Category Archives: Holiness

Through the Bible: John 1:7-18, John the Baptist and Jesus

We have been going through Tatian’s Diatessaron, a second-century harmony of the Gospels. We are in Section III, and today we are covering John 1:7-17. John’s Gospel is the last of the Gospels written. It may well have been written … Continue reading

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Through the Bible: Matthew 2:19-23 and Luke 2:40

We are going through Tatian’s Diatessaron, a second-century harmony of the Gospels. We are on Section III. Today’s post goes through Matthew 2:19-23 and Luke 2:40. (A harmony of the Gospels means Tatian is going through all four Gospels in … Continue reading

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Growing in Christ in a Maze of Confusion

1. Depart from iniquity 2. Find pure-hearted people 3. Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with them Here are two verses that are critically important in this modern era: “The solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: ‘The Lord … Continue reading

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The Bible on Homosexuality

I have spent a lot of this last week writing two articles, one on the Bible and Homosexuality and one on help for sexual addicts. The first one answers the arguments of a web site that claims the Scriptures say … Continue reading

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Faith, Works, and Setting Aside My Concerns

Yesterday at a home school co-op class my 13-year-old daughter, Leilani, overheard some kids talking about faith and works. They were telling someone that there was no way to do enough works to go to heaven. Going to heaven, they … Continue reading

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The Foundation of God and Its Affect on Fellowship

I wrote an article on my author site primarily concerning 2 Timothy 2:19 and what Paul describes as God’s “sure foundation.” It’s at http://www.paulfpavao.com/sure-foundation.html and it spills over into discussing with whom Christians should fellowship and with whom they should … Continue reading

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God, Money, and Mammon

I spent an inordinate amount of time writing today’s article. I’m not sure why it took so long, but I am very happy with the finished product. I hope you are, too, and I hope you are inspired by it … Continue reading

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Update: Giving Thanks

I think this is the kind of update my readers really like. This is a peek into my soul. Health update in one sentence: I’m in remission, feeling great, and my immune system still won’t rebound. Doctors are clueless as … Continue reading

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Escaping the Corruption That Is in the World Through Lust

In the last post we talked about the promise of the Gospel: because of grace sin will no longer have power over us, and we will escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. We talked about the … Continue reading

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The Goodness and Severity of God

Behold! Behold the goodness and the severity of God. On those who fell: severity. On you: goodness. If … If you continue in his goodness. Otherwise, you’ll be cut off as a branch from the tree of God like the … Continue reading

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