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    Where does the Bible teach that the earth is billions of years old?

    Genesis 1:1 is not speaking of the beginning beginning or absolute first beginning. Thus debating whether this beginning occurred 6000 years ago or 13.75 billion years ago is not addressed by Genesis 1. In fact a careful scrutiny of the Hebrew words used in Gen 1:1 is useful. "Bereshit" or...
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    Does God forget our sins, and if so how?

    Doing a concordance search n the word "forget" I could not find a scripture saying God forgives and forgets sins. Can you find a scripture saying God forgets anything, and if so the question is how a God with a perfect memory could forget anything.
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    Predestination or Planned Parenting on the Part of God

    Predestination comes from the Greek word "proorizō" or Strong's 4309. In every single case this word is used it applies ONLY to the Planned Parenting on the Part of God. In other words, the word is only used in the context of when God speaks about how He planned to have children, from way back...
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    The goodness and SEVERITY of God

    Rom 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. We all love the goodness of God. We love it when God blesses us, and extends His grace towards us. We...
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    God - The Great Scientist

    God is the "Great Scientist". This is a concept easy to understand for those whose life and work is involved with the true sciences. In science we use scientific methods to experiment and learn and grow, till we attain better results. It is anathema for most Christians to entertain (even for a...
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    Live like you DON'T know the day and the hour

    I heard an excellent sermon by Wayne Malcolm (TBN in Africa) on why we should live like we don't know the day and the hour of Christ's return. He started out in Jer 29 telling how God had taken Israel into Babylonian captivity, and Jeremiah told the Israelites they would be there for 70 years...
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    How can God resurrect us if we do not have an immortal soul?

    What is a human comprised of? Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Thus ground + breath of life (O2) = soul. Thus the soul comprises nothing immortal, only matter and oxygen. The...
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    The Jesus Club

    A Buddhist friend was explaining his beliefs to me. And in the conversation he mentioned what bad karma it was for a Buddhist to commit suicide. I asked if a Buddhist committing suicide will be reincarnated as an ant or something worse. He started to explain how there are various branches of...
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    Why folks struggle with Paul

    When Christ tells a parable, He makes sure that the parable is simple, and makes one point and one point only. Folks generally go wrong when they try to see multiple points in Christ's parables. And even with only one point, folks had to ask Christ to interpret the parable. With Paul's...
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    ...so death passed upon all men...Rom 5:12

    Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. This verse is often used to prove there was no death OF ANY SORT before the forbidden fruit was eaten. From the highlighted bit, it should be clear that...
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    Why I do not fear the end time

    1. God has commanded "fear not" and also Mat 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. We are commanded not to worry or fear, just as we are commanded not to kill. We have to look...
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    The key to understanding any and all parables

    Suppose you hear a parable like the parable of the talents in Matt 25:14. You may wonder what the point was. A parable makes a comparison, comparing a physical situation with a spiritual principle. Parable is a shortening of comPARABLE. The first key to understanding a parable is to...
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    God's attitude towards science and progress

    I like science and progress, so already I am biased. But my opinion is that God is not too crazy about human progress. The reason is, IMO obvious. When humans make progress, they make better weapons, all the better to destroy themselves. And God's attitude is "Thou shalt not kill". So we...
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    The Most High

    We are placed on earth to learn the meaning of the word "No!" If we don't learn "no" from our first "most high's" or our parents, then we will learn "no" from our teachers, or civic authorities. If we fail to learn "no" from them, then jail will teach us "no" and jailers will be our "most...
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    Modern Day Parables

    What is the kingdom like, and to what shall I compare it? The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man who went to a nightclub, and requested admittance. The Bouncer at the door said to the man "Fellow, entrance to this nightclub is restricted". To which the man responded "Restricted to whom?". The...
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