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KILLED BY THE KNOWLEDGE OF RIGHT AND WRONG [382]

“The day you shall eat of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil you shall die”. Paraphrase. 

The first transgression was the disobedience to God regarding the fruit of the tree. 765 more words

Religion

How can you be a better Christian?

I heard someone say the other day, that “this person is just a better Christian than I am”. Nonsense, you can’t be a better Christian than someone else just like any two corpses in the morgue can be deader than each other. 98 more words

Theology

The Meanings of our Words: Reviewing Anthony Thiselton's "Doubt, Faith, and Certainty"

Is faith mainly intellectual assent or heartfelt trust? Does the presence of doubt signify unbelief, or is it a sign of honest, mature reflection? Will certainty always remain elusive? 1,126 more words

Book Reviews

Doing Our Part

Pelagians asserted that God would not command man to do “what was impossible for human volition.” To this, St. Augustine (354-430) in Book II of his treatise De Peccatorum meritis et remissione (On the Merits and Remission of Sins) replies: “But they do not see, that in order to overcome certain things, which are the objects either of an evil desire or an ill-conceived fear, men need the strenuous efforts, and sometimes even all the energies, of the will. 376 more words

Bible

Fearing God

…bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. ESV 2 Corinthians 7:1

The fear of God confuses many Christians. We know Christ dies for our sins, so we shouldn’t fear God’s wrath. 358 more words

Spiritual Formation

DIGGING DEEPER BY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE [381]

Jesus seemed to see things very simply. We write about the flesh and its complexities, but Jesus said “The flesh counts for nothing”. (The Spirit is everything). 536 more words

Religion

The Jesuits

“Their effort was not to transform the world around them in the light of their faith; their will was that they themselves be transformed – and therefore accepted – by that world.” 642 more words

Christianity