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Isaiah One: A Message for the Church Today
December 31, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

Isaiah is called the gospel prophet, the prophet who brings the good news. It’s in the book of Isaiah that we find the beautiful description of the coming Messiah, who becomes a real human:

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end (9:6, 7 NIV84).

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Eight Signs of Jesus’ Soon Return
December 24, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

It is Christmas, the time we celebrate Jesus first advent. Yet, while we give thanks for Jesus birth and victory as our Savior 2,000 years ago, our ultimate longing is in His second advent – and the Bible is filled with promises that Jesus is coming again. So, let’s this holiday not only celebrate the birth of our Savior, but look with longing expectation at the signs of His soon return.

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The Christian and Culture: Is All Culture Equally Healthy?
December 14, 2020 Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

It is the Christmas season, and as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, God’s only Son, sent to save the world from sin, consider what that means. It means that Jesus came to win our hearts and minds back to trust, so that we will leave behind everything of this world that is out of harmony with heaven and trust Him and follow Him into a kingdom of love, truth, and eternal freedom.

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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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