"Salvation makes sense of the non sense of this present world. It opens the eyes of the natural man and gives sight to the blind man, who was formerly bound by sin."
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. “For … Continue reading SPIRITIST OR SPIRITUAL, YOU CHOOSE
"If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to … Continue reading PROPHETS THAT TEST OUR LOVE
If knowing Jesus is not intensely personal then you do not know Jesus at all. If knowing Jesus does not dis-annul all other things as a mean of getting to heaven, then you do not know Jesus at all. If knowing Jesus does not make the way to heaven cleknowing_jesusar, then you do not know Jesus at all. If knowing Jesus does not reveal empty religion for what it is - empty, then you do not know Jesus at all.
John Calvin once wrote, “Man's nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.” For this reason, when God brought His people Israel into the promised land He commanded Moses, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive … Continue reading AN IDOL ALLOWED TO LIVE WILL KILL YOU
We must demand for ourselves the very thing that God has desired for us. God knows what is best for us when we do not.
Today in America it could also be said of us, every man does what is right in his own eyes because it is generally understood among many that there are no moral absolutes. ...It is true that anything can become a false god in the heart of a sinful person, but the worse false gods are those made of false ideologies.
When people tell me how good their church is , I often wonder what they understand about religious leaders. The New Testament does not speak of religious leaders as many naïve people do, who because they like some aspect of their church (friendliness, music, child care, etc.) they become willing to justify many ungodly beliefs … Continue reading THE GUILT OF FALSE RELIGIOUS TEACHERS
Today the most quoted verse in the bible is “judge not that you be not judged,” however; there is question as to how our Lord’s command is being interpreted. It would appear from our text that Paul had no fear of judging or leading others to judge, when it was done correctly. “Beware of the … Continue reading JUDGE NOT?
“…work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13 The admonition from Paul is to work with fear and trembling, but why face life with fear when God sent His Son out of love, … Continue reading Today’s Church
“I am crucified with Christ…” Galatians 2:20 False prophets in every generation do not understand that the primary teaching of Jesus was the condemnation of fallen humanity and the exaltation of the Father who sent the Christ to rescue man from God’s wrath. World religions are busy propagating the idea that man is good enough … Continue reading Paul’s Testimony II
“Would that those who are upsetting you might also castrate themselves!” Galatians 5:12 It should be obvious from the previous statement the Apostle Paul held no respect for false teachers, and he thought the best thing for a deceiver would be their inability to reproduce. It staggers my mind when I consider the naivety of … Continue reading This Present Evil Age III
The will of God is clear as to why Jesus died for our sins, “Who gave himself for our sins that he might rescue us from the present evil age in accord with the will of our God and Father” Galatians 1:3 Jesus died for our sins so that He might rescue, deliver, and pluck … Continue reading This Present Evil Age II
Paul’s letter to the Galatians exposes the heresy of a works righteousness, which is that system of belief that supposes men can earn their way to God’s good graces, a delusion that Paul dismantles in his usual methodical manner. “…The Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present … Continue reading This Present Evil Age I
“…he is a Jew who is one inwardly…” Romans 2:29a It is difficult for a sinful man to grasp the reality of Romans 2:29 for himself because of his inability to see inside himself: in his heart, the place of his affections and will. Sinful people naturally consider them selves to be good, “The heart … Continue reading Hypocritical People Part I
“Wherefore I ask that you may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory.” Ephesians 3:13. Paul the apostle in his lifetime went from zealous for the religion of the Jews to zealous for the church of Jesus Christ. As a religious leader he was honored among his peers, respected by the … Continue reading Pharisee to Persecuted Prophet