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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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 16:51

The Cost of Leaving

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What is the cost of leaving a cult or false religious group? What does that even mean? Many well-meaning Christians are under the impression that being in a cult or false belief system is easily remedied by simply exposing bad theology and replacing it with correct theology. It isn’t so. My...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:03

Angelic Communications

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We find angelic communications to humans quite a number of places in Scripture. An angel appeared to Zechariah with the news that he and his wife Elizabeth would have a son (Luke 1:13). Mary, a young Jewish virgin, who was engaged to be married, had a similar encounter and was told she would have a...

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 16:56

God in Your Own Image

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Creating a god in your own image can have many temporal benefits. Such a deity would reflect your views and sanctify your behavior. He or she might even make your own behavior look better in comparison. The ancient Greek and Roman gods, who could be extremely nasty and selfish beings, are good...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:32

Is Abortion “Sacred Work?”

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A photo from a 2017 article, Religious Leaders Bless Opening of New Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic, Call It “Sacred Work”, has been making the rounds again recently. What type of “sacred work” could abortion possibly be? To our minds, the idea is absolutely repugnant....

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:32

The Feeding of the 5,000 Migrants

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Earlier this week someone posted a meme of a church marquee with the message, “A Caravan of 5000 Migrants Confronted Jesus. So, He Fed Them.” This reminds us of the assertion made by many that Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were “homeless.” No, they were never homeless. They had to...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 06:24

Can I Know God Personally?

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Is God knowable or distant? Is God personal or simply a force? If God is personal can we know and have a personal relationship with God? Join us as we talk with Pastor Gino Geracci from Calvary Chapel South Denver about the this question. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:32

Captive to Convenient Pressures

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I know, it’s Valentine’s day and your feed is full of romance and hearts. But I want to draw your attention to an article by a person who changed their mind on abortion who isn’t by any stretch of the imagination the typical right-wing, Republican. Frederica Mathewes-Green in a...

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 15:27

Everything Old Is New Again

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In last week’s blog, Changing Laws or Changing Hearts?, we addressed the issue of our changing culture. We pointed out that political action does not seem able to stem the rising tide of pagan thought that is sweeping our nation and, indeed, the world. We also pointed out that paganism, while...

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 15:34

Changing Laws or Changing Hearts?

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Is society and culture most impacted by changing laws or changing hearts? The United States has witnessed what seems like a fundamental transformation in morality and laws over the last ten or 20 years. In truth, however, this “revolution” has been in the making for well over 100 years...

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 15:28

The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith – A Review

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World Peace! What a lofty goal and aspiration for the residents of Earth! Beauty pageant contestants, zealous politicians, and those of the Baha’i’ faith speak of the possibility of living in unity with one another. Bahá’ís believe that God has appeared throughout...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:31

When you’re rich…

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“When you’re rich, they think you really know!” is one of our favorite lines from one of our favorite songs from one of our favorite films, Fiddler on the Roof. It comes at the end of a stanza of “If I were a Rich Man,” a daydream that nearly everyone has had at one...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 15:33

Terms of Endearment

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Jehovah’s Witnesses often argue that they are the only true Christians, because they are the only ones who know and use God’s proper name, Jehovah. Of course, the counter argument could be made that God’s proper name is NOT Jehovah at all, but YHWH, but this essay was an online...

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 15:30

Milestones, Memories and Mission

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This has been a year of milestones, memories and mission. Joy and I celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary in September. In October we celebrated having met 51 years ago. And some years ago, way back in September of 1952, I was born. 44 years ago, also in September, I was born-again. It seems...

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 15:30

Holy Night

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  As I write this, my children have been shoe’d up stairs for the umpteenth time. All the presents are wrapped and house is silent, at least for a few hours until one of my sleepy eye’d progeny asks what time is it somewhere around O-Dark-Thirty. Needless to say, the lyrics of...

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:30

A Very Muslim Christmas

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The Christmas season is upon us in full swing, as it seems to be every year at this time. 😊 And, following recent trends, the public is being offered all sorts of novel ideas, in an attempt to dismiss as mere myth, the historical Jesus and message of the Christian faith. Progressives in the...

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 15:28

The Cardboard Christ

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  Have you ever noticed how many people believe in a one-dimensional “cardboard” Christ? We may not think about it in those terms, but it surfaces in various ways. At this time of year, the babe in the manger is certainly the predominant Christ. Everyone likes babies with their...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 16:14

The World Will Live as One

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The late John Lennon wistfully imagined a world of peace, safety and harmony – a time when “the world will live as one.” His very popular song, Imagine, was released in October 1971. All the world would need to do to reach utopia is to abandon their current wrong-headed...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 20:15

Happy Bird Day!

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My late mother had a tradition on Thanksgiving Day of greeting us with a hearty “Happy Bird Day!” Unlike Joy, I didn’t grow up in a Christian home. My father was an atheist and my mother was a religious eclectic who bought into a variety of New Age beliefs before they were...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 16:13

The New Mormon Church History

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Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days, Volume 1, The Standard of Truth, 1815-1846 (722 Pages. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. $5.99) Reviewed by Kurt Van Gorden The history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon or LDS) has...

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 20:38

Restore My Soul

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I call to you with one lung exploded, from breathing the dust of the earth, With my tongue eroded from licking the crust of the Earth, Thus begins one of my favorite songs. The artist is a band big in the 90s called The Choir. It is a modern day Psalm of redemption. The imagery is raw and...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 21:38

A Cult Cocktail … Scripture with a Twist

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Most false teachers use something our late friend and former Jehovah’s Witness, Harry Brooks, often called a cult cocktail … Scripture with a twist. It is a simple way to deceive potential recruits and to gather followers who have some respect for the Bible, but who don’t know it...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 17:22

Is “Evangelical” Now a Purely Political Term?

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It’s been a long time since the word “evangelical” meant anything specific in common currency. Back in 1971, long before it became a focus of pollsters like Gallup,1 when it was a word used almost exclusively by conservative Protestants, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones lamented how slippery...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:10

Restoring True Heresy – Again

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When books or articles feature questions such as, “When Did Jesus Become the Christ?” or “When Did Jesus Become the Son of God?” it usually indicates that we are about to be introduced to a heretical view about the identity of Jesus. Most often the proposed answer to the...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:59

You Think Politics is Brutal Now?

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I would be very interested to know what the weather was like in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 22, 1856. It had been an unusually long winter across the Midwest and Eastern seaboard of the United States that year. The capital itself had seen remarkably cold temperatures and above-average snowfall,...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 08:21

A Different Jesus? (Book Review)

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Long is the list of differences that separate Mormonism from Christianity, but one of the greatest is how each faith understands the person and role of Jesus Christ. For all but four years of its history, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka: LDS church, Mormons) has had the name...

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