Category: The Talk

The Talk deals with the many and varied concepts, principles, and precepts found throughout the Word of God including basic doctrine, theology, hypothetical situations and such.

Christmas in 2017

A gray, 2 story house with several feet of snow in the fron and side yards, There is a large snowman in the front right of the picture, blue sky overhead, and snow-capped mountains in the background.

I think of a lot of different things when I think of Christmas in 2017. How about you? Shopping, parties, feasting, all are portrayed as why the season is so special, but there is one glaring problem. The emphasis is

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Itching Ears

A rock cliffside is in the background with a leafless, dead tree in the foreground. There is blue sky and clouds overhead.

I am convinced that Jesus will return soon, and my conviction is strengthened as I see the way people handle the truth. I notice plenty of people who have itching ears, both in the world and in the church. The

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Deception – Part 3

A pathway on the left near a small autumn glen. Vibrant and varied colored fall leaves are seen on the trees and bushes to the right, with small spaces in the tree tops revealing a clear blue sky.

Many people consider themselves to be spiritual, and yet deception plays a huge part in their lives. While many look for some kind of savior, often they look for the savior they want rather than the savior they need. There

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What Am I Supposed To Do?

A pathway on the left near a small autumn glen. Vibrant and varied colored fall leaves are seen on the trees and bushes to the right, with small spaces in the tree tops revealing a clear blue sky.

There are times in life when I wonder, “What am I supposed to do?” I’m sure that every one of us has asked that same question. Life Happens I’ve been dealing recently with a LOT of moving parts in my

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Deception – Part 2

A forest scene in autumn. A tree trunk is in the right foreground with a sunburst peeking around the right side of the trunk, and multi-colored leaves scattered throughout the background.

I have a tendency as a Christian, and that tendency is shared by most every other Christian, too. I have a habit of viewing unbelievers as being deceived. The problem is that I, too, might be subject to deception. Deception

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Deception

A forest scene in autumn. A tree trunk is in the right foreground with a sunburst peeking around the right side of the trunk, and multi-colored leaves scattered throughout the background.

There are many signs that seem to indicate we may be living in the Biblical last days. One of those signs is rampant deception, both in the world and in the church. Deception, A Sign of the Times When the

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Is God all-powerful?

Three white marble statues on black marble pedestals representing Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist, with an angel looking on.

I read an honest question on Facebook recently and it deserves to be answered. In fact, many people (Christians included) have the same question. Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything He wants to do? The Bible – Foundation of

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In Name Only

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Many people show a disdain for those they feel have betrayed the core principles of ideology. We see it in every area of life, and those offenders are often seen as living their principles in name only. Of RINOs and

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Tough Choices

Looking up through a metal grill work at the blue sky above. There are spokes in the grill work, with concentric rings encircling the center of the spokes, and white clouds can be seen in the sky above.

I have found that life is full of tough choices. I’m sure you have, too! But what do I mean when I say tough choices? Tough Choices Where should I go to school? That can be tricky. What job should

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Lessons From Las Vegas

View from the top of a mountain, with spruce and pine trees covering the landscape. You look out across a valley to distant mountain tops. There is a dead tree in the right foreground, with a pine tree in the left foreground.

The recent massacre in Las Vegas, NV, is a tragedy of epic proportions. With over 500 victims, it is the largest mass shooting in recent US history. There are a lot of questions about what happened, but the greatest question

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