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Western Religions: Christian Science (Part 1)

Christian Science membership is on the decline.  “Membership in the church has steadily declined since the 1930’s.  Mrs. Eddy forbade her followers from keeping an official membership tally.  The church estimates it has about 400,000 members worldwide, but independent studies … Continue reading

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Western Religions: Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Part 2

Authority 1.  The Bible. They write, “As the inspired word of God, it is a channel for the operation of God’s spirit” (The Bible: God’s Word or Man’s?, p. 181, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania).  “The Bible … Continue reading

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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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Eastern Religions: Zoroastrianism and Bahaism

These two religions are from Persia (Iran).  One is ancient.  One is of more recent origin. Zoroastrianism There are fewer than 200,000 followers of this religion in the world.  Most are in India, Pakistan, and Iran (Top Countries of the … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions: Confucianism and Taoism

These two religions are from China.  They have their roots in the 6th century B.C. Confucianism There are between 5- 6 million followers of this religion in the world (World Religions by Number of Followers, Conservapedia.com).  Most are in China, … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Teaching and Preaching

What is the objective?  What is it that we are trying to accomplish in our Bible classes and from the pulpit? Some specialize in the trivial.  What man had twelve fingers and twelve toes?  What tribe was filled with left-handers?  … Continue reading

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Ethics: Race and Prejudice (Part 1)

An ideal world, justice would be blind. We should be judged by the content of our character, and not the color of our skin or our socio-economic level. However, life is not always idea. Racism exists around the globe. The … Continue reading

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A Father’s Expectations

President Warren G. Harding was dead.  He died at 7:35 p.m. on August 2, 1923.  He was in San Francisco, California, having just completed a visit to the territory of Alaska, the first visit by a president.  The cause of … Continue reading

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What Would You Do? (Part 2)

The year was 1848. Abraham Lincoln’s stepbrother, John Johnston, who had a history of financial problems, requested Abe’s help in a financial matter. Abe responded by letter (Dec. 24). Here is an excerpt. “Your request for eighty dollars, I do … Continue reading

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What Would You Do? (Part 1)

Grover Cleveland holds several firsts in Presidential history. (1) He was the first Democrat elected to the office of President after the Civil War. In fact, he was the only Democrat elected to the Presidency between the years 1860–1912. (2) … Continue reading

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