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2015

  • Debunking the "Repent or Else" Message

    “The Lord warned Israel and Judah through all His prophets and seers: ‘Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire law that I commanded your fathers to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.’ But they would not listen . . . Therefore

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  • Predestination and Free Will are Partners

    The Bible contains many apparent conflicts and some of these were discussed in the July, September, and October Wake Up Reports. This month we will consider another textual conflict. This conflict can be resolved so that all Bible passages are harmonious, but the resolution does not come easy. I would like to begin this article by

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  • Eternal Hell, Baptism of the Dead, and Who Went to Heaven

    Eternally Burning Hell (Continued) Last month we examined a few Bible verses used to support the idea of an eternally burning hell. This month we will consider a few more verses on this topic before moving on to other conflicts. To begin this study, please consider a critical point: The Bible is like the human

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  • Conflicting Bible Texts About Eternal Hell

    In the July 2015 Wake Up Report, we examined a textual conflict in Philippians 1:20-26. This month, we will consider another textual conflict – Eternally Burning Hell. Perhaps the most difficult textual conflict in Scripture concerns God’s punishment of the wicked. Millions of Christians assume the wicked will languish with the devil in hell forever.

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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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