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The Spirit of the Antichrist in Today’s World

In today’s world of fake news and alternative facts, discernment is increasingly important. This is no less true in the spiritual realm, where it is even more important for eternal matters. Scripture gives guidance to practice discernment in a number … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesus Face to Face

What do we mean by having “a relationship with Jesus Christ”? There’s an interesting passage of Scripture that suggests we need more than intellectual knowledge and understanding, more than religion, even more than using our gifts. It has to do … Continue reading

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Unexpected Prophecy

Here’s an interesting item that came up when reading through Chronicles. In the midst of genealogies, lists of temple workers, and so on, there are some casual statements about prophecy. They reveal some things about this gift that aren’t often … Continue reading

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Knowing Versus Studying

Been thinking about theology lately, partly prompted by some classes, and partly by discussion with a friend. Although I’m really into studying the Bible, I’m not really interested in theology. Discussions about end-times perspectives, or predestination, or the “problem” of … Continue reading

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The Biblical Assumption that God Speaks

In a previous post, I described the idea that some things are presented in Scripture as if they are “simply true”, without any sort of proof or justification given. I’m not sure how technically “theologically sound” that approach is, but … Continue reading

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Simply True: God Speaks to Us

Something occurred to me about the Bible recently, that opened it up in new ways. Basically, certain truths seem to be assumed in Scripture, without any real justification or explanation. The most obvious example is the existence of God. But … Continue reading

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