Writing Stories With Our Words

A study in 2007 showed that both men and women speak approximately 16,000 words per day. According to Wikipedia, books written for children are about 16,000 words long and the average novel about 60,000-80,000 words long. Going by the average person’s spoken- words-count, each of us writes at least 8 books a month with our words—a…

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Dead Men Don’t Pray For The Living

Walking through the British Museum in London, on a rainy Saturday afternoon in November 2016, I came upon this exhibit with the following inscription: Saints are exemplary Christians, many of whom died for their faith. Their shrines attracted large numbers of medieval pilgrims as a way of demonstrating piety and repentance. Many hoped to receive…

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Fake Vs Genuine Conversion II

In the previous article, we established that not all conversions are genuine — not all that glitters is gold. In this second part, we will go on to see the permanent characteristics of genuine conversion as we can glean from Scripture. Counterfeit Conversions In dealing with non-genuine conversions, one can distinguish between two kinds: temporal…

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MAKING UP OUR MINDS: MARY OR JESUS? 

Brothers and sisters in the Lord, greetings. For some time now I have been thinking about the concept of praying to God through Mary (the mother of Jesus) instead of Jesus Christ our Lord himself. That Christians must pray to God through Jesus is undebatable. But does the Bible teach that those who believe in…

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OH LORD PLEASE EMPOWER YOUR CHILDREN

Oh Lord, please empower Your children in our daily wrestle against the powers of evil — even at the peril of our lives. Evil men and pretenders abound, Oh Lord empower Your people! Wolves in sheep clothing have infiltrated our ranks, Oh Lord empower Your people! The Gospel of Your holy Son Jesus is  perverted…

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GAMBIA GIVES GLORY TO GOD ALONE

The Gambia recently came out of a political impasse which saw the exit of the former president of 22 years. This was perhaps the most peaceful resolution in the history of Africa to what might have easily been disastrous times for the whole populace and the sub-region at large. To put it simply, God intervened…

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LET THE REDEEMED SAY SO

To every genuine believer, praise and thanksgiving is innate and spontaneous for the simple reason of the unmerited free gift of salvation. The purchasing prize of the blood of Christ and the consciousness of our former dead state compared to our current position of grace in Christ leaves us in a state of spontaneity in…

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Praying as Sons

Jesus once remonstrated with two of His disciples, James and John, whom he had nicknamed ‘Sons of thunder’, when they suggested to call down fire from heaven to destroy a Samaritan village whom they perceived to be opponents of their mission. On their way through to Jerusalem, Jesus had asked the two to go ahead…

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Further Reflections on Adoption

Adoption is used in the Bible and in everyday life to refer to the transfer of an individual from one family to another. Further, adoption in the Bible connotes the placing of the person so adopted as a ‘son’ in the second family. The key verse is Ephesians 1:5. he predestined us for adoption to…

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