But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:17

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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It’s a good thing I am retired; otherwise I don’t know when I’d find time to go to work!  I think we spend more time away from home than we actually spend at home — except for perhaps sleeping!  And when I am home, the yard work is keeping me really busy.
I...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:34

“Outreach” Services

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I have previously written an article aboutwhat the assembled church is for. One thing I pointed out is that the assembled church is NOT for inviting in unbelievers, such as with “outreach” services. The assembly is for corporate worship, edification, etc, for believers. And it is where...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 22:49

Yet Another Book Give-Away

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This is an extra copy which I purchased a few years back so as to be able to loan it out without losing mine.  It’s time to pass it on.
The book is paperback, with 374 pages, extremely informative about his cult.
Also, PLEASE take some of my other booksposted here!
As with previous books...

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 22:41

Jesus Lover of My Soul

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Jesus, lover of my soul, 
let me to thy bosom fly, 
while the nearer waters roll, 
while the tempest still is high; 
hide me, O my Savior, hide, 
till the storm of life is past; 
safe into the haven guide, 
O receive my soul at last! 
Other refuge have I none; 
ha...

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 06:28

Another Book Give-Away

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This is an extra copy which I purchased a few years back so as to be able to loan it out without losing mine (which has happened in the past).  It’s time to pass it on.
The book is paperback, with 99 pages.
Also, PLEASE take some of my other booksposted here!
As with previous books...

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Friday, 03 August 2018 23:37

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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It’s been quite a busy time for me, giving me little time for blog work. I’ve had a few piping jobs - and today I will be playing for a funeral an hour away - as well as taking an overnight with my sweetie to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of our wedding. And the yard work never...

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Monday, 30 July 2018 02:37

Pedophile Priests

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Over the last few decades I have learned about hundreds, if not thousands, of priests who molested children (age 12 and under specifically) and yet were kept in their positions; the ungodly Papist Church just moved them around and around whenever they were caught. This, of course, has led to...

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Monday, 23 July 2018 09:04

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Quite a few good articles to link to this time; some for education and some for edification.  
TheShroud of Turin is NOT genuine.  I’ve been saying that since I first heard of it years and years ago.
Romanism’s false hope ofpurgatory.
The moral law reflects God’s...

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Saturday, 21 July 2018 06:49

History Lesson Follow-Up

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Jesse, atRational Christian Discernment, has written some articles about the history of Roman Catholicism that you might find to be an interesting addition to the series I just finished. Search around.
The Historical Development of Papal Authority.  For more on papal authority, I direct you to...

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 22:47

A History Lesson, Part 7

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The greatest military challenge to the Eastern empire was the rise of Islam.  When Mohammed died in 632, his followers carried their faith with the sword into the Persian and Byzantine empires. Major centers were lost to the Muslim hordes: Damascus fell in 635, Jerusalem in 638, Caesarea in...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 23:31

A History Lesson, Part 6

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Excursus:  Icons and Iconoclasm
From the earliest beginnings of the church, artwork of various biblical scenes began to adorn meeting places.  During the fourth century, when Christian architecture became possible, buildings were adorned with paintings and mosaics of Jesus, the apostles,...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:15

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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The Good:
A very interesting discussion with a Roman Catholic. The author knocks it out of the park against the Papists.
Interesting article about the arrangement and history of the books of the Bible.
Should Christians observe the Torah? Absolutely not, and I’ve previously warned about the...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 23:25

A History Lesson, Part 5

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In June 452, Attila the Hun was destroying everything in his wake and the weakened Roman army avoided him as the population of Rome fled. Since the Roman emperor was doing nothing to save Rome, Bishop Leo — on the emperor’s authority — met Attila at the Po River with a peace...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:40

A History Lesson, Part 4

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After Constantine’s conversion he convened general councils to settle major troubling issues. In 314 he convened a general council of the west at Arles, and in 325 he convened the first General Council of the whole church at Nicea. It was at the Nicene council that a policy of patriarchates...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 22:50

A History Lesson, Part 3

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The church in Rome received honor from all Christians for several reasons.  First, Rome was the capital of the empire, and known as the “Eternal City.” Secondly, it was the largest and wealthiest church in the western part of the empire, and it was known for its orthodoxy and...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 02:22

A History Lesson, Part 2

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In AD 250 Emperor Decius (249-251) started the worst persecution Christians had yet faced. Decius commanded all citizens of the empire to sacrifice to the Roman gods, or face death. Those who sacrificed were given a certificate as evidence they obeyed, while some were able to obtain false...

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Friday, 06 July 2018 02:28

A History Lesson, Part 1

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Over the past decade I’ve posted my own articles, and links to other articles, which are critical of Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox teachings, as well as examining doctrinal differences between them. In order to understand the positions of these churches today, we have to learn the...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 04:04

Book offer!!!!

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I think someone asked for the book, "Why Wait" by Josh McDowell and I lost the request.  If you requested it, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Also, I am still trying to give away many books, as noted previously.   Here are the ones still looking for homes:The Stranger on the Road To...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 09:52

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these episodes, and it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. It’s been very busy time, including a fun time playing for a high school production of “Brigadoon” three hours north on the 22nd and...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 01:13

Is Your “Photo” Distorted?

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Anyone who studies photography knows that when the setting on the camera are not properly adjusted, the picture can come out distorted or blurry. Such is also the case when someone interprets the Bible without looking at the context or ignoring what the Bible clearly teaches in other places.
Eric J....

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Monday, 18 June 2018 06:40

Book Offering!

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I acquired this book from an elderly woman who was cleaning out her library a couple years back, and I just finished it last night (no it didn't take me that long to read!).  I no longer have a need for the book, having copied out good citations for posting on “The...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 22:41

Who were the Nephilim in Genesis 6?

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There seem to be two primary interpretations of who the Nephilim of Genesis 6:4 are:
  1. Offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men.”
  2. A race of wicked people who were contemporaries of the “sons of God” and “daughters of men.
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Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:17

Genesis 6:4

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Before I post my article on who the Nephilim of Genesis 6:4 were, I think it would be good to review what various Bibles say in their translations (I’m even including the horrid “The Message” here because I have parallel with it and the NIV, and I found the...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 10:40

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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I am really getting behind on things.  It’s a good thing I’m retired because otherwise I don’t know how I’d have enough time to go to work!!
I’ve been doing a lot of reading articles which come my way, and I’m again going to be sharing with you:
The Good:
Some...

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This article will attempt to answer the question, “Who were the 'sons of God' and the 'daughters of men' of Genesis Chapter 6:1-4?"  I posted the original version of this article on 3 January 2015, but since that time I felt the need to include more information and delete the commentary...

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