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  1. Q&A:
    • Question: When saying “All human beings are both radically fallen yet made in the image and likeness of God”, does the law of non-contradiction not apply? I mean, I believe this, but philosophically one could argue that ‘A’ cannot be ‘A’ and ‘non-A’ at the same time and in the same relationship. I mean Sproul uses this to defend the doctrine of the Trinity in one of his books, saying that God is not three in ‘A’ and one in ‘A’, but one in ‘A’ and three in ‘B’. Help?
    • My Answer: I believe it’s helpful to give proper accounting to the word “fallen”. This changes the sense of the two A’s. Created (before fall) in God’s image. Then a radically marred image-bearer (as a result of the fall). Both now still true at the same time, but in a different sense. This clears it up in my mind; I hope it does the same for you.
  2. One if the most beautiful performances ever of Amazing Grace.http://www.dailyliked.net/il-divo-amazing-grace/?fbclid=IwAR3FQTIiHYyOyOjel-954s0b2fKu8yhgytJ_bbb8ydzI2o5duVDW1NRRysg
  3. Repent of Lent? https://thefederalist.com/2014/03/05/repent-of-lent-%e2%80%a8how-spiritual-disciplines-can-be-bad-for-your-soul/?fb_action_ids=1393823727555265&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=.UxiTPchceCI.like&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=[1472255772993207]&action_type_map=[%22og.likes%22]&action_ref_map=[%22.UxiTPchceCI.like%22]&fbclid=IwAR0li9FUiExfe_7ItoySNkepgGnHFa4RkAMIUGWdZx1l8DRaWS9xpobn9fs
  4. What great testimonies. https://www.oneforisrael.org/met-messiah-jewish-testimonies/
  5. This mom made the selfless and righteous decision. https://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/health/father-letter-baby-tribute-trnd/index.html
  6. Have you been asking the wrong question? https://adam4d.com/save-everyone/?fbclid=IwAR1lpZVlMI3e9TCLMXXSH14PyV7xJtAJvj0pAPjrU1sSXPK8iBrzrWSisGU
  7. Even Tim Keller can be correct: “All human beings are both radically fallen yet made in the image and likeness of God.”“What is an idol? It is anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give.”

    “Christ is not about trying harder; it means transferring our trust away from ourselves and resting in him.”

    “Believers should acknowledge and wrestle with doubts. It is no longer sufficient to hold beliefs just because you inherited them.”

  8. Quotes from other pastors, besides Tim Keller:
    • “In case you didn’t know this already, God’s not finished with you yet.” – Chuck Copeland
    • “A Christian worldview has a heart that breaks for those around us who don’t know Jesus.” – Paul Mundey
    • “What’s closest to your heart is what you talk about, and if God is close to your heart, you’ll talk about Him.” – A.W. Tozer
    • “The happiest people I know are not people who don’t have any needs, but people who experience the meeting of their needs by God.” – Maxie Dunnam
    • “Great lessons on daily bread from the manna in Exodus. Jesus is our true bread from heaven, and those who feed on Him will neither hunger nor thirst, but live forever.” – Brian Lee
    • “My father, Billy Graham… For well over 70 years he faithfully preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If there’s one message he would want you to hear today, it is that God loves you and wants you to be saved. When he no longer had the stamina to stand to preach just a few short years ago, he was still able to share the clear Gospel message through the video I’ve put here—it’s called “The Cross.” It has a powerful message about forgiveness and hope that comes only through the Cross of Christ.” – Franklin Graham
  9. Quotes from the Letter to the Philippians:
    • “(Jesus Christ) humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” – Philippians 2:8
    • “Everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:8
    • “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
  10. This post ends with five links to some pages that are either interesting, helpful, or both:

Only by the grace of God,

Pastor Troy Skinner