Do Some Christians Focus too much on a One Time Conversion?

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If you look at the question posed in the title of this post, you might be wondering if I am hinting that conversion is not as important as it is made out to be. No, but I am merely trying to uncover why this emphasis on that first conversion to Christ seems to be the “end all and be all” for many Evangelical Christians. Their focus is heavily weighted on that first encounter with the grace of God tugging on our heartstrings to realize our need for God and be “Born again.” Continue reading

Journey of the Soul after Death

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For you and I, we must face the fact that our mortal bodies will one day give out. There will come a day when our bodies will be weakened or damaged to the point that it can no longer respond to the energy coming from our souls. After death, our body starts to dissolve or disintegrate. But what happens to our soul? Continue reading

The Suffering of Christ gives Meaning to our Lives

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God loved us so much, that he gave us his only begotten son. He didn’t just love us theoretically, but he came and expressed that love by suffering and dying for us on a cross and then rising again from the dead. And some of you might ask, “why did he do it that way and not some easier way?” And the answer to that is, “I don’t know,” other than to say that that is the way he wanted show the full expression of his love. Continue reading

Do Animals go to Heaven?

 

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Have you ever wondered if your pet dog or cat goes to heaven when they die? That can be a hard question to answer, especially if a young child is asking the question. How do we answer someone who has lost a pet animal that they love and consider to be part of the family? Do animals go to heaven? Are animals “saved?” Continue reading

Death Penalty – Yes or No

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A person might conclude that if all human life is sacred according to the Church, then no one should ever be put to death, not even those who have been sentenced to death by the government. After all, if it is wrong to kill a baby in the womb or murder someone or to commit “euthanasia” on someone, why would it be looked at any differently with regards to the death penalty. What does the Catholic Church teach with regards to Capital Punishment? Is it or is it not okay? Continue reading

Seeking Happiness through Jesus Christ

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The philosophy of Christ is very different from the philosophies of our modern culture. In fact, they are completely opposed to each other. And yet, the teachings of Christ and these modern philosophies both claim to be the key to the fulfillment of a yearning that is common to us all. Both claim that if we follow them, we will find the happiness and contentment we are seeking in this life. Continue reading