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    Eternal punishment or annihilation?

    The Bible tells us that we are all sinners. Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead to atone for our sins, and anyone who repents and puts his faith in him will be forgiven and receive eternal life. After this life is over we will be with Christ for all eternity. But this is the fate of all...
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    Jesus And His Brothers

    Jesus said, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.” That was certainly true of Jesus. His mother Mary honored him because the angel Gabriel had foretold his birth and he had been born while she was still a virgin. Joseph honored him because after he...
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    Before creation

    The Bible begins by telling us how God created the earth. But what was he doing before? God is eternal so surely the universe we live in is not the first of God’s works and it won’t be the last. Some people think Heaven will be boring because we will have nothing to do. In fact we will have...
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    The Celestial Railroad

    In 1678 John Bunyan published Pilgrim’s Progress. It describes the journey of a man named Christian from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City and was intended as an allegory of the Christian life. In 1684 he published part two, which tells how Christian’s wife, Christiana, made the...
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    666 and RFID chips

    Alexander Pope wrote: A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring. There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. (In Greek mythology the Pierian spring was a fountain which was sacred to the Muses and imparted...
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    A soft answer or a harsh word

    A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 ESV There will be times when others are angry at us. We can’t avoid this but we can choose how we respond to their anger. We can either give a soft answer, which will turn their wrath away, or we can respond with a...
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    Dying for Christ

    On January 8, 1956, five men, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youdarian, were killed in Ecuador by Auca Indians. The five were missionaries who were trying to preach the gospel to the Aucas. It would seem that this incident would end any attempt to evangelize the...
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    Voting and praying

    The United States has just had an election. The right to vote gives all citizens a voice in deciding how the country will be run. Christians, like other citizens, should exercise this right, but we have another way we can influence the government and that is to pray for our leaders. Jeremiah...
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    New Seminary

    Plans are underway to start a seminary which specialized in the teaching of the 16th century reformer John Knox. It will have high academic standards and will be called the School of Hard Knox.
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    The connecting link

    Chapters 38 and 39 of Ezekiel describe an invasion of Israel which is stopped by divine intervention. There is disagreement among Bible students about when this invasion will take place. Some think it is a description of the final battle at Armageddon; some think it will take place earlier...