What is Remission?

At Merriam-Webster (www.m-w.com) pardon is defined as 1) “an act officially saying that someone who was judged to be guilty of a crime will be allowed to go free and will not be punished.” Or, it is 2) “forgiveness for something.” That single internet stop makes it clear that pardon and forgiveness are synonymous. Granting…

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What Changed?

When Ray Kroc purchased the McDonald brothers’ restaurants he also received the recipes for their most popular items. At the head of the list was McDonald’s French fries. From the beginning McDonald’s had used only fresh potatoes. Mr. Kroc then taught his managers and employees to follow those recipes exactly. He taught them how to…

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The Silver Rule and the Golden Rule

Confucius (English: “Master Kong”) lived about 500 years before Christ. He is credited with giving us the Silver Rule: “Do not do to another what you would not wish to have done to you.” This was certainly less destructive than the Iron Rule. And due to the likeness in language to the Golden Rule the…

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The Iron Rule

As mankind actively turns away from the rule of God we forge for ourselves a new pattern of life based on our motives and desires. Without boundaries set we will end up living by the oldest rule of this world – the Iron Rule. To some it may sound childish, but whether considered or not moral…

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The Iron, The Silver, The Golden

“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged; and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?…

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Good News

The word gospel comes to us from the Greek language, and like several other transliterated words, it has been dropped into bibles from that language and into the others without an explanation. It means good news. And it may be useful to apply the translation of the word for modern English readers so that we…

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The Holy Father

“And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.” Spoken by the Anointed One, the Christ, the Son of the Living God, to his disciples and as it is recorded in Matthew 23:9.

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Saul’s Conversion

There is no danger that we will ever learn too much; and there is so much to know about doing God’s will. So let’s start with some fundamentals. The Bible is the oldest book or collection of any kind found anywhere. 2) It is the single source for everything mankind knows about God, Satan, Christ,…

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Satan Is Dead

In the beginning of the first book of the Bible the reader is introduced to “the serpent.” We later read of Satan in the book of Job. We are told he was living during the time of the Savior, Peter and Paul. The writers of the NT called him “the adversary” (the translation of the…

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Same Sex Marriage

I read this article from John Piper on the Desiring God website and wanted to share it here for others to read who may have missed it. Rather than writing my own article, I thought this said it very well in light of the recent ruling by the Supreme Court.   So-Called Same-Sex Marriage by:…

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