Tag Archive | Christianity
The following article is from A Twisted Crown of Thorns: Do they want bigger hot dogs? Flavored water or cushions for their ankles the customer is king. This is the approach to successful entrepreneurship. It is sometimes no different when it comes to modern day church marketing only that it is called being ‘purpose driven’. […]
I recently finished Jon Krakauer’s book, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith. I found the book to be very revealing of early Mormon history (much of the stuff modern day Mormons prefer you didn’t know about). Namely this book tackled Mormonism’s twin doctrines of polygamy and Blood Atonement (and detailing the […]
Coming on the heels of Phil Johnson’s announcement of his retiring from blogging, it is with sadness that I report that I’ve been notified by Lyn of Saved by Grace (and confirmed by Lane Chaplin on his Facebook page), that retired blogger, Jim Bublitz, has passed away. Bublitz, who retired from blogging due to illness […]
When you build a theology on pagan goddess worship, man’s traditions, a dead religion of works, and arguing from silence, you will always lose the debate when faced with God’s Word. See also: It’s All About Mary? HT: Cup of Joe
Is it just me, or have you ever noticed that the Christians who sport NOTW (Not Of This World) on their clothing, cars, and flesh seem to be the ones in our churches who look and behave most like the world? What say you?
God is weening us off ourselves with afflictions, suffering, and trials. – Akash Sant Singh
God’s unblemished holiness is reflective of His unrelenting hatred of sin. His undeserving mercy is inconceivable in view of His unyielding justice. Yet His unconditional love is grounded in His unmerited grace. – Mike Gendron
The following article from the Mormonism Research Ministry was written by Bill McKeever: “The events leading to the death of Mormon founder Joseph Smith are much like the events surrounding his life—full of contradiction. To hear Mormons tell the story, Smith did no wrong; for others, he did no right. Like most stories, the truth […]
We often hear how the church has been feminized and thus, we are told that this is partially the reason why men simply won’t darken the doors of church. Well, a flower depicting the Doctrines of Grace will no longer do. We need something more manly. Something like . . . bacon!
Below is the article from The Australian: AUSTRALIA’S Cardinal George Pell has described the biblical story of Adam and Eve as a sophisticated myth used to explain evil and suffering rather than a scientific truth. Cardinal Pell last night appeared on the ABC’s Q&A program, where he was debating British evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard […]
The London Baptist Confession of 1689 and the Westminster Confession both identify the office of Pope, within the Roman Catholic Church, as antichrist. Many modern evangelicals have lost sight of the reason for The Reformation and think Vatican II brought Rome closer to Protestant soteriology. This is a sadly mistaken conclusion, as Rome has never […]
This was a well done piece on Mormonism by the BBC. Although the impetus for the documentary was presidential candidate Mitt Romney, this video uses his potential presidency as a springboard to delve into Mormonism’s seedy underbelly (unfortunately they never mention such morsels as Mormonism’s racism and blasphemous doctrines like Blood Atonement, paying for your […]
Regarding the highly visible tragic failure and death of Joe Paterno, having been disqualified by his actions and those of his subordinates, Baucham asks if Paterno would have been disqualified if he had been an adulterer or abusive husband or derelict father. No profession in our culture disqualifies a man for his failure as a […]
The new-paradigm church is offering a purely commercialized, yuppie brand of Christianity found nowhere in the New Testament. . . . Is a person coming to Christ in order to bolster her self-esteem or experience a great thrill, truly born again? If [average church goer] Mary does not clearly understand that the real issue on […]
Meet James Lyman. He is the man in the below video street preaching (I use the term very loosely as to not bring reproach upon those men out there who actually preach Christ and Him crucified on street corners). As you’ll see in the video, exactly what Mr. Lyman is preaching is a little hard […]
Your sermon of the week is a great one by Phil Johnson entitled, Is Justification Enough? (Why the things of first importance are not of only importance). In light of several recent comment threads on DefCon, this message is very timely.
Seriously. From KATU news in Oregon: BEAVERTON, Ore. – A church pastor is suing a mother and daughter for $500,000 because they gave the church bad reviews online. The family being sued left the church a few years ago and Julie Anne Smith says she and her family were shunned and couldn’t understand why. So […]
Your Sermon of the Week is Russ Sukhia’s message simply entitled, Election. I spent the majority of my (false conversion) Christian life never hearing about the doctrine of Election in spite of having attended many different churches. Eventually, however, as my study of the Bible continued, I couldn’t avoid those pesky words that testified of […]
Here’s a quick and simple six-question quiz to determine whether you’re loving (“tolerant”) or unloving (close minded and “intolerant”). 1). You’re sitting in a coffee shop when a woman at another table gets up–leaving her coffee unattended–to get a napkin. As she does, a man walks by her table, pours a powdered substance into […]
This week’s sermon of the week is Are You Prepared to Die? by Albert Martin.
That men may know that Thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH art the Most High over all the earth! ⎯ Psalm 83:18 In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without […]
I found the following quiz for Arminians at Chosen by Grace Alone via Bob Hanks’ blog. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Eph. 1:11 …[W]ho [God] worketh all things after the counsel of His will. Q. If God works all things after the counsel of His will, how much does He work to the will of you, me, Satan, etc.? […]
I wanted to share with the readers of DefCon an article by Bobby Gonzales that raises a good question: “One of the marks of a Christian is a desire to share the good news of the life-transforming gospel with others. In the words of the apostles, ‘We cannot but speak of what we have seen […]
While some professing Christians are busy blurring the lines between Christianity and Mormonism (see here and here for example), at least the secular media isn’t being hoodwinked by Mormonism’s slick PR campaign. Case in point: The following video that aired on MSNBC. I do not know who Lawrence O’Donnell is, but hats off to him […]
Richard J. Mouw wrote an astounding article for CNN in which he used the subject of presidential candidate Mitt Romney in an attempt to legitimize Mormonism. Mouw, the president of Fuller Theological Seminary who claims to “know cults” and has “studied them and taught about them for a long time,” for some reason seems utterly […]
A good read from the blog A Nut’s Notes: Got up this morning. Watched the morning news. Read my favorite blogs. Listened to songs. Checked my email. In a nutshell this is what I read and heard…. Celebrating 16 years of life, university bomb scares, city budgets in crisis, failure to launch missile, inconceivableness of […]
The day is coming when hypocrites will be stripped of their fig-leaves. – Matthew Henry 1662 – 1714