Category Archives: On Free Will

On Faith in Mankind, Hope in Willful Ignorance, or Confidence in God’s Love

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila FIRST, ON THE SECOND GREATEST GIFT: FREEDOM OF CHOICE As I keep thinking about a previous post, I feel as if it isn’t quite finished, that it needs a part 2, because everything about faith, hope, and … Continue reading

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Is the Inoculation, Even As It Exists Today, the Damning “Mark of the Beast”? Two Points of View

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Note: If you see a series of three dots (ellipses) click on them for full context. I have not placed them there and do not see them on my screen though some readers may see them on … Continue reading

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On Year Zero, God’s Dust, and Groundhog Day

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In a way, the Cancel Culture Crowd is right: when you want your ideology, politics, interpretation of history, and influence to reign supreme, and you want perfect compliance, you’d better cancel others’, deconstructing them on the way. … Continue reading

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When God Pleads With Us

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Oswald Chambers wrote,” Get out of your mind the idea of expecting God to come with compulsions and pleadings*.” It is in a devotional on the theme of hearing God’s call to ministry. We can best hear … Continue reading

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(Don’t) Wait for It… On Time, Free Will, and Patience

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Time One day each of us will dwell in a kingdom where terms like “past,”present,” “future”–even “one day”–will be moot; where the exoskeleton of time will have fallen away; existence will be the realm of “now” and … Continue reading

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ADDENDUM to “Holy Spirit Baptism” Post, Prior: But…What IS the HSB, Exactly? and How do You Get It? and Why?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This addendum was inspired by a reader’s comments in the prior post. Thank you, Yvonne. Here are a few more thoughts that come to mind for you—and perhaps others who stop by here.

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On Virtue (and Righteousness) “Signalling”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila ON VIRTUE SIGNALLING There’s a new meme floating around the ether: “virtue signalling,” i.e., actions that signal to observers (or readers, as virtue signals are mostly “likes” or approving “tweets” on social media) that the person affirming … Continue reading

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GIG or GOD? An Invitation

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila You may have heard of GIG (Global Information Network) by now, i.e., the latest in global data networking [1]. In non-geek speak, the GIG is a top shelf bucket of information technology (IT) designed to collect, store, … Continue reading

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On “WIKIs” and Truth (Commentary/Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila WIKI BRAIN? I was listening to an interview with a futurist, a person who makes his living predicting and estimating life ten, twenty, even a thousand years from now. As opposed to many people in these days of … Continue reading

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On Free Will (3): Dead or Alive? (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila SHROUD OF TURIN   Man of the Cloth Infused On finest thread— Deity or deceiver? From time to time Some forensic pilgrim Probes microscopic remnants; Holding Hope like breath All strain to view The body: Is it the … Continue reading

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