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Be Moral

What does it mean to be moral? To lead a moral life is to be a good citizen, and to act in an honest fashion. But it makes a difference if there's spiritual good underlying it, or not.


Repenting

Repentance doesn’t just mean confessing our sins, being forgiven, and then forgetting about it and going right back to what we were doing before. In order to truly repent, we need to change our ways.

What is Evil?

Evil is the inversion of good. It develops when we receive life from the Lord, as all created beings do, and turn it primarily towards ourselves, making our self the main focus. In the process of doing this, we engender fear, hatred and the love of dominating others.

What's Good?

Becoming a "good" person is a process. You invite the Lord into your life and trying to live according to His will instead of your own selfish will.

Chastity - What it Really Is

The modern understanding of chastity isn't really correct.

Uses

Being useful. What's meant by that?

As-of–self

The "as-of-self" is a key doctrinal concept in New Christian theology.

I Am Third

This was the guiding philosophy of the great man, and great Chicago Bears running back, Gale Sayers.

Hypocrisy or Simulating?

Sometimes, when someone doesn't live up to their professed standards, we think "there's another hypocrite." Is that fair? The answer is: It depends.

Forgiveness

Here are some excerpts from the Bible about forgiveness.

What the Bible says about... Forgiveness

What do you do in situations like these? Can you forgive them? Should you forgive?

The Difference Between Anger and Zeal

God is often described as angry or jealous in the Old Testament. How does this fit into our idea of God being loving and forgiving? The answer is in understanding the difference between anger and zeal.

Happiness

The Lord wants us to be happy. Really, lastingly happy. From John 15:11: "I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete." So... how do we get there from here?

Love of Self

Imagine a society where everyone is always "looking out for #1".

Salvation - How?

For anyone who believes in heaven, one question stands above all the others: How can I get there? How can I be saved?

Order and Disorder

What is spiritual order? What's disorderly? How can we know?

Life on slippery slopes

Life is full of "slippery slope" problems. Human beings have to learn to deal with them, AND... human beings are designed, evolved, and equipped to do exactly that.

What the Bible says about Love

Love. It's the heart of it all. God is love itself, and we're made in His image and likeness. What can we learn about it from His Word?

Love - What is the truth about it?

Love is God, love is life, love is the goal of every person, love is what takes us to heaven or hell, love is the actual source of all matter and energy in the universe...

Charity

"Charity" is an English rendering of the Latin word "caritas", which is the root of the verb “to care.”

Human

Two things make us human: our spiritual minds, and our spiritual freedom.

The Human Form

In Hamlet, William Shakespeare said that “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” We can see this all around us.

Male and Female - Why?

In New Christian theology, there's a very core concept that the Divine Love and Divine Wisdom cooperate, and are "married;" working together to form all of creation. Neither one can operate without the other. "Female and male" together correspond to this celestial marriage.

Appropriate, to

Swedenborg uses the term, "to appropriate", in a distinctive way.

What the Bible says about... Who Is Saved?

The Bible states clearly that salvation depends on the way we live, not just on what we say we believe. Jesus said, "Not every one who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." (Matthew 7:21)

A Church is Not a Building

Human history can be seen as a series of 'churches', or spiritual mindsets. Not tabernacles or temples or cathedrals, but ways of understanding God, and trying to do His will.

The Activity of Love

A person is [in effect] worshiping all the time if love and charity abide in him.

Freedom and Responsibility

The American founders knew that government by the people would only work if the people were a virtuous people.

In the morning and the evening

"I would be very happy to walk the path of rebirth with you..."