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On (Dying) Snakes and (Defeated) Satan

Phyllis Nissila ON SNAKES It is said of a snake that even though its head may be cut off, it takes a while for its slow metabolism to respond. In the interim, sometimes up to an hour, its tail thrashes … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR MISSIONARIES IN IRAQ

Prayer Needed REPOSTED from http://mkayla.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/prayer-needed/: Posted on October 12, 2014 M’Kayla: The following is a prayer request from Iraq. It is real. It is not news or a conspiracy theory. Children are dying at the hands of ISIS for their … Continue reading

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On Light and “Light” (“Is the Husband in a ‘BMBW’ Marriage Tantamount to Christ?” Part 2)

Phyllis Nissila A commenter on my previous post brought up what I think is one of the most frustrating and telling “bad fruits” of the natural tendency to “keep up appearances” when a rigid list of behaviors is imposed on … Continue reading

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Is the Husband in a “Biblical Manhood/Biblical Womanhood” Marriage Tantamount to Christ?

Phyllis Nissila FROM THE ENGLISH TEACHER… I concluded my last post with direct quotes from the document “Fifty Crucial Questions” (and answers) posted on The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood website [1]. Permit me to do a bit of … Continue reading

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Who Protects Whom in Christ? (Thoughts on a BMBW Teaching)

Phyllis Nissila WHO As I read a recent commentary regarding one of the teachings of the contemporary, “Biblical Manhood/Biblical Womanhood” (BMBW) movement focused on who “protects” whom (in this doctrine, men hold the primary position of protectors of wives and … Continue reading

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A Call to Comfort (When Evil Seems to Prevail)

Phyllis Nissila THE SITUATION You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives (Genesis 50:20, NIV). Nothing is wasted in God’s world, even when evil seems … Continue reading

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On Crushed Eggshells and Broken Hearts (Thoughts on Psalm 34:18)

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart [1]; and saveth [2] such as be of a contrite spirit (Psalm 34:18 KJV). The idiom “walking on eggshells” connotes situations where one has to “tread carefully” around … Continue reading

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