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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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    Where is God?

    Most people think that God is in heaven, which is out in space someplace, or in any case up above us somehow. Certainly, Bible passages talk about God or the Father coming down from heaven, and Jesus came from and returned to heaven., The Holy spirit comes from there. For a long time I thought the same thing. And, this is a problem with witnessing because unsaved people operate on the out of sight, out of mind principal. People tend to ignore, or at least not take seriously, someone or something that is far away from them. Therefore they act differently than they do when someone is near to them.…

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    Finding the Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel

    I went through a long ordeal some years ago, and every time I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel it turned out to be an on-coming train. That was discouraging. We all are going through a similar ordeal now with the pandemic. We’re hopeful a vaccine will be tested and available soon, but we don’t have one yet, and probably not until next year, we’re told. The only consolation there is that next year is close. The virus isn’t going away. It’s here to stay. It’s going to be like the flu, I think, with no know cure, just a way to manage it. So,…

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    Ceasing From Sin

    For as much as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin. That you should no longer live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men but top the will of God. (1 Peter 4:1,2). Peter wrote his first letter as a general letter to the dispersed Christians both Jew and gentile (non Jews) that were spread over a large area. (1Peter 2:10) It was written about 60 AD. from a church in a gentile community, although the named city of Babylon may not be that…

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    How to Correctly make America Great Again

    President Trump’s slogan, Make America Great Again hasn’t worked. Instead, he’s acted more like Hitler prior to and during World War Two. And, all the problems he’s projecting for a Biden administration have materialized during his presidency. What’s even more alarming is the intensity of natural disasters that are hitting our country at this time. Christians are recognizing God’s hand in the disasters. Also, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show the total number of COVID-19 cases in the US as 5,890,532 as of Saturday, August 29, 2020. There have been 181,143 deaths, and 291, and 985 new cases in the last seven days. ABC News said 1,200 students…

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    Getting Real

    Misunderstanding reality and living in accordance with that misconception causes all the hate, strife, and other evils in this world. This includes not only your misconceptions but also the false beliefs of other individuals, businesses, government officials and politicians. Some years ago the expression “get real” was a popular way of telling someone he was not in touch with reality, the way things work. It really meant that the user wanted the other person to believe and act according to the way the speaker wished things worked, not how things really work. Everyone has his or her idea of what reality is and how it operates. These viewpoints are subjective.…

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    Truth and Consequences

    This blog isn’t named after the old TV show “Truth or Consequences”. Nor is it about the town Truth or Consequences in New Mexico that was named after the TV show. The title and name are misleading. This blog is named Truth and Consequences, because there are consequences to everything we say or do or don’t do. Good consequences exist as well as bad ones. Most people don’t realize that good consequences exist, only bad ones. Every action or inaction has consequences in varying degrees. If you do good things and don’t do bad things, the consequences to you are good. And, the inverse is true. If you do bad…

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    Defining Freedom: Choices, Responsibilities, and Consequences

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of everyone in the world to one extent or another. We have to wear masks in public and no one, including me, likes them. But we’re stuck with them for now. We have to stand in line at grocery stores due to occupancy limitations. Movie theaters and dine-in restaurants in my state and others are closed unless they have an outside patio. Governmental bans or restrictions exist on almost everything, and people want the old status quo back again. I don’t blame them, I do too.. But our society isn’t going back to the way it was for some time yet. But that…

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    Faith in the Face of the Pandemic

    Last week’s blog was also on faith. This week will focus more on coping with the pandemic. However, I will go over faiht itself a little differently than last week. I’ve used this format before and And it was well received. What faith is: Faith is believing that something or someone will perform as advertised. You don’t have faith that a chair will function correctly until you sit on it.. Expressing faith requires that you do something, which makes faith an action verb as well as a noun. Two kinds of faith exist, secular or worldly faith, and biblical faith. And, the two are interrelated. Webster’s New College Dictionary says…

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    Overcoming Fear, Part Two

    Last week was an overview of fear in relation to the Bible. This week will build on the Christian’s view of fear, and more on how to deal with it. First, let’s understand what fear is and then how it’s the opposite of how a Christian should react to it. Fear is an emotion caused by something we think is a danger to us. Fear causes physiological changes and alters behavior. Fear is good in that it causes people to react in a way they think will protect them from harm. It stimulates the fight or flight response that causes our reaction to fear, whether the fear is of a…