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Trust: a key component of saving faith

Generally speaking, saving faith in the history of the church has been comprised of three elements, notitia, or “knowledge”; assensus, or “assent”; and fiducia, or “trust.” Faith is not a blind leap in the dark – as atheists would like us to believe.  Faith has substance (Hebrews 11:6):  knowledge rooted in the Word of God…

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The Chief End of Medicine

“Patient-centered care” is often seen as the highest goal in medicine.  But is patient-centered care the highest goal for the Christian physician?  Most Christian physicians would, of course, say no. Jay Adams said that the highest goal of medicine is “to enable a man to use his body to honor God as an instrument of…

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Codependency – Help for the Heart

Codependency is a state in which when one person enables another person’s destructive behavior.  The person with destructive behavior relies excessively on their enabler for emotional or psychological support. Proverbs 24:24 warns those who enable sin: Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations Hopefortheheart.org…

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