Category Archives: Being Christian

Mercy Without Repentance

In his homily dated June 15, 2013, Pope Francis preached mercy without repentance. We look for Jesus Christ and say: “This is your sin, and I will sin again.” And Jesus likes that, because it was his mission: to become … Continue reading

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Read the Bible with an Open Mind and an Open Heart

The Bible is not inerrant. The Bible was written by people who had different upbringing, different backgrounds, different life experiences, different perspectives, different agendas, and different target audiences. In other words, the Bible was written by people who might not … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to be a True Christian

What does it mean to be a true Christian? Many people have tried to answer this question, quoting different verses from the Bible; but no one can answer it better than God Himself. From the Word of God Proclamation 5547, … Continue reading

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Making Future Plans

My brother suddenly passed on about a month ago, before our upcoming family reunion in May. Everyone in the family had been looking forward to this long-overdue reunion. But alas, it was not to be. When we make future plans, … Continue reading

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What the World Needs

It is a sad fact that some people can be so careless about the safety of their passengers. According to http://www.theguardian.com, seventeen passengers were killed when the duck boat they were on capsized and sank in a Missouri lake. The … Continue reading

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The Bible, Church Teachings, Salvation

Christian Churches base their teachings on the Bible. However, the Bible was written by man, and man chose what books to be included in it. In addition, there are many different translations and interpretations of the Bible. Moreover, many human … Continue reading

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Suicide

Money, power and fame do not make a person happy. Even if one is materially rich, one is often not emotionally happy. There have been a few suicides reported in the news recently. Fashion icon Kate Spade took her own … Continue reading

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