Religion

Blasphemy will not be forgiven

For us to understand the need for the Holy Spirit to bring people to salvation and then sanctification, we must consider the true state of man before we are born again from above. The condition of everyone as we come from the womb is a condition of being spiritually dead and unable to respond ...

With Jesus, let us celebrate our lives every day

If I exhort you, of all age groups, to celebrate your life every day, you will ask within yourself, “why should I celebrate my life every day?” Or, “how can I celebrate my life every day?” I have issues to deal with, every day. There are serious concerns in my life — problems between ...

Blessed are those who mourn

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4). These words of Jesus from the Beatitudes seem to present us with a paradox. How can those who mourn be “blessed?” How can those suffering in the depths of grief ever expect to find happiness and joy again? How can ...

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Blasphemy will not be forgiven

We are going to consider another question that I was recently asked. Is there any sin(s) that a person could commit that would keep them from entering the kingdom of God? It would also prohibit them from going to heaven. Remember, going to heaven and entering the kingdom of God are not the ...

The beauty and joy of forgiveness

Hatred is a double-edged sword; it destroys both the one who hates and the one who is hated. The story of Saul’s jealousy and hatred is repeated over and over in history. (1Sam 26:1-15) King Saul was after David to kill him, knowing that David was innocent of any subversion. This was not ...

Blessed are the poor

Let us see the poor people through the eyes of Jesus. Let us see heaven through the eyes of Jesus. Let us see God through the eyes of the poor. Let us see this world through the eyes of God and the poor. There are two sets of “Beatitudes” found in the gospels according to St. ...

Abraham again took a wife and her name was Keturah

The story of Abraham and Keturah has held my attention for many years. There are many questions that have bothered me about this situation that people have never answered for me. I guess we can look into it ourselves and see what answers we come up with. Before we look directly at Keturah, ...