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Testings....and crowns...

Why are there seemingly so many trials and tribulations throughout our lives that each of us must walk through? What possibly could the purpose be of a loving Father, if indeed it is 'he' who sends them? Or is it simply, as some say, 'from the devil' - the enemy of old? It sounds much 'holier' if we claim it's from the enemy and we are being persecuted for His sake, doesn't it? But is that really true all the time? There are many scriptures that encourage us, as those who love Him, that...

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Why Bother?

It is often asked, “If the law of God is just there to prove we can’t keep it, then why bother trying?” This is a good and fair question based on a snippet of Scripture being misunderstood.  The Law of God instructs us on how to live; in doing so, it does point out our sin, with sin being defined as breaking the law of God (1 John 3:4).  The curse of the law, or rather the penalty of it, is death (Romans 6:23); this is known as the law of sin and death (Romans...

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