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How to Greet a Heretic

Being labeled a heretic is grim business.  Since it is almost exclusively used and abused in a religious context, a study of the definitions of “heresy” may help.  Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words declares the original Greek (hairesis) to mean “that which is chosen…especially a self-willed opinion, which is substituted […]

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Will The Real Christian Please Stand Up

The trouble with Christianity is that it is just too straightforward and simple.  Acknowledge your sinful heart; believe in Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior; then be free to live a grateful life, followed by a delightful eternity.  Why are so many opposed to this? Some say Christians are gullible fools, that it couldn’t be that […]

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Reformation Misinformation

I have never been comfortable with the “Dark Ages.”  That is, how it is historically  presented has always bothered me.  Why would God basically abandon his church for abut 1500 years?  It doesn’t fit with his “modus operandi.”  It is contrary to the idea that the “gates of hell shall not prevail.”  So what really […]

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