Tag Archives: God

The Only Love We Can Return to God

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – I John 4:10, 11 Love and Law are necessary counterparts, necessary to each other. God’s […]

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When A Christian Lacks Respect for God’s Word

17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: 18 “Behold, My [a]Servant whom I [b]have chosen; My Beloved in whom My soul [c]is well-pleased; I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He shall proclaim [d]justice to the [e]Gentiles. 19 “He will not quarrel, nor cry out; Nor will anyone hear […]

The Power to Will and the Act of Willing

for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. – Philippians 2:13 God works “to will and to do.” A great part of the controversy respecting free will arises from not distinguishing between a power to will and the act of willing. That such […]

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The Police Power of Every Citizen

Todd Friel is SO wrong. Todd Friel of Wretched fame sends the message to Christian viewers that, in the case of witnessing or being a victim of the “knockout game” that, in the case of witnessing, help the victim first (yes, that’s good, righteous), and secondly – “call the authorities to deal with the thugs.” […]

Billy Graham’s Last–and Dangerous, Damnable–Message to America

Mixed with truth, the devil’s lie is always inviting. This video has great cinematography, excellent production, and a message that leaves everyone feeling good. But it’s not true. It’s not Truth. To tell the world that God loves you is speculation at best. You’re not God, and have no right to tell anyone that God […]

Be Thankful and Encouraged

If you own just one Bible, you are abundantly blessed. One third of all the world does not have access to one. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, […]

The Dangers of Seeking the “Second Blessing”

Folks, there is NO SPIRITUAL GIFT that heightens your relationship to God! This is a video version of Tom Nelson’s course in Systematic Theology.

How to Spot A Legalist

“If one is scrupulous about obeying God’s law because one hopes, or intends, or desires, by keeping his law, to obtain or retain one’s salvation, then he is a legalist, and lost. But if one tries to keep his law, not in order to be saved at the final judgment, but because he is already […]

When Pastors Void the Law and Commandments

Pastors have forsaken God’s laws and commands, and in fulfillment of His many warnings and promises, He has forsaken America. As we look around at even professed Christians, we wonder why Christianity does not keep “believers” out of the worse sins of the world: murder, theft, fornication, adultery, sodomy, &c. We see even adulterers and […]

Reverence

God, revealing Himself through Scripture, puts a holy fear in my heart. It is a reverence that makes me bow my head, sometimes cry, out of love for His grace shown to me, and yet, still knowing He is all-powerful, all knowing, omni-everything. I love Him, and fear Him. My Lord is both my greatest […]

Declared Righteous

One exercise I have always found helpful when doing a word study, is to find other similar passages and substitute the words meaning for the word itself. Both in biblical and non-biblical literature, the phrase ‘to justify’, and the terms justification and even acquit, whether in Scripture or in the (so-called) secular world, means the […]

6 Things You Need to Understand on ‘being led by the Spirit’

You are not one of the Apostles of Scripture. Neither am I. The prophets and apostles were many times led by God by real, dramatic manifestations of Himself, by visions, etc. You and I are not, ever. The complete instructions for the Church – for guidance and growth – God has written down. God speaks […]

Is the Bible Sufficient, or Do We Need New Revelation?

Thomas Williamson One of the unfinished items of business for modern theology is the question of the Sufficiency of Scripture. Is the revelation we have in the 66 canonical books of the Old and New Testaments enough for us to rely on for guidance in matters of faith and practice, or do we need new […]

Tim Keller’s Heterodox Views of God & Christianity

In his book, The Reason for God (quite a title!) Tim Keller espouses some, shall we say, heterodox thinking in regards to the nature and character of God as well as some pretty strange thinking of Christianity. I won’t cite everything that gave me the heebies, but here are a few. For example, Keller claims: […]

Q&A: Thy Will Be Done

This particular question submitted by a reader was in response to two posts: First, the post dealing with John MacArthur’s claim of the existence of “an interim kingdom” and brazen denial that Jesus Christ currently exercises His full, Divine will over the earth. See Daniel 4:35 for God’s refutation of such thinking. Secondly, the post […]

6 Things That Always Happen When God is Rejected By A Nation

Anytime a people choose a government or a wicked man as king or president, God declares the consequences: An anti-Biblical military conscription will be instituted or enforced. There will be compulsory labor battalions conscripted for state service. The conscription will be of young men and women, and animals as well. The state will expropriate property, […]

The Perpetuity of God’s Law

I should like to say to any brother who thinks that God has put us under an altered rule: “Which particular part of the law is it that God has relaxed?” Which precept do you feel free to break? – C.H. Spurgeon The law of God is no more than God might most righteously ask […]

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The Pursuit of Blessedness

The blessedness which is thus set before us we must aim at, but we must not think to obtain it without earnest effort…  The way of perfect obedience is not learned in a day; there must be precept upon precept, line upon line, and after efforts long enough to be compared with the 176 verses […]

He’s not finished with you.

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6 If you are now, or in a recent time in your life, at a point when you thought God was through using you, just finished, please […]

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James White: Just Being Silly

Given the heresies of dispensationalism led, at least these days, by John MacArthur, you tell me dear reader: who’s being silly? Or should I say, turning a blind eye? Certainly not I. Heresy is God’s Word plus something else. And heresy is never more subtle, or dangerous, than when mixed with God’s truth. The sad […]

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