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Understanding Bible Commentaries Through Design Law
December 7, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

Over the years, I have received repeated requests to help people understand, through a design-law lens, quotations from various Bible commentators that can easily sound penal-legal.

Below is an example of one such quotation from a founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, followed by my comments explaining how her concept are best understood through a design-law perspective.

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The Damaging Effects of Social Isolation During COVID-19
November 30, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

Now that the election is over, I hope we can have reasonable and rational discussions about the various governmental responses to COVID-19 and their impact on society. From the beginning of this pandemic, I have been critical of the way various government officials have responded and dealt with this problem.

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The Temptations of Jesus: A Lesson for Us
November 23, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

According to Scripture, Jesus was tempted “in every way just as we are yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15 NIV84). As we praise God for the victory of His Son, we can simultaneously examine how the devil approached our Savior and discover the evil tactics that he uses against us.

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The Law of Liberty and Society Today
November 17, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

My first book, Could It Be This Simple? A Biblical Model for Healing the Mind, was published in 2007. In it, I described for the first time the law of liberty, the principle of freedom upon which God created reality to operate. I described how this law is, like gravity, a constant that works whether one believes in it or not and that just like gravity, it is testable – there are reproducible and unavoidable consequences when we violate liberty.

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Love, Don’t Hate, the Liars
November 9, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

This morning, I read about Jesus’ trial and crucifixion from the gospel of John and was struck at the poignant lessons that apply to us today.

The religious and political leaders conspired for months to mislead the people about Jesus and prepare the nation for the moment they would strike. They had their “media pundits” spread misinformation about the Messiah. They misrepresented His actions as being of the devil (Matthew 12:24).

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The Christian and Post-Election Blues
November 1, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

It is Friday, October 30, 2020; in four days, the United States will elect its next president, and I, like the rest of the nation, don’t know who is going to win.

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The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: Poison or Protection?
October 26, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

Back in 2014, I wrote a blog responding to the email below, but as truth is unfolding and I continue to learn, I have discovered new insights that have expanded my understanding of this question about the Tree of Knowledge, and I want to share those new insights with you here.

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Godly vs Ungodly Methods of Pursuing Social Justice
October 19, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

My blogs during 2020 have sought to make evermore clear the difference between God’s kingdom and the kingdoms of this world, the difference between God’s design laws and human imposed laws. I have sought to expose how imposed rules (human governments and methods) always seek power over others to coerce and force its way, while God’s kingdom always seeks to heal hearts and minds while leaving people free to choose for themselves.

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Jesus – Healing Light or Ruling Judge?
October 13, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

The more and more we look to Jesus, the clearer our understanding of reality becomes. Jesus is the light of the world; He illuminates God’s kingdom, God’s reality, and exposes the falsity of sin and the ways of this sinful world.

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When Praising Jesus Hinders His Work
October 5, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

We all know that people who reject Christ, who refuse the working of the Holy Spirit in their hearts, will be opposed to God and His kingdom of love. We understand, and even expect, that those who reject truth, reject love, reject righteousness will work against God and His kingdom of love.

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Ephesians 4: Bible Wisdom for Today’s Problems
September 28, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

People are often told that in our modern world, the Bible is no longer relevant – that it is merely an ancient text for the primitive mind. But the Bible is God’s Word, and it is packed with wisdom for humanity applicable throughout all history. In today’s blog, we will examine Ephesians 4:17–32 (NIV84) and demonstrate how God’s truths remain vital to us today.

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Meeting in Person During the Pandemic
September 16, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

On September 7, 2020, Come and Reason Ministries posted to our Facebook page announcing that our Healing the Mind in a Broken World Seminar would be held October 3, 2020, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Several people posted comments expressing their concerns that we would hold such an event during the China virus pandemic (a.k.a. COVID-19). Below is my response and an exchange with an online follower.

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