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Why ‘Love the Sinner; Hate the Sin’ is Opposite to Jesus’ Teaching

Have you heard believers say they ‘Love the sinner but hate the sin’? At least you likely have heard of them. In fact, they don’t love the ‘sinner’ at all—at least not the way Jesus loves people. As we read … Continue reading

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Are Our Sins Gone as though They Never Happened? In One Sense–No

Justified! It is a wonderful truth that we are justified by Jesus: Some believers celebrate it with this homonym: ‘It is just if I’d never sinned!’ It’s cute and it’s catchy. But is it true? Are our sins gone as … Continue reading

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We are Agents for Expanding God’s Kingdom on Earth

The first three elements of the Good News of Jesus are so wonderful that almost anyone can embrace them: God is not Angry and Harsh with Us as Many of Us Thought God’s Love for Us Takes Away Our Fear, … Continue reading

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Jesus Obliterates Legalism

I belonged to a legalistic church in the 1970’s. Males had to wear their hair very short; females couldn’t cut their hair at all, or use makeup, or wear pants of any kind. And males and females couldn’t swim together. … Continue reading

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Murder!

We hear it in the news nearly every day—Murder! Yet no one asks What’s so bad about murder? because it doesn’t take a genius to realize murder is wrong. No society can thrive while allowing people to murder each other, … Continue reading

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