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Why hast thou forsaken me? – Part 3

[Printable Version] This third part (Part 3) in the series on Jesus’ question “…why hast thou forsaken me?” includes replies to questions and comments that I received regarding the initial post in the series (Part 1).  It also includes additional discussion on related topics which are meant to further explore the depth and significance of Jesus’ questioning […]

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Why divisions – Part 2

Why divisions – Part 2: “There must be also divisions among you” (Updated February 14, 2016) The underlying source of divisions in the church was introduced in its scriptural context in the first part of this series, Why Divisions – Part 1. The matter was summed up by Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ, when […]

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Why ask

Jesus teaches us to ask, promising that we will receive.  He tells us to seek, saying that we will find, and to knock, confidently assuring us that it will be opened unto us.  These promises are found throughout the scriptures. Matthew 7:12,13 IV (KJV) Say unto them, Ask of God; ask, and it shall be […]

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Why persecutions

Today (November 2, 2014) our congregation joined others throughout the world in observing the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. We began with a sacrament charge by Seventy Gary Whiting in preparation of our partaking of the Lord’s Supper together.  Brother Gary spoke on persecution based on Jesus’ words found in John 15, words that Jesus spoke just prior to His betrayal and […]

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Why do bad things happen in the world?

The possibility for both good and evil to occur in the world is the result of God’s unique ability and decision to create stewards who actually have the capacity to be stewards over that which He entrusts into their care (cf. Matthew 21:35-56). That is, God has created both angels and men and women to hold stewardship responsibilities before Him […]

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Why prayer

Many reasons are given in the scriptures for why we are to pray.  The reason featured in this post is God’s love and how we receive His love through the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us in the prayer of faith. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord […]

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