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Defeat Satan by living the Gospel

March 30, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

By the time this newspaper gets into your hands, we likely will have experienced some sort (or sorts) of aggravation at the WCR. Computer breakdowns are likely.

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Obey God and know life's ultimate joy

April 6, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Obedience is for children. When we grow up, we can make our own rules. That, too often, is the way we think.

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Resurrection guarantees Christ's truth

April 13, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus gave his life on the cross, thus providing the ultimate testimony that he believed everything he taught. If he was not firmly convinced of his teaching, he could easily have recanted to save his skin. If he had had some doubts, there might have been some sign of waffling as he stood before Pilate. There was no waffling.

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The Holy Spirit releases our groaning

April 27, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As I looked up from my book while sitting in a Tim Hortons in the Calgary airport, my eye caught the world-weary face of an older gentleman. He looked as though he had had too much of life, that the possibility of joy was not on his horizon.

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Marriage a sign of God's covenant

May 4, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

I began this series of articles by pointing out that for St. Paul the fundamental sin is idolatry. Paul devoted much of his ministry to helping his Gentile converts weed out any vestiges of pagan idolatry.

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Rejoice at Christ's Second Coming

May 11, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Dying you destroyed our death; rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory."

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Live a life 'fully pleasing to the Lord'

May 18, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The question that hangs over our inquiries during this Year of St. Paul is why did Paul write these letters. He or other disciples had helped to convert these new Christians. They had repented of their sins, been baptized and believed in the Gospel. What more did they need? Wasn't this good enough?

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Faith is the path to salvation

May 25, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It is sometimes maintained that St. Paul was the real founder of Christianity. This is at best a half-truth, but it is a half-truth worth pondering.

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The Holy Spirit has been given to us

June 1, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

There is a narrow interpretation of that big word "justification." The narrow interpretation is that when we are justified through faith in Jesus Christ, who died and rose again, we are freed from our sins.

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God's power revealed in weakness

June 8, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Those Corinthians were a vain lot. No prouder than us perhaps, but proud nevertheless. They were so vain that St. Paul had to write two long letters to help them overcome their pride and find the core of the Gospel.

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