Recent news concerning the world's contradictory views on suicide is why I'm so relieved my identity and my being are grounded in the Lord Jesus Christ. Given how unreliable and wishy-washy the mindset of people of the world can be, it's refreshing to be encouraged by loving reminders like Paul shared in 1 Corinthians 7:23,… Continue reading The world stirs up confusion over suicide
It's such a blessing to me when I see people who call themselves Christians actually live it out despite their flaws. I also feel disappointed and somewhat amused when I see those who claim to be Christian (mostly in liberal congregations) who criticize the Jews for not living up to what God chose them to… Continue reading Moving from compromise to repentance and restoration
When I just came across this in the news online a few minutes ago, I had mixed feelings. I didn't know whether to laugh or get angry. Rapper Snoop Dogg announced in May 2017 he was going to work on a gospel album. He turned out to be serious and is set to release it… Continue reading Rapper Snoop Dogg soon to release “gospel” album
In spite of the fact Americans spoke loud and clear about the direction they wish the United States to go in by electing President Trump, i.e. pro-capitalism with Judeo-Christian values, there are unrelenting forces such as academia, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Democrats and neo-Nazis who wish to hamstring such a positive direction. Why am I… Continue reading A critique of Karl Marx, purveyor of socialism and Communism
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?
Megachurch pastor Kong Hee of Singapore and his five cohorts who were found guilty in 2015 of conspiring to misappropriate (steal) $50 million from City Harvest Church have had their sentences reduced. A three-judge appellate court panel handed down the reduced sentences on Friday, April 7, approximately 7 months after the defendants presented arguments in September… Continue reading Prosperity pastor Kong Hee & partners in crime get reduced sentences
Televangelist Ernest Angley, 95, has been ordered by a federal court in Ohio to pay back wages to employees of his Cathedral Buffet. U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson finally handed down a $388,000 judgment against Angley for damages & unpaid wages on Wednesday, March 29 months after a trial that took place in October and… Continue reading Prosperity televangelist Ernest Angley ordered to pay wages swindled from workers
In a private morning mass held in his residence on February 23, Pope Francis added to his long list of controversial statements. Expressing regret for all the hypocrisy that takes place in the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope drew the conclusion that people who call themselves Catholic--boasting about their involvement in Catholic associations, regular mass… Continue reading Better to be an atheist than a Catholic hypocrite, says Pope Francis
The church of Galatia was truly blessed by God and experienced some wonderful things because of their faith. They also went through some suffering for it. However, both the suffering they endured and the blessings they experienced served as reminders that God's hand was on them by faith in Christ. But that's when trouble reared… Continue reading Miraculous, yet misinformed: when faith is targeted by fakes
Paul's ministry was genuinely godly in that his preaching of the gospel was backed by the Holy Spirit's power manifested in the miracles that happened, in the spiritual gifts that supported it, and in the praise music that accompanied it (e.g. when he and Silas sang in the Philippian prison). Yet for all that proof of… Continue reading Keeping up appearances: is faking it really worth it?