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#2 Can a Private Revelation Become Christian Truth?

By James | February 26, 2017

Unless we have the foundation taught by Christ and the Apostles, whatever truth we build upon it will never quite fit. It will never work the way God says it should. As explained in my previous blog, over a period of several hundred years many religious leaders came to have a different understanding of God …

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#1 How A Misunderstanding Becomes Mainstream Christian Theology

By James | February 23, 2017

The Father of the RC Church was Saint Augustine, a very influential bishop of the Fourth Century. Augustine spoke Latin and didn’t like the Greek language. He, Jerome, and others were able to translate the Greek New Testament into Latin and then ban the reading of the Bible in Greek. For the next 1000 plus …

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Video – Why Faith Is Important To God (Part 3) – The Trouble With Misbeliefs

By James | February 6, 2017

We can often see that someone has a goofy belief because of something they say or do that is wrong. Unfortunately, we fail to realize the same applies in reverse. People observing us can often tell there is something wrong with what we believe, for the same reason. Yet, each of us is sure that …

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A NOT So Good Night’s Sleep

By James | January 27, 2017

1/26/2017: Last night was not the type of sleep I prefer. I awoke several times and never felt like I was soundly asleep. My dreams were laborious. When I “woke up” this morning, the only assurance that I had slept was that God said He gives His beloved sleep. So, even though I did not …

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Have you noticed how easily this happens?

By James | January 25, 2017

God has another idea. Have you noticed how easily people are offended? I’ve been pondering what causes this. I’ve come to one conclusion and it relates directly to understanding the importance of “believing.” The word “believe” is an anglo-saxon word that comes from two words: Be and Lief. Without a long explanation, it means the …

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Video – Why is faith important to God (pt 2)

By James | January 24, 2017

This is the 12 minutes Part 2 explanation of why faith is imporant To God. There are two laws that control human behavior and, thus, human experience. As we let God show us how to trust Him we find the law of faith to be our friend.

What Did Early Christians Believe?

By James | January 23, 2017

First Century Christians had a foundation in the reality of God and not just the history. They were Jews living with a new understanding of God. It wasn’t “if” they believed in God but what they believed about God. God was real to them. Today’s believers often struggle with “if” before they can even consider …

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Our Mouths are Full of Our Faith

By James | January 22, 2017

Every day I feel like I am having a new realization of the heart of God toward me and all of His beloved creatures. I keep see things that I don’t remember ever seeing before. Then, occasionally, I re-read something I wrote 20 years ago, and stand amazed. Many of the things it seems I …

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Would God Ever Ban You from His Presence?

By James | January 20, 2017

A primary problem facing believers today is that we don’t know a lot of things that believers knew in the First Century. And, we need that knowledge, and it is in the Bible very plainly once you see it. How could we have missed it? Sometimes you have to keep looking at something in the …

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What Do We Do About Sin?

By James | December 31, 2016

Many people blame sin on our adamic nature. And, they make some good points. Unless we are living in denial, or under tremendous condemnation, how else can we explain why a born-again person would do, think, and feel bad things? By definition, to be born-again is to be a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians …

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