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Luther and Reason

In terms of our relationship with God, Martin Luther “has very, very limited use, if any use at all, for reason”. [1]  How can this be true?  We are made in the image of God.  Part of our being is … Continue reading

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Is God Omnipotent?

In his book God, Faith, and Reason, Michael Savage quotes another author who makes the argument that God is not omnipotent because he permits all the evil in our world. [1] However, the definition of God, “the one Supreme Being; … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty

Does God control all aspect of our lives?  Verses like the ones quoted below would indicate that he does. In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord  by the mouth of Jeremiah might … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

After Jesus taught us what we now call the Lord’s Prayer, the first comment he made was: For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, … Continue reading

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What We Recall

Over the holidays I chanced upon a book about a crew member of the USS Arizona who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  This book was about his experience during the war and included information … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking

I met Al Arnold at a Civil War reenactment where he was selling his book.  His book is about his grandfather who was a slave and who worked for Robert E. Lee as an orderly during the war.  This led … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Scars and Dents

In a recent aviation oriented magazine, the owner of an airplane who leased out her airplane to a local flight school lamented the fact that whenever she flew the airplane she would notice new damage that was caused by student … Continue reading

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The Fleeting Moments of Our Lives

Depending upon which translation you read, the Preacher tells us that all of life is vanity, is meaningless, or is like a vapor (Ecclesiastes 1:2).  If we spend time evaluating his claim, we would need to acknowledge that he is … Continue reading

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Rules or Relationship

People have many different opinions on what constitutes Christianity and Janie B. Cheaney points out a couple of these differing opinions in a recent article.  Some believe Christianity is discovering the right rules God has setup for us and then … Continue reading

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The Great Lisbon Apocalypse of 1755

On All Saint’s Day, November 1, 1755, Lisbon, Portugal was hit with an earthquake, tsunami, and then fire that destroyed a great part of the city.  Communication was slow in those days but when the other nations of the world … Continue reading

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