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  • The singularly most prevalent thing you will hear from those who think that we who hold to biblical morality need to consider in order to come around to the position that homosexual behavior is just fine is the claim that "Love is good." You know. "How can you be opposed to two people who are in a loving,…
    March 20, 2019
  • Equality is a big thing for us today. We want "equal pay" and "equal rights" and equal everything else. The Supreme Court of the United States intentionally redefined marriage to produce "marriage equality" -- what they call "gay marriage." The modern church has all but folded entirely…
    March 13, 2019
  •  There is a chilling phrase tucked away in a well-known passage in Paul's first letter to the church at Corinth. You know the passage. He gives "the gospel I preached to you," how Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again and appeared to lots and lots of witnesses (1 Cor 15:1-9). Good…
    March 6, 2019
  •  Rick Warren wrote The Purpose-Driven Life. This is not that. This is something else. We are told that we need to find our purpose in life. We are told that we each have a special purpose and if we can find it and fulfill it our lives will be so much better. So we go on searches; we look thither and…
    February 27, 2019
  •   Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering…
    February 20, 2019
  •  Now, if you will, turn with me in your Bible to 3 Peter 2 where we will look at what the Bible has to say about our Internet interactions. Okay, not there. The Bible doesn't talk about the Internet. But that's not entirely correct. It does say some things that might be pertinent. I'm…
    February 13, 2019
  •  Paul writes to the Ephesians about Christian living. He contrasts the unbeliever with the believer when he says "you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds" (Eph 4:17). They operate in darkened understanding and alienation from God due to internal ignorance and hardness of…
    February 6, 2019
  •  When I was young we had a politically incorrect character from Frito Lay that was in a lot of their commercials. He was the Frito Bandito. He was a bumbling thief with a Hispanic accent trying to steal Fritos. He had a large buddy with him who was apparently much brighter than he was except for the fact that he was…
    January 30, 2019
  •  I can't tell you how many times I've heard Christians say, "God accepts you just as you are." I understand the sentiment, but the statement is just not factual. In several places Scripture speaks to the problem of those who will not make it to heaven. One of the obvious (because it comes up a…
    January 23, 2019
  •  The whole "Social Justice" juggernaut has been in full combat mode for some time now, but especially in religious circles. I say "religious" because there is a large, self-identified Christian component, but I question the connection of "social justice" and "Christian".…
    January 16, 2019
  • Scripture says, "God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself" (2 Cor 5:19). We've run over that so many times that I suspect we aren't even seeing it. So let's look. What is "reconciliation"? Basically, it is the restoration of friendly relations. Included…
    January 9, 2019
  • I have, for most of my life, suffered from the delusion that I'm good for nothing. Okay, so most of the time it wasn't "good for nothing", but certainly inferior. I've never been "best" at anything. At those rare moments when I started to think I wasn't completely worthless,…
    January 2, 2019
  •  I can't tell you how many times I've heard Christians say, "God accepts you just as you are." I understand the sentiment, but the statement is just not factual. In several places Scripture speaks to the problem of those who will not make it to heaven. One of the obvious (because it comes up a…
    January 2, 2019
  •  We all know that we're supposed to worship God. We (Christians) are clear on this. We get it. Anything else is idolatry. But, just like the kid who asked his dad, "Who made God?", do you ever ask "Who does God worship?" At first look, of course, the question is ridiculous. Well, both of…
    December 26, 2018
  • "I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." (Luke 2:10-11,14…
    December 19, 2018

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