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The Beatitudes: The Pure in Heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). God cares about more than one’s actions; He cares about one’s thoughts.  John Quincy Adams remarked, “Human legislators can undertake only to prescribe the actions of man.  … Continue reading

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Galen’s Influence

Imhotep (Egypt c. 3500 B.C.), Hippocrates (KOS, Greece 460-377 B.C.), Galen (Pergamum, Asia Minor 130-201? A.D.): Those are the celebrated physicians of ancient times. It is Galen that is the subject of this article.  Galen learned much by dissecting animals – … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Are you acquainted with the name Benjamin Rush?  If so, you are an exception to the rule.  He is not so well-known today.  But, Benjamin Rush was a great man in many respects.  In fact, Encyclopedia Britannica says of him, … Continue reading

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Think on These Things!

It is so easy to allow one’s mind to dwell upon the wrong things. Someone has offended you, and you meditate on such day and night until you allow a root of bitterness (cf. Hebrews 12:15) to grow within your … Continue reading

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Ethics: Tongue (Part 2)

We are social creatures.  We like to talk.  The Bible warns, “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise” (Proverbs 10:19).  We must learn to control our tongues (James 1:26).  The … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom

People from different religious persuasions settled in the land that eventually would become The United States of America.  (1) The Pilgrims were people who had separated themselves from the Church of England. They were persecuted in England . They fled … Continue reading

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