January 16, 2013
1Jo 5:14 And this is the boldness that we have toward Him, that if anything we may ask according to his will, He doth hear us,
1Jo 5:15 and if we have known that He doth hear us, whatever we may ask, we have known that we have the requests that we have requested from Him.
Ga 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
January 13, 2013
Francis Frangipane writes in this article about the true purpose of all Christians everywhere - to become like Christ. He also hits hard on the idea of gifting as opposed to becoming...
Typically when I remind Christians that their core destiny is Christlikeness, most nod, affirming the general truthfulness of my statement. However, I can tell that they really do not believe becoming Christlike is the reason they exist.
December 29, 2012
“Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.” (Micah 6:1)
Somewhere in the modern development of our churches we have lost the art of prayer. We’ve lost it so badly that we don’t even realize that we’ve lost it.
Fifty years ago, we didn’t pray like we do today – we prayed like warriors.
October 20, 2012
This has been one of the dirtiest campaigns in the history of our nation. Sadly, the dirt has come from the Democrat party, the White House and liberal advocacy groups. The commercials that these three organizations have put together have accused the Republican nominee of being a felon and even a murderer. This does not include the lies that they have constructed regarding Governor Romney’s poliicies for the future of our country. It has been awful, to say the least.
And all of this has come from a man who has some serious questions regarding his life and history. We know so little about the resident of the White House. For example, his college records are all sealed, probably due to the embarrassing information found within.
Also, I know that it is controversial to bring this up, but has the current resident of the White House misled the American people regarding the place of his birth? For example, if one examines his birth certificate, it shows that his father was born in Kenya. There is just one problem with that. At the time of the President’s birth, there was no such country as Kenya. It was called: East Africa Protectorate. There are also other issues that lend themselves to the belief that this document is a forgery.
Also, others have questioned whether or not the occupier of the White House is actually a Muslim who has used religion to further his political ambitions. He, himself, said that America is “not a Christian nation.”
Maybe the nation will put all of these divisive issues behind us on November 6. That is what I am hoping for.
Photographer: Dave Weaver
October 12, 2012
Three words describe this man: “condescending, boorish and mean-spirited.”
Photo from washingtonpost.com
July 7, 2012
The Resurrection's First Witness
After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others.
The Apostle Paul was not just a spiritual giant.
I have studied Paul’s New Testament writings for 33 years to the syntax, grammar and word studies of the Greek New Testament.
Paul is one history’s greatest intellectual and literary geniuses.
If Christianity, the resurrection from the dead of the man Jesus Christ, giving humanity a hope of eternal life is a fairy tale or fiction, then we can conjecture the following.
May 29, 2012
In the hours after our current leader’s opinion on marriage surfaced, many in the anti-traditional marriage camp began to criticize traditional marriage because of rampant divorce rates. And while this problem in no way excuses this new “definition” of marriage, it does show that there is a problem in the Christian community when it comes to fidelity to one’s spouse.
Some have said, regarding divorce and remarriage, “you can’t unscramble scrambled eggs.” Really? Well, John the Baptist lost his life on this very issue. In the Gospel of Matthew, it says, “Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, for John had been saying to him: ‘It is not lawful for you to have her’” (Matthew 14:3-4). Why didn’t John the Baptist just call on Herod and Herodias to repent and stay together? Isn’t that what we do now in the Christian Church? No, instead, he stood for the truth, and he paid the price with his life.
In the Old Testament we read, “Has not the Lord made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. ‘I hate divorce,’ says the Lord God of Israel…..” (Malachi 2:15-16).
Jesus, himself, said, “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery” (Matthew 5:31-32). Jesus was not ambiguous here.
So I ask in closing, “Where are the modern-day John the Baptists?” Let’s not give the non-traditional marriage folks ammunition against us, and let us stand up for the Word of God.
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