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Trust in the LORD

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Prov.3:5-7 says, 5Trust in theLordwith all your heart Anddo not lean on your own understanding. 6In all your waysacknowledge Him, And He willmake your paths straight. 7Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear theLordand turn away from evil. The verses before us have parallels and contrasts. Firstly, the contrasts. In vs.5 we have two contrasts. Firstly, "Trust in the LORD"...

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Blessing Unrepentant Sinners

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The Roman Catholic Church has recently given permission to its clergy to bless individuals who they know are involved in same sex relationships. To bless someone is to ask God's favor on that person. However, homosexuality is a sin that is condemned throughout the Bible as an abomination before God (Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-27). And despite the Vatican's mild descripti...

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The Truly Blessed Life Part 2

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This article is the second in a three-part series on Psalm 1. In this Psalm, the word of God contrasts the righteous man, who is called "blessed" or "happy," with the unrighteous, who are called "the wicked," "sinners," and "scoffers" (v. 1). In the first article, we focused on verse one. And we concluded that the blessed man, that is, the man who receives God's grace and ...

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Creation - The Sixth Day part 5

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Genesis 2:7 says, "the LORD God formed man (adam) of dust (adama) from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (nepes)." Let it be clear that the dust was real, the ground was real, the breath of life was real, and the man who was created was real. The Bible clearly affirms the historicity of Adam by including him in the...

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Creation - The Sixth Day part 4

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By way of introduction to the fourth part of our study of the Sixth Day of Creation, it is important to note that Genesis 1:26 tells us that God created man in His image and according to His likeness. Furthermore, Genesis 1:27 tells us that God created man male and female. The extended account of the creation of the male and female human beings is found in Genesis.2. Firs...

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Creation - The Sixth Day Part 3

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Man is God's Image-Bearer Genesis 1:26ff tells us that God created man. As we have seen, man is the crowning point in God's creation activities. God created man "in Our image, according to Our likeness." The significance of man being created in the image and likeness of God is truly astounding. Psalm 8:5 says, "You crown him with glory and majesty." The image of God in ev...

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The Peace of God

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Contemplation of the peace of God is a profitable exercise, particularly in these perilous times. The year 2023 has been marked so far by bloody military conflicts, devastating natural disasters, desperate mass migrations, and potentially radical shifts in the geopolitics. Uncertainty is the order of the day and several studies have shown that these events are taking a tol...

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Creation - The Sixth Day part 2

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Genesis Chapter 1 shows us that when God created the heavens and the earth, He did so by Divine fiat. God would repeatedly say, "Let there be." and then we would read, "And it was so." When we come to the sixth day, we read in Genesis 1:24, "Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures aftertheir kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth aftert...

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The Truly Blessed Life Part 1

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This article is the first in a three-part series on Psalm 1. In Psalm 1, the Bible contrasts the righteous man (who submits to God and His word/law/counsel) and the wicked (those who disregard God and His Holy word/law/counsel). We read in Psalm 1:1, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of sc...

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Creation - Seven Days

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Moses wrote in Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." As noted in a previous article, (In the Beginning God. Pt.1), Moses wrote under the Divine revelation and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He did not write for 21st century scientific debate. Moses wrote so that the Israelites would come to know their God, their history, and their identity...

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