Tag: Christianity

Incest in the Bible: Does God Change His Mind?

If Adam and Eve were really the first humans, doesn’t that mean that their children had to have had incest to have children? If the answer is “yes” we might run into a few big problems: namely, doesn’t this defy God’s law in Leviticus 18? Isn’t God’s law and will eternal? If the answer is

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“Falling In Love With Love” – A study on 1 John 4:7-21

Have you ever seen someone so in love that it overflows into everything in their lives? Just so hopelessly in love the they can’t help but smile all the time? Their heart flutters whenever they think of the one they love, which happens often, because the can’t get that person off their mind. It’s all

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Worthy Sacrifices For a Worthy God

This is a four-part devotional on the first chapter of Malachi. I want to draw particular attention to God’s expectations for His people’s sacrifices. Feel free to read and participate at your own pace. Let me know what you think of this chapter!   ———————————– PART ONE———————————–   Verse 1 The oracle of the word

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God Revealing Himself Through Narrative

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, God is often referred to as the God of the Bible when He is contrasted to the gods of other religions. The Bible is the primary medium through which God reveals Himself to His people. Especially in protestant denominations, the Bible is considered to be the sole source of authority on

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Worship Through A.C.T.S.

In church, I was taught to pray following the pattern of A.C.T.S., or adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. As a child, the order of these steps seemed arbitrary and false. Often, the prayers I would hear began with “Thank you, God, for…” and rarely included any confession. Time and “The Phenomenology of Prayer” have given

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Relationship Based Faith in Kierkegaard

Often referred to as a proto-existentialist or even the father of existentialism, Kierkegaard stood in opposition to the Hegelianism that dominated philosophical and theological thought in his own time. Under several different pseudonyms Kierkegaard published works that argued faith was the furthest one ought to go in life; faith should not and could not be

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Street Preachers and Answered Prayer

Well that was interesting. A group of street preachers came to CNU today. Apparently they had been preaching since 11, although I only hear of their presence until just before noon. Nico called me while I was watching a youtube video. Instantly I closed my laptop, grabbed my wallet and sunglasses, and ran to the

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Growing Up

I go on a hunting trip every year. It takes place on the first or second weekend of the new year at a beautiful retreat center on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I’m usually not a huge fan of Maryland, but the eastern shore is one of my favorite places on the east coast. The

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