Let’s Talk… The Good God

Even if the struggle is connected to divine discipline, don’t deflect blame upon your Lord and Savior. The problem, even the death of a child, is always connected to our state of being, not His! Because He is GOOD, victory here and in eternity is a divine guarantee.

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Let’s Talk … That Insufferable Fish and Intolerable Heat

Suffering There are many reasons for suffering, but I want to organize them into three categories so that we can better understand the specific cause of Jonah’s extreme discomfort. Humans are Human The first cause of suffering is that humans are human. Human beings are sinful in nature and frail, and therefore subject to physical, […]

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Let’s Talk Dealing with Injustice

In order to understand justice more fully, we must also understand equality and fairness. Those of us who have grown up in western cultures might generally assume that equality and fairness is obtainable and should be defended. The truth is that neither equality or fairness is possible.   Equality and Fairness Equality of opportunity means […]

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Let’s Talk Conscience, PART 2

General Overview of the Conscience This section is provided here, as it was in Part 1,  to once again define the conscience before reading further. The conscience is the mind and guardian of the soul as the brain is the mind of the body. The former is immortal, meaning that it has a beginning but […]

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The Human Conscience, Part One

Depending on the degree to which it is related to its Creator’s original design for human well-being, the conscience leads the individual in the right way and the right place or in the wrong way and in the wrong place.

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Let’s Talk Tolerance Versus Patience

Before looking at Jesus’ understanding of tolerance directly, a discussion on the role of tolerance and its impact on society will be addressed. Americans and western societies of all parties, denominations, and sects embrace tolerance as a sign of intellectual and spiritual maturity and a necessary civil good or a means to peace. But the […]

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Let’s Talk Pride and Humility

Introduction             When thinking about the many vices that are unraveling Western Civilization, two are foundational: tolerance being the offspring of pride. If pride is the impetus for rebellion against divine authority, tolerance is the enforcer. We’ll talk tolerance in the next “Let’s Talk” article. Pride, on the one hand, is defined as a feeling […]

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Let’s Talk A Prayer for Our Time

It’s time to serious prayer for our nation and the world at large! The following prayer is provided for your use and to be shared with others who might join us. At the end of this prayer, a couple of passages and a brief discussion of each are provided. I hope that should individual believers concur […]

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Let’s Talk Love Your Neighbor

This Talk is a bit longer than I would have liked it to be. I could not find a good place to split the paper into two Talks without leaving the reader disappointed. I do apologize; nonetheless, I think that you will find the Talk helpful as it is. How would you respond to this […]

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Let’s Talk Salvation

Salvation is God solving a human problem as only He can do: through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Let’s Talk Love, Compassion and the Wicked

There are some very bad people in the world and they wield too much control over people’s lives. Why? Because too many good people permit bad people to control the conversation and define the language by which societies define themselves. By accepting tolerance as a virtue and the moral relativism it intentionally fosters, good people […]

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Let’s Talk Perfect Love In An Imperfect World

When soldiers and Marines go into battle, they are outfitted with gear that is essential for survival on the battlefield. Though some may seem less important at times, each piece of gear completes him so that he is best prepared to face numerous threats in a chaotic, life-threatening imperfect environment. In Christian warfare, the one […]

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