They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we...Continue ReadingWhy Aren’t They Hearing the Good Shepherd?
“Where does this happy feeling come from? JESUS! Where does this happy feeling come from? JESUS! This happy feeling comes from Jesus! Everyday He more than pleases! That’s where this happy feeling comes from.” Luke 22:42-44 saying, “Father, if you are willing,...Continue ReadingA False Happy – the Friend of Evil
I received a copy of a small book written by Pastor Marc J. Grimaldi entitled Gossip: The Church Killer. It included a letter from Pastor Grimaldi which indicated he had sent out a copy of his book to pastors such...Continue ReadingGetting “Gossip” Wrong Enables the Wicked
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you...Continue ReadingHow we Respond to Christ’s People when they are Oppressed Reveals the condition of our Heart
With far too common frequency we receive letters and emails from abuse victims who have been ex-communicated from their churches because they have separated from or divorced their abusers. These victim/survivors have come to see that divorce is indeed permissible...Continue ReadingWhat Are the Biblical Character Qualities for the Office of Pastor/Elder?
This Digest compiles the 24 part-series titled, An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil. In this series Pastor Crippen looks at many real examples of counterfeits. People who have an exterior appearance of godliness but who, like the whitewashed...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil – Digest
The Large Majority of Professing Christians Travel on Broadway, and thus are not Christians at all Matthew 7:12-16 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets....Continue ReadingSome Thoughts on Broadway, the Narrow Way, and Abuse
2Co 6:14-18 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? (15) What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?...Continue ReadingYou Are God’s Temple – Guard Yourself
Mat 3:8-12 Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. (9) And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. (10)...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness (Pt 24) -The Lord is Winnowing His Harvest
2Ki 12:1-3 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba. (2) And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness (Pt 23): King Joash