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Tough Issues of Christianity – Fasting

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matt 5:6 NIV) A few weeks ago I needed to have some laboratory tests done that required a 12-hour fast. I cheated! I had some coffee … Continue reading

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Tough Issues of Christianity – Baptism

Few, if any, topics foster more dissention between various Christian denominations than baptism, particularly infant baptism. There are tremendous differences concerning the purpose, method and timing (age of the one being baptized) of baptism. This has been so since the … Continue reading

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Tough Issues of Christianity – Obedience

If you love me, you will obey what I command. (John 14:15) Most (and I use the word most hesitantly) Christians accept that love and obedience are fundamental to their faith in God and to their salvation. Recently I was … Continue reading

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Tough Issues of Christianity: Morality vs. Righteousness

How many people do you know who you would describe as leading very moral lives, but who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? I suspect, if you look a bit deeply, you will find many. We … Continue reading

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Tough Issues of Christianity: Israel

There are many things this blog could cover, Israel. It could cover the ancient people, the Hebrews, who became the nation of Israel, the chosen people of God. It could cover the modern nation of Israel and how or even … Continue reading

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Tough Issues of Christianity: Judgment

  Judging Others 1″Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3″Why do you … Continue reading

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Tough Issues of Christianity: Creation

Since time immemorial man has gazed into the skies and wondered: What’s out there? How did this all come to be? How does it all come together (how does it work)? Man has looked at his surroundings and asked: Where … Continue reading

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Tough Issues of Christianity – Intercessory Prayer

Susan is a 47-year-old single mother of three teenagers. Her mother recently passed away and her father is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. She is struggling both financially and emotionally. You know Susan only casually. You run into her … Continue reading

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Tough Issues of Christianity – Fate

This is the next installment of a series of blogs dealing with “Tough Issues” in Christianity. The purpose of this series is to exchange ideas and more deeply examine the foundations of our own beliefs. It is not a place … Continue reading

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Tough Issues of Christianity – Organized Religion

In this installment of the “Tough Issues of Christianity” Series we’ll look at “organized religion.” I often hear the statement “I just don’t believe in ‘organized religion’”. I’ve found that this statement can be interpreted in two general ways: 1. … Continue reading

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