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About craigolson001

Follower of Jesus Christ. Devoted husband. Avid student of the Bible. Former missionary to northern Japan for eight years. Retired. Author of The Lukewarm Church. Pickleball enthusiast. Biker, golfer. Member of Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, IL.

Forgiveness—The Biblical View

There is a very common misunderstanding among Christians that says forgiveness is not for the offender but the victim—to give him peace of mind and heart. I have some problems with this notion. As the word implies, ‘for–give–ness’ is a … Continue reading

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More Things Evolution Cannot Explain

It Can’t Get Any Simpler Charles Darwin said, “…Natural selection acts only by taking advantage of slight successive variations; she can never take a great and sudden leap, but must advance by short and sure, though slow steps.”1 Thus, “If … Continue reading

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Evidence of a Young Solar System

Scientists estimate that the supply of hydrogen available to the sun should last for about ten billion years. Since they put the age of the sun at 4.6 billion years, it should have used about half its supply of hydrogen. … Continue reading

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Things Evolution Cannot Explain

There are many things only creationism can explain. For instance, the remains of some one hundred forty mammoths were found in one pile in the Siberian tundra, indicating they had been swept away by a powerful current. Despite the arctic … Continue reading

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More Reasons to Believe the Bible

Linguistic Evidence The oldest written language in the world is Chinese. It dates back 4500 years, just shortly after the biblical account of the Tower of Babel, and consists of thousands of characters. Each of these characters is composed of … Continue reading

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Another Mega Church Bites the Dust

Targeting Other Churches I have been reading up on the controversies going on at Harvest Bible Chapel and its affiliates on https://theelephantsdebt.com/author/theelephantsdebt/ and I am not surprised at what I see. I attended the Naperville branch when it was meeting … Continue reading

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Where Seeker Friendly Ultimately Leads

Where Seeker Friendly Came From The Seeker Friendly phenomenon had its genesis with Robert Schuller of Crystal Cathedral fame. It was first popularized in his book “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Two of his first disciples were Bill Hybels and … Continue reading

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