Tag Archives: Sin

TRUSTING OUR DOUBTS

Some believers find it hard to accept that reasonable questions can be asked about most things  their churches tell them never to doubt. For these believers and for their churches, to doubt is to sin. And the only atonement for … Continue reading

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HEALTH CARE REFORM AS A SPIRITUAL CRISIS

I can think of only one reason for considering health care as a benefit rather than a right. It is the belief that bad health is the deserved punishment for bad living. Diseases, infirmities, and the suffering that goes with … Continue reading

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CAN ANY SIN FINALLY SEPARATE US FROM GOD?

One thing I find especially encouraging in the Bible is the infrequency of its allusions to unforgivable offenses. In fact, they come down to one kind of action only, “blaspheming the Holy Spirit.” Mark’s Gospel defines this as attributing the … Continue reading

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THE COURAGE TO DOUBT

Some believers find it hard to accept that reasonable questions can be asked about most things  their churches tell them never to doubt. For these believers and for their churches, to doubt is to sin. And the only atonement for … Continue reading

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GETTING BEYOND SINGLE-ISSUE RELIGION

First John says that we must “test the spirits, to see whether they are from God; for there are many false prophets about in the world.”( 4:1) Well said. There is one kind of test, however, that no prophet should … Continue reading

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TRUSTING OUR DOUBTS

Some believers find it hard to accept that reasonable questions can be asked about most things  their churches tell them never to doubt. For these believers and for their churches, to doubt is to sin. And the only atonement for … Continue reading

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