Christianity · church · hypocrisy · religion · spiritual strength

Spiritual growth–do I really want it?

When we tell ourselves that we desire spiritual growth in our personal lives and in our congregations are we really sincere about that? The apostle Peter offers us a good way to gauge whether or not we are sincere in 1 Peter 2 when he states the following: 1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and… Continue reading Spiritual growth–do I really want it?

Christianity · encouragement · faith · Jesus Christ · New Testament · praise · religion

Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

If you grew up in a traditional denomination as I did, you may be familiar with the following song: This is the day, this is the day. That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. We will rejoice, we will rejoice, And be glad in it, and be glad in it. This is… Continue reading Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

Christianity · faith · God · life · religion

Desperation brings divine revelation

While he was experiencing the absolute worst period in his life, having personally lost everything, Job had even more insults added to his injury. Those insults came in the form of three friends who mercilessly attacked his character by blaming Job for everything that had gone wrong as well as family, friends, and neighbors who… Continue reading Desperation brings divine revelation

Christianity · church · clergy · Hinduism · persecution · religion

Evangelical pastor in India shot dead outside his church by Hindus

As Pastor Sultan Masih was preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church he co-founded in Salem Tabre, Ludhiana, in India, a phone call lured him outside the church at about 8:45 pm Saturday night, July 15, where two youths believed to be Hindu shot him as they passed by on a motorcycle. CCTV… Continue reading Evangelical pastor in India shot dead outside his church by Hindus

End times · government · hatred · politics

The plot sickens: how Donald Trump Jr. was set up by Dems & Establishment Repubs

We are in the midst of the age of conspiracies and serious deceptions just as the prophet Daniel and Christ himself predicted would happen during the last days in Daniel 7:19-25; 8:23-25; 11:27-45; Matthew 10:16-18; 24:4-12; and throughout Revelation, especially Revelation 11-19 during the great tribulation. But we know that in order for the conspiracies… Continue reading The plot sickens: how Donald Trump Jr. was set up by Dems & Establishment Repubs

End times · freemasonry · politics · religion

Freemasons’ worldwide campaign of denying they’re a secret society

According to an article in the New Zealand Herald today, Freemasons are just a sweet, innocent group of men "concerned with moral and spiritual values." They deny being a secret society that manipulates important happenings around the world with "internal wheeling and dealing, backing and banking" or "political clout." Brian Smith, a Freemason in Whangarei,… Continue reading Freemasons’ worldwide campaign of denying they’re a secret society

End times · government · science · technology

Super soldiers and human-machine mind melds

Researchers continue to try to push the envelope on seeing how much they can get away with as they move forward on the tranhumanist aspiration of linking man and machine via the brain, inspired by science fiction. Are there ramifications tied to Bible prophecy? The guys at #NewWorldNextWeek cover the subject of brain microchips in… Continue reading Super soldiers and human-machine mind melds

Bible · church · clergy · religion · sexuality

“The Message” Bible creator defends gay marriage

This is yet another reason I will hold to the King James Version. Eugene Peterson, who created the "Message Bible" (a paraphrase touted as God's word that really adds to it and takes away from it), is now openly defending gay marriage. Peterson claims he has gotten to know many gays and lesbians over the… Continue reading “The Message” Bible creator defends gay marriage

Christianity · encouragement · faith · God · life · religion · spiritual strength

Selah in Shiloh to find our lots in life

When Joshua took over leadership of Israel after Moses's death, the nation continued to accomplish many things at Jehovah's command in order to settle the land they were blessed with. To commemorate what God had done for them up to that point, a solemn assembly was called together in Joshua 18 as a selah, a… Continue reading Selah in Shiloh to find our lots in life

covetousness · encouragement · faith · God · greed · Jesus Christ · life · religion

Avoiding covetous distractions

I'll admit that there have been a good number of times when I walked into a church gathering to hear from the Lord where I was more focused on how to work out a financial situation in my life for my self-serving benefit. So focused, in fact, that I missed out on the full impact… Continue reading Avoiding covetous distractions