Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither … Continue reading This Stuff Is For Real!
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! -John 1:29 (ESV) “Behold” is a word used in different versions of the Bible that I wish was employed more often in all of our English translations. It conveys a real … Continue reading Behold!
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7 (NRSV) I recently became part of the prayer chain at my church … Continue reading The Effectiveness of Prayer
How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! – Psalm 133:1 (NRSV) I have been to many different types of churches from Roman Catholic, Charismatic Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist (American, Conservative, Southern and Independent), Congregationalist, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Fundamentalist… the list goes on and on. Every one of them (with the exception … Continue reading Fragmented Christianity
We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan. -Romans 8:28 (VOICE) This is one of the most quoted verses from the Bible that I hear. People who push prosperity theology sometimes roll … Continue reading What is Good and Beautiful?
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. -Proverbs 14:34 People used to call the United States a righteous nation. Oh sure, we have always had enemies (those who seek to subvert our way of life and change us to their way of thinking). Any serious student of history knows that … Continue reading A Righteous Nation
As mentioned in previous posts, I have been thinking a lot recently about ‘prosperity doctrine’ and those who teach it. The Bible tells us that we will know false teachers by their fruit (Matthew 7:15-20). Perhaps some or many of them really believe what they are peddling. It’s a little hard to justify some extremely rich … Continue reading What Are Your Motives?