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The Unprofitable Servant

So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. Luke 17:10 We have all probably read these words and may have acknowledged that Solomon was right when he said, “Vanity of vanity all is […]

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Finding Christ in Christianity: The Hidden Treasure

Some Background I was not brought up in a Christian home. My parents did not go to Church, read the Bible, or consciously teach us children Biblical truths. They accepted Christian teachings and the Ten Commandments as generally true because those things were dominant in our culture at that time; the general consensus of America […]

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The Obscurity of Truth

  After struggling for some time with the meaning of Christ’s words in Matthew 5:39, “Resist not an evil man” I finally came to realize that they meant, “Resist not an evil man.” I had always understood the words but now I was shocked at the way I had understood them. It is no mystery […]

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The Social Club and Society

The social club that many people belong to, known as the “Church,” has a few unwritten rules. The top rule and most important to remember, if you want to keep your membership active, is to never touch on the sins of other members, even incidentally. It is quite okay to enumerate the sins of those […]

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The Lesson of the Lamb

Christ’s example to us is richly illustrated, demonstrated, and exemplified by way of His many teachings and in His genius and spirit. He could have easily commanded armies and defeated every corrupt ruler and coercive power on earth, if it pleased Him. But He did not avail himself of such power. Christ yielded Himself, as […]

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How Matthew 5:39 Woke Me Up

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7 Understanding what Christ meant when he uttered these words, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But […]

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Military Courts and Bible Verses

I have written extensively concerning Christian involvement in politics, at any level, and that the involvement in this process is forbidden to Christians. I find it very easy, personally, to understand the New Testament’s teaching in this regard, but for most Christians this understanding is not so apparent. Patriotism and its associated emotions run very […]

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Treason

Treason (Most of what has been written here I transposed and expanded from a tract written by followers-of-the-way.org) What is the worst civil crime a citizen can be guilty of? Many would agree it is treason. What would it take for you to sell-out your country and countrymen: wealth, power, prestige, comfort? Maybe you would […]

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Phil Robertson’s Gospel of Death

Does Phil Robertson speak for the whole nation? Phil Robertson on Fox News with San Hannity: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3764234066001/exclusive-phil-robertson-on-the-rise-of-radical-islam/ Phil says he is a Christian, but he cannot say he is following Jesus. At the 3:40 marker Phil says, what Christ would never say, “Convert them or kill them.” Would Jesus say that? NO! This is not […]

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Charles H. Spurgeon an Advocate of Peace

Although Charles Spurgeon was a professed Calvinist he steadfastly rejected the use of weapons and violence, as did others like, D.L. Moody, Leonard Ravenhill, and Reinhold Neibuhr. Spurgeon plainly and forthrightly spoke to the issue, as in the following quote. “If there be anything clear in scripture, it does seem to me that it is […]