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THE ANATOMY OF TEMPTATION I: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF GENESIS 3

The Anatomy of Temptation Graphic I

The Biblical narrative describes only two temptation stories: the temptation of the first man, Adam, and the temptation of Christ. The first temptation led to the fall of humankind, and the second temptation led to the fall of Satan. Accordingly,

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ON FREE WILL

On Free Will Graphic

Does free will exist? This is a question that has tickled the imaginations of philosophers and theologians for millennia. As one argument goes, if God truly is sovereign, then nothing can escape what He has preordained (past tense). On the

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Protected: WHAT CHRISTIANS SHOULD KNOW (#WCSK) PART III: THE BIBLE

Sign Promise Money Holy Spirit Born Again Glory Sacrifice What Christians Should Know (#WCSK) Graphic by Dr. C.H.E. Sadaphal (What is Christianity, Who God Is, The Bible, Creation and Sin, Jesus Christ, Covenant, Grace and Stewardship, the Church, Regeneration, Worship)

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PRIVILEGE

PRIVILEGE via King Josiah

This is not an article concerned with race—that is, “pro-this” and “anti-that.” This is an article about privilege, a force whose effects are potent yet so well assimilated that those who have the most of it fail to realize it

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ON IDOLATRY

Idolatry via Foster Bible Pictures

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines idolatry as “extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone.” In a biblical sense, idolatry is the worship of anything or anyone other than God. Worship needs not be confined to “primitive” cultic

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HERMENEUTICS

Hermeneutics via Hermes the Messenger

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines hermeneutics as “the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts.” This interpretation may be thought to be an objective process, but in reality no one is capable

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SYNCRETISM

Syncretism via Chaos Monster and Sun God by Georgelazenby

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines syncretism as “the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.” As a result, syncretism becomes one of the most dangerous words in the entire English language as it pertains

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COVENANT

Covenant by Joseph Anton Koch

How does the ancient concept of a covenant triumph over the modern formulation of a contract? Contracts are based on mutual distrust and typically stipulate expected responsibilities as well as penalties for deviation from the desired behavior. Take, for instance,

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CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

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Why do bad things happen to good people? (And not as disturbing but equally perplexing: why do good things happen to bad people?) Does conventional wisdom offer any insight into the seemingly illogical happenings of life?*  Conventional wisdom, generally accepted

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THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT

The Arab Israeli Conflict Palestine 1020BC GA Smith 1915

In order to understand the Arab Israeli conflict, one must also consider the historical developments that have shaped the past and formed the conflict-laden present that we all live in. The official narrative for the creation of the State of

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