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The Lies They Told Me About Jesus When I Was a Teenager

And how they damaged my faith

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I remember attending a Pentecostal youth conference as an impressionable teenager. A preacher spoke of the blind man in the Gospel of Mark who sat by the side of the road and, upon hearing that Jesus had just passed by, began to shout at the top of his lungs, “Jesus! Son of David! Have mercy on me!” When the people…

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Dan Foster

Dan Foster

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