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A Double Negative   

“For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” (Heb 4:15 NASU).

The other day, my grandson and I were on our way to In and Out, and he called his grandmother to see if she would like a burger.  I asked him if he knew what a “double negative” was, and he said, “Yes.”  I said, “You just used one.”  He had asked her, “You don’t want no cheese?”  For the next half hour he and I were laughing and putting double negative sentences together.


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One Way, Period

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).

We live in a world that teaches that we can make up our own rules of salvation.  Basically, God must accept everyone no matter what he believes.  To believe otherwise, is in the eyes of the world, to be intolerant.  God must save all “good people” no matter what they believe in or don’t believe in.


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Faith

Scripture:
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).

What is faith? Is it wishful thinking? Is it blind? In other words, is it based upon wanting something to be true, but without evidence to back it up ?

Basically, Romans 1:19-20 tells us that we should know and understand that there is an all-powerful Creator just by our looking around at the universe and nature. We have no excuse for not accepting that all this was created, and it wasn’t a blind cosmic accident.


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