Welcome to Keep Watch! This blog, by Jim Allen, is dedicated to helping you learn and stay informed about dangerous deceptions in the pulpits and byways of life. The apostle Paul warned of an event that would take place in the church just prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Paul identified the event as the "falling away," a deception so intense and clever that many would receive a false gospel based on lies (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).

Satan's power is rooted in unfathomable darkness, possessing the ability to make lies appear as truth. From Genesis to Revelation, the adversary is the master deceiver, raising up ministers and signposts that lead incautious souls away to a frightening eternity. His deadly snares are everywhere, hidden and hard to detect. Like baby sea turtles scurrying across the sand, we are always in danger of being snapped up by a predator. Keep Watch! is here to point us to the Truth that will help us get safely to the sea.









Most believers do not bother sharing the gospel with their neighbor for a variety of reasons. Why do believers have a fear of witnessing?

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Terror Unleashed  |  Aug 18, 2014
What is happening now is the destabilization in the Middle East; and if left unchallenged the world could witness the realization of the Islamic terrorists ambition to place all humanity under Sharia Law. What are we going to do to stop it?

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Escaping a Fallen World  |  Aug 11, 2014
This world is taking on a darker persona with an even more menacing theme. We were never meant to live in a fallen world like this one, not for an instant. Is there escape from the reality of this world?

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Forgiveness - A True Story  |  July 29, 2014
The Bible tells us about Jesus' divine virtue of willingly forgiving all injustices. Are we to do the same?

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Can humankind offer hope and change without God? If not, then why do our global leaders think otherwise?

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Lunacy in the Church  |  Jun 2014
Signs and wonders and all manner of spectacle are capturing this generation in a deadly snare with eternal consequences. How the enemy uses a smear campaign to twist truth into apostasy.

Part 1: Waking up the Angels
Part 2: "No One Can Help Me!"
Part 3: Testing the Spirits




The Bible has strong warnings for church leaders who engage in spiritual abuse, the mistreatment of innocent souls. What is this warning to the abuser? What and how should the church handle the abusive brethern among us?

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The Social Gospel  |  Dec 2013/Jan-May 2014
Part 1: Why do Christian liberals loath Christian conservatives?
Part 2: Does Social Gospel reflect our deepest held values?
Part 3: Did Jesus come to be a world changer?
Part 4: What is the power of liberal theology?
Part 5: Is the Spirit of Unity Biblical?
Part 6: The End Time Gathering of Souls
Part 7: Too Bad for the Pretenders



Churches, lacking a foundational view of the true gospel, are encouraging believers to participate in contemplative prayer. Is this another form of apostasy? Or will a religious mantra help believers approach the throne of grace to experience God more fully?

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While some believers have an abundant and purposeful relationship with Jesus Christ, others living out the Christian life seem to struggle from day-to-day just to believe and obey the Gospel. Is being a Christian supposed to be hard?

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Is being politically correct the new behavioral standard for everyone in the emerging global society? Is political correctness a new tool of evil with the power to isolate and demonize anyone who does disagrees with group values?

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Pray for America  |  Mar 31, 2014
Will America learn to pray again to God in time to stop the ungodly forces of evil intent on destroying it?

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Isaiah said it best: 'Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!' (Isaiah 5:20)

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Sweeter than Honey  |  Mar 17, 2014
How is the Word of God in the heart like seed in the soil? Is it necessary to study the Bible — the Word of God — in order to answer the deep questions of faith?

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And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Why is 'agape' love greater than faith?

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What is Grave Sucking?  |  Feb 25, 2014
A new false teaching in the church is that the anointing of the Holy Spirit can be transferred from the dead to the living. What is the truth about 'grave sucking'?

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Ancient Discoveries on Trial  |  Jan 22, 2014
Part 1: Are the ancient discoveries by Ron Wyatt true or religious fraud?
Part 2: Did Ron Wyatt really find the Ark of the Covenant?
Part 3: Did Ron Wyatt really find Noah's Ark?
Part 4: Did Ron Wyatt really find the Red Sea crossing?


The three wise men knew about the birth of Christ. How did they know and what are the lessons for believers today?

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Hope for Christmas in America  |  Dec 2, 2013
Aside from the commercial aspects of holiday, the Christmas Season has always carried a special place in the hearts of many Americans. How should Christians respond the naysayers who want to do away with all vestiges of God and Christmas?

