An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 12)

John 15:18 ESV  “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. Sometimes evil comes at us in the form of some organization. A group of people organized together to form a - monster....

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An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 11)

Revelation 2:12-13 ESV  “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.  (13)  “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and...

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An Appearance of Godliness – Case Studies in Evil (Part 10)

Mark 7:6-7 ESV  And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;  (7)  in vain do they worship me,...

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An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 8)

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...

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An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil – Part 4

This series has the subtitle, Case Studies in Evil. The theme comes from Paul's words to Timothy - 2 Timothy 3:5 ESV  having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. It is now time to begin...

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An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 2)

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV  But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.  (2)  For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  (3)  heartless,...

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Judgment of the Wicked is Part of the Gospel

1 Timothy 1:8-11 ESV  Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,  (9)  understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and...

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Some Thoughts on Churches that Abuse the Abused

Recently we watched a movie called A Call to Spy. It was about World War 2 and Britain's efforts to send agents into Nazi occupied France to gather intelligence and help organize resistance fighters. One out of three of these...

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Don’t be One of These False Prophets Promising False Peace

“For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace....

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Let’s Think Some More about the Popular “Christian”

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...

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