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How many times have you heard views on same-sex marriage and interracial marriage lumped together? Any Christian who knows the Bible should reject and be offended by such an outrageous comparison. Scripture forbids homosexuality (Lev. 18:22; Rom. 1:26, 27), but nowhere does it prohibit interracial relationships. Any “Christians” who teach against interracial relationships need to…

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Astrology

After months of kindly feeding Christopher Columbus and his crew on their fourth voyage to the Americas, Jamaica’s natives decided to discontinue the gesture. So when Columbus learned from the astronomical almanac he used for navigation that there would be a total lunar eclipse on the evening of February 29, 1504, he told the Jamaicans…

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A Googol Years and Counting

Around 1930 American mathematician Edward Kasner asked his nephew to choose a name for the number that is a one followed by 100 zeros, and the boy called it a googol. That was the intended name for the search engine Google, except the word was misspelled. The website was named for this massive number because…

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I’m Not Judgmental

It wouldn’t surprise me if I’m called judgmental, despite my message being quite the opposite. So let me tell you, I’m very careful when concluding what kind of a person someone is. I’ll use Marilyn Manson to make my point. His music is garbage, but I’m confident he’s not the psychotic lunatic he appears to…

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Misuse of the Christian Label

Card games have been preached against for their association with gambling, and pool tables for their association with alcohol. Bowling can be preached against for both. Starting in Middle-Age Europe as a game called ninepins, it made its way to America and became a gambling attraction, so much so that some states banned bowling with…

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Legalism

Pentecostals are unfairly accused of legalism for things including, but not limited to, different hair length on men and women, abstaining from makeup and jewelry, and not wearing clothes that reveal a lot of skin. These issues are covered in my previous posts called Humility vs. Pride and Hair Length, and also my essay about…

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Humility vs. Pride

Out of many disciples (students/followers), Jesus chose twelve “whom also He named apostles” (Luke 6:13). Evidently they let this privilege go to their heads, because “there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be the greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by Him, and…

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Easter Sunday

Many people assume the winter season is when Earth is the farthest from the sun, and that summer is when it’s at its closest. Actually, Earth is roughly the same distance from the sun year-round. Earth’s tilted axis, which gives more sunlight to different regions at different times, is what causes seasons. It’s summer in…

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Music

Just one look at the cover of Metallica’s album Kill’em All should be enough for any reasonable person to know a true Christian wouldn’t listen to their music. I’m a former fan who no longer listens to their music for moral reasons. Many others quit listening to Metallica when they released their album Load, because…

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Justice in This Life and the Next

My 13-year stay in prison gave me a lot of time to think about the bad decisions I had made. I remember only bits and pieces from my last night of freedom that preceded prison, and the two people I was with were dead soon after. I’ll never know exactly what happened when I was…

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