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Waging Spiritual Warfare on Drugs

Of the many issues facing teens today, there can be little doubt that drug and alcohol abuse have risen to the top. Ours is an increasingly permissive society, in which children have more freedom, more free time and more spending [Read More]

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Why God Allows Temptation

My last post discussed an unusual twist on a familiar challenge to the “goodness” of God. Analogizing to a parent allowing hardened criminals into his home, the skeptic asked why God would allow Satan – the ultimate deceiver – to [Read More]

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Satan and the Garden of Eden

When considering whether God is truly “good,” some begin with the situation of the first couple. Why, they ask, did God allow Satan to have access to the Garden when he knew that the man and woman he had placed [Read More]

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Why We Should Resist Temptation

Fans of the Twilight Zone will remember the classic episode “To Serve Man.” In the story, aliens from a distant world come to Earth with the offer “to help.” Initially reluctant, the inhabitants of Earth are quickly convinced that the [Read More]

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Why Did Adam Sin in the First Place?

Why did Adam sin in the first place? This is a question that many skeptics view as creating a logical problem for believers. After all, if we sin because of our sinful or fallen nature, but Adam had an uncorrupted [Read More]

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Is Temptation Too Strong?

Many people accept the notion of free will. They recognize that while not completely unlimited, each of us as the capacity to make choices about the actions we take. Yes, there are temptations which tug incessantly upon us, and there [Read More]

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What Lucifer’s Fall Can Teach Us

Most people are familiar with the Biblical story of Lucifer. The greatest of the angels, he rebelled against God, did battle with the Archangel Michael, and was thrown out of heaven. Little is known about the details; we learn bits [Read More]

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