“CONVERGENCE,” BY Dr. Paul C. Collins, Th.D.

  (The dictionary has several definitions applicable to the word “convergence.” For my purposes in this essay, it simply means the joining together of factors on reaching a point of view.)      I am very interested in Bible teachings. My interest is very intense. As elusive as truth can be when watching television news, pondering points of view on the Internet, or listening to an opinion expressed by a preacher, delving into the Bible can be even more challenging.      To be fair, I acknowledge that most of the people seem to be satisfied in simply quoting a few verses of scripture found in their favorite version or translation. This is better than never quoting scripture. However, many times these same verses are taken totally out of context. When that is the case, their truth is lost to the person doing the quoting and lost to the recipient of the quote.      What does this have to do with “convergence”? If you have something not true joining with something that is true, you render it of none effect. That is, nothing…

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