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Why does the Bible speak of two deaths?

There is a curious passage in Holy Scripture (Rev. 2:11) that states, “He that overcometh shall not be hurt by the second death.” Are we to suffer two deaths? Isn’t one enough? We all worry about our physical death, so … Continue reading

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Creation, Christmas and the Second Coming all teach the same thing!

In the Old Testament, God begins creation by bringing light into the world. In the New Testament, Jesus comes into the world as a light for the human race. In Revelation, The Lord returns in the “clouds.” In each case … Continue reading

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Jesus threatens to lose a sandal up a church minister’s butt!

Jesus began to make his descent back to earth as He had so famously promised some two thousand years ago. He had warned people back then that His Second Coming and return to the planet earth would be like a … Continue reading

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Saving innocent children from harm

This is a tougher problem than most people suspect.  The lack of a solution does not come simply from apathy. For instance, lots of money has been sent to places like Haiti but it is not getting into the right … Continue reading

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The Lord God is a potter, but don’t forget the kiln!

I will make this post short since it touches on an uncomfortable part of an otherwise glorious process. In Sacred Scripture we find several references to God being compared to a potter. This is to be understood as a metaphor … Continue reading

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The Minister’s Thorny Dilemma

Once upon a time there was a church minister faced with a great dilemma. He had successfully built up the size of his congregation. Because of this growth the minister had the funds necessary to help those who were less … Continue reading

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The symbolism of the Christmas colors Red and Green

In the same way that Christmas contains a deeper spiritual message within the various external traditions of gift giving, festive meals, eggnog, roasting chestnuts and decorations, so do the colors “green” and “red.” The color green represents the sprouting of … Continue reading

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The “sacred” within sacrifice

It is curious that the word sacrifice hints at some deeper spiritual principle. The word is usually associated with something “given up” or “lost.” However, upon reflection, it can easily be seen that individuals will give something up for something … Continue reading

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Spiritual Contraception

We not only have the means to prevent unwanted births, we have adopted similar means of preventing ideas from inseminating our minds. For instance, the Ten Commandments can be read, stored in the memory as data, but never acted upon. … Continue reading

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Does Faith Threaten Cosmology?

Not only does religion and science disagree about how the universe began, or how life emerged, but they also disagree on how it will all end.  Since most of the debate has focused on creation and evolution I would like … Continue reading

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