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The Peril of Apostasy

According to Webster “apostasy” is “the renunciation of a religious faith” or “the abandonment of a previous loyalty.”  The word “denunciation” is offered as a suitable synonym.  The Greek word from which we get the word “apostasy” is the word “apostasia” which is found only twice in the New Testament – Acts 20:21, where it is translated “forsake,” and II...

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The Goodness of God

Are you ever confused by what God allows to happen?  Events often seem to occur without plan or purpose. They catch us by surprise, take the wind out of our sails, and leave us wondering what just happened. The situation is magnified by the apparent inequity involved. Bad things too often happen to good people, and there are times when...

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Making God’s Grace Possible

Every genuine believer has an understanding of the concept of God’s grace. We are aware of its benefits and how it is obtained. We know that scripture encourages us to “come boldly before the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16), and although we are quick and eager...

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Who Moved the Boundaries?

Our country is confused! Everybody has a different opinion regarding what is or is not acceptable. In today’s America, what is right for you may very well be wrong for me. Young people are being taught that they have a right to choose their position regarding right or wrong based solely on their desires. So, according to our society, public...

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The Importance of Integrity

What is integrity and why does it matter? The specific word “integrity” is used 16 times in scripture, all in the Old Testament, and always refers to “perfection” or ” uprightness” of heart. It was the foundation of Abimilech’s defense in Genesis 20 when he was condemned for taking Abraham’s wife, Sarah, for himself. God acknowledged that Abimalech was innocent of...

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A Godly Mind

One of the great spiritual challenges of our day is the simple need for believers to have a right attitude. Attitudes are important because they form the foundation of our beliefs and actions. Webster’s definition of the word “attitude” can be loosely summarized as “an internal position or feeling regarding people, objects, events, activities or ideas.” Attitudes begin in the...

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