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Psalm 52

Published: July 29, 2020 (Originally published: February 22, 2011)

Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit. You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.


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Forgiveness

Published: July 29, 2020 (Originally published: July 14, 2009)
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I have a question regarding forgiveness. Is there a reference in the bible that tells us that we are not to forgive a believer that is backsliding until he/she first repents? What does the Bible say about forgiveness and a backslider? How are we to treat them?

Also, if a member of the church falls deeply into sin, is it to be announced to the whole church that they are in sin, and that they refuse to repent? I have been hearing things like this recently at church and I am not sure that I completely agree with my pastors idea on the subject.


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Guardian Angels

Published: July 29, 2020 (Originally published: July 22, 2009)
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When a baby stares fixedly at a corner of the room, my mother-in-law always said a tiny infant was looking at his Guardian Angel, whom he could see clearly. Who knows? Wasn’t Elijah’s servant allowed to see the Host of Heaven arrayed for battle?

Of late, and when I remember to do it, I have taken to asking God to send an angel to watch over me when I find I am being distracted in prayer or reading scripture. It seems to work. Placebo effect?

Do all Christians, even adults, have a Guardian Angel? What does scripture say about it? I need all the help I can get.


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Can We Quit Believing?

Published: July 29, 2020 (Originally published: July 24, 2009)
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Some say that every time the word believe is used in Scripture it means to continuously believe. They take this to mean if you quit believing, you are not continuously believing, and that one day you will no longer be saved. Can a true Christian really quit believing? I could see that in a human sense something MIGHT happen to make someone quit believing Christ and yet in my very heart I just don’t see how someone who really believes would ever quit.


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Why Did God Go To Sodom And Gomorrah?

Published: July 30, 2020 (Originally published: July 26, 2009)
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I have a question about Psalm 33 and Genesis 18. In Psalm 33 it states that God sees all of mankind from Heaven. He is able to view and know every man and woman’s thoughts, feelings, etc. There are a number of other places that say as much as well, this is just the one I remembered the book and chapter for. But in Genesis 18:20-21 He says that He is going down to look at Sodom and Gomorrah to see if the sin and wickedness are as bad as the outcry that has reached Him. My question is, why? Why would He need to go and see in person when He can see from Heaven?