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God with You: The Gospel is about Relationship

In the perennial discussions of Calvinistic-Reformed theologies and the various other interpretations of soteriological reality, from extreme to extreme, these tertiary issues of “how” one is saved overshadow the main thing: God himself and the fact that he saves [in … Continue reading

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Contextualization’s 2 Ditches: Legalism & License

contextualization is a hot-word for all persons dealing with cross-cultural issues/ministry/work: how far can i go along with the locals’ culture and practice without being unbiblical? this ends up voiced in questions like: is this local practice “just for fun” … Continue reading

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On the Image of God

GENESIS 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all … Continue reading

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Immediate Immersion: the Acts, the New Testament & the Early Church On When to Baptize (Acts 2)

The issue for the church in discipling new believers is following the principle of baptism: a test of true faith as the new believer’s first step of obedient love for Christ. Discipleship is the fruit of salvation, and the way of those that are saved. Baptism is the first step of discipleship, according to the practice/method of the early church throughout Acts. Continue reading

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Old Abandoned Buildings & Man’s Mortality

Old abandoned buildings are nothing in and of themseles, but they are significant signs of the passing of time, the change of people and places, the lives and deaths of people, the arising of ideas and needs and wants of people that built the building for a purpose that time has proved to be obsolete and faded into the unknown inconsequential past that no one really remembers ith any regard or importance. Continue reading

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Self-Worship Vs. “Creator-Fingerprinted” Creation

I believe the universal liking of nice things is a reflection of a deep, inherrent knowledge of a “good” and a “bad” existing in the world.

So, although people may have a motivation to have good things/nice things as defined by their peers/culture/society/family, the heart of the universal liking of niceness is a matter of the eternal God having made all men to know him, his truth, his reality, and to have a right relationship with him. Continue reading

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