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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Sunday, 12 June 2016 18:14

Blame Game for Orlando Carnage Featured

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A Muslim. A Democrat. A Murderer.

Planned Parenthood blames the Orlando mass shooting in which 50 people died on “toxic masculinity.” President Obama, Clinton and others are calling for yet more gun control (as if the DOJ enforces the 9,000 laws currently on the books). Bernie says “automatic” weapons are the...

Friday, 10 June 2016 11:36

Is New World Order Just a Conspiracy Theory? Featured

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This guy is NOT the Christian’s enemy. He is currently GOD’s enemy. He needs salvation. Are you praying for him or hating him?

Not according to people like Samuel Zane Batten and Frederick Charles Hicks. These guys were both involved in efforts to introduce aspects of the coming New World Order (NWO) nearly 100 years ago. Their books...

Friday, 10 June 2016 08:18

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 4

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As noted in our previous article, Romans 13:1-7 deals with Paul’s understanding of how Christians are to act in the world with respect to those who are in authority over us.

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established...

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 08:18

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 3

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In our most recent article in this series, we looked into verse 1 of Romans 13. In this article, we’re going to go a bit deeper. Before we do, let’s put the entire Romans 13:1-7 text up again.

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that...

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 07:18

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 2 Featured

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Paul was a Roman citizen and as such had certain rights and privileges, which he used to advance the gospel, not his own agenda.

Last time, in our first article in this series, we highlighted aspects of some of the political chicanery that’s going on today. It will only heat up and get worse as the time approaches the next presidential...

Monday, 06 June 2016 09:27

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 1 Featured

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I sat in church yesterday to hear a wonderful sermon by our pastor. In fact, the entire morning was a tremendous blessing from the men’s Sunday School lesson led by Dr. Mark (we’re doing a short summer series for men and one for women), about mentoring or discipling others, followed by the morning service in which our pastor preached a...

Friday, 03 June 2016 13:42

Why Is Transgenderism Such a Big Issue Now? Featured

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WARNING: Please be advised that this particular article contains some graphic sexual terminology as related to Islamic practices.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that seemingly out of the blue, transgenderism has become the latest spotlighted issue being foisted on society. It has been forcefully brought to the fore whether we like it or not.

One...

Thursday, 02 June 2016 12:05

Christian: Our Need to Renew Our MINDS Featured

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In a previous post, I mentioned a book by J P Moreland titled, Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul. The more I read through it, the more convinced I am that Moreland has hit at least one nail on the head that has to do with Christians and their anti-intellectualism of today.

The problem with many...

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:41

Christians Who Don’t Believe in the Great Commission Featured

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Oops, the guy on the right is being too in-your-face as far as some would think…

When on any social network, it is extremely easy to get involved in other people’s conversations, offer your opinion (which will be either for or against), and possibly end up arguing with people that you don’t even know. Beyond this, it can even...

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:23

Steven Furtick and Elevation Church Featured

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I recently learned that we have another individual who – in some form or another – has come very close to claiming that he is the Son of God.

According to the article – Why Narcigesis doesn’t work: Furtick claims to be “the son of God – Steve Furtick is a guy who essentially says the Scriptures point to him.

Steven...

Monday, 30 May 2016 11:56

What’s in a Metaphor Anyway?

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First, I would like to take a moment to pause and remember what millions of soldiers, nurses, doctors, and other military personnel have done so that we can continue to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy here in America. While I understand that many wars have been fomented by maniacal dictators (likely encouraged by powerful Elite who have gained...

Saturday, 28 May 2016 09:34

Too Many Televangelist Phonies and Cronies Prove Tares Exist Featured

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In this day and age, there seems to be more self-aggrandizement, chicanery, and full-blown charlatanism in the area of “professional Christianity” than in days past. That might not necessarily be true, but since the advent of the Internet as well as cable television with hundreds and hundreds of channels, it seems anyone can stake...

Friday, 27 May 2016 09:11

To Some He Gave Evangelists Featured

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Every Christian has a part in the process of evangelism.

We’ve been talking about Dominionism and the Great Commission recently. It got me thinking about the act of simply evangelizing the lost. What is interesting is what Paul says in Ephesians 4:11-16 that has something to do with our human efforts in that arena.

11 It was he who gave some...

Friday, 27 May 2016 07:26

Why Does the World Hate Christians, Part 3?

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We’ve previously discussed two reasons why the world hates Christians. First, too many Christians have become very issue-oriented. Second, Satan has mixed tares in with wheat. Since the world generally cannot tell the difference between true Christians and merely professing ones, they tend to blame all Christians for all bigotry and hatred,...

Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:05

Why Does the World Hate Christians, Part 2?

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In our first part in this short series, we discussed the first of what we believe are three reasons why the world hates Christians as much as they do. One reason boils down to the fact that Christians are too often focused on individual issues, as we discussed last time. While it is true that the world (or more accurately, the human Elite led...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:07

Why Does the World Hate Christians, Part 1?

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Really? Hitler was a Christian? Easily could’ve fooled me…

As I was writing my series on the Great Commission, I had another thought and started focusing in on something somewhat related to that subject. As one does, I happened to come across a pictorial meme on a social network which essentially stated outright that Oklahoma bomber...

In this, our third installment of this series, I would like to go into more depth regarding the specifics of the Great Commission as outlined in Matthew 28. You can read part 1 and part 2 at these links to catch up, if you’re just joining us with this part 3.

It seems that too many Christians – in my opinion – have it wrong. In...

In the first article in this series, we introduced what should be common knowledge as well as a consistent foundational understanding for every Christian regarding the Great Commission. We noted that too often, especially in American society, Christians are made to feel as though they are not really obeying the Great Commission directive unless...

So the eleven disciples went to Galilee to the mountain Jesus had designated. When they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. Then Jesus came up and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the...

Do you know what your eternal purpose is, as far as God is concerned and His plan for you in this life?

In case you’ve just started reading this blog, you may not be aware that I have grown tired and frustrated with the way too many within Christendom have adopted ways of the world in their Christian pursuits. What many do not seem to realize...

We just presented an 8-part series on Dominionism. Dominionists believe that things will get done when Christians work to get them done. This means that Christians (who work alongside conservatives, patriots, etc.) must do everything they can to reclaim what Satan allegedly stole from God – this earth and the society in it.

Those who...

Like his late father-in-law, Gary North believes society needs to become a Christian Theocracy. This is Dominionism in a nutshell.

Gary North is well-known for his specific views on the end times and his very critical views toward those who hold to Premillennialism specifically. While there are a number of views specific to Premillennialism, in...

My sister was born in December of 1954. She died a Christian in November of 2008. She lived in Georgia and I was living in California at the time.

Shortly before she died, I received a phone call from her son-in-law. He sounded very matter of fact (he always did), so even as he explained the situation with my sister, it wasn’t sinking in. A...

Should we look for and expect signs and wonders today?

During my involvement in the Charismatic Renewal movement, I distinctly remember two experiences that to me seemed to be voices from God. These were not audible voices outside myself. They were voices I heard within me, but were not my own voice, if that makes sense.

Looking back from my vantage...

I would like to state this as clearly as possible from the outset. First, I’m writing this short series to explain my past involvement in what was known in the early 1970’s as the Charismatic Renewal movement. I was about 16 at the time and my mother and father had recently divorced. Though we had always attended church,...