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  • Should Sinners Shun Sinners? (Part 2) – Immoral Behavior

    Shunning Immoral Behavior Previously, we examined several references in the Bible showing situations where shunning may be appropriate. For example, God required that people be ostracized for sexually immoral behavior. (Leviticus 18:29; Revelation 2:14, 20; 1 Corinthians 5:11) God’s commands are for our benefit even if we do not understand His wisdom. God’s commandment to

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  • Should Sinners Shun Sinners? (Part 1) – Church Rejection

    Church Rejection Shunning is a religious practice in which a religious body chooses to socially and emotionally avoid a person or group of people. Shunning can take the form of censure (a person is not permitted to speak openly or hold church office) or it can be as serious as expulsion from membership. If a

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  • Same Sex Marriage – The Created Versus the Creator

    (Due to the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage (June 26, 2015), Part II of the study on confronting textual conflicts has been postponed until next month.) The Supreme Court of the United States now has clearly stated that same-sex marriage is now permissible in all 50 states and marriage between a man and a woman

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  • Is Alcohol Use Permitted According to the Bible?

    " Dear Larry Wilson: My girlfriend and I are having a conflict over the use of a "little" alcohol. I believe the Bible permits the use of a little alcohol. After all, Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding feast. (John 2:9) She disagrees. She believes the wine at the wedding feast was not

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  • Wealth and Riches Have Wings – Proverbs 23:4,5

    "Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle." Proverbs 23:4,5 As I write this report (late October), a financial shaking is taking place. There

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