Prayer and Knowing God

“If God runs the universe, why should I pray?” People have asked similar questions of me. This question assumes that God doesn’t want to hear from us. That assumption isn’t at all true. He wants a personal, loving relationship with his children–us. A vitale part of that kind of a relationship is communication, that is, prayer from us to him and his messages back to us. How does God talk to me when I pray? Praying is merely talking to …

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Church and Knowing God

People have told me, “I’m spiritual but not religious.” They have also asked me, “Why is church important?” Then, they go on to explain that they don’t want the trappings of worship in church but state that they do believe in God. When I get a little deeper with them, they say that they were very bored sitting in church when they were children and thus don’t want it as adults. When people experience the Holy Spirit’s miraculous work in …

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The Bible and knowing God

We come to know God by engaging in the Bible’s truths. Don’t get me wrong. I know people who have been given God’s Word since childhood but haven’t known the God revealed there. Thus, knowing ABOUT God is not the same as knowing God, which involves a personal relationship with him. In addition, I’ve known people who have studied the Bible’s ideas and history but who have no faith in its God. Such people study it from the viewpoint of …

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Knowing God

When I was young, I thought that God was unknowable, especially when he didn’t answer my prayers. He seemed to be on a par with Santa Claus, at least when I found out that Santa was a myth. Can anyone really know God, or is he a figment of people’s imagination like Santa? You probably already know my take on God, which I have expressed in the rest of my blogposts. I believe that he is knowable. In fact, I …

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God and My Wife’s death

On November 4, 2020, in the middle of the night, my wife of fifty-six years died. She often experienced insomnia and would get up during the night to read and take some sleepy-time tea. We were all packed and ready to go on a trip to visit our family, the Creation Museum, and The Ark Encounter. However, I know her soul went on a much better trip. Here’s how I figure it must have happened. She must have gone out …

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Where is God?

God’s Eye Nebula in outer space I’ve been doing research on the ideas, believed by some people, that God is in everyone and that God is the same as everyone. Their concept is that I am God and that all I need to do is come to accept that idea. The result would be that I will be transformed into a better self. That idea was popularized by Shirley MacLaine in a 1987 miniseries entitled Out On a Limb about …

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The God of the Bible is the ONE, only-true God

How can the God of the Bible be one God and the only true God? Isn’t that thinking narrow-minded? Don’t all religions believe in the same God? How can Jesus be so exclusive as to claim that he’s the only way to God?   First, God is one God, not three or more. One assumption of the whole Bible about God begins at Deuteronomy 6:5, “The LORD our God, the LORD, is one. Love the LORD your God with all …

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News Wants to Control You: Be Equipped to Evaluate It

If you want to be able to identify what the news is doing to spin or slant news information, this book is for you. It’s at Amazon.com. After reading this book, you will have the tools necessary to find the unbiased content in a biased article or report. How do you know when the words a reporter or commentator are objective or subjective, based on reason or emotion?   I will share with you my insights based on a lifetime …

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

Many people think of the Holy Spirit as a power of God, an “it.” However, the Bible’s language is really clear that he is a Person. Jesus in John 14, 15, and 16 makes three separate predictions about the Holy Spirit’s coming from him after he returns to the Father. His language is unmistakable that he would send “another Counselor” or “Comforter” to his followers then. His words are meant to comfort his disciples since he has told them that …

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Who is Jesus?

Some people have said that Jesus never existed. However, four well-preserved documents show that they are wrong. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John wrote independent accounts with different purposes for their audiences describing the history of Jesus’ life and ministry. Other people describe Jesus as just a good, well-meaning, human teacher. However, the problem with that idea is that because he claimed that he was God, either he was mentally-ill, needing therapy, or he was indeed God. His many amazing miracles …

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