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“Does the Bible teach us to have self-esteem?”


 Many define self-esteem as “feelings of worth based on their skills, accomplishments, status, financial resources, or appearance.” This kind of self-esteem can lead a person to feel independent and prideful and to indulge in self-worship, which dulls our desire for … Continue reading

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“What is the pride of life?”


 The phrase “pride of life” is found only once in the Bible, in 1 John 2:16, but the concept of the pride of life, especially as it is linked with the “lust of the eyes” and the “lust of the flesh,” … Continue reading

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If you think you have this virtue — you don’t!


I have known people that had a superficial humility.  They would basically say that they were proud of their humility.  It is rather odd that when you think you have this virtue, you do not.  What does the Bible say … Continue reading

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“The sin no one confesses publically”


 After 50 years in the ministry, I have heard many people confess many sins both to me and in public.  The variety of sins was spacious, everything from adultery to drunkenness and about everything you can imagine in between. The one sin … Continue reading

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Are all sins really equal?


My father, grandfather, uncle and cousin were all Baptist preachers.  I grew up hearing preachers preach and teachers teach that sin is sin and all sins are equal in God’s sight.  As I grew older and began to seriously study … Continue reading

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