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As a follow-up to What did C.S. Lewis really believe? I offer this video from Todd Friel of Wretched Radio.
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Your sermon of the week is The Gift that Nobody Wants by Paul Washer. Prepare to have your toes stepped on.
The following quote comes from the blog Lehi’s Library: “So in our view it doesn’t matter one bit that a person sinned at some point in their existence prior to becoming a god. It doesn’t preclude the possibility of being divine, because atonement can be made and the sin can be totally eradicated. In this sense I think we […]
The Pure in heart shall see God, those that hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be completely satisfied with the same, the peace-makers shall be called the sons of God. These second clauses in the beatitudes describe the essence of the final kingdom in which the reward will consist. They show, therefore, that the reward […]
Everywhere there is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter the better. – Charles H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892
I recently started reading K. Scott Oliphant’s new book, The Battle Belongs to the Lord. Chapter 2 is an examination of the book of Jude and the author does an excellent job of explaining what we (those who are redeemed by the blood of Christ) are to defend and why we are to do so. […]
As I read this piece, I disagreed with some of Dr. Mohler’s views, like saying we don’t choose our temptations but we choose on whether to act on those temptations. I would recommend he listen to John MacArthur’s ‘sins of the mind’ sermon. Here is a sample from the article…. A Southern Baptist seminary president […]
Many Christians point out that the word “day” in Genesis chapter one can mean something other than a 24-hour day and, therefore, the scientific view that the world is billions of years old can be reconciled to the Scriptures. But how does one determine when the Hebrew word “yom” means a 24-hour day and when […]
One of the toughest battles against temptation comes from within our own minds. John MacArthur preaches an excellent message on this, go here for his sermon.
For another thing, let us not expect too much from our own hearts here below. At our best we shall find in ourselves daily cause for humiliation, and discover that we are needy debtors to mercy and grace every hour. The more light we have, the more we shall see our own imperfection. Sinners we […]
Many professing Christians think man has more wisdom than God in determining how long the creation took. Of course, few people put it in those terms, but that is what it boils down to. Here’s an example. What are the consequences of disbelieving in a literal 6 day creation? We deny the clear teaching of […]
Here’s the opening to a great little article on a matter we’ve been lamenting for years: Many Christians tend to hang out a lot with unsaved friends for the sake of “winning” them to Christ. (Unsaved girlfriends, boyfriends, club-buddies, former smokin’-buddies, co-workers, etc.) They often say that their plan is to “let their light shine”. […]
Your sermon of the week is Thou Shalt Not Covet by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that is being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).
Holiness has a mighty influence upon others. When this appears with power in the lives of Christians, it works mightily upon the spirits of men; it stops the mouths of the ungodly . . . . I am sure we have found, by woeful experience, that in these debauched times, when religion is so bespattered […]
No one can trample on the memories of fallen firefighters and spit in the face of their families quite like the anti-theists. Now, I know that not all atheists are angry and walk around with a chip on their shoulder (some are actually pleasant to be around), but here is a classic example of why […]
ABC news has an upcoming series that goes where any true believer dare not go. Here is more… ABC News’ 13-week primetime summer series, “Nightline Prime” premieres Wednesday, June 22 with a five-part investigation into the realm of the extra-sensory, the spiritual, and the experiences many call beyond belief. “Sometimes the most interesting trips are […]
DefCon touches on the issue of music and the Church from time to time; thanks to a recent article from The Watchman’s Bagpipes, this is one of those times. Yesterday in church we sang some contemporary “worship” songs at the opening of service and closed with a traditional hymn. Our church often mixes the old […]
They that know God will be humble; they that know themselves cannot be proud. – John Flavel 1627 – 1691
Unbelievable news coming out of Texas. “You don’t spank children today,” said Judge Jose Longoria. “In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don’t spank children.” Rosalina Gonzales had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of injury to a child for what prosecutors had described as a “pretty […]
This is such a convicting piece; it comes from sister Steph…. A few years ago, I wanted to go into a deeper walk with the Lord. I had never even known it was possible until a few things took place in my life. Until that point, God was just Someone who was kind of real […]
Vacation Bible School sounds innocent enough, it started with good intentions: Christians wanting to reach children with the good news of Jesus. Christianity Astray reports: Unofficially, it’s possible to trace the roots of VBS as far back as the 1870s, when the Methodist Episcopal Church offered summer Sunday school institutes to the general public near […]
Sometimes a parody can say so much more than a million serious blog posts.
Your sermon of the week is The Grim Reality of the Last Days by John MacArthur. This is not a topic Joel Osteen would dare touch, and it’s definitely not a message for the faint-hearted. Mike Ratliff had this to say about this sermon: John MacArthur preached something I had never heard before, which compared […]