What Is Our Responsibility?

What is our responsibility? What does God expect of us when He says "preach the Word" or "preach the Gospel"? When we are faithful and obedient to preach God's Word, we will either be accepted or rejected. As in the parable of the sower, the Gospel will be received different ways. When the Gospel is …

Review of Descended: Jett by Dana Pratola

This book reminded me of Tamed by Sarah Witenhafer, especially in that neither of these books is just a thin rehash of the Modern Romantic Fantasy about a reclusive rich guy with a BIG secret. Multilayered characters are a huge plus for me, since I struggle to read fiction in modern settings. Pratola gave me …

Can Communism Be Christian?

I cannot begin to count the number of times someone has pointed me to the book of Acts and the early Church as support for "Christian Communism." "And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need." …

Am I a Liberal?

Charles Augustus Briggs Am I a Liberal? John MacArthur, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Michelle Malkin, Ronald Reagan and thousands of others have demonstrated over and over again that liberalism is evil. Their educational efforts are so successful that liberalism has tried a new method of deceiving people. Use the same doctrines, teach the same dogma, …

Purity: What Does It Look Like in 2012? Guest Post by Shelley Hitz

Nothing else seems to quench my thirst like a nice cool glass of water on a hot day. As we talk about purity, let me start with an illustration involving two bottles of water. Let’s say it is a hot day and you are really thirsty. I approach you and let you know that I …

Love Does Not Rejoice in Iniquity

We are to speak the truth in love. At the same time, Jesus began his ministry by knotting together a whip of cords and driving animals out of the temple (John 2). He did the same thing the week before He was crucified. Though the Bible does not say this, I believe that Jesus probably …

Her Name Was Eva and She Was in Love — Guest Post by Brad Francis

She had met her beloved at the studio where she worked in Munich, and had first been introduced to him as Herr Wolff. She remembered him as a “gentleman of a certain age with a funny mustache, a light-colored English overcoat and carrying a big felt hat.” He liked her eyes. He said they reminded him …

“They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.”

Many people have told me the book of Genesis is an allegory. I am not "educated enough" to understand it's "higher meaning," its true "moral purpose."Luke 16 records Lazarus and "a certain rich man" dying. In the torments of hell, the rich man was able to speak to Abraham. He asked Abraham to send someone …

Job Is a “Litmus Test” for Liberalism.

To anyone who remotely believes in the inspiration of the Bible, who wrote Job is an either/or question. Yes, there were probably multiple authors over a period of time. But the scenes in heaven were either divinely revealed, or they were made up, invented, manufactured. There is no middle ground on this issue. Words mean …

Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth: Interpreting The Book of Revelation

The book of the Apocalypse (unveiling) is a "Revelation" or vision ("I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day"). A vision occurs when someone is awake, while a dream occurs while someone is asleep. Either way, the Spirit of the Lord supernaturally enables someone to remember the details of the vision or dream long …

The Big Bang or the Big Crunch? Pick Your Religion — Post by Michael J. Findley

Certain types of relativity can be traced to the ancient Greeks, but an adequate study really begins with the classical or mechanical relativity of Sir Isaac Newton. He used the concept of inertia (an object at rest remains at rest or an object in motion remains in motion until an outside force acts upon it) …

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. A Tale of Two Tax Rates

A West Texas pump jack in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Photo by the U.S. Federal Government's National Park Service and in the public domain. An Amish Farmer in Pennsylvania had a shallow but working oil well on a corner of his farm. The windmill took weeks, sometimes months to pump enough crude to make …

“It was given up, handed over, bit by bit until there was nothing left.”

    The serpent, like this one at the Garden of Eden truckstop in Eden Idaho, is still tempting us to trade truth for error. "How much of God's Word can you deliberately reject and still be a believer?" The majority of people in heaven will know very little of the Bible. There are thousands, …

Be Ready — Guest Post by Victoria Findley

Victoria Findley is a Special Education teacher. She is also our darling daughter. "On whatever occasions persons met together, Christ was to be heard of, and seen in the midst of them. Our young people, when they met, were wont to spend the time in talking of the excellency and dying love of Jesus Christ, …

Well, Was His Body Broken, or Wasn’t It?

 I heard a message on Communion this morning. In it, the speaker got me confused, or, rather, I got myself confused. The passage in 1 Corinthians 11 says, "This is my body, which is broken for you ... " But the speaker pointed out that Jesus Christ's body was not broken. "Not a bone of …

Heroes and Superheroes

  Movies about heroes and superheroes abound. Recently we've had Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, new Superman and Batman series, X-Men, and numerous animated offerings like The Incredibles, Megamind, and the live action Avengers. Apparently there is (or was) a TV series about a family that gains superpowers, "No Ordinary Family." There was a TV series called "Heroes," about people who had some kind of mutation giving them strange powers. There are …

Twitter You’re Fired! Or Are You?

   This was posted in an Author's Group I belong to by a member who has not had the best of relationships with Twitter, I admit. But as we struggle to use our time wisely to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to Edify believers, to promote a Christian Worldview, and to teach and to delight, …