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Conscience: Confidence Toward God

“If our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.  Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God” (1 John 3:20-21). The context concerns love.  John has instructed, “My little … Continue reading

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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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The Adversary (Part 3)

A 2016 Gallup poll found: (1) 11% said that they did not believe in God; (2) 27% said that they did not believe in the devil; (3) 15% did not believe in heaven; (4) 22% did not believe in hell (gallup.com/poll/193271/americans-believe-god.aspx).  … Continue reading

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God: His Attributes (Part 3)

There is a difference between knowing God and knowing about God.  Knowing God is sometimes used of having fellowship with God (e.g. 1 John 2:4 cf. 1:6; 1 John 2:3 cf. 1:7).   Knowing about God may simply refer to knowing … Continue reading

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Paul: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 2)

“Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband.  But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband.  And a husband … 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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Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage (Old Testament)

God created marriage.  His ideal intent was for marriage to be a permanent, life-time partnership between one man and one woman.  Jesus reminded the Pharisees of this, saying, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them … Continue reading

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