Category Archives: f) Observations & Interpretations

Here are short essays that present observations and interpretations of concepts in the bible. This is my version of applied religious philosophy based on the word of God. Some of these address applications in our world today, and some look at mysteries that no one can know for certain. I have done my best to listen to God and to stay true to the truth of his word.

You Are What You Think.

You are not what you think you are; instead, you are what you think. The spiritual struggle is for your mind as it is your mind that feeds the soul, with good or with the filth and debauchery of the world. Protect your mind because what it holds determines your desires and wants. The content you put into your mind affects how you react to life.

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7

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The Sinning Christian

The soul saved by faith in Christ is deemed righteous in the sight of God. Read Romans 4:5-8 The righteousness of Jesus is attributed to us, an underserved gift to those who believe. Read Ephesians 2:8-9 We are told that our old self has been destroyed Read Romans 6:6-7 and we are now free from the bonds of sin, Read Romans 6:18 and no longer slaves to sin; Read Romans 6:22 yet we all continue to sin until the day we die.

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Paradoxical Undercurrents of Christianity

Since the apple incident, humanity has believed the lie that it is preferable to live for their desires instead of for God. The instinct has been self-enrichment, self-preservation, self-satisfaction, and self-glorification. But life in Christ is dramatically contrary to those attitudes and objectives. By divine assistance, the Christian understands and submits to these undercurrents of the faith, manifesting a transformed life.

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All Men Are Created Equal

Not true. God made us individually, and not one person is the same as another. Besides common foundational biological attributes, every person is dramatically unique, superior in some ways and inferior in others.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14

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Do We Choose God or Does He Choose Us?

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Romans 8:28-30

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