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Read Through the Bible – Day #137 – 1 Corinthians Chapter 5

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Immorality Rebuked It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife. You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst. For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in

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Read Through the Bible – Day #124 – Romans Chapter 8

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Deliverance from Bondage Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the

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Forms of False Christianity: Part 8 – Religious Christianity

Kate/ June 14, 2018/ Counterfeit Christianity, The Church, Uncategorized/ 1 comments

Religious Christianity involves one or both of the following: Connection with God is sought through elemental things (sacraments, rituals, candles, vestments, chalices, icons) rather than through Christ, who lives in the heart. Everyone knows the rules, no one knows the Ruler. Everyone knows the system, and no one knows the Savior. Human effort is made toward achieving salvation or the

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Forms of False Christianity: Part 7 – Works-Based Christianity

Kate/ June 13, 2018/ Counterfeit Christianity, The Church, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Good works and/or rites (baptism/communion/circumcision – more subtle forms of works) = salvation. For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but

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Forms of False Christianity: Part 5 – Cultural Christianity

Kate/ June 11, 2018/ Counterfeit Christianity, The Church, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Attending church, doing a few “good works” each week, being Republican, and/or calling yourself a “Christian” makes you a Christian. Or just living in Colorado Springs (“evangelical Mecca”) or even in America makes you a “Christian”. To sum it up, Cultural Christianity is adding Christianity on to your cultural identity. Cultural Christianity is also calling yourself Christian because of your

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Soul Suit

Kate/ May 31, 2018/ Poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

In Your presence I shed this flesh For I am clothed in Your righteousness. Earthly glory is not my identity What can mere man do to me? This world is not where I am from I have a hidden, heavenly home. I am an alien from a world No eye has seen, no ear has heard. With sorrows here I

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 10 – Futility and Death

Kate/ April 22, 2018/ Counterfeit Christianity, Legalism, Love, Uncategorized, Why Jesus Hates Religion/ 0 comments

Things Destined to Perish Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 8 – Works and the Wisdom of Men Replace the Spirit

Kate/ April 20, 2018/ Counterfeit Christianity, Legalism, Love, Uncategorized, Why Jesus Hates Religion/ 0 comments

Fruit vs. Root As Christians (either reborn believers or Christians in name only), we often make the mistake of striving to replicate or copy fruit (works) rather than the seeking the root (the Holy Spirit) of those works.* We take the fruit (some good, some bad) of our forefathers – writings, ideas, theology, creeds, and church practices – the fruit of ancient men and

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