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Watching Daily at My Gates

May 1             Ephesians 5:1-7                      Do you follow Christ?  Or as the first verse can be read, do you imitate Christ?  Do you know what to do in order to follow or imitate Christ?  Verse two tells us to walk in love.  That will be first.  This will be the love that Christ has […]

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Sinless at Birth?

As I was studying up about Pelagius, I wondered if Pelagius ever had children?  I say this because Pelagius believed that children were born without sin.   As a father of three young children, I really do not know how Pelagius could come to such a conclusion. Pelagius was a British monk and theologian born in […]

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Rejoice in Your Youth (1)

Ecclesiastes 11:9   “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.”             The days of your […]

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Public Universities: The Answer to our Prayers?

“The end of learning is to repair the ruin of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, imitate him, to be like him.” John Milton                Young men and women, in whose hearts God has worked regeneration, have a desire and zeal to learn […]

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Praying For the Peace of Jerusalem

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.  Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.  For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.  Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.”   Psalm 122:6-9 Jerusalem was always […]

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An Irresistible Need

                             Many years ago I was sitting in a religion class with a Protestant                         Reformed friend when the religion professor, who was also a                         minister, said concerning man and God’s grace, “What makes a                         man different from all the other animals is that he can say ‘no’                         to God.”   We […]

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Apollonaris

Before reading, ask yourself: -Who is Apollonaris? -Why must Christ have a human nature? -How does heresy strengthen the church? Apollinaris, bishop of Laodicia, was a highly esteemed writer and theologian of the 4th century.  He was known for his piety and orthodoxy.  Athanasius held him in such high regard that he would not even […]

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