But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:28

Signs, Wonders, Bells and Whistles

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Should we look for and expect signs and wonders today?

Looking back on my involvement in the Charismatic Movement, I realize now that I was guilty of idolatry, motivated by self-centeredness. Unfortunately, as it eventually became clear to me, I was not chasing God at all. I was chasing...

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Friday, 29 July 2016 08:30

King Ahab and Jezebel, Part 3

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We are moving along in our discussion of King Ahab and his domineering wife, Jezebel. A perfect storm is brewing that we learn of in 1 Kings 18-19, where Elijah the prophet of Jehovah stands against the many prophets of Baal in a contest that will undoubtedly declare Jehovah the supreme winner, as if there was any doubt.

As we noted in our second...

Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:23

King Ahab and Jezebel, Part 2

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King Ahab was not someone you wanted to cross as Naboth eventually learns.

In the first part of this short series, we introduced the situation that ultimately leads up to Elijah and the contest on Mt. Carmel between the prophets of Baal and God Himself. We spoke of some of the history that eventually led to Ahab becoming king over Israel....

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:26

King Ahab and Jezebel, Part 1

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King Ahab’s covetousness led him to eventually murder Naboth over a vineyard.

When you consider the history of Israel, how that nation was created by God to be a theocracy (directly ruled by God), but then God gave them a human king because the people of Israel demanded it, and ultimately how bad most of those kings were for Israel, it...

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 07:25

Christians and Civic Responsibilities Featured

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I was going through my books yesterday because I was relocating one particular bookcase and came across a book written by the late Dr. Charles Ryrie called, The Christian & Social Responsibility. It was published in 2008 by Tyndale Seminary Press and is just under 100 pages, a short read. The book is divided up into 14 chapters and they...

Monday, 25 July 2016 10:17

So What Should We Do With Donald Trump?

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The race toward the presidency has officially narrowed down to two candidates: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. As far as I’m concerned, neither is fit for the office of president, but that seems to be the way things have been steered for some time.

But what is a Christian to do with respect to these two candidates? Do we need someone who is...

Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:45

Increasing Persecution of Christians in the UK and Europe Featured

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Shhhh…don’t talk loud enough to be heard especially if you’re going to talk about God, sin, and the need for people to receive Jesus as Savior. Got it? Carry on!

It’s a sad fact that is becoming all too normal throughout many parts of the world today. Christians are being shunned, bullied, jailed, and even killed simply...

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:54

Moses: Anger, My Greatest Regret

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Recently, I presented a study at my local church on Moses and his evidenced anger recorded in Numbers 20. There, he was at the rock in the wilderness of Zin (second time in nearly 40 years), and once again, just as before, the people needed water for themselves and their herds. Interesting how history can tend to repeat itself and in this case,...

Thursday, 14 July 2016 07:46

An Ill Wind Has Arrived

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The world is moving toward very perilous times…

I recently read the following comments on a social network I frequent. They were made by a woman who appears not to be a Christian. She might be religious, but makes no claim to be a Christian. Read it to understand where she’s coming from and see what you think. I’ve left it...

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 13:12

A Different Perspective

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A vineyard in Dürnstein, Austria. Just a small village with lots of history and some great cafes.

My wife and I just returned from a trip in Europe. It was actually a river cruise and we were both looking forward to it. While it was mainly a vacation, I was interested to learn as much as I could about the culture over there since we were going...

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:29

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 9

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In this installment, I’d like to talk about autism. As I stated previously, I’m not an expert in this area, so I will be deferring to people who are experts and have something to say about autism and how diet can and does (they believe) affect it.

There is a growing body emphasis that suggests at least some people on the Autism Spectrum...

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 07:45

American Christians Seem to be Missing the Point, Part 3 Featured

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Americans represent 5% of the world’s population. Note the countries where persecution of Christians is tragically high.

The missionary from Frontline Missions laid it out for us this past Sunday. He indicated that throughout the world, the need is great to introduce the lost in this world to the only Person who can save them from themselves...

