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Christian Liberty

Christian LibertyByGregory KouklIs there a reliable way to know when someone is restricting your Christian liberty? The very nature of Christian liberty is such that you can't really draw the line. Where the line is drawn is in the direct,...

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Arguing is a Virtue

Arguing is a VirtueByGregory KouklIs it OK for a Christian to argue with other believers? I do want to respond to Sandy just a little bit more before I get to the next caller regarding this issue on Christians arguing. What she suggested is, why...

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Augustine on Evil

Augustine on EvilbyGregory KouklIs God the author of evil or its helpless victim? St. Augustine's answer has been the most intellectually credible and emotionally satisfying solution to this vexing problem. One doesn't need a Ph.D. in theology to...

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God’s Body Building Program

GOD'S BODY BUILDING PROGRAMby Charles (Chuck) R. Swindoll, (from his book "Growing Deep in the CHRISTIAN LIFE") A typical American family was driving home from church one Sunday. Dad was fussing about the sermon being too long and sort of boring....

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Time References in the Dead Sea Scrolls

TIME REFERENCES IN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLSby Allison StewartIntroductionThe people who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) appear to have used a complex system of references to time, for what reason we do not know. They seem to have separated events...

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The Inter-Testament Period

THE INTER-TESTAMENT PERIODWe would not say that a knowledge of the period between the Old and New Testaments is vital to one's understanding of the four Gospels, but it is very desirable, and indeed quite necessary if we would fully appreciate many...

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Jewish Groups at the Time of Jesus

Jewish Groups at the Time of Jesusby Prof. Felix Just, S.J. - Loyola Marymount UniversityIntroduction:Many people used to think of first-century Judaism as a monolithic block, a solidly unified religion, from which Christianity split off as a new...

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The Destruction of the Second Temple

The Destruction of the Second Temple"Sorely have they afflicted me from my youth," let Israel now say - "Sorely have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me. The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their...

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Megiddo: City of the Bible

IntroductionMegiddo--the ruins of which are Tel Megiddo--is an ancient, fortified city near the mouth of the Jezreel Valley in modern-day Israel. Mentioned in at least 6 separate books of the Bible, some historians believe that this city in the...

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