Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Category: False teachers

Jesus would never forgive…

  The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of Man appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.  1 John 3:8   I don’t often talk about the devil here. We do hear about him during sermons sometimes, but […]

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False teachers in the church today

  “The history of Christ’s church is inseparable from the history of Satan’s attempts to destroy her. While difficult challenges have arisen from outside the church, the most dangerous have always been from within. For from within arise the false teachers, the peddlers of error who masquerade as teachers of truth. False teachers take on […]

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Once and for all?

  If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9   Have you ever heard a statement in church saying that once […]

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Is forgiveness unconditional?

  From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 4:17 The word “repentance” is not always understood. To repent is to feel regret or remorse. It is to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to amending one’s life. Confession and repentance are necessary parts of […]

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Staying safe

  Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the […]

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Silence in the face of evil

  Christians do not have the option of remaining neutral and thus choosing the side of evil.  Jesus has not given us that option.  Jesus has told us, “But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33.  When we stay silent and refuse to […]

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Why don’t you believe me?

  “Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.” “Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? Whoever belongs to God hears what […]

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If remorse were only shown

  Anyone reading this blog will have seen the great amount of writings I’ve posted concerning the pain I felt – and still feel – three or four years after suffering emotional abuse. I’ve found that I need to write to survive. Writing helps a lot. Because I have suicidal tendencies, it actually helps me […]

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After Jesus rises. Then what?

  Then he said, “When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And he said, “Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would […]

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