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    Becoming Christian

    This past week I ran across a post on Facebook about a woman who had recently been honorably discharged from the Marines. She said that while she was in the Corps her life had structure, meaning and purpose, but when she left, her life fell apart. The problem she had was that she never really became a Marine. She did her job and followed the expected code of conduct the Marines required of her, but she didn’t make the service her own, she just did her job until she got out. Once she was free of the rules and regulations that required her to act in a certain manner she…

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    The Treasure Hunter’s Guide

    Almost everyone has a dream of finding a lost treasure, winning the lottery or otherwise striking it rich. It’s the theme of numerous adventure books and movies such as the Indiana Jones series. It is also the motivation behind the popularity about true stories of someone from a poor family working hard and building a fortune out of almost nothing. Microsoft, Google and Facebook come to mind. And, I think every child, at least in the United States, has heard the fairy tale about a pot of gold to be found at the end of a rainbow. I remember one Saturday morning when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, about…

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    The Ultimate Super Hero

    Almost all people love real life heroes. They’re given awards, are seen on TV, and people follow their every move. Videos of them go viral on social media sites. These are real people who have done amazing things. And, people are more enthralled with fictional super heroes even though they know these heroes aren’t real. When I was knee-high to a grass hopper I watched Superman every week on black and white TV. It was a huge gadget in a oak case that sat on the floor. I also watched Robin Hood, The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers and Sky King. Then came Bat Man. Now there’s The Flash, Spider Man,…

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    The Essence of Sin

    I’ve written about sin before and mentioned it in several posts, but there are several misconceptions about sin that need to be corrected. This blog will go into sin a little more completely than before. Sin is corporate, it is part of every person’s life because it was imputed into all mankind by Adam and Eve’s transgression. Before Satan tricked Eve into eating from the forbidden fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, God did not hold them accountable for their sins because they did not know they were doing anything wrong. Adam and Eve gained the capacity to distinguish between good and evil by eating the fruit, and…