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 Experience. 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?

I’ve been doing research on the ideas, believed by some people, that God is in everyone and that God is everyone. Their concept is that I am God but that all I need to do is come to accept that idea and that I will be transformed into a better self. That position was popularized by Oprah Winfrey in a 1987 miniseries entitled Out On a Limb about her life. Oprah was raised as a Baptist but rejected her unbringing …

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The God of the Bible is the only ONE 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, 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 your heart, …

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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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Who is God? God is Father.

Whether or not our fathers were available when we were growing up, we all had fathers. However, God is very different from earthly fathers. The God revealed in his Bible is the perfect Father. Our earthly fathers were very imperfect. My father was available on the weekends as a traveling salesman and manager. He never perpetrated any physical or emotional abuse on us three boys. But he never disciplined us either. My mother was the opposite as a strict disciplinarian …

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God and ants

God seems to love variety and colors in his creation. The Bible in Proverbs 6:6 says, “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” On the face of it, God is saying that we should be busy with our productive activities like ants. However, the context of the verse has a wise father giving his son wise advice. The son has entered into an unwise relationship and agreement with someone. The father tells him to work …

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God’s perfection and human virus

The world is going through a pandemic which is driven by a deadly virus called COVID-19 because it started in 2019. It’s  deadly because at this point and in the near future, we have no vaccine to stop it. It mostly attacks the lungs and respiration so that people die within a short time if they do not have immunity levels high enough to fight it. On the other hand, God is so perfect that no virus can ever affect …

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The coronavirus and God

I was reflecting on God’s relationship with COVID-19 when the stay-at-home order short-circuited my medical search for a solution to the strong arthritis in my neck. What does God have to do with coronavirus and arthritic pain, after all?     When I have to stay home because of the virus, I can’t get the medical help for my painful neck, which robs my sleep and distracts me from God’s call to write. It also prevents me from being able …

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