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JOHN PEARRELL: Entry into heaven is not dictated by our good deeds, but by God

One of the great misconceptions many hold when it comes to the idea of heaven is the belief that if one's good works outweigh their bad deeds, they will get into heaven.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Put your faith in Christ and become a brand new person altogether

I'm ungodly. Before you start gloating over that statement, let me assure you, so are you. Ah, now I have your attention if not your ire. Let me explain my statement in terms we can all agree upon. God is perfect. You and I are not. Therefore, we are in our basic nature unlike God; we are ungodly.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Be sure you know what Christianity is about before you reject it

In past columns, I have mentioned that most people who oppose Christianity do not reject true Christianity, rather they paint a caricature of Christianity and then reject that.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Pray for our elected officials, even if they are not the ones we chose

By time you read this column, election day 2012 will have passed. Some of you are happy with the results of the elections, others not so happy.

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JOHN PEARRELL: The Bible warns against hypocrisy

As I write this column, many are preparing for Halloween celebrations.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Rejecting God's authority can lead to tragic results

On Saturday of last week and then again on Monday of this week, two different articles crossed my desk reporting that one in five Americans declare themselves religious but unaffiliated with any church or denominations.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Evil in the world should not prevent belief in God

As scientific evidence accrues, the realization that we are not here by blind chance is becoming abundantly clear.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Heaven is a free gift God bestows on anyone who has faith in Jesus

On Monday of this week I had to perform a task that no pastor likes to perform -- I had to officiate a double memorial service for a family.

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JOHN PEARRELL: It is possible to believe in truth and not be arrogant or divisive

Have you ever noticed that there are those who go to extremes in their effort to discount the Christian faith?

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JOHN PEARRELL: Know that Jesus is the way to heaven, or dwell in frustration

One of the more common accusations leveled at Christianity is the charge that we are too narrow, too restrictive.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Christians must believe in the virgin birth, Christ's miracles, the Resurrection

Let me begin this column with an illustration. Please understand that what I am writing is only for illustrative purposes.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Have hope that Jesus can transform you

Look around you. Crosses are everywhere. They decorate our houses of worship; they are used as art in our homes; we wear them as pieces of jewelry; and in a new trend, I see many young people displaying crosses as body art.

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JOHN PEARRELL: The Bible should serve as the authority on God

Rabbinic Judaism began its development during the Babylonian captivity.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Christians are called to love enemies, not slaughter them

The new atheists are fond of claiming that all the wars in the world have been caused by religion, yet when you challenge them to name the wars waged in the name of religion, they stumble over themselves at a loss to name more than one war: the Crusades.

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JOHN PEARRELL: True Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship with God

Arnold Toynbee once observed, "Most people have not rejected Christianity but rather a caricature of it."

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JOHN PEARRELL: Follow God's Word, not your own inclinations

Jehoshaphat was a good king in ancient Judah. He was a faithful follower of God and saw religious education as an important key to the nation's security.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Jesus died to pay our debt of sin

Anyone who has been in church for any length of time is familiar with Christ's final seven words which were uttered from the cross, probably the most familiar phrase being, "It is finished." (John 19:30).

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JOHN PEARRELL: Follow three steps to enter into a relationship with God

In my recent series of columns, I have been dealing with the subject of true Christianity.

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JOHN PEARRELL: You are only born of God when you place your trust in His Son, Jesus

In my last two columns, we have been examining an issue of eternal importance, namely, what is a real Christian?

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JOHN PEARRELL: In order to be Christian, you must be born-again

In my last column, we began to explore an issue which came to me via email, titled, "You might not be a Christian."

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JOHN PEARRELL: Those who reject God of Old Testament haven't read Scripture closely

Many times those who want to reject God on the basis of his being harsh and vindictive resort to the Old Testament where God's justice is the main focus.

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