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    Liberating the Oppressed

    It’s been a pleasure interacting with you here, Friends. I hope this discussion has been as profitable for you as it has been for me. It’s back to class for me - my last before I complete my program. I can’t thank you enough for your thoughtful comments. You have enriched my life. God bless. ❤️
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence” (Ephesians 3:12, NIV). It is Christ who liberates.
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1, NIV). Spiritual freedom is found in Christ.
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    ”To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32, NIV). Truth delivers from deception (Matthew 24:4, 5, 11, 24).
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God“ (Psalm 31:4-5). David attributes to “his faithful God“ his capacity to avoid a snare.
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request” (1 Chronicles 4:10, NIV) “Jabez (9-10) is commended because his name, which sounds like...
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me, who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me“ (2 Samuel 22:48-49, NIV). David’s song of praise after he was delivered from the pursuit of Saul and company recognizes God’s liberation.
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment” (Exodus 6:6, NIV). Freedom from oppression is a prominent...
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    I wonder who was present to witness the Big Bang.
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    What is the source and support of the matter and energy?
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    What becomes of your immaterial self (spiritual feelings) when your material self (body) expires?
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    It took quite a bit of semantic gymnastics for us to finally arrive here, DS 😊
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    What are your spiritual feelings?
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    What do you mean by “spirit”?
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18, NIV). “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind” (Romans 14:5, NIV).
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41, NIV). Jesus discriminates between human spirit and flesh.
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    What does “spiritual” mean to you?
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    “Inimitable” sounds like worship, DS. You know about my spiritual beliefs, but I don’t know anything about yours. What are they?
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    Liberating the Oppressed

    Why does the presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ make you so skeptical, DS?