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A Meditation on the Cry of Immanuel: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

“Surely He has borne our griefs and He has carried our sorrows. Yet we considered Him stricken, crushed by God and afflicted. He was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. He was afflicted for our cure, and by His wounds we are healed.” “He bore our sins in His own body …

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The Good Shepherd Never Punishes the Lost Sheep

“All who have this hope in Him purify themselves, as He is pure.” Perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. Fear is slavery, whether it's the fear of physical death or, far more importantly, the fear of spiritual death. Fear has nothing to do with the One who Knows, the …

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God With Us – The Hard Teaching and the Great Heresy

“And this bread is my flesh which I will give for the life of the world.” “And he shall be called Immanuel, that is, God with us.” 'Many of his disciples when they heard this said, “This is a hard teaching; who can accept it?”' What is the hard teaching? I ask everyone who reads …

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Repentance has Nothing to do With Grief and Guilt

“In the place of the ashes of mourning, the LORD your God will give you the oil of gladness.” What comes to mind when you think of repentance? A lot of people think of sack cloth and ashes. At the beginning of Lent, which they term a season of repentance in preparation for celebrating Easter, …

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Consecrated Virginity in the Rotten Clergy City

I am furious right now. One of the “vocations” in the Roman Catholic Church (which is neither Catholic nor Church, and I cannot make a conclusive statement about the matter of whether it is Roman) is that of Consecrated Virginity. That does not bother me. It bothers a lot of people, and I can see …

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Raina Nightingale's Paths of Fantasy

2022 Updates and Expectations (and a 2021 Wrap-up/Summary)

Hello. I am tagging this post in the Paths of Fantasy category/blog because most of what I'm going to share here is more in that category. However, the Enthralled By Love Blog is still active. I split my blog posts into two categories in December. The Enthralled By Love Blog is the majority of what …

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Does Punishment Really Have Anything to Do With Justice?

Upon one occasion, Jesus told a parable in which there was a father who had two sons, and the younger of the sons approached his father to receive his share of the inheritance before his time, and he took it off in a far land, wasted it, and was living in utter misery, upon which …

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The Gods and the One Who is Not Challenged

Early on, the majority of those who confessed Jesus to be the Son of God, crucified and risen again, decided that there were no gods, that all the gods of the Pagans were either figments of their imagination or demons from hell, and that anyone was a heretic who acknowledged the existence of governing spirits …

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Guest Post: Raina Nightingale & Kingdom of Light — Mariella Hunt

Louisa’s village – and the entire known kingdom – lives in complete darkness, using crude torches for what light they must have, and sleeping and going about their work either in the poor light of the torches or in complete darkness.Guest Post: Raina Nightingale & Kingdom of Light — Mariella Hunt