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When Is A Divorce, A Divorce?

A couple gets divorced for reasons other than fornication.  In time, one of them remarries, or becomes sexually involved with another.  May the other partner (in that original marriage) now remarry with God’s approval? There are brethren, “conservative brethren,” on … Continue reading

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Jesus: Tested, Part 2)

Jesus made clear that God’s ideal for marriage did not include divorce.  His plan was for husband and wife to become one flesh: “Two individuals they are, two personalities; but they are one in love, in aim, in purpose” (Roy … Continue reading

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Why Did God Allow…

There are things in the Bible that cause people to wonder, “Why did God allow this?” Let’s notice two such things. 1.  Polygamy? God created only one man and one woman in the first home (Genesis 2:21-25; 3:21). Polygamy or … Continue reading

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You Have Heard… But I Say

These words are used six times by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.  Two verses are helpful in interpreting these words.  (1) Matthew 5:20, “For I say to you, unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and … Continue reading

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The Unpardonable Sin

I was studying with an eighty-seven year old woman.  She was a Methodist, who had never been baptized in the right way, or for the right reason.  She wanted to be, and later would be, but at this point she … Continue reading

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Is It in Your Heart?

“For all who have sinned without the law will perish without the law,and all who have sinned under            the law will be judged by the law” (Romans 2:12). The point is “there is no partiality with God” (Romans 2:11). … Continue reading

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Ethics: Sex (part 1)

Sex is very much a part of the American life. “The Pill” was introduced to American married women in 1960. Since 1972, “The Pill” has been available to both married and non-married women. “In 2008, Americans spent $3.5 billion on … Continue reading

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