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Top Posts & Pages
- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- Exodus 22:2-3 and Self-Defense
- Book Write-Up: Among the Gods, by Lynn Austin
- Peck Knew More Than Kathy About God: On What Basis?
- John 21: Jesus Encourages (Not Rebukes) Peter
- Carson on Agape and Some Word Fallacies
- Deuteronomy 24:4: Why Was the Ex-Wife Defiled?
- Your Father Was an Amorite
- The Death Penalty
- The New American on Pro-Life Laws and Keri Lake
- Tucker’s 5/17/2022 Monologue
- The Z Man: The Party’s Over
- David Cole on the Absurdity of WaPo “Fact-Checking” and the Woke “Words Kill” Meme
- FAIR: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine
- NYMAG: Joe Biden’s Big Squeeze
- Book Write-Up: The Alchemy Thief, by R.A. Denny
- Book Write-Ups: The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People; Reformation Commentary on John 13-21; Every Leaf, Line, and Letter
- The New American: Celebrate! Columbus “Divided History” and Deserves to be Defended, Not Upended
- Morning Wire: China’s Socially Conservative Reasons for Banning Video Games
Category Archives: Questions
Puzzled about Baptism
We had a baptism at church this morning! And, as has happened more than once when my church has had a baptism (see, for example, my post here), I became confused about baptism! Here are two items: 1. The liturgy … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Church, Questions, Religion Tagged evangelical group, forgiveness of sins, jordan river, spiritual rebirth, testament christians, water baptism 2 Comments
Is Christianity Deep and Profound?
A question that I asked myself at church this morning is this: Is Christianity really that deep and profound of a religion? My pastor was saying that it is. And our liturgy and Psalm 139 say that God has numerous … Continue reading
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Purification of Body and Soul
On page 287 of Verus Israel (translated into the English by H. McKeating), Marcel Simon talks about how ancient Christians distinguished Jewish baptism from Christian baptism: “Sometime when they use the word baptism they are thinking of the regular ablutions, … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, History, Jewish-Christian Relations, Questions, Religion Tagged christian baptism, hygienic reasons, marcel simon, Religion, st john chrysostom, theology 2 Comments
Psalm 119: Nun
In Psalm 119:106, we read: “I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments” (KJV). This verse puzzled me. A person is swearing that he will keep God’s word! That’s pretty serious, considering how … Continue reading
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When to Stay, and When to Quit (BTW—-Don’t Read Too Much Into This Post!)
When should you stick with something, and when should you quit? I don’t think that there’s always a right or a wrong answer on what you should do and when. There are positives and there are negatives, and you get … Continue reading
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Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit Revisited
Someone at church this morning asked me what I thought about the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. In the course of our conversation, he and I agreed that God doesn’t condemn or forsake people for being mad at God, for … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Church, Questions, Religion Tagged aorist, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, christianity, mad at god, moses david, Religion 2 Comments
Spiritual Children; Tithe in Judaism; Divine Retribution or Time and Chance?
I started Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s A Code of Jewish Ethics, volume 1: You Shall Be Holy. I won’t be doing this book justice in my write-ups about it, since it has so much in it: ancient and modern stories, personal … Continue reading
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The sermon at church this morning was good because the pastor in his sermon was really highlighting some tensions. He was preaching about John 17, in which Jesus radically distinguishes his own from the world. Here are some points that … Continue reading →