Tag Archives: God’s purpose

THEISM, GOD MAINTAINS

  In the beginning God created — and said it is good. ************** I have an acre of land.  It has a house, a shed, a shop, cars, gardens, flower beds, driveway, grass, trees, mailbox, and other such plants and … Continue reading

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NEW BEGINNINGS

THE PARTY’S OVER! And I’m back to normal—good enough for me. I’ll try not to take advantage of my “eighties” excuses. I worried that my huff, bluff, and fluff which included the “ranting about me” might be more than I … Continue reading

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86? WHAT NOW?

  Yesterday is gone – the end of 85. Not much to report except I’m still alive, The future is at hand, the beginning of 86. What will the year hold, with its treats and tricks? ************ The picture shows … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFER?#10, Spread the Gospel

STAR WITNESSES In the 9th Chapter of John, Jesus, talking about the man who had been blind for 39 years said it had been to bring glory to God.  Many interpret the healing of the man to be the act … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFER? #9, Character Building

By time surely goes by!  It was on Sept. 24 that I wrote the #8 post on suffering.  I didn’t intend to let so much time pass before coming back to that subject. The next topic I wanted to discuss … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFER? – #8 Punishment

I am not prepared to make judgments about who, how, why God punishes in the present day.  But I think I have some sound opinions and advice about such a matter. So let me tell you some personal stories. We … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFER? – #7 Chastens/Punishes

According to Hebrews 12:6 “because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”   Punishment (chastisement) occurs as a disciplining measure resulting from misbehavior.  A father punishes his son for disobedience or rebellion.  … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFER? – #6 Discipline – The “Tire” Test

  “I guess we’ll have to try that test again,” God said. I think I remember the preacher who said that, but he was not important.  What was important was that statement.  It has stuck with me. In one of … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFER, Part 5 – Holy Spirit

Yesterday I ended my post with saying the Holy Spirit is a Comforter and gave the Bible illustration of Stephen who, while being stoned to death, saw Jesus. Today I want to discuss the role Christians should/could play in being … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFER, Part 4, I would strike them dead

Okay striking one dead might be a bit much, BUT IT’S GOOD FOR SOME FOLKS THAT I’M NOT GOD! I’m back to the issue of suffering.  At this point I want to say, I am writing to adults and about … Continue reading

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