Tag Archives: Religion & Spirituality

The Language of Churchianity

Recognizing False Teachers

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” – Matthew 7:15 False teachers are cleverly disguised, and in our day, there are many. They are disguised so that the sheep, perhaps lacking in knowledge, will not notice their true nature, until they are already established among […]

In Case You’ve Been Wondering

Obviously, I have not been posting lately, at least not since February 24, 2014, and  yes, there’s a reason. First, I’ve been on vacation, physically and spiritually speaking, from blogging – what it is, means, what good is it, etc. I am a preacher, called of God, and that is my first priority. Secondly, I’ve […]

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The Most Dangerous Man Alive

This is getting some good press….. Check it out. He is the most dangerous man alive today. He is an extraordinary liar. He is a thief and, some would believe, with good reason, he is a murderer. He has, upon the world scene, upstaged both Stalin and Hitler. Neither of them were a danger to […]

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Placating the Religious Heathen Will Result in Greater Christian Persecution

Pope Gregory’s correspondence with Augustine, as reported in Bede’s History of the English Church and People, provides us with a classic example of those who profess to represent the Christian faith, but who’s understanding of the Covenant of Grace and redemption go far astray. Augustine asks a series of questions of the Pope, one of […]

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Why Serving in the Military Does Not Make You A ‘Hero’

[Before you read any further, please understand, I am not against serving in the military at all!] Over the holidays I had brief discussions with some who served in the military for a number of years and are now collecting their pensions and benefits for their service. During every discussion, politics came up, as did […]

FOX News Gets All Religious

And that’s a good thing. Or is it?

Christian, It’s Time to Fight

The Church is glorious precisely because it is militant regarding doctrine. Lose that, and you’re left with Romper Room for adults. Of course, these days, even if you don’t have a clue what Romper Room is, trust me, it’s popular. HT

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 […]

Six Essential Truths of Biblical Saving Faith: (Part 2) The Depravity of Man

[ Part 1 of the series, an introduction, can be found here. ] You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he […]

Six Essential Truths of Biblical Saving Faith: An Introduction

The battle for truth is a constant one. Those who would know the truth must ever be vigilant because the powers of darkness are always at their post to suppress righteousness in unrighteousness. It is to their advantage that mankind believe the lie, so, they must themselves be ever alert to those whom God sends […]

The Day Matthew Henry Was Robbed

Matthew Henry, the famous scholar, was once robbed. He wrote these words in his diary: Let me be thankful first, because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse, they did not take my life; third, because, although they took my all, it wasn’t much; and fourth, because it was I […]

The Outward Result of An Inward Religion

The religion of the apostate church with an outward formality does not usually mistreat or cheat anyone nor openly commit gross sins. This is the only way the reputation of its work can stand before public opinion. It also refrains from cursing, swearing and the misuse of the name of God. It is busy doing […]

Film: God’s Not Dead

Challenging authoritarianism – and atheism – in academia. This looks like a promising film to see. ht

The Christian Amish

In recent weeks, my family returned from the outer lying areas of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We go there a few times each year to relax, and to get away from whatever pseudo-ruts into which we may have fallen. It is always a joyous time for me. In a sense we reconnect to what is truly important […]

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.

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Grace Unplugged…Plugged.

It seems like everyone is pretty excited about the release of the new film, Grace Unplugged. I have no doubt this film will be incredibly popular. From the Grace Unplugged facebook page: Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at church. When she begins tasting the stardom she’s always dreamed of, will it lead […]

We Are More Than Ourselves

For men and women are not only themselves; they are also the region in which they were born, the city apartment or farm in which they learned to walk, the games they played as children, the old wives’ tales they overheard, the food they ate, the schools they attended, the sports they followed, the poems […]

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One Way to Destroy A Local Church

Suppose there is a doctrinal controversy brewing in a local church. Suppose again that the doctrine in question is one of paramount importance; a doctrine so fundamental to the Christian faith, that to reject it is to reject Biblical Christianity. Now, imagine two opposing camps within that fellowship, with the remainder of the church members […]

Franklin Sanders: How Modern Society Isolates Individuals, Prevents Sense of Fulfillment

Pastor, author, speaker, and farmer Franklin Sanders discusses how modern life has isolated individuals by removing them from the protective institutions that helped them in the past – the family, church, and community. The sense of belonging and fulfillment can only come within a right context and understanding of relationship to family, place, and community.

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