Month: March 2024


Disregard the Old Testament to Your Own Doom

Many professing Christians actually don’t believe that the Jews who reject Jesus Christ do so because they do not heed their own Scriptures (that is, the Hebrew Bible- what we know now as the Old Testament).  Yet this is exactly what Jesus said as He spoke to Jews who didRead More

The “As Long as You Believe in the Essentials” Delusion

There is a popular quote attributed to Augustine that goes: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”  There are some who say that say this quote did not originate with Augustine (and I think it probably didn’t), but regardless of who it came from, it is aRead More

Facing the Fire

We are commanded to be subject to human authority on earth as a matter of obedience to God Himself in Romans 13:1-7.  However, when earthly authority essentially seeks to play God and restrict the worship the true God requires by its written laws or its unwritten expectations, then compliance toRead More

Sin! The Worst Deal Imaginable

Sin often seems like it would be good for us, even though it is truly not. This is seen with Eve as she was tempted by the serpent. The fruit of the tree which God had forbidden looked pleasant, looked like it would taste good, and seemed like it wouldRead More

What Characterized Abraham’s Faith

Multitudes believe that saving faith in Jesus Christ can be separated from obedience to God.  However, Abraham is the man in the Bible who is given to us as a model of real (living) faith in both the Old and the New Testaments.  In Jesus Christ there is a betterRead More

The Religious System Exposed

One key enemy to our salvation is the religious system. It will destroy us if we are ensnared in it.  It could also play a role in destroying us if we react to it in such a way that we become bitter towards everything related to church gatherings and churchRead More

Lessons in Inadequate Repentance from King Saul

1 Samuel 15:1-3: “Samuel also said unto Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the Lord.  Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel,Read More

Can Man Actually Do Right in God’s Eyes? (Romans 3 and 7 Analyzed)

One key mark of those who preach and teach God’s Word faithfully is that they call people to forsake their sins to keep God’s commandments and to walk in truth.  One sure mark of a false teacher is that they do not do so.  Jesus said in Matthew 5:17: “ThinkRead More

Courtship: Sacred Cow of Conservative Evangelicals (2024 Version)

Courtship, as it is commonly practiced in many conservative evangelical circles, has no solid foundation in the Word of God, though it is practically considered in the same circles to be gospel truth.  The manner in which it is commonly practiced in the same circles now is actually very improper. Read More

When Divorce is an Absolute Righteous Necessity (2024 Version)

No parent in their right mind would allow an older child or young adult offspring to remain in their home when they were so disobedient and misbehaving that they were an affront to the parent’s authority and a corrupting influence on any other children in the home.  They can’t righteouslyRead More