God Cares About Sparrows… and Crows

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God Cares About Sparrows… and Crows By Dr. Brad Cole Not one sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And, the hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t worry! You are more valuable to him than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31) Every year our kids are involved in …

The Deadly Christmas Vaccine

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The Deadly Christmas Vaccine By Dr. Brad Cole Sometimes a vaccine can be dangerous. Of course, vaccinations are a hot topic this year since there is one available for both the seasonal and swine flu. These vaccines are highly recommended! In this article, however, I’d like to consider a different …

What is the Good News?

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What is the Good News? By Dr. Brad Cole The Good News is frequently described in rather self-centered terms. For example, “it’s good news that I can go to heaven”; “it’s good news that Jesus paid the price for me”; “it’s good news that I am now in good legal …

What is Sin?

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What is Sin? By Dr. Brad Cole Most Christians would say that sin began when Eve ate the fruit in the Garden of Eden. But of course, there was a conniving serpent in that tree, which gives us the important clue that there was some sort of rebellion taking place …

Phone Call From God

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Phone Call From God By Dr. Brad Cole One of the advantages of entering names and numbers on your cell phone is that you know who is calling when phone rings. But when my phone rang a few weeks ago I was more than surprised to see that the name …

The Day God Was Killed by His Creatures

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The Day God was Killed by His Creatures By Dr. Brad Cole I should first say that these thoughts on the atonement are not all-encompassing of everything that could or should be said about the meaning of Jesus’ death. I would hope that if I were to write another article …

Creation vs. Evolution and the Character of God

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Creation vs. Evolution and the Character of God By Dr. Brad Cole All doctrinal beliefs should center around one central question: “How does this belief or doctrine enhance, clarify, protect, and elevate the true character of God?” If a doctrinal belief does not primarily contribute to the character of God …

God, Why So Many Rules?

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God, Why So Many Rules? By Dr. Brad Cole Does it ever seem like God has given too many rules? The list of rules is rather extensive and detailed as one reads through certain Old Testament passages. But Paul would later say that what the law asks is very simple: …

Scary God or Scary People?

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Scary God or Scary People? In the movie “Annie Hall”, Woody Allen is waiting in line with his girlfriend to see a movie. Standing behind him is a very loud and arrogant man who is heavily criticizing a well known author. After several minutes of this, Wood Allen is pulling …

The Wrath of the Lamb

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The Wrath of the Lamb The pillar of every doctrinal belief should have, at its core, the belief that God is exactly as Jesus revealed Him to be. Another way of expressing that of course is to say that Jesus is God, but I think that it gives a focus …