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Article 13: Works before Justification

This part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 13 states: XIII. Of Works before Justification Works done before the grace of Christ, and the Inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as … Continue reading

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Article 12: Good Works

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 12 states: XII. Of Good Works Albeit that Good Works, which are the fruits of Faith, and follow after Justification, cannot put away our sins, and … Continue reading

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10 Signs you’re on a “spiritual” ego trip

I recently came across an interesting little article with a slightly rougher title than that of this blog post: http://highexistence.com/10-spiritual-bypassing-things-people-total-bullshit/ It seems to have been written from a sort of New Age perspective.  Much of its warnings, however, can be … Continue reading

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Article 10: Free Will

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 10 states: X. Of Free-Will The condition of Man after the fall of Adam is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own … Continue reading

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Article 7: The Old Testament

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 7 states: VII. Of the Old Testament                                                                                                    The Old Testament is not contrary to the New: for both in the Old and New Testament everlasting life … Continue reading

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Who is in charge?

Today we begin a foray into the book 1 Corinthians.  This is one of Saint Paul’s earlier letters, addressed to a church he had founded about three years previously.  The situation in Corinth was rocky – the church had grown … Continue reading

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Against Christian Hypocrisy

Back on Sunday, many of you probably heard the Beatitudes read for All Saints’ Sunday.  Today’s Gospel lesson picks up where that one left off. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be … Continue reading

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