Why did Jesus Choose Paul?

The other day I was talking with someone about the Bible, and they proceeded to ask me this question: “Why did Jesus choose Paul to become His disciple?” The question was in reference to Paul’s background as a Pharisee and how he strongly persecuted the early church. So as I thought …

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The Hebrew Roots Movement, the Law and Christmas

I have been visiting a few Hebrew Roots Movement pages on Facebook and the web over the last few days since they are all abuzz again with the pagan/Christmas myths. I have literally (and kindly) asked them to provide evidence that would prove the myth of any pagan deity’s birthday, …

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Finding Joy in Tribulations

Cancer is a serous illness that affects many, many people around the world. It has affected several people in my life, and I’m sure many in most everyone’s. And it’s not only cancer, but many different illnesses and struggles plague the world today. I have recently been taking someone very close …

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The American Dream: The Errors of the Prosperity Gospel

I have been thinking a lot lately about the American society that my family and I live in. One thing that has really been on my mind in particular is the whole concept of the “American Dream.” It’s what almost every American these days seems to strive for. But what …

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Who are Our Neighbors?

In Matthew, we are given the scenario of the Pharisees coming to Christ to question Him about the commandments: 34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 …

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Removing Stumbling Blocks from Your Christian Walk

So I’ve noticed (for a long time now) that the lifestyles of many of those within the Christian community are very often hard to discern from those outside said community. I’ve actually even seen atheists who are more loving and hold to higher moral standards than many Christians. Why is …

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The Apostle Paul: The Perfect Example of Repentance (Metanoia)

The Biblical idea of repentance is much more than most modern Christians associate today. It is more than just simply asking for forgiveness or feeling sorry for your actions. While these things are part of repentance, true repentance goes even farther by completely changing after your remorse. True repentance means …

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Why Christians Should not Keep Yom Kippur

The Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, is considered the holiest day in Judaism. It is observed by some Christians as well even though this practice is incompatible with Christianity because of Jesus’ atonement. The Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur as it is known today, required the Temple and the …

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Metanoia: Understanding the True Meaning of Repentance

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Such was the heralding call of both John the Baptist and Jesus, but sadly many people miss the importance of this command. To many Christians the term repent (and repentance) simply mean to “feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one’s …

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