Psa 73:6 Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment. In my years as a pastor (and no doubt even before), I have had to deal with RASNs (Revilers, Abusers, Sociopaths, Narcissists) many times. But for years...Continue ReadingI Didn’t Know What I was Dealing With – In Fact, I Didn’t Know such a Person Existed
You know how the typical arguments against divorce for abuse go. Most of you have heard them too many times. They are based upon ignorance or even willful distortion of God's Word. So let me show you biblical proof that...Continue ReadingThe Lord Wants us Free of RASN’s
2Co 11:13-15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. (14) And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (15) So it is no surprise if his servants, also,...Continue ReadingWhen the Wicked One’s Actions do not Square with His Presented Persona
Most of you already know that great pressure is put upon us to never break off from anyone - especially if the "anyone" claims to be a Christian or family/relative. This means no matter how they are living, no matter...Continue ReadingWhy are we taught that we must remain in relationship with everyone?
But when I perceived that the fury of certain bad men had risen to such a height in your realm, that there was no place in it for sound doctrine, I thought it might be of service if I were...Continue ReadingWhy do the Nations Rage?
Mat 10:16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. How many of you were taught in your family or in your church, as you grew...Continue ReadingInnocent of Evil does not Mean Ignorance of Evil
The following words are taken from Joel Beeke's great commentary on The Revelation. At the end of the 9th chapter of the Apocalypse we read these incredible words: Rev 9:20-21 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these...Continue ReadingThe Hardness of the Human Heart (from Joel Beeke)
2 Kings 6:15-17 ESV When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 13)
I had a good friend. I met him at Bible college many years ago. He was a very kind man and spent quite a lot of time with our family over the years. He never forgot our birthdays or our...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness – Case Studies in Evil (Part 5)
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...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil – Part 4