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Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare (Part 2) - Nature and Origins

As discussed in the post last week, the Bible affirms the reality of evil spiritual forces which are engaging us in a battle, seeking to draw us away from God. In this post we will examine what we know in terms of these beings, including their origins (we might also see what we simply...

Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare (Part 1) - Overview

I have recently been thinking a lot about the reality that we are in a spiritual battle with forces of evil. This caused me to read and research on the topics of Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare, trying to see what the Bible says (and also what it does not say!) about these topics. This...

Questions on Heaven and Hell - Part 3

In this final post related to our series on heaven and hell, we will look at questions submitted regarding the eternal fate of people in various circumstances, particular issues concerning hell, and other topics that were raised as we discussed our eternal fates.  What happens to people...

Questions on Heaven and Hell - Part 2

We handled some of the questions we received about heaven and hell in the post last week. This week we answer more of these questions, many of which deal with more details about what heaven is like and what happens between death and the resurrection of the body. A number of questions were asked...

Questions on Heaven and Hell - Part 1

Faith Church just concluded a four-week series called “Heaven and Hell: Life, Death, and the Afterlife.” The messages in the series addressed some key truths from the Bible about what happens when we die and what heaven and hell are like. We recognized that four messages was not...

Old Truths for the New Year - Prayer of Confession from Book of Common Prayer

Over the last couple of weeks I have shared some thoughts from two of my favorite church documents: the Westminster Shorter Catechism and the Heidelberg Catechism. This week I want to share some insights from the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer. While not found directly in a...

Old Truths for the New Year - Heidelberg Catechism Q and A 1

A new year often offers us hope that things will change for the better and challenges faced in the past will be resolved or overcome. I think 2021 had more hope for change than any other year I can remember. Some of this optimism was the generic kind that comes from “new year, new...

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