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WHY DOESN’T THE BIBLE MENTION MASTURBATION?

With this blog I’m stepping onto some very tender territory and tackling a gripping question that many have wondered about. We know that masturbation has been with the human race from the beginning, and that it has certainly been on God’s radar. Why, then, did He make no mention  of that word in the Bible? When God identified various kinds of sin in the Bible, why didn’t He include masturbation? First of all, I don’t think it’s because the word embarrasses Him. When you read the Bible cover to cover, you realize that God isn’t embarrassed by explicit sexual language, nor is He reticent to … READ MORE...

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APOLOGIZING FOR GOD

The other day, as I was preparing to speak at a certain Christian event, I began to apologize to the Lord in a manner I had done several times before. I said things like, “I’m sorry, Lord, that I have … READ MORE...

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BEEN BURNED BY SIN?

One day when I was a young child, I was standing by an outdoor bonfire and noticed a potato sack that was burned in the fire. The way it burned, the ashes had maintained the shape of the sack, and the … READ MORE...

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WE HAVE LAWS FOR THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR

The following is an excerpt from my newest book, Illegal Prayers. Look closely at verse 5 of Luke 11. Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves.” Our parable is in black and white until … READ MORE...

JESUS MOST COMMON TEACHING

JESUS’ MOST COMMON TEACHING

Recently, while doing a simple Bible search, I discovered something in the life of Jesus that brought me to a full stop. It stunned me, and I’m still trying to process it. Here’s the background to it: There is very little from the life of Jesus that is … READ MORE...

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EXPLOITS EVEN IN THE WILDERNESS

When God brought the nation of Israel from Egypt to the border of Canaan, they didn’t believe that they could overcome the giants in the land. Because of their unbelief, God sent them into the wilderness to wander for forty years. God’s purpose in the … READ MORE...

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A GIFT WITHOUT GIMMICKS

Something happened to me on June 30, 2014 that I’ve got to tell you about. Making my way homeward from a weekend trip, I was on the shuttle bus that transports passengers from the Kansas City airport to the long-term parking lot. I had earned some free … READ MORE...

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JOB THE PIONEER

The following is an excerpt from Pain, Perplexity and Promotion. As the first book of the Bible written, Job becomes a precedent-setting book.  When the Holy Spirit prepared to inspire Holy Scripture, He calculated very purposefully how He would direct its … READ MORE...

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TRAVEL UPDATE

Every week I post updates on my travel blog, which you can view from the main navigation bar of this blog.  If you're interested in staying up-to-date with my traveling ministry, you can check back weekly for updates.  Click here to view updates from all my … READ MORE...