Did Christ Call Us to be Moral Guardians? – Greg Boyd – ReKnew

Whenever Christians try to enforce their doctrines or morals on others, the result has usually been at least as bad as any non-Christian version of the kingdom of this world. Even more concerning, it’s been far more damaging to the kingdom of God than any other version of the kingdom of the world. There’s no …

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Can People Really Change?

The short answer to the question, "Can people really change?," is: most people can change, and some people won't; but some people can't. But, that short of an answer raises questions like why and how. Why can some people not change? When people change, how does change occur in them? The Nature of Change Change …

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Biblical considerations for an inclusive view of salvation

Biblical considerations for an inclusive view of salvation — Read on rachelheldevans.com/blog/bible-inclusive-salvation-heaven-hell ______________________ OTHER RESOURCES: C. S. Lewis’ Emeth: An Illustration of Inclusive Salvation What About Those Who Have Not Heard?Universalism and “The Devil’s Redemption” | Jesus Creed

3 Crucial Reasons Why Holding to PSA (Penal Substitution Atonement) is Legitimate

1. Only Exclusive PSA is Problematic Justice can be both restorative and retributive; these complementary aspects of authentic justice are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the two aspects belong together in order to comprise and demonstrate a well-rounded justice. Penal Substitution Atonement can harmoniously coexist with other Atonement views, such as Medical Substitution, Christus Victor, Aikido …

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How God Changes People | Deeper Walk International

Do you know how God changes people? We've all had those times when we realized we needed to be different, admitted as much to others, and tried our best to change. Our hardest attempts prove minimally effective and short-lived. Most of the time, nothing changes. Why can't we experience transformation? This is especially puzzling and …

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Humility Precedes Power

There’s a lot of seeking for God’s “power” among Christians. They should be seeking Jesus, not his power; but here’s how to really tell if a person has God’s “power” (grace) on their life: THEY ADMIT THEIR SPECIFIC WEAKNESSES. The Apostle writes, ...I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ …

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7 Passages that Correct Pushy Pastors

Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out of this rock?” And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his staff twice, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their …

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Shortcut to Revival

The quickest way to renewing devoted love for Jesus (a.k.a. Revival) is to ask the Heavenly Father to show you His love. “We love Him, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) This shortcut is true, because we cannot work up Love for God. We can only be ready to receive it. Revival is …

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Q&A: “How Good Must I be In Order to be Called a Christian?”

A Facebook friend-of-friend recently posted the following:To be saved a person must stop smoking, drinking, drugs, and cussing. Attend church on a regular basis, and become a born again Christian. Now are you ready to commit to being a Christian? If not then Hell is your destiny.....If you don't believe me, read your Bible. So …

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Instead of Two-Faced, the Church Must be “TrueFaced” — The Cure

What if God isn't Who you think he is & neither are you? What if taking God's side against our sinfulness and placing trust in Jesus Christ to reconcile us to God is the Way to knowing God's unconditional love? What if that reconciled relationship with God means you have a new identity in Jesus... that the …

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