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    Welcome to The Son -Day Posts

    The purpose of this blog is to provide relevant, timely and thoughtful information to provide you with insights on how the God's word in the Bible can provide relevance and value to your life in today's society. It will challenge your core values and world view. It will cause you some cognitive dis- sonance, and maybe cause you to lose some sleep. But consider carefully what is presented here. It will be written considering: 1) Who wrote the Scripture passages used in the post 2) To whom the passage was written 3) The context in which it was written 4) The meaning of key words in the original Greek or…

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    Opening Up the Economy

    This week’s blog is short, because even though the Internet is back on in my apartment complex, the router is unstable and suffers from frequent disruptions of service. This happened last week and the last two paragraphs of the blog didn’t post. Then service went out altogether. Much of the US and Europe is opening up from the lock down. Too soon for safety, I think. However, there are economic factors to consider. The economy cannot remain shut down for much longer. Already some large department stores that were suffering financially before the pandemic have now filed for bankruptcy. And, many small local businesses have new signs in the windows…

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    A Tribute to Mothers

    Today is Mother’s Day. It’s celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. Anna Jarvis started Mother’s Day in 1905, and it was first celebrated at the St. Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908 which is the year Anna Jarvis died. The U.S. Congress denied making the holiday official in 1911, but within several years all states held celebrations and a few made Mother’s Day an official state holiday. Mothers are often mentioned in the Bible. Eve was the first mother of course, though Genesis talks around the issue of Eve’s motherhood. The most prominent mother in the Bible is Mary the mother of Jesus. It’s…

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    What is Your Legacy?

    Most pastors, evangelists, and Christian teachers talk about converting the unsaved to Christ, or how a person who is a Christian should live their life. Some speak to witnessing and evangelism. These are all excellent and valid topics that need emphasizing and explaining. The one topic I don’t hear or see Christian leaders expounding on is the Christian’s legacy, what he or she is going to leave behind them when they go on to meet Jesus in heaven. Much secular attention is paid to having a good will so that what worldly possessions one has accumulated will be distributed among relatives and friends according to the wishes of the deceased.…

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    God’s Providence in the Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic is effecting everyone on earth. Almost no place or people has been untouched. And, much false information has been given on social media platforms and other places concerning God’s providence and how He is working during this time in history. The information is, for the most part, well-meant, but it is dangerously misleading. The most common error perpetrated on the public is that God won’t allow Christians to become infected with the virus, or if they are they won’t die. This not part of God’s providence. And, it violates at least two of His rules. First, we must know exactly what God’s providence is and how He…

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    Witnessing During the Pandemic

    Christ tells us to go forth into all the world and witness to everyone. But that’s not easy to do now since the world is in a semi-lock down state. Some places are worse than others, and some people are in more danger from COVID-19 than other people. People with type A blood seem to have a greater chance of contracting the virus than other people. Elderly persons and those with pre-existing conditions such as damaged lungs from smoking are in danger of dying from the virus. Persons with type O blood are less likely to contract the coronavirus. And, the best defense against the virus is to stay home…

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    The World’s Most Important Three Days and Nights

    Resurrection Sonday, or Easter, is the most important Christian holiday. It’s more important than Christmas, though that holiday gets all the attention due to the commercialism business has placed on it. However, Christ being born didn’t save us, but His work during those three days and nights of Easter did provide the means of our redemption if we choose to accept it. A lot of controversy has arisen over the centuries about those three days. It mostly comes from people who don’t understand the dynamics of those days, or who are deliberately trying to find a way to discredit Christ’s work on the cross. Much of the problem is that…

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    Staying Safe

    CORRECTION: Before I start this week, I need to make a correction as to the date the King James Bible was released. It was released in 1611, not in the 1400s as I incorrectly stated last week. Don’t ask me why I wrote that because I don’t know. I know better! A thank you to the readers who brought this to my attention. This week I’d like to encourage everyone to stay home on Sundays and not attend church. Attendance in church is important because worshiping and praying with others is important, but it’s not as important as staying safe. The CDC said wearing masks in public wouldn’t keep you…

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    The Problem of language

    One major consideration in interpreting the Bible is the problem of language. English versions all have errors in translation including the King James Version (KJV). Fundamentalists claim the KJV is the preserved word of God. It isn’t, it’s just a translation and there are errors in translating the Hebrew and Greek. The preserved word of God is the oldest and best manuscripts we have. The Bible was originally written in three languages, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. A student of the Bible needs to know what the original word was, which definition of a word was intended in a specific passage, and what it meant in context with the verse and…

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    Taking Control of Your Life during the Corona Crisis

    The Covid-19 virus is dominating everyone’s life in the world now. The people who don’t have the virus still have to comply with restrictions and bans on travel and which businesses they can visit. Some cities like New York have banned all nonessential travel. This pandemic is causing people to feel like they have lost control of their lives, and that they have lost a significant portion of their freedom. That is partially true, and partially not. The control and freedom that’s not lost are the most important. First, let’s decide what freedom isn’t. The popular philosophy today claims that a person can do anything that doesn’t harm anyone else.…