The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? A...Continue ReadingSuperstition or Faith?
1Ki 18:17-18 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?” (18) And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father's house, because you have abandoned the commandments of...Continue ReadingYou Troubler of Israel – It’s always Your Fault
This is an amazing Psalm. Amazing in its content and amazing in its timelessness. This Psalm serves as a huge encouragement to me, and so it will for you. We who have experienced abuse and injustice from people who claim...Continue ReadingGoing to Church Does not Mean Assembling with the Wicked (Psalm 26)
The following is taken from J.C. Ryle’s great book Practical Religion. Ryle was the Anglican Bishop at Liverpool back in the 1800’s. Read his books and you will find yourself quite well grounded in the faith. What Ryle says here...Continue ReadingThe Abuser’s Claim to be a Christian Examined (J.C. Ryle)
But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom...Continue ReadingWhen the Wicked are Comfy in Church….What Does that Tell us?
Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand...Continue ReadingThink What it Means to Have no Conscience
1Ti 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. I have been a pastor now for approaching 40 years. I have been the pastor of four...Continue ReadingMany Churches are Led by Unregenerate People
Psa 119:105-111 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (106) I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. (107) I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD,...Continue ReadingIt’s the Same Old Tactic – Keep the Bible from the People
Heb 12:26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 2Pe 3:4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his...Continue ReadingThe Lord Shakes our “Routine”
Abusers who use Christianity as their facade of choice quite often press the martyrdom/suffering-for-Jesus card upon their target victim, with the goal of keeping the victim in their evil grip. As I have seen this wickedness in action, it seems...Continue ReadingTwisted Notions of “Martyrdom” Keep Victims in Bondage