The Golden Calf and Comfort Zones

When I first read the story about the Golden Calf in Exodus 32, it was very easy for me to judge both Aaron and the people. I could not believe that anyone would be that stupid. I was a very immature Christian at that time. Since then I have realized that there is a powerful story there for both you and me. So, I share this with you.

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Gospel According To Lucifer

What if God’s #1 angel wrote a book about the Creation in the style of “The Book of Acts”? How do things look from His point of view? I was inspired to write this after reading C. S. Lewis’s “The Screwtape Letters”. That book is a great read. I was told to read that book every 3 years, to see how much it changed each time. It was not the book that had changed, I changed so much I felt like I was reading a different book each time! Remember, this is written from Satan’s point of view, as I speculate it to be.

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Earning God’s Love and Respect

For so many people, it is important to live life in such a way that God will love them more. They also want God’s respect, as well as self-respect. To have God be proud of them, to get God’s “seal of approval” is very, very important to them. Let’s face it, they know, as I do, that they have “fallen short of the glory of God” and they want to fix that. It’s a very commendable way of looking at God and at life.

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I Stand By The Door

This was written by Sam Shoemaker. He was the minister who helped Bill W. and Dr. Bob meet. Those three are the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. I really like this, and have tried to live my life by it. In a similar way, the Apostle Paul talked about how “to live is Christ, to die is gain”. It was more important to be alive and help others than to end the struggle and receive the reward.

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AA’s 12 Steps

I plan to add the 12 steps to this blog. They have helped dozens of people heal, in my life and personal experience. Including myself. I have had the honor of using them to help others, and watching healing take place is a tremendous honor. Some think it’s a cult because they have not talked to a Christian who is involved in it. Almost all the Christian criticism of the program was done by people not involved in helping others heal. Those that stay outside can only hear gossip and rumors. If you want to know more, watch these posts!

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