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Bequest of Penitence

It seemed unusual when l first thought of sorrow and repentance… As a gift. We know we ought To bow. To pray. To lift our souls in petition to the LORD. Often.   We pray for grace. peace. mercy. contentment. help. forgiveness. In these, sorrow and repentance are vaguely comprised.   Depend on the Creator; […]

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Jesus Will Have Mercy, and Not Sacrifice

These are Jesus words to the Pharisees in Matthew 9:12, 13: “They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go and learn what that means. I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Parallel texts are Mark […]

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Why Is Pride the Deadliest?

Pride causes people to rationalize their sins and in some cases the sins of ones they love. Pride makes people cover up their sins instead of confessing them. Pride answers a valid rebuke with an attack. Pride holds grudges and blocks forgiveness. Pride makes it impossible for people to see their own sins. Because of […]

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Equal But Different Duties

Dear Editor, This is a good-natured rebuttal to Rev. Gritters’ article “Biblical Marriage” Part II. The section labeled “Second, the wife is not her husband’s equal,” is the part that I will focus on. I agree with the biblical idea of marriage, and of the different duties God has given man and wife. But the […]

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