Divorce 2 of 6: What Is Marriage?

I believe that marriage is not a contract. Contracts are written to protect both sides from the other. I do not want to protect myself from my wife, I want (with trepidation) to be vulnerable to her. That vulnerability opens the door for so many blessings. I also am working on being more vulnerable to God, and I have had some progress there. If marriage is not a contract, what is it?

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Divorce 1 of 6: Introduction

I wrote this back in 1987 after being challenged by well-meaning, fellow Christians because I was engaged to a ‘divorced’ woman. They were convinced that I was out of God’s will, and their attacks got vicious. I needed to hear what God was trying to tell me. It was this: “Take three days off from work, and read My word, learn My heart.” I did. I needed all three days and several legal pads to put this together.

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Christian, Christ-follower or Rescue?

Those who believe the New Testament found in Bibles go around calling themselves Christians. Some have decided that “Christian” is not the best word for them and have switched to “Christ-follower”. There is nothing wrong with either word, as both have solid roots. I have met some “Christians”, who are proud of being one, yet when I look at how they live, at how they treat others, I get confused about what they say is their value system! To be honest, it’s sad. I prefer

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Chosen How? Why?

The phrase “Chosen People” is often used in culture to justify believing that “we” are “better” than “them” because “God” chose “us”. While self-righteousness is not anyone’s best quality, it is a common feature of almost all cultures. It is rare to find a culture that believes others are just as good and just as important as “us”. How are we chosen: elected, drafted, or selected?

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A Bible Books Search

“Surely you have seen the Bible Books Search that has been around for years.  It has been quite popular, but no one knows who wrote it. It contained in a hidden form about 16 Bible Books, but the words seemed quite disconnected to me. Recently, I have undertaken to re-write it and, hopefully, make it into a more connected story while increasing the number of hidden Bible Books to 31.” – Dr. Skelton of Winder, Georgia

Now it has more, as my son and I added the remainder. There are 66 books in the Bible, and they have a total of 1,187 chapters. The unique books are listed at the bottom of this page.

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Tabernacle, Temple, and Jesus

Earlier, I posted about how the Tabernacle/Temple layout showed us how to go from being “saved only” to someone who can have intimacy with God. This is only a small example of God sending multiple messages with the same scripture, or in this case, with the design of the Tabernacle/Temple.

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Tabernacle, Temple, and Today

In the Old Testament, we learn about both the Tabernacle and the Temple. As the Hebrew people left Egypt, they set up the Tabernacle (tent) and after they settled in the Promised Land, Solomon built the Temple. Both had similar layouts. I confess that reading about them is not very … exciting. However, when you see God’s message in their layout, you can see that it’s a guide to your walk with Jesus!

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