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The Graven Image of Apostasy  |  Nov 18, 2013
An evangelical church that will not preach the whole counsel of God is presenting a gospel that no longer needs a Savior and herein the greatest graven image of all.

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Who is your covering?  |  Nov 7, 2013
The Bible teaches all authority belongs to Christ. Should pastors have authority over you? Does the Bible identify who is your covering?

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The Cross within Us  |  Oct 31, 2013
Intelligent Design gives evidence of God having crafted the universe and living organisms to a high degree of complexity with operational precision going far beyond imagination. What should the Christian response be to the overwhelming evidence of God's ingenious handiwork?

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Preach the Gospel  |  Oct 25, 2013
While some believers have a fruitful relationship with Christ and preach the gospel by their daily walk, others do not. They fail and give unbelievers every reason to believe Christians have nothing special. How do we change that perception?

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The Apostasy of Star Trek  |  Oct 14, 2013
How 'Star Trek' has introduced concepts into modern culture that are disturbing at the least and apostacy at the worst.

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Do you wonder why the heathen rage and do unspeakable things to each other? Does the Bible explain evil behavior?

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The Bible urges believers to pray for discernment and recognize apostasy in the church? Why are these admonitions essential to our faith?

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Rebellious humanity live under the decree of time and chance called luck. While the Hand of God may be withheld from these arrogant and imprudent men who plot their own course in life, what about the wayward believer?

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People tend focus on where they should worship, what music they should sing, and how the worship experience looks to other people. Is focusing on these things missing the point about true worship (John 4:24)

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There is one test set before every believer that is the same: overcoming worry. The good news has always been that believers need not fear because God's plan for us is peace, protection, and a future with hope.

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Not all millennials are leaving the church because they can't find Jesus. Some are leaving because they think the Gospel is a fairy tale. What can the church do about this false perception?

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To refuse to teach the New Covenant, sealed with Christ's blood, is to refuse to teach the Gospel.

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The Alpha Course  |  Jul 12, 2013
The Bible urges believers to keep watch for apostate teachings because deception is Satan's most powerful weapon against believers and would-be converts.

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Examine Yourself  |  Jul 2, 2013
The Bible instructs us to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. How do we examine ourselves?

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While some believers come into a full, abundant, and purposeful relationship with Jesus Christ, others seem to struggle from day-to-day just to believe and obey the Gospel. Is taking up your cross and following Jesus really that hard?

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Today evangelicals no longer write about losing your life. Instead, they write and talk about finding God's purposes for our life and living life to the fullest. Is this really what the Gospel teaches?

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Non-believers dislike Christians for many reasons. Do you know the most notable reasons for their dislike?

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The church is drifting away from one of the most important doctrines in the Bible. What is the difference between 'a better you' and 'Christ in you'?

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Life After Death, The Series
Part 1: Near Death Experiences  |  April 3, 2013
Part 2: Eternal Death  |  May 2, 2013
Part 3: Eternal Life  |  May 7, 2013

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Bullies Among Us!  |  March 22, 2013
Martin Luther feared schools would become wide gates to hell if teachers lost sight of God and the need for students to keep the Bible foremost in their studies. Was he correct? How should we respond as believers?

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The Promise of Freedom in Christ  |  March 8, 2013
God buried our heavy burden of sin in the depths of the deepest sea. Remorse, sorrow, and infirmity have no claim on the believer's life. We have a promise of freedom from sin, which is freedom in Christ. But what does it look like?

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When Men Praise Evil  |  February 19, 2013
In the last days, evil will prevail over good. Lying, cheating, stealing, and all kinds of sinful behavior will become commonplace and wholly embraced by many. Will looking upon these sins with approval become the "new and exciting thing" in America?

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Sabbath Sunday  |  February 13, 2013
Why was the Sabbath instituted? Is there some purpose to setting aside one day a week as a special day? What should believers today do with this mandate written so long ago? Is coming together in fellowship on Sunday morning keeping the Sabbath or is there a deeper purpose?

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Love: The Heart of the Soul  |  February 7, 2013
How can we make known Christ's love and sacrifice to those in need of salvation? Is love an expression of words or deeds or a combination? Or is there much more to love than even this?

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Roe v. Wade & We the People  |  February 1, 2013
While many believers look the other way during the abortion debate, they should not give up. The 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade means forty years of disregarding innocent lives in America.

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The Sum of All Fears  |  January 23, 2013
There is one test set before every believer that is the same: overcoming fear. The good news has always been that believers need not fear because God’s plan for us is peace, protection, and a future with hope.

