Perfect World

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If I was God I would make a world that was perfect in every way. It wouldn’t be without differences or without challenges, for how then would we learn from each other and work together towards common goals? No. I would make a world that is perfect instead. It wouldn’t be without limitations or shortcomings, for how then would we need each other or support each other? No. I would make a world that is perfect instead. It wouldn’t be without hurt or grief, for how then would we heal each other, and comfort one another? No. I would make a world that is perfect instead. It wouldn’t be without broken families, for how then would we make families that transcend the boundaries of genetics and race? No. I would make a world that is perfect instead. It wouldn’t be without hunger or lack, for how then can we outstretch… Read morePerfect World

There is No Crossless Gospel

I suppose this claim will automatically get me branded as promoting a “crossless gospel,” but my contention is that there is no such thing as a “crossless gospel”. It does not, nor can it exist. It’s a logical impossibility. The only way for there to be a “crossless gospel” is to uncrucify Christ. Since this is impossible, you cannot have a “crossless gospel.” It’s a ridiculous derisive term invented by what I call “Doctrinal Purity Turn-Or-Burn” cults. These are sects of Christianity where the key to being “saved,” whatever that means, is a strict adherence to any number of key doctrines. One sect says that you must know and believe that Jesus died for your sins, and another says you must know and believe that Jesus died for your sins AND that you can never lose your salvation. These are just two variants of the seemingly limitless number of varieties… Read moreThere is No Crossless Gospel

Book of Hebrews In Depth Study

For an excellent in depth study of the Book of Hebrews, I recommend copying the following playlist and downloading all the linked audio files. The teachings are from Paul White Ministries, and I have taken the time to organize a playlist from the audio freely available from his website. This is a 30 hour detailed, verse by verse study on the Book of Hebrews. It is well worth the time to listen to the study and learn about the allure of returning to a familiar religion in the face of persecution. There will likely be many new understandings that you will receive from this set of teachings. All links will open in this window/tab unless you CTRL + Click to open in a new tab or SHIFT + Click to open in a new window or Right Click (long press on mobile) and select to open in new tab. 2_19_14_Hebrews:… Read moreBook of Hebrews In Depth Study

Forgiveness Is a Divine Decree

Proclaimed From the Cross Jesus Christ is Savior of the Whole World! (Psalms 22:27) “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.” (Micah 7:18-19) “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. {19} He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” (Jeremiah 33:2-3) “Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; {3} Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:8-9) “And I will cleanse… Read moreForgiveness Is a Divine Decree