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Why do you seek God?

Obviously, that question presupposes that a person is already seeking God, and many people certainly aren’t. For some, God is a figment of the imagination of those who believe He exists. I readily concede that in today’s world, eloquent apologetics is unlikely to sway anyone firmly ensconced in their belief that all that’s visible is …

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It’s all factored in

Free will carries a burden of responsibility because choices have consequences. Although God made it easy for us to choose good [Deuteronomy 30:15-20], human beings have demonstrated throughout history that we’re incapable of making good decisions consistently. Either through ignorance or wilful disobedience, we repeatedly violate God’s commandments with our free will [Romans 3:23]. The …

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Deconstructing the Christian walk: Part 3

Several people gave up everything to follow Jesus during His earthly ministry. Some of them left behind their families, jobs, etc., to accompany a street preacher on evangelical missions across Israel for three years [Luke 18:28]. It was a risky, uncomfortable leap of faith [Luke 6:58]. John tells us that these men and women beheld …

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Deconstructing the Christian walk: Part 2

In any journey, it’s worthwhile to know where you are in relation to your destination. Anyone who decides to follow Jesus must realise that it’s a journey with a predetermined path, and we aren’t at liberty to change the route or the destination. In the first part of this discourse, I pointed out that if, …

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