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The reality of a "lifetime of care" for a special needs child is a huge commitment in both time and money. Watching someone you love suffer is a hard to do. During these difficult times, is it proper to question God's goodness?

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Super Bowl Sunday  |  January 8, 2013
Believers are told there is nothing wrong with attending or watching a sporting event, provided we give it the right priority. But if a believer longs for the day of Super Bowl game, is this an idol of the heart? What's more, should a church allow such an event to drive an outreach event?

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America: Tattered & Torn  |  December 31, 2012
By getting rid of the Ten Commandments through legislative action, kids are growing up in America not knowing it is wrong to steal, lie, cheat, and do other dastardly deeds. Honesty and integrity once ruled this country, but when I compare my childhood view of America to today's view, I no longer recognize this land.

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May You Rest in Peace  |  December 18, 2012
The Sandy Hook Elementary school children knew nothing of this sort of evil and hatred. Parents sent their kids to school, believing their day would be filled with the wonder of living, learning, and discovering the beautiful things in life. Why did they discover tragedy instead?

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Nothing Will Be Impossible  |  December 11, 2012
As Mary was highly blessed among women, so too are true believers highly blessed among the inhabitants of this world. What does God expect believers to see happen in their lives regarding our witness of Christ to the world?

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Black Friday  |  December 4, 2012
Aside from the secular and commercial aspects of Christmas, Americans have done much good but the unprincipled among us have done much harm. Can anything be done to distance the Christmas season from the perception of greed?

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Christmas in America  |  November 26, 2012
Aside from the secular and commercial aspects of Christmas, our nativity scenes have always carried a special place in the hearts of many Americans. How should believers respond to antagonists who want to eliminate these holy scenes during Christmas?

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The signs pointing to the end of the age keep increasing. Does the current state of the sun point to one of the signs of the Second Coming of Christ? Will Jesus protect His followers until He returns?

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Has God Abandoned the United States?  |  November 13, 2012
God will abandon any nation refusing to repent. God says foolish men, thinking they are wise, will replace His holy word with their own wisdom, promising hope and change without God. How do we respond if the United States has become such a nation?

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New World Order, The Series
Part 1: To Rule Over You  |  September 25, 2012
Part 2: One Banner of Faith  |  October 2, 2012
Part 3: No Need for God  |  October 9, 2012
Part 4: The Opening Act  |  October 16, 2012
Part 5: The Bride of Christ  |  October 24, 2012
Part 6: The Wedding Ceremony  |  October 31, 2012
Part 7: The Coming King of Kings  |  November 8, 2012
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Liberals hate Christians because we give them reason to do so. The problem is professing believers really are hypocrites parading as followers of Christ while wallowing in sin. Will living a perfect life change the liberals' hate for Christians?

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The United States is being torn in half by unimaginable forces originating from conflicting ideologies. Is this challenging time in our nation's history a prelude to God's divine wrath that will be unleashed on the arrogance of prideful men?

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Trust in the Lord: Keep Your Balance  |  September 5, 2012
God is aware of the dangers obstructing believers from reaching their final destination. Though believers cannot always see the good and bad days ahead, the Bible tells us to trust in the Lord because God knows the end from the beginning.

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Spiritual Beings are Forever  |  August 29, 2012
Like God, the human soul is invisible and eludes the capability of men to place it under a microscope. If soul and body are one and the same as suggested by atheists, then how is it possible for the soul to experience life outside the body? The soul and body are separate entities.

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Imagination and Kingdom Truths  |  August 22, 2012
Precious souls lacking kingdom truths about eternal life are vulnerable to the satanic snares of deception. What persuasive oratory technique did Jesus employ in his messages to open the minds of precious souls lacking foundation truths?

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Intelligent Design and the Brain  |  August 2, 2012
Biologists have come to universally recognize the design of living things to be a true wonder, and especially that of brain function. What does the Bible say about the brain in its relation to soul and body?

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Intelligent design gives evidence of God having crafted living organisms to a very high degree of complexity with operational precision going far beyond imagination. What should the Christian response be to the overwhelming evidence of God's ingenious handiwork?

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Making a Difference  |  June 21, 2012
While many evangelicals attend church and do good works, most of them appear indifferent to the Great Commission. If believers are commissioned to carry the light of the Gospel, why are so few doing it?

