We spend a lot of time discussing false gospels, false teachers, false prophets, and false doctrines, but the easiest way to tell the false from the true is to take time to discuss the TRUE. So, before I continue forward, let’s take a moment to go over the Gospel.
What is the Gospel? Continue reading
Okay, I know many people have a hard time understanding Bible principles or acting on their faith to see them in action. I had an “aha” moment while I was listening to a pastor’s teaching on getting prayers answered. I had an understanding about it for some time, but it “clicked” and became solid this day. What I’m about to write is going to be Continue reading
The problem with Seeker Friendly Churches
I first heard this term last year during a conference. The only thing I learned about it (wasn’t the topic for the day) was that these churches are not offensive to non-Christians and generally have a huge following. The thinking behind these churches is this: “get people in the church any way we can, and let God figure out how to save them.” Church members feel Continue reading
For the past year or so, one phrase has been on my mind – “the remnant”. One dictionary definition is “a small surviving group of people”. I’ve heard it multiple times in several messages to the church. “God is looking for the remnant” meaning He’s looking for the REAL believers within the church, as we know it, who will follow after Him with their hearts and actions as well as what they say. But America is a “Christian” nation, right? Continue reading
What are you actually requesting when you tell someone “d*** you”?
This should probably (and may later) have some subtopics since the tongue and speech is so important. I want to briefly cover one area today – cursing/cussing/using profanity. As this world becomes more and more tolerant and less willing to take even a moral stand, I find many Christians claiming it’s okay to curse or going out of their way to learn to curse to be accepted by the world or to stress a point. Continue reading
“Christians and non-Biblical responses to comfort grieving people”
I have a few questions that have been on my mind periodically over the last year. Recently, some comments have really started to concern me. These involve what people say when friends’ loved ones pass away. Now, I’m not saying it’s not a time to grieve nor am I saying the circumstances of the person’s death aren’t sad. However, I’m having difficulty understanding why Christians feel the need to make certain comments in order to “comfort” the person mourning. Continue reading
Over the years, friends have asked me how or why I let things go and manage to forgive people for the things they’ve done. Sometimes, I believe Vickie Winans’s song is my theme “I’ve been lied on, cheated, talked about, mistreated. I’ve been used, scorned, talked about sore as bone. I’ve been up, down, almost to the ground, but long as I got King Jesus I don’t need nobody else.” Continue reading
…but we aren’t so willing to forgive others.
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FORGIVENESS IS NOT A REQUEST – IT’S A COMMAND.
“21Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. 23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. 24And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. 25But forasmuch as he had not to pay, Continue reading