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OXYGEN VOLUME 13

The Beatles sang “All you need is love, love is all you need!” It was a seed planted as a mantra that grew into a full ideology which the world subscribes to. The world would have you believe that love is all you need – that love is enough to carry us through this life and into the next – that love is our salvation. The world worships this idea of love and has turned it into their god – but this is idolatry.  (more…)

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Child Of GodIf you have surrendered your life to Christ and believe that He is the promised Messiah, then you have been forgiven and washed in the blood of the Lamb. If you have been forgiven and washed in His blood, you are born again. If you are born again, you are a child of God!  (more…)

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There is a dangerous myth going around that “everyone” is a child of God.
If that is true then Jesus is a liar, as He referred to the pharisees (and all unbelievers) as children of Satan.

John 8:42-44, 47
42 Jesus told them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God. I am not here on my own, but he sent me. 43 Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It’s because you can’t even hear me! 44 For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does… 47 Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.” (more…)

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I believe the Bible is the word of God.
I also believe the Bible has power and authority – however not to the point of deification. The physical book itself is not divine but contains the words and wisdom of the King. So in this light I respect the Bible as coming directly from the King.
I believe the Bible is to be taken literally in it’s historically grammatical context. Through prayer, diligent study, and meditation we can truly understand what His word is saying to us and apply it accordingly. When we hold it in this context we learn that this book is not simply a historical text but is an active and unfolding truth in our own day. We are part of it’s message and we are witnesses to it’s truth unfolding. (more…)

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I recently read a blog post by a pastor friend of mine named Dave Flowers – Ten Things Christians Say That Drive Me Crazy

I enjoyed the post and understood on some level much of what he had to say, however he made a comment in his list that I certainly had to take issue with. The third saying on his list had to do with Christians who refer to “The last days” or “The end times” and he followed with this comment: “I’m not sure if any concept has been responsible for more “Christian” lunacy than this. Setting aside the fact that the theological concept of the “rapture” was almost completely invented in the early 1800′s…”  He followed with more on this issue that drives him crazy but this quote in particular stood out to me. (more…)

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So if Jesus died for our sins and set us free from the penalty of sin, does that mean no one goes to hell now?
Certainly not! The forgiveness of sins is not a coverall blanket tossed over the whole world – but is instead a free gift available for the taking by anyone who will believe in their heart that Jesus is Lord. Salvation is certainly an open invitation – but one that must be received.  (more…)

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For the last few days I’ve felt a heavy burden for the lost souls that die without Jesus Christ. For this reason I’ve felt it was necessary to revisit a former post titled Reality of Hell and expand on it. In my first post I briefly mentioned the book “Love Wins” by Rob Bell and wrote about my utter rejection of it’s teachings. I reject all of Universalism – It is just unable to stand up under true Biblical scrutiny. This post however is not intended to debate Universalism but is written to inform my readers that their is an actual, literal hell. (more…)

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