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The Master Designer  |  June 21, 2012
Proponents of Intelligent Design observed that the functional parts and systems of living organisms could not have evolved and proof of Intelligent Design. How is it even possible for people to give "Mother Nature" the credit for God's creative handiwork?

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Ancient aliens are more than a theory in the mind of Von Daniken, the author of Ancient Astronauts. The author views his theories as fact based on irrefutable evidence. How should Christians view theories that deny the word of God?

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Believers are coached to fear not and live victorious lives of peace and joy. How is a victorious life of peace and joy even possible in a world spinning out of control?

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God our Savior, God our Judge  |  May 16, 2012
Most people go through life with a sense of having a pretty good handle on the truth until they confront Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus is our Savior, our God and our judge. People know about Jesus Christ as the Savior, but do they also know god the judge?

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While most believers look the other way during the debate over abortion, the abortion facts speak against those who would destroy innocent life. How is the destruction of innocent life today any different from the death camps during World War II?

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A Leap of Faith  |  May 2, 2012
The process for taking the leap of faith begins with an understanding of what the Bible means by what it says. What can happen to a person when the decision to believe in Christ is put off to another day?

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Did God Sink the Titanic?  |  April 25, 2012
Titanic was literally torn in half by unimaginable forces and strewn over a wide area, a scene strongly suggesting God's divine wrath was unleashed that fateful night to undo the arrogance of prideful men.

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The Hymn of the Pied Piper  |  April 11, 2012
There is a new player in the church mimicking the Pied Piper, a fictional character from the Middle Ages. This Pied Piper is real and dangerous, playing a tune that will cajole, capture, and lead many away never to return.

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Grace and faith are inseparable doctrines in the Bible. A believer cannot have faith with grace. Why do some believe the gospel and others do not? How does one come into possession of grace and faith?

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The Bible contains encouraging truths about the wonder of grace, forgiveness of sin, and unending mercies. On the flipside, the Bible also warns about there being one way to God and no other. What is the one way to God?

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Create in Me a Clean Heart  |  March 6, 2012
The "create in me a clean heart" phrase from the Psalmist is referring to the radical heart change every believer must undergo. What is this change and why is it needed? What's wrong with the one we have?

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The True Gospel Series
Part 1: Recognizing One's Depravity  |  November 2, 2011
Part 2: Acknowledging Sin and Law  |  November 15, 2011
Part 3: Continuing in the Word  |  January 7, 2012
Part 4: Going to the Cross  |  January 24, 2012
Part 5: Believing Unto Salvation  |  January 31, 2012
Part 6: Examining Our Faith  |  February 7, 2012
Part 7: Walk in the Spirit  |  February 21, 2012
Part 8: Reviewing the True Gospel  |  February 28, 2012

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Witnessing and Life Boats  |  January 24, 2012
While most of Christianity sits in church week after week basking in the good news of the gospel, multitudes are drowning with no hope of rescue. Is not witnessing the gospel a rescue effort in which we all participate?

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While most of Christianity sails through life self-assured their church is on a true course, the seven letters of warning to the seven churches instruct church leadership and individuals alike to check their true course against the word of God.

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Apostasy in the Church
Part 1: When Wolves Lead the Flock  |  August 15, 2011
Part 2: Lies Under Cover  |  August 17, 2011
Part 3: Their Greed, Your Seed  |  August 18, 2011
Part 4: A Time to Refrain from Embracing  |  August 26, 2011
Part 5: Angels of Light  |  September 6, 2011
Part 6: Requiring a Sign  |  September 14, 2011
Part 7: The Partial Gospel  |  October 5, 2011
Part 8: The True Gospel  |  October 17, 2011
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The Salvation Prayer, The Series
Part 1: A Clever Deception?  |  June 27, 2011
Part 2: False Conversion  |  June 29, 2011
Part 3: True Conversion  |  July 5, 2011
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Pharisees in the Pulpit, The Series
Part 1: Adding Legalism to Faith  |  June 13, 2011
Part 2: Bondage to the Law of Works  |  June 16, 2011
Part 3: Freedom in the Law of Faith  |  June 17, 2011
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What is the believer's role in the sanctification process? Can a believer resist the work of the Holy Spirit? How will sanctification affect a believer's eternal reward?

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Does the Bible teach growth of a believer can be interrupted resulting in a backslidden condition? If so, what will cause a believer to stop holding fast to his or her profession of faith?

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When born-again Christians talk about the change they have experienced, what do they mean? Is it a one time change, or does it happen over time? Can anything interfere with the growth process?

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