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A typical question from my Sunday morning adult study.

I am not a college trained theologian, I just use my brain, what I have left of it, and I think. As a friend said recently, "I am a Berean." I guess that might imply that he is also from Berea, should I opt to take that literally. Anyway, I get the point, he does not accept things that sound wrong at face value. [Caution: some things that sound right can be wrong, so I implore you to read things for yourself. It's okay and their doing this made the Apostle Paul very happy.] These questions come out of study book called, Galatians, Fully Accepted by God, published by Q Place, and written by Marilyn Kunz and Catherine Schell. I am not going out of my way to berate the resources but I am admonishing you to use diligence when using any resource.  This particular question intrigues me because I can tell you from experience that the standard religious response is limited and very legalistic. Sadly, limitation and limit are the complete opposite of God's nature and characte…

They refused to change their hearts. Revelation 16:8,9

As children, we watched a show on television called, The Twilight Zone. 1959 Series Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) You were never quite sure if the person who was central to the story wasn't living out part of a dream or their personal reality. In one particular episode “The Midnight Sun, the earth had fallen out of its orbit and was creeping closer to the sun. The obvious effect was a continuous and increasing heat, and people were dying. I would venture a guess that Rod Serling borrowed this concept from the Revelation. How about that for a transition to our next passage. Revelation 16:8-9 NASB The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. (9) Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory. Land baked by a scorching hot sun. I want to tell you that everything we see in the Revelation is meant to drive men to God; but, what …