An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 14)

Galatians 4:8 ESV  Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. The devil enslaves. Sin enslaves. To be in the kingdom of darkness is to be a slave to it. Owned...

Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 14)

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....

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

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...

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

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...

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

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,...

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

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...

Continue ReadingSome Thoughts on Churches that Abuse the Abused

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...

Continue ReadingLet’s Think Some More about the Popular “Christian”

Christ’s Remnant – There ARE True Christians

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”...

Continue ReadingChrist’s Remnant – There ARE True Christians

Should we Speak Publicly About Evil in the Churches?

More than once now I have had Christians ask me if it is wise for me to publicly criticize the local, visible churches as I do here on this blog, in my books, and in person with friends and acquaintances,...

Continue ReadingShould we Speak Publicly About Evil in the Churches?