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A Few Thoughts about Growth

I’m not writing about physical, financial growth, government growth, but spiritual growth in the principles of a kingdom’s worldview and lifestyle. I am writing growth in the Christian viewpoint. I am writing a simplistic explanation. We can and will have growth in the things of God’s Kingdom or the things of the world. Definitions B1 Lifestyle: C1 the habits, attitudes, tastes, moral standards, economic level, etc., that together constitute the mode of living of an…

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A Few Thoughts about Christmas 2021

Open, obvious, blatant evil is increasing everywhere in the church, in education, in government, in society, in medicine, in labor, in life. How can anyone find joy and blessings in Christmas? We have knowledge that these evil times would come. B1 2 Timothy 3:1-9 C1 Loving themselves above all things, they suppress truth then ignore truth becoming hardened and calloused which leads them to many evils that are listed. C2 Despite great study and searching,…

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A Few Thoughts About the Mystery of Iniquity

A mystery is B1 an obscure matter that arouses curiosity and eludes understanding, often a religious or spiritual truth. (Source) B2 any affair, thing, or person that presents features or qualities so obscure as to arouse curiosity or speculation. (Source) KJV: 2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. Other translations: B1 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Anderson For…

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Job and His Suffering Part 4

A4 Job and his suffering—God responds Job 38:1-42:17 B1 Job wanted to meet God face to face, and so they do. B2 This is the pre-incarnation Son of God, Jesus Christ. B3 God speaks to Job with a series of questions. God always speaks in wisdom, truth, and justice. He does not lie, deceive, or speak in symbolic language unless it is understood so in the context. B4 Most of the questions deal with wisdom.…

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Job and His Suffering Part 3 + 21 Tips on Finding Good Advice

A3 Job and his suffering—Elihu responds Job 32:1-37:24 B1 F. B. Meyer summarizes Elihu well: The controversy between Job and his counselors is now at an end. They have failed in making out their case; but before God Himself takes up the argument there is another side of the case to be presented by the fervid life of a younger generation. The name Elihu means, “My God is He.” He had preserved a respectful silence…

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Job and His Suffering Part 2

A2 Job and his suffering—Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar respond Job 4:1-31:40 B1 This long section is the advice(?) of Job’s 3 friends(?) and Job’s replies to them. B2 Basically, they accuse Job of great sin that has been hidden from everyone except God. God is now punishing Job for his evil. Job needs to confess his sin and get right with God. C1 The grief and emotional burden of Job: Job 3:24-26 GNB Instead of eating, I…

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Job and His Suffering Part 1

Job and His Suffering What we can learn about suffering today. A 4 part series: B1 Job and his suffering—behind the scenes Job 1:1- B2 Job and his suffering—Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar respond Job 4:1-31:40 B3 Job and his suffering—Elihu responds Job 32:1-37:24 B4 Job and his suffering—God responds Job 38:1-42:17 Some questions answered B1 Why do good people suffer? B2 Why does God allow suffering? B3 Why do friends abuse the victim? B4 Why B5 Why it…

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The Bible and Slavery

Answering Critics Series: The Bible & Slavery The Bible and Slavery Why Slavery Is Wrong A1 Ephesians 6:5-8 B1 Ephesians 6:5-8 NKJV Bond servants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; (6) not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but as bond servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, (7) with goodwill doing service, as to…

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A Few Thoughts About Evil

A Few Thoughts About Evil To understand righteousness or evil, we must have a standard of right and wrong. If there is no standard, then it is impossible to decide. A short answer about God’s standards. God’s summary of the standard of right is Luke 10:27, the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20), and all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Definitions of evil: B1 English: C1 Can be something wrong, something harmful (disasters, health…

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The Dangers the World Faces Today

Way too many people feel the troubles today are from politics, that is, the wrong politicians. Some feel that Bible believing Christians are the root of the problem. Some might say it is due to people with traditional views of life. So they say, “If we just get them out of the way, we would have a wonderful society.” Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that…

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