Category Archive: saving grace

Apr 27

Open Thought Asks: Does Man Experience Eternal Punishment?

As a child and far into adulthood, I believed that if man sinned and was not “saved,” he would suffer in hell eternally.  There would be “everlasting punishment!”  I do not believe that anymore.  Understanding Truth, Life and Love, has changed thought and freed me from those horrible beliefs.  That’s all they were–beliefs based on …

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Mar 01

Is “Anger” an Emotion of Praise or Disapproval?

The news media seems to highlight “anger” in a complimentary manner,  with a welcomed smile and with words like, “There’s a lot of anger out there!” or ” People don’t like the way the country is going and they are angry about it!”  “People are angry and they’re taking action!” The picture below is the …

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Jul 06

Open Thought to the Letters of Paul: A Messenger of Jesus Christ

“Saul, (Paul) yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord . . . . “(Acts 9: 1).   Paul is one of the most loyal followers of Jesus, but he was not always a follower.  In fact,  as Saul, he hunted down Christians and imprisoned them for daring to follow a …

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May 14

Open Thought to the “Wisdom” of Tyler Perry!

“I don’t think the dreams die, I think that people give up.  I think it gets too hard.”  Tyler Perry  Do dreams really die or do people give up achieving the dream . . .  and it is the determination and ability to persevere that really dies?  How does one keep pushing ahead when it …

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Mar 29

Open Thought Asks: Are You Sharing in the Resurrection Now?

As we approach another Easter season, the impact of its message began to dawn on me.    This dawning led to several questions:  What is the resurrection that Christians celebrate each year?  Are they sharing  in it today or was it a one time deal?  Have we carried the cross during the rest of the …

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