Provocative Bible Verses: Working at Your Salvation

The Bible is not nearly as complicated as people make it out to be. Yet, what I have learned is that it is simple enough that the least astute child can understand it's depths and deep enough that the most skilled of scholars can never fully grasp it's implications. This verse from Philippians comes to …

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Provocative Bible Verses: Mom and Dad; I Love Jesus but I Hate You!

If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26 What in the world are we supposed to make of these words from Jesus? It seems to be a pretty clear and simple statement …

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Provocative Love: Why Believing in God is NOT Enough

“You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” James 2:19 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe …

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