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Young Adults Leave Church Due to Hypocrisy, Moral Failures of Church

Young Adults Leave Church Due to Hypocrisy, Moral Failures of Church

Bill Hitchcock March 31, 2014 0

According to a new study by the Barna Group, Millennials (Young adults

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The Chosen of God

The Chosen of God

Bill Hitchcock March 31, 2014 0

The Apostle Paul like many of his epistles begins Ephesians with “Grace

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Jesus Christ the Creator of All Things Visible and Invisible

Jesus Christ the Creator of All Things Visible and Invisible

Bill Hitchcock March 30, 2014 0

We tend to think of Jesus from the day he was born here on earth, forward. We tend not to think in terms of him being “brought forth” (Matthew 1:21 &

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Christian Sentenced To Death For Blaspheming Mohammed’s Name

Christian Sentenced To Death For Blaspheming Mohammed’s Name

Bill Hitchcock March 29, 2014 0

A court in Pakistan has ordered the death sentence for Sawan Masih a Christian who was accused by a Muslim man of blaspheming the name of the Muslim prophet. After the

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Psalms 3: A Complete Commentary and Exposition

Psalms 3: A Complete Commentary and Exposition

Bill Hitchcock March 29, 2014 0

Here is a complete verse by verse commentary and exposition of Psalms 3. This Psalm of David is a powerful example and display of true faith. It shows the kind of

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Millennial Generation Less Likely To Believe In God Or Attend Church

Millennial Generation Less Likely To Believe In God Or Attend Church

Bill Hitchcock March 28, 2014 0

Pew Research has released interesting findings showing that the Millennial Generation (18-33 year olds) are less likely to believe in God than Generation X’ers (35-55 years olds). Millennial Generation are also

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Think, Reason and Return To God

Think, Reason and Return To God

Bill Hitchcock March 28, 2014 0

Talk of God and religion can evoke strong emotions. After all, it is a spiritual heartfelt matter. But few think of God in terms of the mind and reason. But this

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Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty Speaks Out In Exclusive Interview

Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty Speaks Out In Exclusive Interview

Bill Hitchcock March 27, 2014 0

Willie Robertson and wife Korie of Duck Dynasty fame did an exclusive interview with CNN. In this insightful (and of course humorous) interview the Robertson’s talk about the controversy last Christmas

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Noah. It isn’t about the Movie, Flood or Ark but what he Found

Noah. It isn’t about the Movie, Flood or Ark but what he Found

Bill Hitchcock March 27, 2014 0

There has been a lot of press lately about the movie Noah. The discussion seems to be focused on how Biblically correct it is or isn’t. But the point of Noah

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Is Presbyterian Church (USA) Vilifying Israel?

Is Presbyterian Church (USA) Vilifying Israel?

Bill Hitchcock March 26, 2014 1

A division of the Presbyterian Church (USA), or PCUSA has released a disturbing study called, “Zionism Unsettled”. According to Charisma News this study gives, “distorted facts”, vilifies Israel and says, “Christians

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Are We Marrying the Sin with the Sinner?

Are We Marrying the Sin with the Sinner?

Bill Hitchcock March 26, 2014 0

The sin and the sinner are two separate things. But often times we marry the two together. The sin and the sinner become one entity. As Christians we are to hate

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Religious Police Patrols On Increase Around World

Religious Police Patrols On Increase Around World

Bill Hitchcock March 25, 2014 0

Religious police now patrol nearly 10 percent of the nations of the world. This horrific number is on the increase. Not only are certain religions such as Christianity banned, but nations

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What does it mean to be blessed?

What does it mean to be blessed?

Bill Hitchcock March 25, 2014 0

“I’m blessed and highly favored!” As a Christian we have all heard that proclamation many times. Someone asks, “How are you doing?” The reply instantly comes, “I’m blessed and highly favored!”

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Elementary School Girl Gets Paper About Jesus Rejected By Teacher

Elementary School Girl Gets Paper About Jesus Rejected By Teacher

Bill Hitchcock March 24, 2014 0

An eight year old second grader in an eastern North Carolina school was given an assignment. The elementary school girl was asked to write about a hero. When the hero turned

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Complete Commentary on Psalms 2: The Psalm of Messiah!

Complete Commentary on Psalms 2: The Psalm of Messiah!

