Category Archives: Miscellaneous

… 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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How Did God Pass the Time for 14 Billion Years?

If scientists are correct, and I think they are, then it took between 12 and 14 billion years for humans to appear in this universe. If Christians are correct, and I think they are, then God made the universe, and … 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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The Second Amendment and Protecting Yourself from the US Government

I think it is obvious that the second amendment, written and approved by states that had just finished using guns to overthrow a government they saw as tyrannical, was written to ensure that each state would have a militia and … Continue reading

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The Only One Who Can Predestinate

I’m returning to blogging as well as categorizing many articles on my new site, www.paulfpavao.com. If I don’t know where to categorize something, I’ll put it here and let it run, then fade into probable oblivion. If I do know … Continue reading

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Debates?

I think a lot can be learned in a good debate. An example is the same-sex marriage issue. I have now read two sets of arguments defending lifelong, committed homosexual marriage. I am certain that both of them are very … Continue reading

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The Incredible Salvation of God

I think this story will encourage all of you. It’s true. Almost 30 years ago I ran an auto insurance agency in Germany for a company called Fortune. One day a clearly bewildered lady came in with a friend to … 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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James 1:5-7 Revisited: Nothing Doubting

We talked once about James 1:5-7 and how frightening it is that our prayers might not be answered because of a little doubt. What we determined was that the issue was not a little doubt that our prayers might be … Continue reading

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Isaiah 22:11-14

Don’t make the mistake of choosing your own way to worship God. Isaiah 22:11-14: You also made a reservoir for yourself between the two walls of the inner old pool. But you did not look to Him who made it … Continue reading

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