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Thoughts From The Prophets: Justice, Mercy and Humility

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). The prophet Micah was trying to promote … Continue reading

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God: His Attributes (Part 1)

Some people who claim to believe in God, I am convinced, have in actuality constructed their own god.  They construct a god for themselves, who does things as they thing things should be done.  Steve Lloyd has written, “I would … Continue reading

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In The News: An Open and Shut Case

James Dixon stood accused of shooting police sergeant Richard Scanlon in the abdomen during a scuffle on Chicago’s south side.  James Dixon was guilty, right?  He did shoot sergeant Richard Scanlon, right? Here’s are some facts: (1) A neighbor called the … Continue reading

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Weightier Matters

Are all Biblical commandments of equal importance before God?  Does He view all of His instructions as being of equal weight? We do know that earthly governments do not view all of their laws and ordinances exactly the same.  Murder, … Continue reading

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Eight Woes ( Matthew 23)

It had been a day of questions.  First, the Pharisees questioned Jesus about paying taxes to Caesar (Matthew 22:15-22).  Their question was not sincere, but it was designed to “entangle him in his talk” (Matthew 22:15).  Then, the Sadducees questioned him … Continue reading

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Justice

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1902-1932. He understood that there were limits on human judges. He was once exhorted by Judge Learned Hand “Do justice, Sir, do justice.” Justice Holmes replied “That is … Continue reading

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Prophecy: Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax

“Behold! My servant whom I uphold, My Elect One (chosen ESV) in whom my soul delights!” (Isaiah 42:1a). The speaker is God. This is true from Isaiah 41:1-42:9 (Notice: 41:4, 10, 13, 17, 21; 42:5, 6, 8). The words “My servant” … Continue reading

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Ethics: Government and Citizenship (Part 1)

Man could live without earthly governments. It likely would be chaotic. John Locke has written, “Men living together according to reason, without a common superior on earth, with authority to judge between them is properly the State of Nature. But … Continue reading

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Ethics: Race and Prejudice (Part 2)

In an ideal world, justice would be blind. People should be judged by the content of their character, and not the color of their skin, or the fatness of their wallet. Joseph Addison said, “Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and … 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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