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There is really only one great question that has divided the church for the last two millienia. It is not a complicated question and does not require a degree in theological studies to understand. It is the same question that separated the... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
The consciousness of God39;s presence, virtually all the time, has only,in these last days of my life, become a reality for me. It is wonderful but also rather odd because when He is present you begin to see people in a different light. The first... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
Everything is in God39;s hands and it is according to His plans and purposes that will dictate how quickly or slowly the world moves toward the final resolution of all things. It is obvious to anyone paying attention that we have entered a time in... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
We can face life and our own inadequacy honestly and realistically and not despair only if we remain focused on Christ Jesus and our blessed hope in His return and our final and complete salvation and transformation. Life will beat us all up and give... read more
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If the foundation is bad their is no way to fix the building except to tear it down and start over again, with a plumb and square foundation set on rock. It is the same with our biblical doctrine, the teaching of the Lord, the prophets and the... read more
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There is an article in Christian News about a twentytwo year old woman named, Mercy, who was captured by Boko Haram and held for five weeks until government forces captured the village where she was being held. She was interviewed and spoke about the... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
quot;And Jesus said to him, 39;Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.quot; (Matthew 822 ESV) I have heard more than one preacher add to this particular verse to try to soften it39;sharshness. Usually, something to the effect that... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
I don39;t believe there is anything we can do to prevent the continuing decline and eventual fall of western civilization. In many ways it has already fallen as it has turned its back on the faith that built it and sustained it for many centuries read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
A great many in the Christian community feel it is necessary to protect God from any possible criticism that He would ever do anything that was not fair and loving. Firstly I don39;t believe God needs my help in protecting Himself from a horde of... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
If I believed that it was up to me to save myself in some form or fashion; ifthe smallest portion of faith had to come from within me rather than being a gift of God39;s grace, mercy and love; if I believed that there was anything I must do... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
One thing that I have become firmly convinced of is that very few people in or out of the Christian community truly, long for and seek the truth that is to be found in His word. The cliche39;, quot;ignorance is bliss.39; fits them very well. The... read more
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This is an opinion piece. I wanted to get that upfront because I am not going to attempt to prove my point with text although I believe there istextual support for what I believe. I don39;t believe that God will necessarily delivers us from all sin... read more
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At last the U.S. military has been drug into the 21st century and been forced to accept women in all combat roles, artillery, armor and infantry. The educated elites have been telling us for years that there is no substantial difference between men... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
It is emotionally trying, at least for me, to hear about something like the shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic and know what will saturate the news cycle for the next twentyfour hours or longer. Worse, in some ways, than... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
We will serve the devil and our sinful flesh or we will serve the risen Lord, Jesus Christ. There is no middle ground. The Lord Almightyhas told us, quot;For I am a jealous God and will have no other gods before Me!quot; It does not matter if you... read more
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One of the big problems with little lessons about our behavior is that they are completely useless in changing our essential nature. I am not saying people can39;t learn to modify their behavior to some extent to be fit for adult society, or better... read more
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Life in this world would be much simpler and easier if we, as Christians, did not have to confront and resist sin. The sin we see in ourselves and the sin that a secular culture wants to impose upon us. We are engaged in a spiritual war against the... read more
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Foolish man that I am, I used to believe Christians when theyspoke about love and caring, going the extra mile andsharing one anothers burdens. I believed that when people spoke their marriage vows it actually meant something important and true. I... read more
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Genesis 115, John 115 andColossians 11517 We are informed in all three passages listed above that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis tells us that God spoke all things into existence. John tells us that Christ Jesus... read more
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Genesis 114 NASB, quot;Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.quot; Psalm 191NASB, quot;The heavens are telling of the glory of God,... read more
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The world presents us all with a great lie, no doubt perpetrated by the evil one, that our best life is in the here and now and we must reach out and take it by whatever means necessary. So we long for worldly success and the attainment of things this... read more
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I have suffered most of my life with what is called, unfocused anxiety, a feeling of dread or fear but with no apparent cause. It is a miserable feeling that I thought I was over but recently it has returned and I don39;t know why. I am having some... read more
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There is an assumption that we all make, we often feel as though we were the one someone sinned against and as the offended party we are justified in taking our revenge or dealing out punishment. In all truth the most offended party whenever we sin or... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
It occurred to me this morning as I sat in the kitchen drinking coffee that I am my own worst enemy. It is not a new revelation, it has entered my brain before that I do not look out for my own interest very well and more than that will do things that... read more
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Phillip Jones @asifbyfire (United States)
I am going to rant today about something that irritates me everytime I hear it and the church seems to be eaten up with it. Which is being nice even if it sends someone to their eternal death. Just be nice, never mind holy, righteous, just, honest,... read more
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