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Did Paul Teach Against Cremation?

Published: June 20, 2022 (Originally published: June 5, 2011)
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I have read your commentaries on the questions regarding cremation, and the Biblical/Christian perspective. My question is about the phrase in 1-Corinthians 13:3 “and though I give my body to be burned…” I would like to know what you think is the significance of that phrase, and what, if any, implication it may have. It almost sounds, to me, like some kind of forboding finality to be avoided. When pondering the question of cremation, for myself or my loved ones, my mind goes back to that phrase, and I wonder “why is it there and what does it mean; and is there an implication to cremation that should warn us to avoid it?”


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Believing Psalm 66

Published: June 17, 2022 (Originally published: June 27, 2012)
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I just wanted to let you know that your writing on Psalm 66 was very endearing and very timely. We have been going thru some really rough times, in debt and with no income for eight months. We turned it over to the Lord and are not without, but we are getting close. Our small house that we feel the Lord led us to is now on the market.

However, my point here is that Psalm 66 and your writing are just where we are. He has always taken care of us and always will. Why we are at this spot at our age 60 is something that we have gone over and over, but beyond that, He is here always, and you just brought that home to us in this Psalm. Thank you.


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Paul The False Apostle?

Published: June 17, 2022 (Originally published: June 14, 2012)
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I read an article on another site I frequent regarding Paul, specifically calling him a false apostle. Have you heard similar claims and have you read this person’s work?


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Did The Gates Of Hades Prevail?

Published: June 16, 2022 (Originally published: June 19, 2012)
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You have visited the seven churches in Turkey which are spoken of in the Book of Revelation. Paul spread the gospel to many cities in Turkey and wrote some of his best letters to the churches in Turkey, and the disciples were first called Christians (Acts 11:26) in Antioch – which is in Turkey. Considering Jesus said that the gates of Hades shall not prevail against the church (Matt 16:18), why is Turkey so predominantly Islam?