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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Human Culture and Knowing God

How can we be Christians in our ungodly culture? Some people like the Amish want to separate themselves from the culture around them. Others figure that they can blend in with their culture if the Bible doesn’t condemn it directly. Who’s right? One problem with western cultures is that they have eliminated God from their content. In other words, the evil influence of secularism has prevailed in our cultures. It’s obvious in movies, sports, TV, songs, and other content of …

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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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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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