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Mournful Destruction

A lot of people get confused when they read the Old Testament.  After being introduced to Christ’s amazing Gospel of love they turn back and realize that the formats of the pre-Jesus parts of the Bible are quite a bit different.   1,986 more words


’Uthaimeen: The Layman in His Belief and Sincerity is Better than Many 'Students of Knowledge.'

Questioner: I want to ask you about slackness , its causes and the cure for it, because a person sometimes feels weakness in his religion? 294 more words


The Problem with Porn

While reading through Isaiah, I came across a rather strange line.  Isaiah 3:12 reads,

Youths oppress my people,
Women rule over them.
O my people, your guides lead you astray;

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The Right Way

The last sixteen chapters of Exodus are ridiculously boring.  Save for the incident with the golden calf there is almost nothing of particular interest in these chapters.  2,030 more words


The Pointless Bribe

One problem that comes up sometimes in the Bible is its honesty- its extreme honesty.  Be it Noah getting drunk or the moral ambiguity of Jonah (who actually wanted the Lord to destroy the city he was supposed to save); God doesn’t withhold the truth from believers.  1,221 more words


The Pointless Lie

When we are young we learn to lie in order to avoid punishment after doing something wrong.  Since this usually works a few times and we see our parents and others lying as well, we develop the idea that through lying we can manipulate things to get the results we desire.  1,440 more words


Taking it Off and Putting it On

Understanding our lives in Christ can sometimes get confusing.  We struggle with getting rid of sin or maybe we can’t seem to make our lives feel any more holy than they already are.  2,035 more words