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Determinism and Free Will

How many times must you make a choice before you have chosen?  That question is the answer to the riddle of free will versus determinism.  To the theologically inclined, this problem arises in controversies of predestination, one of the most…

Who Are You Adam

To Adam you gave a beautiful garden; What an extraordinary gift this was; A central place on earth to live but more! For he needed to discover his identity In this world you masterfully formed.   What did he find exploring…
Folly of Sin

The Folly of Sin

The folly of sin is, for lack of a better word, quite stupid. I have rarely heard (or read) this point made by church leaders or Christian people. Perhaps this such a basic point that we think it is not worth talking about. Yet so many professing…
Truth-Telling and Sin

Truth-telling and Sin

I have for many years made it a spiritual discipline to read Christian literature from the patristic period (2nd to 8th century). The terms utilized, the methods of interpretation of Scripture and the basic assumptions about spiritual life implicit…
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Sin, Grace and Sincerity

Recently I heard a story of a family friend who was a believer and is now in the Lord’s Presence due to the passing of death. At one point in his life he realized that he needed the Lord Jesus to save him. He told a friend, “My heart is…
Folly of Sin

Not Safeguarding Against the Stranger

Fear is a powerful emotion and the roots that fear (and anxiety) make into the human heart go deep. How much of our behavior is actually driven by our fear of other people? How much of our activity—including our practice of “spirituality”—is…
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The Necessity of Revelation

We need to have revelation from God. For Christians this may appear to be so obvious that it is hardly worth considering. But this is not how many people think today. Indeed, it is commonly held that belief in the very concept of revelation…