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The Great American Eclipse of 2017

July 25th 2017

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. It will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire contiguous United States. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the sun for a viewer on earth. This is the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States since 1979.

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Trap 4: Deconstructionism

June 26th 2017

Deconstructionism is a word used to label the steady flow of negative opinions expressed concerning Western institutions, beliefs, and values in order to tear down the old certainties upon which Western Culture was founded.  In theological terms, the deconstructionist approach to interpreting the Bible comes out of postmodernism and is simply another denial of the existence of absolute truth.  Within Western academia and media today, deconstructionism finds a home within the continual tearing down of the values in which Western civilization is based upon, with the intent of making everything within Western civilization secular in nature.

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Trap 3: Academic Collectivism

June 19th 2017

Trap number three in our list of four is labeled as “Academic Collectivism.”  Academic Collectivism holds a heavy reliance on peer-review as the almost exclusive standard for historical truth.  This type of peer-review is basically incestuous in nature, having one “scholar” quoting another, with each recalculating the other’s reviews.  In the end, none of them take the time to consult sources that are outside of their academic sphere.  Experts quote each other and those from their “group” rather than consulting original sources.  This destructive and harmful tendency now dominates modern academia.

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Trap 2: Modernism

June 10th 2017

The second trap within our list of four is Modernism.  Modernism examines historical incidents as if they had occurred today, and historical persons as if they lived today, rather than in the past.  Modernism separates history from its context and setting.  Modernism’s effect upon a worldview is summed up in the statement, “the way it is is the way it always has been.”

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Trap 1: Post-Structuralism

June 6th 2017

A snare is defined as “a trap used for catching animals or birds.”  Snares are said to be one of the simplest traps and are also looked upon as being very effective.  They are cheap to produce and easy to set in large numbers.  That sure sounds like a good description of Satan’s tactics…

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A Society Must Know Its History

May 22nd 2017

The Bible is very clear about a society knowing its history.  The way a people view and understand their history eventually affects the way those people will behave. 

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Thoughts on Prayer

May 5th 2017

The ultimate objective of prayer is God’s glory.  The basis of our appeal during prayer is solely upon the grace of God.  What most Christians have not studied out is that our prayers actually activate action within the heavenlies, within the unseen realm.  A careful study of the first 23 verses of Daniel 9 will provide the Chrisitian keen insight:

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Total Depravity

April 20th 2017

The doctrine of total depravity is the acknowledgement that the Bible teaches that, as a result of the fall of man (Genesis 3:6), every part of man—his mind, his emotions, his will, and his flesh—has been corrupted by sin.  Total depravity is a label that is used to summarize what the Bible teaches about the spiritual condition of fallen man.  Within the Calvinists’ TULIP, the acronym commonly used to describe what are known as the five points of Calvinism (the doctrines of grace), the “T” is where we find “total depravity”.

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Should Temptations be considered Trials

April 13th 2017

A Christian should recognize that there is victory available to him or her at all times and that is because a Believer can never get into a temptation that he or she cannot get out of.  The apostle Paul explains that no temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man:

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God and His Grace

March 18th 2017

God’s grace (Gr: charis (χάρις), Stong’s G5485) is His active favor, bestowing His greatest gift upon those who deserve His greatest punishment.

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The Jews Require a Sign

March 6th 2017

The Jews of Jesus’ day were expecting a sign.  A sign was an indication to them that the Lord (Yahweh) was dealing with them in a particular manner.  A sign meant a signal, a beacon, a monument, an omen, a token, or an evidential miracle.

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Take Every Thought Captive to Christ

February 21st 2017

What does it mean when Scripture encourages the Christian to “take every thought captive to Christ” in 2 Corinthians 10?  Is this just a catchy Christian slogan, a command from the Apostle Paul to use a “Christ filter” applied against every thought we have, or is there something much more profound, yet neglected by the Church in the 21st century, that is found within the context?

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