Category: Christianity

According to their deeds

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The consistent teaching of the Bible with regards to judgement day is that we will be judged and receive our eternal reward on the basis of what we have done...This does not mean that salvation is by works...

Blogging critique part 4: Reading matter(s)

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I do not doubt that blogging can and does satisfy several (good) desires and needs that humans have, including the need to communicate and interact with others and the desire to learn new things. My problem is this: does blogging do these things as well as other means?

Psalm 51:8

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"Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice ...

Feed my sheep

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Supposing a friend of yours is going on holiday, and he comes to you the day before he leaves and asks you to look after his mobile phone (for some reason he couldn't take it with him). You'd conclude...

Sufficient for all?

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“Christ died sufficiently for all, efficiently (or efficaciously) for some”. I’m afraid I fail to get any real meaning out of this, no matter how hard I try, except if I use an idea of sufficiency which is many miles from the what I believe about Christ’s death. The only logical conclusion I can get from this statement is “Christ death was sufficient for no one’s salvation.” — insufficient for all. Now let me explain.

Being predictable

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Being predictable is often seen as a negative thing. Yet predictability is tied up with what it is to be truly known by someone, and this extends even to God...

My King / The Seven Way King

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'My King' or 'The Seven Way King' is a famous 'psalm' (that's the best word I can find to describe it) about Jesus Christ, by Dr S.M. Lockridge. I've been able to find two main versions of this on the net and other places, and lots of variants in the transcripts, so I thought I'd put up the results of my own searches, and audio files I've encoded or collected...

By the Spirit

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Thoughts on Romans 8:13: "If you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the {nl} Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live"

John 15:9

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"As the Father has loved Me, so I have loved you...