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 06:59

American Christians Seem to be Missing the Point, Part 2 Featured

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As I noted in our previous article in this series, this past Sunday, a missionary from Frontline Missionary was the guest speaker and he had some extremely important things to say as we begun to unfold in our first part in this series. We noted that a great many Christians throughout the world are currently undergoing great persecution,...

Monday, 27 June 2016 10:42

American Christians Seem to be Missing the Point, Part 1 Featured

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We’ll get back to our other series – GABA, GABA, Doo – soon, but I wanted to discuss something else that has been of concern to me lately. I touched on this when I wrote the series about Dominionism, but we had a missionary gentleman at our church yesterday who summed things up nicely about how Christians in America...

Monday, 27 June 2016 08:22

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 8

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What you do not know about your genes can ultimately kill you…

I’ve previously mentioned my particular situation with the MTHFR genetic coding in my system. I noted that I am homozygous and because of that, people like me have the following situation to contend with: “Homozygous rs1801133 (T;T) individuals have ~30% of the...

Saturday, 25 June 2016 06:26

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 7

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What may be ailing you?

GABA and Glutamate (along with other neurotransmitters), are always in this “dance” to ensure that they are in balance. That is their goal. When they are in balance, you are in balance. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much to throw things out of balance.

Many factors are needed for a continued balance to...

Friday, 24 June 2016 07:04

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 6

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Would you ingest poison in moderation? Then why are ingesting HFCS at all?

I recently came across a thread on a social network by someone who had commented on a new product that was being introduced by one of the well-known fast food places. She made the following comment regarding her belief about food and obesity:

Food doesn’t...

Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:26

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 5

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If your body cannot methylate properly, you’ll experience a plethora of negative effects.

Since I began my journey to health roughly two years ago, as part of my efforts to understand myself a bit better, I had some genetic testing done. One test was for the MTHFR Genotype test and I’ve also done the 23 and Me genetic testing....

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 13:58

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 4

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A dirty engine won’t run well. Eventually, it’ll stop working. Think of your body as an engine. What you put into it makes all the difference.

We’re going to get into GABA in this article. I’m sorry I veered a bit last time, but it seemed like the perfect time to bring in that subject regarding viruses and...

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 07:52

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 3

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It’s probably not in your head…

So far, we’ve gone over neurotransmitters in general and the direct connection they have to our gut health. If you are just picking this series up with this third installment, I suggest you start at the beginning with GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 1. You’ll be doing yourself a large favor.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 08:56

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 2

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Unchecked high levels of glutamate ultimately cause toxicity and cell death.

As Christians, it is extremely important for us to realize that in many ways, we have control over our health. While there are many things we cannot control (allergies, genetic abnormalities, malfunctions of our systems, etc.), the truth is that if we treat our bodies like...

Monday, 20 June 2016 12:24

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 1

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Yes, this series is going to be just slightly off the beaten path where Christianity, spirituality, the Bible, and daily living are concerned. However, I believe it has much to do with our daily walk and the working out of our faith in real-time. I cannot emphasize how important the subject is to everyone that we’ll be discussing and most...

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 09:09

Walid Shoebat Espouses Some Powerful Callousness Featured

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He should be repudiated because what he says is unconscionable. The message he is sending to the world is not one that is born of Christian love for all people. I stopped reading Walid Shoebat’s editorials and blog some time ago because it seemed to me that he had moved into the area of Dominionism or Christian Reconstructionism. This belief...

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:49

Can We Biblically Love People Enough? Featured

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We’re all pretty good and picking and condemning, but how well do we do these things?

As people all over the world mourn the tragic loss of life in Orlando, the reality is slowly becoming clear to people that there are individuals in this world who use their religious beliefs as a hammer to beat people over the head, both figuratively and...

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 08:55

Who Has Control Over Your Life Anyway?

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God had predetermined the end of Hezekiah’s life…

In our previous article, we highlighted aspects of the recent tragedy that occurred in Orlando and a gay night club there called, “The Pulse.” You’ll no doubt recall that one lone gunman, killed 50 people before being killed by SWAT members. He was a radicalized Muslim...