Reasons Not to Believe, Part 5 and 6

Over the last three posts we have been examining the reasons Christians abandoned their faith as given in a 2016 Pew Research Center Survey.

The names of the posts are as follows: Reasons Not to Believe, Part 1; Reasons Not to Believe, Part 2; and Reasons Not to Believe, Part 3 and 4.

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The Tyrannical City, Part 9

“I will leave in your midst a meek and humble people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord. The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth; for they shall feed their flocks and lie down, and no one shall make them afraid.” Zephaniah 3:12-13.

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On Forgiveness

During the Sermon on the Mount the Lord Jesus gave us a model for prayer, it goes as follows.

“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:9b-15.

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Colossians 1:20

“And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him [Jesus] to reconcile all things to Himself [God the Father], by Him [Jesus], whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.” Colossians 1:18-20.

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