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A new kind of praying?

Knowing how to pray and communicate with the Lord God in heaven is so important that Jesus, while on earth, taught exactly how we must each pray in the “Lord’s Prayer.” But two thousand years later, worshippers still go about … Continue reading

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Are there real signs pointing to one’s genuine spiritual growth?

There indeed are. But making this sign known to most people on earth would only expose their personal fantasies relating to true spiritual transformation and bum them out. I however, being a rascal at heart, cannot resist talking about it. … Continue reading

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Why didn’t Jesus come off the cross and kick ass?

That is a question that needs some thought because Jesus was not only capable of great miracles, He also had a whole host of angels backing him up. Yet, when nailed to the cross, He allowed Himself to be treated … Continue reading

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Get a “double dose” of Christmas!

I am not taking about decorating two Christmas trees, buying twice as many gifts or setting up two large dinners this holiday season. I am talking about celebrating the Lord Jesus’ birth in two very distinct ways. The first way … Continue reading

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My thoughts and speech spring from my heart, just like God’s only begotten Son

One of the more difficult theological notions for the human mind to grasp is the true relationship between Jehovah God (the “Father”) and His Son, Jesus, who was sent from heaven and took on a physical body of human flesh. … Continue reading

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Saints and heroes are not tolerated in heaven

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg made a great anti-intuitive observation about those in heaven who had received great honors while on earth. Those individuals declared saints or who received notoriety and fame on earth are not told of their special worldly status … Continue reading

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Was Jesus a slacker?

How could a divine individual, wielding so much personal power, pretty much leave the world as he found it—in turmoil? Yeah, He fed a few thousand people, healed a couple of them from terrible diseases, even bringing a dead person … Continue reading

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The author/publisher relationship is an image and likeness of the human will and understanding

I know this because I am an author and publisher as well as enjoying both a human will (love) and human understanding (intellect). An author represents the human will because he or she is the heart and life of the … Continue reading

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What did the Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection actually accomplish?

I ask this question because it seems that the work of human salvation is not finished. Thus, there is the spiritual addendum called the “Second Coming.” Something further seems to be required for things to improve in the world. Even … Continue reading

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Swedenborg and hypnosis

One of the most distasteful notions that I have advanced concerning Swedenborg’s scientific and spiritual paradigm is that the human race is in a hypnotic state. If this is true, it means that we terrestrial humans cannot effectively address the … Continue reading

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