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Polemics’ Threefold Display Of Love

Polemics’ Threefold Display Of Love

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.1 John 3:11 Christians are commanded to love one another. This command permeates through all of life and every facet of ministry. Paul commands the Corinthians church “Let...

Call Upon the Name of the Lord and You Will Be Saved

Call Upon the Name of the Lord and You Will Be Saved

Too often, many have attempted to trivialize the gospel into something less than what it is. For some, the gospel is universal—Christ died to save all and there is nothing more to it. For others, the gospel is that Jesus came to exemplify a "good life" we must live to...

Heresy of the Day #11: Inclusivism

Heresy of the Day #11: Inclusivism

One of the most popular heresies not only of the professing Church but also in our modern culture is called "inclusivism." Inclusivism essentially teaches that God's mercy is so wide that it doesn't require knowing Jesus or having faith in Him for salvation; that all...

A Biblically-Informed Approach to Thinking About the Buffalo Shooting

A Biblically-Informed Approach to Thinking About the Buffalo Shooting

You're probably aware of the shooting at the hands of a self-described white supremacist that took place at a Buffalo, NY supermarket and who killed nine black people and two white people. And you're probably also aware of the many opinions, from social media to...

Biblical Complementarianism: When Can Women Teach Men?

Biblical Complementarianism: When Can Women Teach Men?

When I listened to the back and forth between Aimee, Todd, and Carl over at The Mortification of Spin, on the issue of women teaching men, I noticed something. From my perspective, the conversation began at the wrong end of the stick as so many issues do these days....

Modern “Miracles” vs True Miracles Recorded in Scripture

Modern “Miracles” vs True Miracles Recorded in Scripture

Why did Jesus and His apostles perform miracles? What is it about the “miracle” that makes it unique in God’s plan? What was God really doing with miracles some 2,000 years ago? These are very important questions the answers to which are extremely important as it...

What is God’s Purpose in Allowing False Teachers to Flourish?

What is God’s Purpose in Allowing False Teachers to Flourish?

Have you ever slummed through a sermon by a preacher like Steven Furtick or Andy Stanley? Have you ever really just sat and listened to them preach. It's easy to be drawn in to the charismatic mood changing, emotionally-driven style of speech or worship. They quote...

The Conclusion of Compromise in the Church

The Conclusion of Compromise in the Church

At present, the world and the church are in negotiations concerning the scandalous nature of a number of Christian doctrines. At stake, according to some in the churches, is the voice of the church where certain social and political issues are concerned. The church...

Hillsong Music is for the Spiritually Shallow

Hillsong Music is for the Spiritually Shallow

If you've paid any attention to the news lately, you're probably aware of Hillsong's latest sex scandal, this time, involving its founder and CEO, Brian Houston. In 2020, the pastor of Hillsong's New York City branch, Carl Lentz, was fired after revelations of an...

A New Heresy Invading the Church: Child Liberation Theology

A New Heresy Invading the Church: Child Liberation Theology

You've heard of Black Liberation Theology. Liberation theology can be traced back to Latin America in the early 60s. Latin America has always been a hotbed of oppressive working conditions for those who tried to make ends meet and Liberation Theology was invented as a...

Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

A parable ( παραβολή ) is pretty much what one would naturally think it is. We don’t get any earth-shattering revelation from the Greek word. A parable is an illustration, metaphor, or simile comparing two things, usually one more familiar than the other, in order to...

Five Marks of a False Convert

Five Marks of a False Convert

Being a Christian is by far the greatest blessing one could receive. Who can reject the glory of God, and the awesome love and forgiveness that Jesus has to offer? Yet, sadly, there are many out there who have convinced themselves that they are Christians, when,...