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Nations That Forget God

Before Israelites entered the Promised Land, Moses warned they "will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands" (Deuteronomy 31:29).  How bad would they get?  “The LORD will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish” (…

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Life Without God: Mini Article Now Available

My mini article Life Without God, published in the Oneida, TN Independent Herald online epaper for October 18, 2021, is now available in Words of Wisdom Newspaper Articles.

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An Intelligence Test: Mini Article Now Available

Paul’s first missionary trip began on the island of Cyprus: “And when they arrived in Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They also had John as their assistant. Now when they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus, who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man…

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Faith Or Cowardice

My Words of Wisdom Minute from October 4, 2021, Faith Or Cowardice, is now available in Words of Wisdom Newspaper Articles.

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Bible Talent Is Money: Mini Article Now Available

Jesus taught about a man going on a journey who distributed talents to his servants, “to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability” (Matthew 25:15). But he rebuked the one-talent man by saying: “you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers” (Matthew 25:27). Sad, isn’t it, that people have crowded God out of their worship by …

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God's Work is Unchanged: Mini Article Available

“Consider the work of God; For who can make straight what He has made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:13). In the Creation, God: “divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day and the darkness He called Night”          (Genesis 1:4-5); He caused “the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear,” making “Earth” and “Seas”     (…

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The Time Is Now: Short Available Now

When their government oppressed God's people, the Prophet Elijah asked the timid Israelites, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him" (1 Kings 18:21). Good people cannot survive in a society (or world!) by shrinking away from the inevitable choice: good or evil. Joshua challenged his people: “choose for yourselves this day whom you …

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Follow Destruction With Faith: Mini Article Available

As Elijah watched, “behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice” (1 Kings 19:11-12). Earthly powers…

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Have a Good Heart: Mini Article Now Available

Solomon said: “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered” (Proverbs 28:26).  Jeremiah wrote: "The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9); and “O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps (Jeremiah 10:23). God’s inspired Word tells us no…

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Living Slowly: Mini Article Available

“A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken” (Proverbs 15:13). A happy face usually shows a happy heart within. “Sorrow of the heart” would usually show a depressed or dejected individual. One person cannot have both at the same time!  “All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast” (Prover…

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See For Yourself: Mini Article Available

To the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus proved He was The Prophet, because, as she said, “He told me all that I ever did” (John 4:39). When she told her neighbors, “they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. And many more believed because of His own word” (John 4:40-41). (1) The true Prophet of God didn’t ask a stranger any details about her life before He told her …

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Salvation and Prayer: Words of Wisdom Mini Article Available

In the New Testament, there is no record of a sinner being saved by prayer alone.  When the church of Christ began, sinful Jews asked, “what shall we do?”  Peter told them to, “Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38). The first Gentile sinner, Cornelius, was praying, but was told to send for Peter to tell him saving w…

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Reeling from Stealing: Mini Article

Jesus said: "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19). “Treasures” have earthly value, and God approves respect for personal ownership. Everyone who breaks in and steals is a thief who is violating God’s Law. The Gospel of Christ teaches:  “Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working…

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Who Lights the Fires? - Mini Article Now Available

“A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, But knowledge is easy to him who understands” (Proverbs 14:6). A “scoffer” claims to seek wisdom but contradicts wisdom when presented. Scoffers reject the possibility of wisdom before they open their eyes to it! Therefore, “A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, Nor will he go to the wise” (Proverbs 15:12). Scoffers are destructive …

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Critical Race Theory: Mini article Available Now

My short article from 19 July 2021 on Critical Race Theory is now available in Words of Wisdom Articles. An extended version is also available in Questions Answered for June 27, 2021.

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No "Separation of Church and State"

There is no such thing as “Separation of Church and State,” not in the U.S. Constitution, or in practice!  The U.S. Constitution never separates “church and state.”  In practice, though, the Federal Government has used “faith-based charities” for years to accomplish some of their programs.  In Tennessee, Catholic Charities administer the Federal program of immigrant resettlement.  Why can pulpits …

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Falling Short - Words of Wisdom Available Now

“Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it” (Hebrews 3:17 -…

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Judemental Cancel Culture: Mini Article Now Available

“Also do not take to heart everything people say, Lest you hear your servant cursing you. For many times, also, your own heart has known That even you have cursed others” (Ecclesiastes 7:21-22). How hypocritical is anyone who condemns others for that of which they, themselves, have done? Have the “cancel culture judges” never used the words they now hold in contempt? “As it is written: ‘There …

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QA: Are Homosexuals Born of God?

QUESTION: Since "everyone who loves is born of God and knows God" (1 John 4:7), then are homosexuals who love each other "born of God"? - June 2, 2019   

ANSWER: This is a very good question in view of our present society. Presenting homosexuality as an "alternate lifestyle" in schools, popularising representatives in movies, entertaining the idea on TV, or defending as "legal rights" wit…

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Creation ID: Mini Article Now Available

Jesus Christ endorsed the Genesis Creation account when He said “He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female’” (Matthew 19:4). There is condemnation for all who cross, or ignore, this distinction. “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4). Gender benders can change. “Do not be deceived. Neithe…

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