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… And Then There Are People: A Story of Innocence, Impurity, Repentance, and Purity

Kingdom Christians. It is a wonderful sounding term, and it is associated with several important scriptural doctrines. There are two spiritual kingdoms. One is the kingdom of this world run by “the ruler of this world” (Jn. 12:31; 14:30) and … Continue reading

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The Inward Journey to the Release of the Spirit

The title of this post is the combination of the titles of the two books that have most changed my life and most marked my 36-year journey with King Jesus. I read The Release of the Spirit by Watchman Nee … Continue reading

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Paul and Barnabas Encourage the Churches

The email Bible study I sent to the new converts at Rose Creek Village today: This is a short study of Acts 14:21-23. It is prompted by my wondering what to tell a new Christian. Acts 14:21 lets us know … Continue reading

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The Roman Catholic Church Changed the Ten Commandments

For some reason I do not think of it much, but the Roman Catholic Church changed the ten commandments. I have to suppose it was to try to hide from their members that bowing down in front of statues is … Continue reading

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Real Church, Francis Chan, and the Roman Catholic Church

This was the newsletter I sent to my Christian-history.org newsletter list:   I was asked yesterday what I thought the best denomination was. I had a chance to address that at the “Heaven’s Family Reunion” in Pittsburgh in August. I … Continue reading

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Dealing with Scripture Honestly: Galatians 6:7-9

In my previous post, I explained why I am writing about honest interpretation of the Scripture. I can’t explain what I mean by dealing with Scripture honestly without giving you examples. Galatians 6:7-9 is associated with an experience for me. … Continue reading

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Dealing with Scripture Honestly: Introduction

As a young Christian in an Assembly of God church, I was trained to deal illogically and dishonestly with Scripture. Because of the Christian atmosphere in my town, at least among evangelical denominations, I was also trained to argue vehemently … Continue reading

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All Sins: Past, Present, and Future … Or Not

So I’ve got a guy on Facebook telling me that when the Bible says that all our sins are forgiven (Col. 2:13), this necessarily means that even our future sins are forgiven. He wants me to show him a verse … Continue reading

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What Jesus Paid For

In the last post, Custom Shoe Arches and the Bible, I talked about it being easier to find what is NOT true than to find what is true. I then showed from just one passage that Jesus did not pay … Continue reading

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Custom Shoe Arches and the Bible

Despite three large windows, our living room is quite dim in the morning. I was peeling back the cushion in the heel of shoe to see which one of my custom arches was in there. Because of the darkness, I … Continue reading

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