Is God’s love Unconditional?

If you have ever experienced a fierce thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, you know its power. If you escaped a lightning strike, why did you survive its might? Well, the Bible says that God created everything including that storm. He allows but doesn’t cause the damage that tornadoes create. Why does he? He wants his wandering creation to return to him and has to get our attention. When God protects you from the violence and power of such a …

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Answer Muslims: Divided Together 2084

Do you want suspense, humor, and thoughtfulness in the same book? The title of Divided Together 2084 shows that in this mystery novel, two criminologists, a Christian and a Muslim, team up in their attempts to catch violent criminals, while they discuss their differing beliefs. Thus, it is a thoughtful mystery novel. It is set in a fictional A.D. 2084 Muslim country as an echo of George Orwell’s novel 1984.   I apologize that I wasn’t able to find a …

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Believing Is Seeing!

Is seeing always believing? When I sit to eat meals at my condo’s front window with the blinds down, I look through the opening between two blinds and move my head from side to side. I see six windows together in the house across the street. I also see two smaller trees next to the curb and two larger trees near the last condo across our court. On Mondays, I see four garbage bins in front of that same condo. …

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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 your …

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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 have written 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 claims that he is God, either he is mentally-ill, needing therapy, or he is indeed God. His many amazing …

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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

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 very hard to have the means to get out of …

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God’s perfection and human virus

At this writing, the world is going through a pandemic which is driven by a deadly virus called COVID-19 because it started in 2019 in China. It’s  deadly because up until now, we have had 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. No one knows what Jesus as one Person of God looks like, but …

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