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The Virgin Birth of Jesus is often taken for granted in Christian circles. Yet, there have always been doubters. We certainly live in a time when more and more people are skeptical of Christianity; at least certain parts of it. But that’s the thing—you can’t pick and choose which things[...]

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“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:5   Most Americans say they believe in Heaven; they just have their own ideas about who goes there. Even many professing Christians think that nonbelievers can go to Heaven. Think[...]

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“The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome” 2 Timothy 2:24   It seems like everyone wants to have an argument these days. As believers, conversations with lost family members can become contentious. We even argue with one another over interpretations of Scripture and how church should operate. But followers of[...]

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A recent headline from Fox News suggests the unraveling of Christianity. It reads, “Marriage collapse, absent fathers ‘unraveling’ Christianity in growing US crisis.” The subtitle says, “Churchgoers in their 30s who never married ranked the loneliest group in new survey.” There’s a lot to unpack in this headline but my first[...]

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“we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.” 1 Thessalonians 2:2   It’s no secret that our culture is increasingly hostile to Christianity, which is why many believers stay silent. The apostle Paul faced similar issues. The gospel of Jesus was not a popular[...]

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Many Americans who identify as Christians say they don’t believe in a literal Holy Spirit. The Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University found that “62% of self-identified Christians contend that the Holy Spirit is not a real, living being but merely a symbol of God’s power, presence, or purity.”[...]

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“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil” Isaiah 5:20   We live in an upside down world. Good is called bad and wrong is called right. The world even tries to silence voices of reason and truth in order to protect, promote, and pursue what they want.[...]

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Only 37% of Christian pastors in the United States have a biblical worldview. That means a large majority of pastors are not preaching the Bible as absolute truth. In other words, they’re gutting the gospel. The Christian Post reported this new data from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University.[...]

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“Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8   It’s human nature to love those who love us, and to be kind to those who are kind to us. But what about when someone mistreats or provokes us? We said[...]

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