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The Fork in the Road: An Email from a Church of Christ Preacher, Part 2

I get emails – ______________________ Jay, I was speaking to a preacher friend of mine today about this topic (salvation issues vs. opinionated issues), and he is very conservative/traditional. He speaks for a pretty large congregation (several hundred), and I … Continue reading

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Jon Guerra: “Enough for Me”

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1 Corinthans 6:12-14 (“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats”), Part 2

In the last post, we considered the Corinthian argument that sexual urges are natural and therefore may be morally satisfied with someone other than a spouse. In fact, the discussion will soon turn to prostitution — a common and very acceptable … Continue reading

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The Fork in the Road: An Email from a Church of Christ Preacher, Part 1

I get emails – _________________________ Jay, The reason I am writing to you is because I have been doing much questioning over the past few years regarding “doctrinal” issues in the churches of Christ. I was raised in what is … Continue reading

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Apologetics: July 27, 2014 class (Reconciling the Big Bang with Genesis 1)

Here are links to today’s class. The materials may be found at – Apologetics: The Bible and Science, Part 7 (Quark Confinement and Six Days) Apologetics: The Bible and Science, Part 8 (the Finely Tuned Universe) Apologetics: The Bible and … Continue reading

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1 Corinthans 6:12-14 (“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats”), Part 1

[I've modified this since first posted to include v.14 and to delete "God shall destroy" as coming from Paul. I'll explain the deletion in the next post of this series.] (1Co 6:12 ESV) “All things are lawful for me,” but … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (“the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God”)

(1 Cor 6:9–11 ESV) 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6:4-8 (Taking a brother to court)

(1 Cor 6:4–6 ESV) 4 So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? 5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade: Accordance for iOS

A few days ago, I reviewed the Windows version of Accordance Bible Software. Today I want to discuss the Accordance iPhone application. The application is free, and once I entered my password, the software synced with my PC software, offering … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6:1-3 (We were saved to become kings)

(1Co 6:1-3 ESV) When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if … Continue reading

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