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The Falsehood of False Hope

Hello again.
It's been a while since I last posted. A lot has happened in between.
Last year, two of my close friends (Stephen Donnelly and Mandy Gold) were killed in a car accident. They were younger than I am, by quite a few years, and were central members of my community. The events of that day serve as a constant reminder of the brevity of life.
“…you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” James 4:14 (ESV)
I find this type of passage in the bible quite interesting. To the cynical observer, it can look pretty pessimistic and out of character when you consider the hopeful message of Christianity. In fact, the bible has a whole book about the folly of our earthly life.
Ecclesiastes is traditionally attributed to Solomon – the wisest man ever to have lived. In it, he recounts all of the things he has learnt through his efforts, “applying his heart” to all kind of matters, and pretty quickly a theme a…

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