Tag Archives: religion

Religion as Usual; July 8, 2021


Isaiah 1:13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations– I cannot bear your evil assemblies. This first chapter of Isaiah has a glorious offer of forgiveness and redemption in verse 18 that … Continue reading

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Religion; June 23, 2021


Psalm 65:2-3 O you who hear prayer, to you all men will come.When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Man can, and does, postulate all sorts of characteristics for deity. Investigating different religions turns up all sorts … Continue reading

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Morning Devotions; June 12, 2021


Psalms 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice;in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. It is evident from various Psalms that morning prayer was a regular practice of David. The Japanese … Continue reading

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False Religion; June 5, 2021


Nehemiah 6:14 Remember Tobiah and Sanballat, O my God, because of what they have done; remember also the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who have been trying to intimidate me. It is interesting that there was a … Continue reading

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Response to Circumstances; May 3, 2021


1 Samuel 2:2 “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. Recently I have been reminded many times that the people in the Bible for the most … Continue reading

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Worship; February 22, 2021


Amos 9:11 “In that day I will restore David’s fallen tent. I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be.” Several Bible interpreters have taken this verse to indicate the restoration of … Continue reading

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Missions; February 14, 2021


Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations–to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that … Continue reading

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Denial of God; January 13, 2020


Genesis 8:22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Primitive peoples had very little understanding of the physical universe. Their cosmology certainly didn’t have the earth … Continue reading

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Sincerity; July 6, 2020


Hosea 6:6 “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.” Verses 1-3 of this chapter actually sound very good, and verse three has been set to music in Japanese in a worship chorus that … Continue reading

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A Supernatural God; May 25, 2020


1 Samuel 6:1-2 When the ark of the Lord had been in Philistine territory seven months, the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? Tell us how … Continue reading

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