Baptism: in the name of Jesus, or of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit?

What is baptism? Why, and how, is it done? A dictionary states that baptism is a “Christian sacrament marked by ritual use of water and admitting the recipient to the Christian community,”1 and an encyclopedia gives a bit more information. Baptism, it says, is a Christian rite of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the …

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Puzzle Solved: Here is Jesus’ Birth Date, and the Date of Mary’s Conception, too.

Anyone, who has done a deep and serious study into a subject within the Bible, knows that possible answers to questions sometimes only surface when you discern between what scripture doesn’t say, compared to what it does say. Also, they realize most of the stories contained in the Bible are written in a very condensed …

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The Bible says: Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

A friend in college once told me, “I’ll be really happy when I get a new car. As long as I’m driving around in this old clunker, I feel like a failure and people think of me as a failure. A new car will show them I’m not.” Well, I bet he did get that …

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Ephesians 6:12: Satan, Fallen Angels, & Demons — the Real Enemies of Our Faith

This article is on the bizarre side, but I ask for your patience and to please give it some serious thought. What I present is in your Bible and there is supporting evidence in other religious and academic texts that are all referenced. All I ask is that you keep an open mind, think outside …

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It is Time to Get Right with God — End of Age Events are Starting

A lot of bad things have been happening in the world recently and each day seems to be worse than the previous one. Where is this world headed? The quarantine and social distancing, brought on by the viral pandemic, have become not a protection, but a punishment of solitary confinement and fear. Governments have used …

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‘If I touch even his garments, I will be made well’ — The Faith of that Woman with an Issue of Blood

Evidence of faithful people is infused within the Holy Bible — throughout both the Hebrew and the Christian scriptures. But how do we describe ‘faith’? What, exactly, is it? There are many definitions of what is ‘faith’. An online encyclopedia states it is simply a belief without evidence, such as a trust in a person, …

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Looking Back at Unpleasant Experiences in Your Life — A Christian Approach

I often take a philosophic view of life, especially if some event triggers certain thoughts and actions. I contemplate life and try to understand how our spiritual side and fleshly side direct our Christian path through our earthly journey. Anyway, remembering a short article I wrote years ago about only viewing life through memories of …

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Peace of Mind in this Chaotic World — a Biblical Perspective

At the request of my son and his wife, I have been writing a book about my life. I don’t believe my life has been in anyway exciting enough to justify a book, but this is not for the general public, for it will only be privately published for members of my family that would …

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Paul asked that the ‘Thorn in his Flesh’ be Removed — the Lord Refused

The Apostle Paul, with his protégé Timothy, wrote the second letter (2 Corinthians) to the Christian church in and around Corinth (modern day Greece). Although only two such texts are incorporated into the New Testament, there is evidence of Paul writing at least four (see: 1 Corinthians 5:9; 2 Corinthians 2:3-4; 2 Corinthians 7:8). The …

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Abram’s Sister-Wife: How Sarai Become Part of Pharaoh’s Harem

There is a situation in Genesis, when God’s selected righteous person appears to lie, which caused his wife to suffer a rather awkward dilemma. Abram (his name is later changed to Abraham) says to his wife, Sarai, “I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, and when the Egyptians see you, they will …

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