Category Archives: Bible

Contradictions In The Bible?

Well hello! Yes, I am still around just haven’t written anything or shared anything recently. Well, here is something worth reading.

On November 11, skeptic/atheist Sam Harris commissioned a chart through his foundation “Project Reason” showing how the Bible is wrong, according to him.

There have been a couple of notable responses to this chart so far, so I will share Continue reading

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A Common Word?

A couple days ago I ran across an article, or series of articles, in the Washington Post by Alison Lake. She was detailing her conversion story from Catholicism to Islam. It is a three part series, and the links are below if you want to read them.

Part 1 – Confessions of a convert to Islam

Part 2 – Converting to Islam Today

Part 3 – “Why Don’t You Love Jesus”

I will say just one thing about this author and her series of articles. Continue reading

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A Less Wrong False Teacher?

Is there such a thing as a “less wrong” false teacher? Or have you ever said something like, “Well, he’s not as bad as this person.”?

I caught myself thinking that last night. First, we all know what a false teacher is… one who does not preach the gospel. One who is, as some put it, gospel light. Or any number of movements out there – the Health, Wealth & Prosperity Gospel, the Word of Faith movement, Continue reading

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Assurance of Salvation

How do you know that you are saved? How do I know that I am saved? Is it because once in my life I prayed a prayer inviting Jesus into my heart. No. (That can be a stumbling block, and a false assurance of salvation.)

Is it because I live right and believe that there is a God? No.

It is because that I have believed that Jesus Christ is my Savior, he is the chosen One, he is the one who took my sins on the cross FOR me. Jesus is not a part of my life. He is my life. My old life is gone and I have a new life in Christ.

But how can we continually know that we are saved and have proof of assurance? Continue reading

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False Teachers

Here is a video to think about from Paul Washer.

He says (and I completely agree with based on Biblical fact) that,

“False teachers are God’s judgment on people who don’t want God but in the name of religion plan on getting everything their carnal heart desires.”

“He [Joel Osteen and all the rest] is the judgment of God upon them [people under false teaching] because they want exactly what he wants, and it is not God!”

Think about that…

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To hell with my flesh!

(HT: T2S)

“Oh my Lord, I cry out to you, for I need nothing else. God I hate the sin that lurks within me. Rub out my desires and my self-intentions. Take my sin far from me and renew a right spirit within me. Lord if You don’t act, I have no hope and I have no joy.

“Only in Your Son do I find my strength; lately I have been weak. Oh my Lord, to hell with this culture, the devices and the Continue reading

What does it mean to be justified? (Short Version)

The dictionary definition of justification is: “Something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary…”

So, what is justification? Justification is the act in which God declares sinners to be righteous.

The classic text here is Romans 3:23-24, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified by his grace as a gift…”

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That’s My King!

I linked to this video last year in April, but it never gets old, and I always love hearing it, so here it is again.

God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow! This is a timeless message because the cross is always relevant. We don’t need our churches trying to become more “culturally relevant” (I think I cringe when I hear that phrase).

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Levels of Doctrine

I promise I am working on  a new post…

Until then, take note of this one from Justin Taylor’s blog:

In answer to that question, I’ve found Erik Thoennes’s perspective to be thoughtful and helpful. The following is from his first essay on Doctrine in the ESV Study Bible.

The ability to discern the relative importance of theological beliefs is vital for effective Christian life and ministry. Both the purity and unity of the church are at stake in this matter. The relative importance of theological issues can fall within four categories: Continue reading

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Ten Indictments Against the Modern Church

Below is a video from a sermon preached by Paul Washer in October 2008 at a revival conference in Atlanta, GA. The title of the sermon is “Ten Indictments Against The Modern Church in America.”

It is already being called one of the best sermons of our time. Paul Washer delivers a urgent appeal to the Christians and Churches in North America that many have been believing a false gospel and have false assurance of their salvation. He lists ten indictments against the modern Church system in America. Continue reading

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Pat Robertson, Al Mohler & Haiti

In case you haven’t yet heard Pat Robertson comments about the earthquake in Haiti, take a minute and watch the following video:

In short, Robertson claims that the earthquake was a result of God’s judgment after its founding fathers made a “pact to the Devil” in exchange for Haiti’s independence from France.

One problem (among the many with Robertson’s logic) is that he notes this as a true story. In fact, he is basing his comment on a long standing folk tale. Continue reading

What It Means to Think Like a Christian

“The effort to think like a Christian is . . . an effort to take seriously the sovereignty of God over the world he created, the lordship of Christ over the world he died to redeem, and the power of the Holy Spirit over the world he sustains each and every moment. From this perspective the search for a mind that truly thinks like a Christian takes on ultimate significance, because the search for a Christian mind is not, in the end, a search for the mind but a search for God.”

—Mark Noll, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, p. 253

(HT: JT)