The following words were written long ago by the English pastor J.C. Ryle. His books are well worth buying (Holiness; Practical Religion; Commentaries on the Gospels and more). You can access many of his writings online for free. So, does...Continue ReadingEncouragement From J.C. Ryle – Christ’s True Church is a Little Flock
Jud 1:4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. I was reading from Thomas...Continue ReadingCreeps Creep in Among us – We must be more Watchful
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?
2 Timothy 3:5 ESV having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. "Well, you know, those two couples have been fighting with one another for years. This is nothing new." Almost three decades ago when I...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 8)
Isaiah 53:3 ESV He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. I would like to ask...Continue ReadingLet’s Think Some More about the Popular “Christian”
And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are...Continue ReadingWhat Does Christ’s Truth Look Like?
The following is taken from the introduction to David F. Wells book Losing Our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover its Moral Vision [Eerdmans, 1998]. Wells is also the author of No Place for Truth and God in the Wasteland. I...Continue ReadingWords of Wisdom from David Wells: Losing Our Virtue
1Ti 1:5-7 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (6) Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, (7) desiring to be...Continue ReadingBe Wise About this thing called “A Call to Ministry”
1Jn 2:9-10 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. (10) Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. There are many statements of...Continue ReadingWho is Really on the Lord’s Side?
Mat 21:12-13 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. (13) He said to them, “It...Continue ReadingLet Me Show You What a Den of Robbers (“church”) Really Looks Like – An inside view