Category Archives: Salvation

What Satan Does to Some Who Hear the Word: Theft

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #16) “Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.” (Luke 8:12, N.K.J.V.) … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to Judas: Possession

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #10) Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve. (Luke 22:3, N.K.J.V.) There are scores of Bible stories that center around demon possession. There are only two, though, in … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to Joshua: Accusation

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #7) Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, with Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan: “The Lord … Continue reading

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An Interesting Question

I once ministered to an elderly man, a member of my church, who was dying from various health issues. During one of our visits he asked me a question that no one had ever asked me. His question was, “If … Continue reading

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Going Back Home

New York’s Bowery Mission was founded in 1879 and still serves today as a rescue mission and men’s shelter. Sam Hadley was once the superintendent there and told a certain story about the place. The story goes as follows. One … Continue reading

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A Christmas Acrostic

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!! Here’s an acrostic to help you focus on the real “Christmas Story” today: C is for either Child, the child that was conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary and born to her, or Christ, a Messianic title … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Question

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #5, last one) You — the regular readers of this blog — have had the last four posts to grasp some of the more compelling arguments presented in the book Why I Left, Why I Stayed. As … Continue reading

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