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An Open Letter to John MacArthur

Dear John, [Wikipedia profile for John MacArthur; John’s web site] In this video clip, you say that the best way to find a good church is to look for one that “really takes the Bible seriously.”  However, any church that … Continue reading

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Names of the Lord: Jesus Is the Mustard Seed

In Matthew 13:31-32, Jesus told the short parable of the mustard seed.  He said that even though it’s the smallest of garden seeds, it produces the largest of garden plants.  And indeed the size of the seed does not determine … Continue reading

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The Apostles Were Looking for Something More Permanent Than What They Were Building

The apostles of Jesus Christ built up the church in New Testament days.  However, they were doing so anticipating the arrival of something more permanent very soon. The letter to the Hebrews only counseled assembling together (that is, church) in … Continue reading

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“Heaven” – Christian Song

Michael English sings Heaven.  The lyrics are included. Much like the song I Can Only Imagine, the truth is more closely approached if you will listen to, and sing, the song in the present tense rather than the future tense.  We … Continue reading

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Where and When Is Hell?

Q:  “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters,  and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”  (Revelation … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Church?

Jesus preached “the kingdom of God,” but today’s church practices “the kingdom of church.” If the church is seeking the kingdom of God, why does it practice the kingdom of church? Look at all the money and time that people … Continue reading

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Why Should You Believe Anything?

James W. Sire gives this 50-minute Veritas Forum lecture, “Why Should Anyone Believe Anything At All?”  He’s addressing college students and begins by pointing out that everyone “believes” things – beginning with the time showing on our watches. He takes … Continue reading

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“Another Time, Another Place” – Christian Song

What’s wrong with this song?  Musically, nothing.  It’s musically magnificent: well-written, well-orchestrated, and well-sung by Wayne Watson and Sandi Patty. What’s wrong with song is its lyrical emphasis on the future, to the neglect of the present.  We are to … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Our Lord and Savior…Whether We Want Him to Be or Not

In New Testament times, only those people who declared Jesus as Lord came under His authority.  However, since then the promised kingdom of God has come and everyone is subject to it. This is why it’s not quite right for … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Stephen (Church Versus Kingdom)

This dialogue with Stephen about the church and the kingdom is an extension of a dialogue we were having about trinity versus unity.  If you want to see the precise point at which this conversation branched off from that one, … Continue reading

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