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The Indirect Attack On God

While the nature of malice often acts in direct ways like war to do its evil, it also operates in subtle, devious methods to carry out its agenda of hatred, revenge, or harm. While God suffers a blunt attack from atheism, blasphemy, and sacrilege, the enemy also uses roundabout plots to wage its warfare. While Satan’s fall from Heaven in his rebellion against God does not prompt a new open war, it provokes an indirect insidious attack by tempting Adam and Eve and causing the tragedy of the Fall. Harming the children deals a…

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Jun, 17 2016

His Name Is Jason

I will never forget the day we received the message from my sister, Mary, who happened to be visiting family in Nebraska at the time; It…

Jun, 15 2016

Catholic Theologian Takes His Own Life: Christianity And Depression

In March, a lay Catholic theologian, Stephen Webb, took his own life to the great grieving of his wife, children, friends and professional community at Wabash…

Jun, 9 2016

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Jun, 8 2016

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