of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer becomes simple. It is basically seeing a person who is living an honorable, noble, loving, compassionate, truthful... Read more
|10/19/2011 - 09:45||Prayer||Book page||
What is prayer? What is its purpose? What does true prayer look like? Can we change what is happening to us or others by praying?
First, let us clarify a principle. “The sun shines on the good and the bad alike. The rain also falls on the good and the bad alike.” We have no control over the sun or the rain. In the same manner, if a gardener, who lives in a dry climate, doesn't water his... Read more
|10/19/2011 - 09:53||Conditions||Book page||
Broadcasting is theprocess of putting out a lot of messages with the hope of someone responding. The outcome depends on the law of averages
The Law of Averages
The law of averages says that if you bet on enough horse races, you'll win few of them, even if you don't know anything about the horses or betting. Here's another example: If you... Read more
|10/20/2011 - 22:41||"Biblical" Greek||Book page||
I do a lot of thinking about many of the concepts and principles of life. I also do a lot of thinking about the meanings of many different Bible verses that I "learned" as a child and young adult.
I often look up the definitions of Greek words so that (hopefully) I can better understand a verse in the New Testament. In looking up the definitions in a Greek dictionary, I see that many... Read more
|10/24/2011 - 08:01||Computer Hardware Sources||Book page||
Here are some places that I'm looking at for Computer Hardware.
Online Sources for Hardware:Read more
|10/24/2011 - 08:09||My Computer Hardware Thoughts||Book page||