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Let us stop pretending

Let us stop pretending

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Intolerance

Intolerance

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The reality of dreams

The reality of dreams

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The chief aim of the Christian life…

The chief aim of the Christian life…

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[vc_column css=".vc_custom_1538764828293{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;background-image: url(https://www.ericsenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/old-church-bg.png?id=3577) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"] ...should NOT be to acquire knowledge, but wisdom. Wisdom is a paradox in that it both negates and affirms knowledge. For only the wise are able to know how much they do not know. At the same time, wisdom’s chief aim is in ...

I think we give too much credit to the devil

I think we give too much credit to the devil

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Paradoxes are not flaws…

Paradoxes are not flaws…

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...they are a part of nature. They serve to remind us how complex reality is. But even more, they serve to remind us of our place in this vast cosmos. Therefore, when we endeavor into any aspect of our world we should do so with utter humility constantly reminding ourselves of where we stand in proportion to this vast expanse ...

The philosopher has not done philosophy…

The philosopher has not done philosophy…

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...until he has acted upon the mere conviction of his idea; for proof of the theory is in the act, not the idea.

I may or may not be saved

I may or may not be saved

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I reckon God has better things to do than to cater to my insecurities. Or, maybe, being “saved” is not the point.

I don’t pray to God in order to have him answer my request

I don’t pray to God in order to have him answer my request

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I pray to him in order to have him present with me. We are fools if we think praying in faith has anything to do with what we command of God. No, quite the opposite; we have faith in that he has even allowed us in his presence to begin with. My praying in faith is about surviving such an ...

I don’t worship God…

I don’t worship God…

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...because I am going to heaven. I worship God because he has allowed me to participate in his Kingdom.