Bill Hitchcock March 24, 2014 0

Psalms 2 is an exciting Psalm that reveals many prophecies that are still unveiling themselves today! Find in this Psalm God proclaiming Jesus, “Thou art my Son; this day have I

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At Stanford Talk of Traditional Marriage Is “Hate Speech”

At Stanford Talk of Traditional Marriage Is “Hate Speech”

Bill Hitchcock March 22, 2014 0

A conference on marriage has been canceled at Stanford University because views on traditional marriage are considered, “at the least discriminatory, at worst hate speech”. A homosexual advocacy organization claimed that

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For We Preach Not Ourselves

For We Preach Not Ourselves

Bill Hitchcock March 22, 2014 0

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake (2 Corinthians 4:5). This is the standard to which every minister; every Church and

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I Serve With My Spirit

I Serve With My Spirit

Bill Hitchcock March 21, 2014 0

The Apostle Paul in his introduction to his epistle to the Romans said he served God, “with my spirit”. A distinction is drawn between the inner spirit and the outward mask

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News of Big Bang Supports Creationism

News of Big Bang Supports Creationism

Bill Hitchcock March 20, 2014 1

News was recently released confirming certain aspects of the Big Bang theory. While the scientific community is elated, the community of God has been knowingly vindicated. Did science just prove creation

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Psalms 1: The Blessed Man

Psalms 1: The Blessed Man

Bill Hitchcock March 20, 2014 0

The Book of Psalms is the most quoted and referred to book in both the Old Testament and New Testament. Psalms 1 is a brief but one of the most powerful

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Christian Persecution On Increase Worldwide

Christian Persecution On Increase Worldwide

Bill Hitchcock March 19, 2014 0

Christian persecution worldwide is on an increase. Islam and Communism have been some of the greater threats to the faith. A new 200 page report has just been released detailing the

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Converting a Sinner and Saving A Soul From Death

Converting a Sinner and Saving A Soul From Death

Bill Hitchcock March 19, 2014 0

“Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a

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Reviled Hate Preacher Once Successful Civil Rights Lawyer

Reviled Hate Preacher Once Successful Civil Rights Lawyer

Bill Hitchcock March 18, 2014 0

Fred Phelps, the preacher of the Westboro Baptist church who for decades has been leading a small church to national prominence with his message of hate was one once a successful

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My Yoke is Easy. Jesus Offers Rest from the Burden of Religion

My Yoke is Easy. Jesus Offers Rest from the Burden of Religion

Bill Hitchcock March 18, 2014 0

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and

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The Growing Number of Nones in Religion

The Growing Number of Nones in Religion

Bill Hitchcock March 17, 2014 2

The “Nones” have it! There has been a lot of press in recent days about the growing religious/non-religious group called, “Nones”. Most have assumed and purported that this means atheist and

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God, Love and Pure Religion

God, Love and Pure Religion

Bill Hitchcock March 17, 2014 0

True religion involves relationships. It is a loving relationship with God and with other people. Unfortunately too many churches, pastors and congregants forget the, “and with other people” part. True religion

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Reverend Graham Agrees with Putin But Critical of Obama

Reverend Graham Agrees with Putin But Critical of Obama

Bill Hitchcock March 16, 2014 0

Franklin Graham, son of famed Evangelist Billy Graham has come out in support of Vladimir Putin and his newly enacted laws against homosexual propaganda. Franklin Graham also makes it clear his dissatisfaction

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My Grace is Sufficient for Thee

My Grace is Sufficient for Thee

Bill Hitchcock March 16, 2014 0

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the

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Bill Maher Calls God Psychotic Mass Murderer and Americans Stupid

Bill Maher Calls God Psychotic Mass Murderer and Americans Stupid

Bill Hitchcock March 15, 2014 0

HBO television star Bill Maher blasted off on a tirade Friday about America, Noah’s Ark, the Bible and God. This self centered atheist (I know, redundant) called God a “Psychotic Mass

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Proverbs 8: Commentary and Quaint Sayings

Proverbs 8: Commentary and Quaint Sayings

Bill Hitchcock March 15, 2014 0

Proverbs 8 begins with the subject matter of wisdom but eventually we come to find out it is about Jesus Christ. Proverbs 8 employs a literary technique known as “prosopopoeia”, which

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Air Force Academy Disallows Scripture On Cadet’s Door, Protest Ensues

Air Force Academy Disallows Scripture On Cadet’s Door, Protest Ensues

Bill Hitchcock March 14, 2014 2

An Air Force cadet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado wrote a passage from the Book of Galatians on a marker board attached his dorm room door. An atheist group

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Presidents and Kings Agree. Righteousness Prospers A Nation!

Presidents and Kings Agree. Righteousness Prospers A Nation!

