For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies....Continue ReadingWe Must Understand the Nature of Sin if we are to Properly Deal with it in the Church
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 ReadingAre You a Practical Heretic?
1 Peter 2:1-3, So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — if indeed you...Continue ReadingA Good Description of Real Repentance
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?
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
Mat 21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered...Continue ReadingThere is no Hope for a Wolf in Wool
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 16)
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 ESV But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (4) For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 15)
An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes? (Jeremiah 5:30-31) One...Continue ReadingHis Sheep Hear His Voice