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Western Religions: Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Part 1

The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim a membership of approximately 8.6 million world-wide (How Many of Jehovah’s Witnesses Are There Worldwide?, JW.org).  The number are said to total about 1.2 million in the U.S.A. (2018 Country and Territory Reports, JW.org).  “Jehovah’s Witnesses … Continue reading

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Western Religions: Seventh-Day Adventists, Part 2

Belief and Practice 1.  God. In Questions on Doctrine, they say, “We believe – That God is the sovereign creator, upholder, and ruler of the Universe, and that He is eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.  That the Godhead, the trinity, … Continue reading

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Western Religions: Seventh-Day Adventist, Part 1

The Seventh-Day Adventist church claims a membership of approximately 21 million world-wide.  The numbers are said to total about 1.2 million in the U.S.A. and Canada (Who Are Seventh-Day Adventists?, nadadventist.org). History 1.  The Great Second Advent Awakening In the … Continue reading

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Western Religions: The Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism) Part 3

Beliefs and Practices 1.  God. Joseph Smith wrote, “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost” (The Articles of Faith 1). The Father and the Son have a body of … Continue reading

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Western Religions: The Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism) Part 2

Authority 1.  The Bible There is a claim to believe the Bible.  Joseph Smith declared, “We believe the Bible to be the word of God…” (The Pearl of Great Price, The Articles of Faith, 8). However, their belief is qualified … Continue reading

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Western Religions: The Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism) Part 1

This is a sub-division of a series on the religions of the world.  The sub-title, “Western Religions,” does not mean that these religions are confined to the West.  It indicates that they originated in the West. The Church of Jesus … Continue reading

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Biblical Gender Equality

Let me begin by clarifying what is meant by “gender.”  Cambridge Dictionary’s first listing says, “the male or female sex, or the state of being male or female” (dictionary.cambridge.org).  One certainly can find other definitions.  However, this is how I … Continue reading

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Memorial Day (Remember)

“Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military… originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and … Continue reading

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Sacrificing The Abomination

“Then Pharoah called for Moses and Aaron, and said, ‘Go sacrifice to your God in the land.’ “And Moses said, “It is not right to do so, for we would be sacrificing the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD … Continue reading

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Rethinking Our Role as a Church

It is my educated opinion that many Christians have much too narrow of a view of the role of the church.  They are comfortable with the church proclaiming the Gospel, what one must do for salvation, how the church is … Continue reading

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