Monthly Archives: November 2012

RELIGIOUS ANIMOSITY (1)

“Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated” (George Washington). George Washington was born … Continue reading

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METAPHORS FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: CLOTHING

When most of us arise in the morning one of the first things we think about is, “What shall I wear today?” For some of us this is not a big deal, but with others it is, if not a … Continue reading

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METAPHORS FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: LIGHT

For all the learning that has taken place over the history of mankind, the world in which we live is in a great darkness of ignorance. People are ignorant of the true God. They are ignorant of his law for … Continue reading

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METAPHORS FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: SALT

One of the major problems people of the present time have in understanding the Bible is that we do not think like people of Biblical times. We are educated in terms of facts and conclusions. Everything must be precise in … Continue reading

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METAPHORS FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: VINE AND BRANCHES

The relationship of the Christian to Christ is like no other in human experience. It is so unique that multiple word-pictures are used in the Bible to convey to the human mind something of what this relationship is like. Jesus … Continue reading

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METAPHORS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: DISCIPLE

“Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ” Dietrich Bonhoeffer As we are looking at terms which are descriptive of the Christian life, we come to one that may be difficult to understand in a different way from that of … Continue reading

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METAPHORS FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: SLAVERY

Remarkably, one of the metaphors frequently employed by New Testament writers has been toned down in many versions, most likely because it is so objectionable to the senses of so many who profess to be Christians these days. Besides being … Continue reading

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