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"It has been said that we will either influence people toward righteousness or wickedness, but we will definitely influence others." One of the things that I learned early in life is that we cannot help but influence people around us. A famous expression of this principle is provided by John Donne (1572-1631) in a piece written in 1624 where he states: "As therefore the b...

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Spiritual Growth

"There is no hope of transformation without the ability to see Christ. Considering Christ, studying Him, pursuing Him, observing Him, and following Him becomes the absolute mandate for anyone who will grow spiritually." I remember a time when I was a child that I wanted to be taller. My friends seemed to be taller than I was and I didn't want to be "left behind." I kept w...

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Instead of criticizing God when calamity happens, we ought to remain amazed that the mercy of God is known at all. Theodicy - "a vindication of the divine attributes, particularly holiness and justice, in establishing or allowing the existence of physical and moral evil." One Hollywood notable declared: "God" sent Harvey and Irma because America elected Donald Trump as Pr...

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Hurricane Harvey

God has warned sinners that He will judge sin. He has provided an "ark" that is, somewhere we can flee for forgiveness and safety. It is the Lord Jesus Christ! Hurricane Harvey was historic. It is hard to imagine the powerful devastation that it brought to the Texas coast. Harvey has been the greatest natural disaster on record in the continental United States being d...

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