Tag: Adam and Eve

Free Will…eeee!

I’ve chewed on this one for quite some time.  There is more to understand but I want to take a stab at one of the more “touchy” concepts out there. You will hear in any teaching the concept that “God gave us free will.”  We use that to make all kinds of excuses why stuff…

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Separated or hiding?

I got a form letter in the mail two days ago. God’s timing is funny. Actually it is probably the enemy making a play to keep us down yet again. Still it is funny that this flyer would show up right in the middle of this series of posts. We have been looking at the…

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More fun with “sin”

I thought about this title and wondered if it was too provocative.  Maybe it is but there is a point.  We have turned the concept of “sin” or hamartia into something it isn’t.  In the last post I talked about how this ancient Greek word for sin, hamartia is actually a literary concept used by the…

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Flesh and Spirit: part 1

Flesh and Spirit.  When you see those words together do you have a reaction?  Religion uses these terms to manipulate and terrorize people into obedient submission.  Pastors use the “you better not be living in the flesh” threat to keep people behaving (at least on the outside).  In this journey of “gifts” (check out this post)…

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