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What is your religious background? That is what we all must answer at some point. Whether we are christian, jewish, muslim, buddhist, hindi, sikh, pagan, thulian, satanist, animist, alternative, magi, atheist, non-theist, or one not mentioned; you will at some point be confronted with this question: what is your religious background? It is a question about in whom or in what do you believe. It is as if there is someone or something constantly pushing us to question what it is we believe. Is it defensible? Well, is it?

To the Judeo-Christian it is a bit easier to answer. The answer: there is only God – or rather YHWH Elohim, the self-existent one in whom all power exists. And for the Christian purist, there is Jesus – both God and Man.

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Sometimes we have to stop and think about words and phrases we may have heard too often that they lose their strength. I am reminded of that today by these few little words: God so loved the world.
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When I was young and the day was new
My hopes and dreams were fresh, too
Plans were made for the things I would do
With longing expectation, therefore, I grew

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There is much religious stuff said about Christianity, and some only get to “gotta get right with Jesus.” There is more to it than that. You can get from “gotta” to “get to”. (more…)

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