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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    . • 2Tim 2:3-7 . . No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs-- he wants to please his commanding officer. A soldier's primary responsibility is to accomplish the mission assigned by their commanders. They don't give themselves leave to abandon their posts to go off on their...
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    Christ's Furthest Ancestor

    . FAQ: How was Christ biologically related to Adam without having a biological father? (Luke 1:26-34) A: The woman wasn't a discreet creation, i.e. Eve wasn't a solo specimen constructed directly from dust like Adam was; instead, Eve was made from already created human material taken from...
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    Jesus: Born In A Barn?

    . For most of my life I was led to believe that Jesus was born in a barn. But now I'm not so sure because it appears to me that he wasn't. Here's how my mind was conditioned to think: "She delivered her baby in a stable because there was no vacancy at the inn." In point of fact, we're not told...
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    What If I Was Born Dishonest?

    . • Ps 58:3 . . The wicked are estranged from the womb; these who speak lies go astray from birth. If perchance someone reading this is a natural-born liar; they should probably take advantage of whatever time they have remaining to begin preparing themselves for the worst when they pass on...
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    Sterilize Your Conscience

    . • Gen 3:22 . . And Jehovah God said: The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Actually, the Serpent had predicted that very thing. • Gen 3:5 . . God knows that when you eat [from the tree in the midst of the garden] your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God...
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    Fallen Nature Testing Station

    . The creator, by means of precognition, knew in advance that if He brought human life into existence as planned; He would eventually be destroying much of it in a global deluge. He went ahead and created human life as planned anyway. Also by means of precognition, the creator knew in advance...
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    Pharaoh vs The Red Sea

    . Jehovah had been stiffening Pharaoh's resolve off and on during their confrontation over Moses' people leaving Egypt. Well; the intermissions wherein God allowed Pharaoh time to think about what he was doing were done; it was time to die and just to make sure Pharaoh didn't escape the grim...
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    Jehovah vs Pharaoh, et al

    . God's free will trumps everybody else's free will, and this fact is very evident in the confrontation that Jehovah forced between Himself and the Egyptian monarch holding Moses' people captive. • Rom 9:17-18 . . For the scripture says to Pharaoh: For this very purpose I raised you up, to...
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    Believing In An Actual Jesus

    . • 1Cor 9:1 . . Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? • 2Tim 1:12 . . I know whom I have believed Paul could honestly say those things because he experienced a close encounter with a real Jesus. (Acts 9:3-6, 22:6-10, and 26:12-18) Well, to be honest about it; I have never once experienced a close...
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    The Creator's Remorse: A Mystery

    . • Gen 6:5 . . And the Lord saw that the evil of man was great in the earth, and every imagination of his heart was only evil all the time. Man's descent into depravity didn't catch his creator by surprise. After all; not only can God see the future but He can also manipulate it; so He was...
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    Joseph's Genealogy

    . • Matt 1:18-20 . . Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her, desired to put her...
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    Mary's Genealogy

    . Eve wasn't made directly from the soil the way that Adam was. She was made of human material taken from Adam's body. In effect then, Eve was Adam's offspring, i.e. his first child. Hence, from then on, even if all of Eve's children had been 100% virgin-conceived, they would've still been...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . Hello; Back around the turn of the century; I got the daring idea to begin composing a daily, bite size commentary on the book of Genesis practically verse by verse from the opening gun to Joseph's coffin in Egypt. It was a clumsy, superficial effort at first but I stuck with it and as time...
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    How I Became A Baptist

    . Hello; I was christened an infant into the Roman Catholic Church in 1944, and eventually attended catechism to complete First Holy Communion and Confirmation. My siblings are Catholic, my mother was Catholic, my eldest brother entered the priesthood and made it to the rank of Friar before...
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    Canticles / Solomon's Love Song

    . I suppose there are any number of ways to spiritualize Song, and they're probably all very useful. Nothing especially wrong with allegories; I mean, the apostle Paul allegorized an event from the Old Testament to illustrate his point in Gal 4:21-31, so I think it's probably okay. But as for...
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    Jehovah's Witnesses/The Watchtower Society

    . For a home-spun, Bible-based religion whose origin is relatively recent, the Watchtower Society has done pretty well for itself. Beginning with one man shortly after the American Civil War, it currently numbers approximately 8.7 million evangelical members spread out in approximately 118,000...
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    Peace, Love, & Understanding

    . I was once asked by an atheist why Christians have so many rules when all they need is just one: the so-called Golden Rule. Well; for many of us who grew up in dysfunctional families, broken homes, foster systems, gangs, and/or orphanages et al; the concept of love doesn't resonate in our...
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    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

    . Hello, and welcome to a collection of non denominational comments related to the holy family which will likely never be seen mentioned in pageants, plays, movies, and/or television specials. Buen Camino (Pleasant Journey) _
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    New Old Timer

    . Hello; I was christened an infant into the Roman Catholic Church in 1944, and eventually attended catechism to complete First Holy Communion and Confirmation. My siblings are Catholic, my mother was Catholic, my eldest brother entered the priesthood and made it to the rank of Friar before...
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