Bill Hitchcock March 14, 2014 0

God uplifts and edifies not only the righteous people but the nation of the righteous as well. “We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can

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The Christian Pop Culture Church

The Christian Pop Culture Church

Bill Hitchcock March 13, 2014 0

What is the role of the modern day preacher in Church? Has the modern day Church deviated away from the word of God and entered into the realm of the worldly

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Study Shows Black’s More Engaged In Bible, King James Most Popular

Study Shows Black’s More Engaged In Bible, King James Most Popular

Bill Hitchcock March 12, 2014 0

A new study title, “The Bible In American Life” was just released which reveals some very interesting facts. The study conducted by Indiana University shows that the King James Version of

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Don’t Criticize Hollywood. It isn’t Bible School!

Don’t Criticize Hollywood. It isn’t Bible School!

Bill Hitchcock March 11, 2014 0

Mad at Hollywood? Upset with how they make a film such as “Noah” and other Christian films? Instad of criticizing why not take advantage of the situation? Join in the dialogue

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Great Article About Moralism and Grace

Great Article About Moralism and Grace

Bill Hitchcock March 11, 2014 0

There is a fascinating article titled, “Ideological Moralism and Gospel Grace” written by Derek Rishmawy. This article is a “must read” for all that have struggled with beliefs, causes and opinion

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Science: Space Molecules, Meteorites and Vagueness Explain Creation

Science: Space Molecules, Meteorites and Vagueness Explain Creation

Bill Hitchcock March 10, 2014 0

You got to love it when a scientist, a paleontologist at a major university explains creation with “At some point in this process during the course of millions of years”. Vagueness

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Syrian Christians in crossfire with Government and Muslim Extremists

Syrian Christians in crossfire with Government and Muslim Extremists

Bill Hitchcock March 8, 2014 0

Christians in war torn Syria have been given two options. Leave or be killed. Muslim forces are attempting to impose Sharia Law. A small handful of Christian faithful are taking a

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The Self-Righteous Person

The Self-Righteous Person

Bill Hitchcock March 7, 2014 0

The righteous perish. The wicked live. King Solomon made many observations about this in the Book of Ecclesiastes. But what exactly is he talking about? Does this mean to give up

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Atheism Comes To The American Conservative Union

Atheism Comes To The American Conservative Union

Bill Hitchcock March 6, 2014 0

“We are never defeated unless we give up on God”. President Ronald Reagan said that. President Reagan also had this to say about the United States and God. “Without God there

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How Time Can Deceive. A Lesson From Ecclesiastes

How Time Can Deceive. A Lesson From Ecclesiastes

Bill Hitchcock March 6, 2014 0

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” Ecclesiastes 8:11 Time is one

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Netanyahu Says Israel Most Pro-American Country But Adds Warning

Netanyahu Says Israel Most Pro-American Country But Adds Warning

Bill Hitchcock March 5, 2014 0

Video/News. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference on Tuesday made statements affirming the two countries positive relationship with a firm warning of

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Righteousness and Man

Righteousness and Man

Bill Hitchcock March 5, 2014 0

“Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.” Ecclesiastes 7:29 There are two things God loves; man and righteousness. God

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MIT Scientists Show What Christians Knew About Evolutionary Theory

MIT Scientists Show What Christians Knew About Evolutionary Theory

Bill Hitchcock March 4, 2014 1

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have just released a report about man, monkey and the evolutionary theory. Findings highlight the fallacy of the theory. The new research shows there

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Reconciling War in the Bible with Christianity

Reconciling War in the Bible with Christianity

Bill Hitchcock March 4, 2014 0

Refining Truth got a wonderful question posted at our Facebook site. The answer evolved from a few sentences to several pages. We welcome all questions about the Bible and God and are

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Baptist Preacher New Interim President of Ukraine

Baptist Preacher New Interim President of Ukraine

Bill Hitchcock March 3, 2014 0

The newly voted interim president of war torn Ukraine is a Baptist Preacher.  The Ukrainian parliament appointed Alexander Turchynov as president. Turchynov is quoted as saying, “God works in a special

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The Need for a Comforter

The Need for a Comforter

Bill Hitchcock March 3, 2014 0

“So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the

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Christians Called Hypocrites For Not Performing Gay Weddings

Christians Called Hypocrites For Not Performing Gay Weddings

Bill Hitchcock March 2, 2014 0

It is an interesting accusation. It is one that defies logic. Christians and Christian preachers and ministers are being called hypocrites because they will not perform homosexual weddings. Russell Moore Pushes

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Commentary and Exposition On Psalms 139

Commentary and Exposition On Psalms 139

Bill Hitchcock March 2, 2014 0

Commentary and Exposition On Psalms 139 By: Bill Hitchcock 1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

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Ecclesiastes and King Solomon

Ecclesiastes and King Solomon

Bill Hitchcock March 1, 2014 0

Refining Truth is about to begin a multi-part series based on the Book of Ecclesiastes. To begin with we thought it best to give some background on the author of the

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