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Ecclesiastes

The name of the OT book comes from the Hebrews “Qoheleth” often translated “Preacher” or “Teacher” but apparently more immediately means “gatherer”, I suppose gatherer of true and wise sayings. Ecclesiastes is therefore a collection of wise sayings. I have … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on “how to deal properly with the question of predestination”

TO BARBARA LISSKIRCHEN. April 30, 1531. Grace and peace in Christ. Dear and virtuous Lady: Your dear brother Jerome Weller has informed me that you are sorely troubled about eternal election. I am very sorry to hear this. May Christ … Continue reading

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Rejoice in your sufferings!

I’ve been reflecting on the trials the Lord brings our way. And as usual, the Bible’s answers are as surprising as they are wonderful! Think of Paul’s perspective here: Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that … Continue reading

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