Category Archives: Grace

A Thought on Fire

I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11 – ESV)

When I think about the “fire” terminology used in verses such as this, I am struck by the power given each and every Christian man, woman and child. For far too long, I simply skimmed past such sentiments, both as they were presented in Scripture and as they appeared in life. Now, wherever I look, I see the fire that God has given His people and I am in awe. While there are far too few who’ve embraced it, those who have bring such glory to God and peace to their lives that I want more than anything to just try to get there myself.

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Heresy Chic: Denningtonism Jumps, Stumbles and Splatters onto the Evangelical Stage

Denningtonism is here.

And it ain’t pretty.

Monica Dennington, self-appointed Bible interpreter and theologian, has declared war on Bible interpreters, theologians and those who might find value in what God has done through them. At the top of her list: Calvinists.
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Thank God for Grass

While prepping for a much needed lawn-mowing session, I was impressed by something that would normally bother me, that being a neglected yard. Some of the blades had gotten to around that 5-6 inch range, and that’s not a good thing. Not normally, anyway.

But today it was.

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Candy Christianity: The Counterfeit Gospel of the American Church (Part 1 of 4)

Our pews are full, but our heads are empty. Our spirits starve for truth.

Perhaps these pews are full because our heads are empty, having been spoon-fed a gospel of convenience, ease and worldly accommodation. The hollow theology pouring forth from American pulpits today may have attracted quite a crowd, but for the most part these are little more than gatherings of rebels come to loot the honor of God as they relentlessly seek to conform Him to their will.

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Candy Christianity: A Kinder, Gentler God (Part 2 of 4)

As the origin and object of all that is good, He alone is worthy of glory. The harmony here is both apparent and essential to Christianity. If we believe that God is the author and objective of every good thing, then it is impossible to conceive of a valid justification for the assignment of glory – any glory – to anyone other than Him. He is the beginning and the end – the alpha and omega – of all that is good.

Enter: Pride. The hand that claims honor for any self outside of Him; the wide and welcoming gateway through which all other evil marches.
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Candy Christianity: The Devil’s Favorite Flavor (Part 3 of 4)

The god of this permissive kingdom is not necessarily to be feared. He is neither holy nor sovereign. He is open to interpretation and just as open to your input. He changes and grows. He is the author of many truths. Many paths lead to him. He will be your savior if you feel the need for one, but he need never be your lord.

And he absolutely loves “Girls Gone Wild, Bible Style”. Continue reading

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God’s Call to War: Fire Breathing Christianity (Part 4 of 4)

“The Christian should reject decisively the thought that eternal life is to begin when this physical life is over. We read on a tombstone that a man “entered into eternal life” on the day of his death, but the Bible teaches that for a Christian eternal life begins, not on the day a man enters heaven, but on the day eternal life enters into the man through the new birth.”

Donald Grey Barnhouse

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Pray for Tresa. Pray for Bertha. Pray for Every ACORN Advocate.

…at this moment, I think I am most compelled to pray for those who have been caught in these remarkable demonstrations of good ol’ fashioned investigative journalism. And I would like to encourage every Christian to do the same. Take a moment to pray specifically for each of those who have been exposed. Continue reading

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