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Christ Almighty! · 2d ago

Don’t just believe. Behave.

We’re not saved by good works. But no works is no better. James 1.22-25 I grew up among Christians who believe they’re saved by faith. Not, as the scripture teaches, God’s grace. It’s weird,...
Christ Almighty! · 3d ago

The explosive power of God?

Humans covet power. It’s why we regularly misinterpret what the scriptures have to say about it. Dynamis power /'di.na.mis, usually 'du'nə.mɪs 'paʊ(.ə)r/ n. The extra-mighty sort of power Go...
Christ Almighty! · 4d ago

“The gates of hell”: Just how won’t they prevail?

Lots of weird pop culture interpretations of this one. Typically they’re wrong. Jesus once asked his students who they thought he was. Simon Peter, his best student, correctly identified Jes...
Christ Almighty! · 5d ago

Prayer’s one prerequisite: Forgiveness.

God puts a huge priority on our ability to share his grace with others. Mark 11.25 • Matthew 6.14-15 In the Lord’s Prayer we have these two lines, Matthew 6.12 BCPAnd forgive us our trespass...
Christ Almighty! · 6d ago

Who’s the Man? That’d be us Christians.

American Christians’ persecution mentality… and the sober reality. There’s a 2006 Sprint commercial pertinent to this discussion. I attached the video… which has been on YouTube a while, so ...
Christ Almighty! · 1w ago

Easter.

Or “Resurrection Sunday,” for those who are paranoid about what “Easter” might mean. On 5 April 33, before the sun rose at 5:23 a.m. in Jerusalem, Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead. Execu...
Christ Almighty! · 1W ago

Jesus’s resurrection: If he wasn’t raised, we’re boned.

It’s kind of a necessary doctrine. Of Christianity’s two big holidays, Christmas is the easier one for pagans to swallow. ’Cause Jesus of Nazareth was born. That, they won’t debate. There ar...
Christ Almighty! · 1W ago

Theists and deists: The ways people believe in God.

Most pagans do believe in God, y’know. Theist /'θi.ɪst/ adj. Believes in the existence of God or gods.2. Believes in one God, a personal being, the universe’s creator, who interacts with its...
Christ Almighty! · 1W ago

When we’re surrounded by sickness and evil.

A psalm for whenever we feel like we’re crapped upon. A lot of the “problems” westerners go through are what we call “first-world problems”: If you’re rich and comfortable, little annoyances...
Christ Almighty! · 1W ago

Passover: When God saved the Hebrews.

And how Christians observe it. Or don’t. Or do, but medieval-style. “Why don’t we celebrate Passover?” asked one of my students, when I once taught on the topic. “We do,” I said. “Christians...