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Laodicea, Part 1: Are You “Hot” Enough for God? (Rev 3:15)

May 8, 2010 // 59 Comments

UPDATE: This is an old article. An updated and expanded commentary on this passage can be found in Paul’s book Letters from Jesus. The letter to the Laodicean church may be the best known of the seven Revelations letters. But it is also the most troubling letter for many Christians. The difficulty stems from [...]

Where Does Forgiveness Come From? And Why Does it Matter?

April 19, 2010 // 13 Comments

There are two statements in the Bible that seem to contradict each other: 1.    If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Mt 6:14) 2.    Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Col 3:13) Did you spot the difference? The first statement says forgiveness starts with [...]