Monthly Archives: March 2018

Doctrine

The word doctrine carries for many people the suggestion of something austere and perhaps even legalistic. Indoctrination is a synonym for brainwashing and implies that one is being taught what is unreasonable or not wholly true. It can refer to … Continue reading

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Alienation

When Jesus cleansed the temple, the disciples remembered this passage, “Zeal for your house will consume me” (John 2:17). Often a short quote from the Hebrew scriptures is not simply to cite those words alone, but to direct us to … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Because God is holy and good, we might imagine that it must be hard for God to forgive our faults. Since we are sinful and have made many mistakes, being merciful toward others for their misdeeds should be easy. According to scripture … Continue reading

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Gospel

In the accounts of Jesus’ ministry, the gospel is described as “the gospel of the Kingdom” (Matt. 4:23), “of Jesus Christ ” (Mark 1:1), and “of God” (Mark 1:14). Elsewhere, it is “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts … Continue reading

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Incarnation

Angel to God the Father: Where is He going? God the Father: To earth in order to become a human just like all those whom I create and love. A: Why would He do that? Doesn’t the Son want to … Continue reading

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