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What is Truth? (2)

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When you’re not sure if a chair is structurally sound, you don’t sit in it to see if it is. You press on it. You might shake it a little. Even when you sit down on the chair, you’re going to ease on to it with caution. How do we press on the Bible? How do shake it up? How do we ease in?...

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What is Truth? (1)

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Truth is a statement that agrees with reality. This means that we can know something to be true by simply comparing it to reality. When people mature into independent thinkers, they sometimes have the boldness to take things they have assumed to be true and sought to find if they agree with reality. When some truth-claims turn out to be false, it can cause a real crisis. B...

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Meet Clark

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The identity of Jesus demands a response. Your response reveals the person you believe him to be. ...

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What Should Church Be About?

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Organizations bearing a specific title ought to have a function that matches it. So what should an organization called the Church of Jesus Christ be about? A brief look at Matthew 28:18-20 is our answer....

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How could a loving God send people to hell?

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The objection to the doctrine that Jesus sends people to hell is one we can naturally relate to. If there is one doctrine that people cannot tolerate about Biblical Christianity, it is that it clearly teaches people that God sends individuals to a hot hell for all eternity. The question itself seems to settle the issue. It insinuates that it is illogical to believe both. E...

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Not the Same

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As a Christian, I have a lot of LDS friends who want to insist that we worship the same God. It isn’t asserted right away, but it doesn’t take long in a theological discussion for this statement to come out. It’s like when you’re playing streetfighter with your friend......

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Why Mine Is Better

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If you haven’t read my first post entitled “Not the Same”, reading it will give a little better context for this post. If you have read it, we have either agreed that we (Evangelicals and Mormons) do not worship the same God or you’re just curious to see how deep the r......

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Why Are You Just Standing There!?

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know a guy here in St. George with an LDS upbringing (not uncommon) who asked “so what exactly does someone have to do to be saved and Christian and stuff?” Knowing his background, I understood why he was asking. After all, when the whole “plan” is laid out in front......

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Jesus Only Takes Black Sheep

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One of the remarkable things about the ministry of Jesus; so remarkable that the “good” teachers in Israel couldn’t wrap their minds around its' seeming absurdity, was to whom he came to minister to. When we read passages like Isaiah 6, when Isaiah gets a vision of God......

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The Hamster Wheel

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At dinner the other night, my Friend Mike was showing us some good ole YouTube videos of hamsters wiping out on hamster wheels. The funny thing about hamsters is that no one really trains them on how to use these contraptions. If there's another hamster there to demon......

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Ready Aim Fire

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Webster's definition of trajectory is "the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces". I like to use this word to describe what Jesus meant by being "the way" in John 14. There are three things necessary to give something trajectory. Ready, aim, and fire. When it comes to the trajectory of the Christian life, Jesus also gav...

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Don't settle for less

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Nothing compares to real Christianity. Despite that, sinful men will always try to offer substitutes to line their own pockets and egos. What we offer is truth and if you're currently in a religious system that keeps you giving with no end in sight, than this truth can set you free....

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The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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There are three types of people in this world when it comes to what we believe about God. This post is here for you to consider which category you fall into: The Good, the Bad or the Ugly....

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The Big Picture

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God gave us the Bible so that we would have perspective. With proper perspective we are made aware of things that have been, things that are, and things that will come to pass. So what has God done, what is he doing, and what is he going to do? ...

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