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Why Growing Closer To God Is Such a Slow Process

My last post addressed the question whether free will could truly be said to exist if one believes, as Christianity teaches, that man is born with original sin. I argued that man remains free, despite this fallen nature, because he acts [Read More]

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Was Christ’s Death A Sacrifice?

The blood-curdling scream signaled that she had not yet given up. Hours of pushing, and the baby had still not descended. The OB was weighing her options, while dad wiped mom’s forehead and encouraged her on. She screamed again, pushing [Read More]

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The Miracle of Easter

For Christians all across the globe – men, women and children of all races, nationalities and cultures – today concludes Holy Week, a week during which we remember the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Savior. Adorning the buildings where [Read More]

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Resolving to Become Spiritually Fit

This is the time of year for resolutions. There’s something about new beginnings that prompts people to want to turn the page and leave behind the shortcomings or disappointments of the past. New Year’s resolutions almost always fall into one [Read More]

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The Miracle of Christmas

Tomorrow, Christians throughout the world will celebrate the birth of the Savior. But to the growing number of atheists, this celebration makes little sense. Having accepted the materialist’s view of reality, they have limited themselves to thinking that nature is all [Read More]

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What Eternal Separation From God Equals

Making sense of the existence of a place like Hell is a common struggle for Christians, both for their own peace of mind and in trying to convince others of God’s love and fairness. Almost immediately, we are placed on [Read More]

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Why God is Jealous

The Old Testament contains passages in which God is described as “jealous.” For instance, in Exodus 20, God’s Ten Commandments to the Israelites include the admonition not to worship false idols, with God explaining that “I, the Lord your God, [Read More]

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What Is Meant by Total Depravity?

The problem evil is by far the most challenging obstacle for many skeptics. They see God as the author of evil, and therefore feel no inclination to worship him, or they conclude that evil would not be possible if a [Read More]

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Does God Expect Us To Practice Slavery?

The outspoken atheist of today argues that morality can be grounded by science.  Religion is not only unnecessary, he contends, it’s downright “bad” for us.  And Christianity, dominant all these centuries in the West, is clearly in the cross-hairs of [Read More]

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Should God Annihilate the Souls in Hell?

The “torment” of Hell does not involve God actively torturing those who choose to persist in their rebellion against Him. It is, instead, the natural product of separation from God, who is the source of all that is good. I’ve [Read More]

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