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A Surprising and Significant Twist in the Good Samaritan Story Most People Never Notice

When Jesus told an inquirer that if he would ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ he … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Love Others as Ourselves?

When we decide to love others as ourselves, we must first consider carefully what ‘loving others’ means and determine how we can best develop a lifestyle on this basis. For many of us religious rules are the only guidelines we … Continue reading

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How Terrible for the Rich!

Jesus spoke to a group of his followers, along with a crowd of others who came to hear him. Luke chapter 6 records that Jesus told them strange things about the poor, the hungry, and the mournful. This was appropriate … Continue reading

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The Fall of Satan in Revelation 12

The third passage used to create the myth of the fall of Satan, besides those in Isaiah and Ezekiel, is Revelation chapter 12. I contend that this chapter has nothing to say on the subject. Apocalyptic The first problem with … Continue reading

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