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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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The downside of God’s Love

I love writing about anti-intuitive topics. And this is one of them. The benefit of doing this kind of writing is to create “pondering,” which forces people to think more deeply about things than ordinary existence generally requires. The commonly … Continue reading

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What is freedom?

Most humans do not understand what freedom is. That is because humans have an outer (terrestrial) and inner (spiritual) life. Freedom can be a removal of physical chains or the invisible restraints placed on the human mind and spirit. The … Continue reading

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If you end up in Hell, it will be for a good cause!

It would be impossible to make sense of the anti-intuitive title for this blog post unless you were familiar with the spiritual ideas of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. It was revealed to him that the spiritual world was organized into societies … Continue reading

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Is human consciousness an epiphenomenon?

Most natural scientists would say yes. In other words, human consciousness is an outcome (derivative) of numerous microscopic processes in the brain. The physical brain is what creates consciousness and not some immaterial mind. This mechanistic view of consciousness has … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be made in the image and likeness of God?

This topic requires several layers of exposition. For instance, someone inclined to think of this topic from a corporeal/sensual level, that is, from things learned in the physical world, may simply conclude that God has ten fingers and toes like … Continue reading

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I was wrong about Hell

Writing a theistic blog over the last 2½ years, it was only natural that I would eventually touch on the subject of hell. I focused mainly on whether hell was eternal or if the Lord God had provided a contingency … Continue reading

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Does God purposely deceive us?

You bet He does! But it is for our own good. If humans could see that God’s life flows into us and affects our hearts to do good, they would vigorously rebel. So God is very careful to allow the … Continue reading

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Thoroughly modern Millie gets the shock of her life!

Once upon a time there lived a fully liberated woman named Millie. She was highly self-motivated and took an intellectual interest in all matters concerning God and ultimate reality. This spiritual drive led her to the unique theological writings of … Continue reading

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Hank and Eve

A long, long time ago there lived a gardener named Hank. He cultivated a special garden. It wasn’t an earthly garden of tomatoes and rutabagas. Rather, it represented the abundance and fruitfulness cultivated in his heart and mind. The beauty … Continue reading

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