Preparing for Baptism

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In the fall of 2011, I attended the Feast of Tabernacles for the first time in several years. I was just planning to visit with my parents, see some friends, and enjoy the fun activities. I had certainly not planned on my whole life changing, but that is what happened. Almost from the first day, […]

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A Mustard Seed of Faith

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  The early church fathers were avid students of the Bible. They drew many lessons from it, which they shared with other Christians, both in their own times and for us today. The present article considers various passages from one of them, Origen, found in various places in his writings, on having faith. Origen was the […]

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How My Son Helped Strengthen My Faith

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When he was born, he was a bluish color and not breathing. We found out about 30 minutes later that he had an infection in both lungs. His oxygen level was only half of what it should have been. Kyle and I were by his side every minute we could be. We prayed over him […]

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  My heart is as solid as a rock, Melted lava when I think back. The sprout of spring with flowing tears, Accumulated sadness for years. A silhouette cast off in the dark, A shining star in my thoughts. A beacon of hope showing the way, Endless possibilities and triumph when I pray. A growing […]

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Faith In a Loving Father

Recently, I was telling a friend how I felt about God and how much I trusted Him. She could not understand why, so I began reflecting on why I knew God would be there when I needed Him. It all began, I told her, when I was a teenager and, because things were difficult at home, I […]

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My knees are the foundation. For my supplication. Hear oh lord and hearken To my petition. The devil knows when to encroach, So before your mercy seat I approach. He will take advantage of my vulnerable state, My resounding resolve he wants to break. I am resolute in my faith; An impregnable zeal Lord create. […]

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A Living Faith


In the book of James, we read, “Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not […]

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What is Faith?

Scripture says we are saved by “grace” (correctly, by God’s favor; grace is an obfuscated and obsolete English word for God’s truth). “By favor are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). God calls people out, and favoring them with His Holy Spirit teaches them about keeping the commandments. […]

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All You Need is Faith?

Some argue we don’t have enough faith if God does not heal us of sickness. Is this a proper belief? I will argue it is not. I do believe faith is needed and we should observe God’s law as best we can. But the Bible makes it clear that great faith and keeping God’s law will not […]

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Questions From the Readers

If a baby dies when in the womb (from sickness, miscarriage, or abortion), what resurrection will he/she be in? Who will take care of all the babies? Will it be the parents or siblings? Infants are not morally accountable, so they are not deserving of divine retribution. We can therefore rule out any resurrection unto […]

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