Satan knows that if he would present sin in its own nature and dress, the soul would rather fly from it than yield to it; and therefore he presents it unto us, not in its own proper colors, but painted and gilded over with the name and show of virtue, that we may the more … Continue reading Painting Sin with Virtue’s Colors
The beatitudes are essential to the Christian life, but many people have not taken the time to understand them properly. There are many Christians who have misconceptions about what they are and what they mean. Here are five mistakes people make in understanding the Beatitudes. 1. They assume the beatitudes are something only notable Christians … Continue reading 5 Mistakes People Make in Understanding the Beatitudes
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. -Ephesians 3:8 The apostle Paul felt it a great privilege to be allowed to preach the gospel. He did not look upon his calling as a drudgery, but … Continue reading The Idler’s Conceit and the Worker’s Humility
Deep and abiding faith in God has the ability to look at the worst possible scenario and still see our Lord's goodness. From there, nothing we face can cause us to fear.
When it comes to cancer, using a word that denotes violent sexual activity to express disdain seems to degrade the communicator more than the disease to which it is being applied. If we want to express righteous indignation, it seems counter intuitive to use profanity.
Social media is brain poison. That is what runs through my mind every time I see one of the those nicotine commercials. Yes, I see the irony in that there is a good chance you found this post on social media. I am not saying that every aspect social media is negative. There are good … Continue reading Social Media is Brain Poison
No matter how we try to read the story of Samson, from a literary perspective, it is a tragedy, and like all tragedies, we must take heed.
I recently taught a lesson which looks at the lies our fears tell us and addresses them with the word of God. The audio can be downloaded at the following link. Your Fears are Lying To You mp3 https://youtu.be/X7MhgMCFykM
We have been looking at how moral absolutists understand moral dilemmas. So far, we have covered an introduction to moral absolutism, non-conflicting absolutism, and conflicting absolutism. We will now, in this final post on this topic, look at a graded absolutism Graded Absolutism (GA) The last way to address moral dilemmas is to argue that … Continue reading Understanding Moral Dilemmas 3: Graded Absolutism
“We do not regard it to be soul-winning to steal members out of churches already established, and train them to utter our peculiar Shibboleth: we aim rather at bringing souls to Christ than at making converts to our synagogue." "In the next place, we do not consider soul-winning to be accomplished by hurriedly inscribing more … Continue reading On Soul Winning – Charles Spurgeon