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The Scarlet Thread

There are those of the world who see in the history of Christianity a gigantic failure, including those of the Catholic persuasion whose only perception of truth is their own, an unbroken authoritarian crusade of two thousand years. I would have to agree with their judgment if all I see is the popular fragmented Protestant […]

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Mankind, In His (Own) Image

Man, as a creative being, is undeniable. Created in the image of God it is no wonder that man imagines, plans, consults, gathers, and brings into existence something from nothing. Well, that is not exactly the case, he takes from what God has created, that is, raw materials, or an empty canvas, and re-creates according […]

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The Importance of Disciplining the “Self”

Many “Christians” will not see Heaven because their Christian life is only a reflection of their love for the natural life with the exception that now they go to a building called a Church. So, what does it mean to become a Christian; obviously it is more than an attendance-based, self-love, organization? To be “born […]

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Yet Forty Days!

Scripture teaches us that every time God has appeared to man it has required great sacrifice, the sacrifice of their idols. If a man is to break with the world here is where that break will happen – the times when we lust for our old prison cell and our old gods, and we long […]

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Hidden In Plain Sight

Hidden In Plain Sight Imagine a place created for the sole purpose of hiding the truth from humans, where mankind is kept in bondage and slavery without them realizing it, that place is called the “World.” Men are intrinsically conscious of the truth, but in the world, truth has been diluted with many “lies.” Men […]

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Life In the Abstract

Abstraction, much like poetry, does not demand a clean window through which to see. There is always a questionable narrative quietly offering up a motley assortment of things, fragments, pieces of a mysteriously yet intimate plot – or conspiracy. Life in the world is like that! We see yet we don’t see. We will foolishly […]

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Politics and the Devil

Politics and the Devil Most of us know the story of the temptation of Jesus that was the prelude to His public ministry. The Devil temps Him three times. The one that concerns me right at this moment is the last temptation. Jesus is taken to a high mountain and is shown all the kingdoms […]

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Digging Wells

“And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham.” Genesis 26:18 Sitting alone with my thoughts it seems I unconsciously navigate toward the idea of saying something once again about the Christian’s involvement […]

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The Gordian Knot of Non-resistance

The Gordian Knot is a knot tied by Gordius, a legendary king of Phrygia, that according to a prophecy, was impossible to undo except by the person who had “understanding.” Alexander the Great, not able to untie the knot solved the puzzle by cutting it with his sword. The simplicity with which Alexander solved the […]

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Counting the Cost

Those who rule the nations know that real strength does not come from the power of might but rather from the power of truth and the clear expression of it. Governments are more afraid of the communication of truth to the masses than the armies of an opposing nation. Hence, they censor, bribe the press, […]