I Believe

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I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; 
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell;
the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to 
judge the living and the dead. 
I believe in the Holy Spirit; 
the Holy Catholic* Church;
the communion of the saints;
the forgiveness of sin; 
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.
Amen.
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Risky Behavior – Part 2

Start them early to love God’s Word!

A reader disagreed with my last blog post. It cited scientific research which claims, people reading or listening to the Bible four times a week, are less likely to practice behaviors such as gambling, pornography, drunkenness, and sex outside of marriage.¹ The reader’s argument goes as follows:

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Untouched Hearts

On Sundays when I was kid, I would dress up in my Sunday best, go to church, sing praises to God, hear a great sermon and go home to a big Sunday dinner. When I grew up I continued the same practice. Plus I read the Bible, attended Bible study and sang in the choir.

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In the Fullness of Time

When the fullness of time came,
God sent forth His Son,
born of a woman,
born under the Law,
so that He might redeem those
who were under the Law,
that we might receive
the adoption as sons.
Galatians 4:5 NASB

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What Makes a Person a Christian?

If asked people would give different answers to the question, “What makes a person a Christian?” Let’s skip people’s opinions and go straight to the Bible. How does the Bible answer this question?

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Christians Are too Political

Christian evangelicals helped vote Ronald Reagan, both Bushes and Donald Trump into office. Conservatives began voicing their concerns, about America’s morality, following the establishment of the Moral Majority in 1979. Their goal was to call America back to its moral roots. By 1989 the movement disbanded having accomplished its goals.¹

Christian over-involvement in politics has troubled me for forty years. I am concerned for the following reasons.

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The Ultimate Hope

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Blue Tiger Butterfly

Dear Friend — In a word our ultimate hope is Jesus. Maybe you don’t know Jesus, personally. Maybe you wonder why He is considered the ultimate hope, above all others. Or perhaps you do know Jesus and in your Continue reading The Ultimate Hope

Rainy Days & Mondays

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Rainy Days

Dear Friend – Do rainy days and Mondays get you down?¹ How does “being down” fit with being a Christian? This blog is named BeYeGlad! Rest assured I’m not Pollyannaish. Being a Christian isn’t all swe Continue reading Rainy Days & Mondays

The Purpose of the Church — part 2

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Merry Christmas

Two well-known purposes of the church are worship and outreach. These were the topics of a post in October. I have wondered if maybe this topic seemed dull and humdrum. But no, even if my post seemed Continue reading The Purpose of the Church — part 2

Help! I’m Addicted – part 2

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Ragtime Festival

In a former post I wrote that it doesn’t take long to realize that blogging brings real temptations. If you don’t watch out blogging hazards can entrap you. If you are like me, in spite your best efforts Continue reading Help! I’m Addicted – part 2