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Welcome to the Heart Of The Matter web page. Here you will find some links to the best sources for Christian apologetics, thinking, theology, and devotions in the world. All of this is for the "edification of the saints" so that we can love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, strengh, and mind.

Christianity is a faith in the one Lord Jesus Christ and it is important that we come to Him in humbleness and with a sincere heart, as well as thinking deeply on the Word of God with our minds. Romans 12:2 (NKJV) says, "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

I've been thinking what I want this web page to be and I would greatly desire that it would be a ministry to those who want to discuss facets of their faith as it comes to worship, devotions, theology, engaging the culture, you name it. I have some of my insights from years past below and I will be editing the page in the coming months. If you want to e-mail me, you may gladly do so at jacqueshock@hotmail.com

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The Role of Tradition in Theology
November 24, 2003 -- This is a paper written by one of my former professors at Bryan College, delivered at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. It is very "rough" because I do not think yahoo/geocites has a way to make Greek font possible, so what I'll do is sometime in the future go through it and transliterate the Greek words so that people don't have to see other marks of punctuation (like semi-colons) in there. I also was not able to get the footnotes in, but I will try to do that as well.

My Thoughts
December 16, 2002 -- This is a paper I wrote for my Christian Theology class on the inspiration of Scripture. I did quite a bit of research for it and as a result, was given a good grade by my instructor. This paper only touches lightly on the subject of inspiration because I was limited to between 2,000 - 2,500 words. It looks at how inspiration took place and why Scripture is considered "God-breathed" in the first place.

My Thoughts
July 23, 2002 -- Not many people have heard of the Gospel of Thomas, but it is a reality and one that has stirred quite a bit of controversy since its discovery. In my paper, I attempt to answer some of the questions surrounding this document using reliable resources and a desire that people know the truth about it.

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May 2, 2002 -- Is the Mormon church really the true church? In this edition of "My Thoughts", I answer each of the LDS' 17 Points of the True Church in order to demonstrate Mormonisms' misapplication of certain Scriptures to uphold its man-made theology. It is my hope and prayer that any mormon who reads it will not turn away from the truth, but will embrace the One who is called "the Truth", and be saved.

My Thoughts
Christmas is the time of year when we celebrate the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ. But a lot of people miss the message, even when hymns are sung on their lips. And a lot of times, they miss the meaning of Christmas altogether, perhaps even missing Christ.

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The Lord God has blessed me this week, despite some bad news about a friend, to reassure me that He is with me and for me. -- November 12, 2001

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Today, I'm just posting a funny story -- October 22, 2001

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Some thoughts about the terrorist attacks on America, my brothers, and the Biblical Worldview -- September 28, 2001

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I've had a full week of classes and I've been eatin' good -- August 31, 2001.

My Thoughts
"My Thoughts" column for August 24, 2001. I have been at Bryan College for a week and this tells what has been happening so far.

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"My Thoughts" article/testimony/whatever-you-want-it-to-be for August 6, 2001

My Thoughts
This was a prayer list for the BFC youth while they were at camp during the week from June 11-16, 2001

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Why is it so bad to be good?
When sin is tempting us, how do we react to it? Is it ok to dabble? How does it affect our relationship with God? From May 23, 2001

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