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How Losing My Faith Helped Me Find (Real) Faith – Part Three and Conclusion

The second extreme view of faith, which is focused on works alone, often leads to legalism and self-reliance, with resulting self-righteousness. It can distract from the importance of what Jesus did on the cross, and from Him as the way, the truth, … Continue reading

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How Losing My Faith Helped Me Find (Real) Faith – Part Two

For those who have not read Part One The first extreme view of faith, which is focused on beliefs alone and is common in American evangelicalism, often leads to the perception that doubt is bad. One verse that has contributed to this … Continue reading

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How Losing My Faith Helped Me Find (Real) Faith – Part One

There are so many people who, as a result of this fallen world, don’t have loving family members.  Today in the U.S. it is Father’s Day, and some of you reading may be missing your dads, or depressed that you … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Six – Conclusion

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five To put it simply, the sacrificial cult does not work. It never has worked. All those animal sacrifices were completely unnecessary. Even if … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Five

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four I suspect the reason why most preachers focus only on the money changers is due to the words that Jesus spoke. In the Gospel of … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Four

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three ~ There is an often overlooked detail in the Gospel of Matthew that Jesus was not alone in his protest. After Jesus chased out those buying and … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Three

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Those who sold doves Last, but certainly not least, Jesus turns his attention to those selling doves for sacrifice. Whilst Jesus initially targeted those buying and selling cattle, He … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Two

For those who have not yet read Part One  The Sellers and Buyers In various Bible movies the temple marketplace has often been depicted as secular. We often imagine a scene where local people come to buy their groceries, tourists … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part One

Twice in Jesus ministry He is seen in the role of an activist, protesting in the temple. In the Gospel of John, Jesus goes into the Temple and makes a whip of cords and drives the animals and those selling … Continue reading

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Prayer As Spiritual Warfare – Part Two

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against … Continue reading

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Prayer As Spiritual Warfare – Part One

“You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving’. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise, they might see with … Continue reading

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Challenging Religion – Part Six and Conclusion

See Part One here. See Part Two here. See Part Three here. See Part Four here. See Part Five here. For the entire article go here: Challenging Religion. The Righteousness of the Pharisees At the start of his ministry Jesus … Continue reading

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Challenging Religion – Part Five

See Part One here. See Part Two here. See Part Three here. See Part Four here. For the entire article go here: Challenging Religion. A Case Study in Religion: ‘Eat What is Set Before You’ Twinned with the false interpretation … Continue reading

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Challenging Religion – Part Four

See Part One here. See Part Two here. See Part Three here. For the entire article go here: Challenging Religion. The New Kosher From an animal welfare perspective nowhere do we see the battle between faith and religion more than in … Continue reading

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Challenging Religion – Part Three

See Part One here. See Part Two here. For the entire article go here: Challenging Religion. The Destruction of the Temple As Jesus walks through the corridors of history he beckons those that would follow him to come out of religion … Continue reading

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