Apologetics Bible Study Church Devotions

My Daily Devotions–Thoughts on Colossians 2:18-23

Colossians 2:18-23 (NKJV) Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God. 20 Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic…

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Apologetics Bible Study Questions

Luke 10:13-16 Why Didn’t God Do Miracles in Sodom?

Luke 10:13-16 contains a difficult passage. If the people of Sodom, Tyre, and Sidon would have seen these miracles and repented, then why didn’t God do miracles in those cities? 13 “Woe to yous, Chorazin! Woe to yous Bethsaida, for if the mighty miracles had been done in Tyre and Sidon which have been done in youp, they would have repented a long time ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. [So the question arises, if…

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Apologetics Christian Topics Discernment Pastoral Worldview

A Few Thoughts about the Importance of Truth

There is truth, and there is lie. There is light, and there is darkness. Jesus declared: B1 About truth: John 14:6 WEL Jesus explains to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. B2 About lie: John 8:44 NIrV You belong to your father, the devil. You want to obey your father’s wishes. “From the beginning, the devil was a murderer. He has never…

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Apologetics Christian Topics Church Discernment Pastoral

A Few Thoughts about Destroying the Church

How can the enemies of Messiah destroy His church? B1 First truth—they cannot. Matthew 16:18 WEL I also say to you that you are Peter [a stone]. I will build my church on this massive rock, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. See also 2 Peter 1:11, Hebrews 7:25, and Revelation 1:6. B2 Second truth—they can corrupt most believers. How does the church become corrupted? All these are some forms of…

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Apologetics Christian Topics Questions Worldview

A Few Thoughts about Graduation 2021

Consider some of the greatest issues for young adults according to surveys. B1 First list (Most common problems) C1 Acceptance C2 Stress C3 Depression and anxiety C4 Self-harm C5 Bullying C6 Desensitization C7 Sex C8 Disrespect C9 Trust C10 Motivation B2 Second list (Most feared) C1 Peer pressure/not fitting in C2 Sex C3 Failure C4 Climate change C5 Money (Poverty) C6 The future C7 Bullying/Cyberbullying C8 Lost identity C9 Safety C10 Embarrassment B3 Third list…

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Apologetics Christian Topics Discipleship Worldview

A Few Thoughts about Collectivism versus Individualism

Definitions B1 Collectivism C1 Collectivism, any of several types of social organization in which the individual is seen as being subordinate to a social collectivity such as a state, a nation, a race, or a social class. Collectivism may be contrasted with individualism (q.v.), in which the rights and interests of the individual are emphasized. (Source Further information is found there) C2 Collectivism refers to moral principle or ethical system characterized by subordination of an…

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Apologetics Christian Topics Questions

The Thinking Christian

Why are you a Christian? Perhaps, you are considering it. Perhaps, you are reasonable. – We need to be a little skeptical in life. – There is a place for wondering if Christianity is reasonable faith. – There is the Gospel. There is the imitating of salvation by the Holy Spirit, for no human can seek God (Romans 3:11). There is hearing or reading the Gospel. There is conviction (again the Holy Spirit’s work). There…

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Apologetics Christian Topics Questions

A Few Thoughts about Why God Doesn’t Punish or Prevent Sin Now

The world seems to be more evil every day. Increased control of our lives is sensed in every country. Truth is more difficult to obtain. Opinions are more difficult to address. Safety is more difficult to experience. Fear increases. Panic increases. Uncertainty increases. Mental health issues increase. Physical health declines. Financial comfort is beginning to disappear. Anxiety increases. Distrust increases. And the love of many grows cold. Why doesn’t God punish this evil NOW? My…

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Apologetics Doctrine Questions

A Few Thoughts about Believing God

Recently I read about a Christian apologist who believes in theistic evolution, “because science says so.” He has a 14-minute video explaining why it is not important how long creation took but that God created. If creation is a non-essential issue; only the Gospel is important. I have some problems. I am a skeptical person. Even though, I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone when I was eleven at a rescue mission.…

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Apologetics Christian Topics Marriage Questions

A Few Thoughts about Women Must Marry Rapist

Christians and Jews are accused of worshiping a God who demands that a woman who was raped must marry the rapist. Consider: ‘Legitimate Rape’ in the Bible. They use ill translated passages of Scripture: B1 Deuteronomy 22:25-29 NRSV But if the man meets the engaged woman in the open country, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die. 26 You shall do nothing to…

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