May 2, 2014

Blasphemed or Hallowed be His Name?

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Proverbs confirms for us that a good reputation is something to be treasured (Proverbs 22:1). However, sometimes we place more value on our own reputation (which is often a façade) than we do on the reputation of our God. We care more about how we look to others than we do on how well we represent our Lord.

By living a life sorely inconsistent with our testimony, we allow God’s name to …

December 6, 2010

Examine the Fruit

“He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. (1 John 2:3-6)

Here we are taught to walk …

April 12, 2009

Truth Hunt or Witch Hunt?

Recently, I posted an interesting article by Richard Abanes, Don’t Believe Everything You Read, where he discussed the relatively new problem of bloggers “who, under the guise of discernment/apologetics (i.e., Online Discernment Ministries), attack other Christians… ” I know from first hand experience that this is a real issue; however, shouldn’t Christians be warned of false teachers? Shouldn’t we defend the purity of the Gospel?

In his second article, Another Apologist Speaks Out, Mr. Abanes clarified the important point …

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April 10, 2008

Are You Attending the "Oprah Church?"

“You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you (for the Lord your God is a jealous God among you), lest the anger of the Lord your God be aroused against you and destroy you from the face of the earth.”
(Deuteronomy 6:14-15)

Our family stopped watching television a long time ago, so in …

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July 28, 2007

"Her" Church?

As Jennie and I finish the last chapters of our book, Passionate Housewives Desperate for God, we are more convinced than ever before that it truly is not about us; it is all about God. When we try to focus on our own needs and wants, we consequently take our focus off of Him – the One who promised to supply all of our needs when we turn to Him and His ways. (Phil. 4:19)

I was grieved beyond …