Works and Grace – Christians Living Better: Why Christians Should be Doers

“To do” or “not to do”? Sally is a zealous Christian who volunteers at the homeless shelter every week.  She visits the ill and writes books to help sexual abuse victims.  Sally reads the Bible and believes that putting it into practice is key. Sally’s friend from church, Jan, sees all the good deeds and active service that Sally does.  Instead of encouraging Sally and cheering her on, Jan gives Sally a hard time and tells her, “Why are you doing so much?  Take life easy, don’t worry about doing a thing”. … Read More

Detecting a false prophet, their craftiness, their followers, and how to respond: love or shun?

“…so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”  (Ephesians 4:14) When we anchor our faith on the Word of God, we won’t be “carried around by every wind of doctrine”.  These various doctrines come to us by way of the false prophets.  The false prophet’s agenda is to attack the truth of God’s Word.  Since right doctrines lead to right living and false doctrines lead to bad living, having… Read More

Calling a Christian a Pharisee

“The people they call pharisees are those Christians who talk of repentance, consecration, holiness, righteousness, getting right, sanctification, hating sin, and loving God. The people they call pharisees are those Christians who love God so much, they seek the truth from God’s word, even if it goes against the grain of our culture. The Pharisees hated Jesus. They told lies and did whatever else they could to make sure they would see Jesus die. That’s why it’s wrong to call people who love Jesus pharisees.” Related: http://www.radicallychristian.com/why-you-probably-need-to-stop-calling-people-pharisees *This ministry does not necessarily… Read More

Division based on sound doctrine vs. division based on unsound doctrine; one is right and one is wrong; Romans 16:17 and contending for the faith

“I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them”. Romans 16:17 As Christians, we are called to teach and preach the Truth. Sometimes, in doing so, especially in bringing a correction, we may be labeled as “causing trouble”. This is a tactic that the false teachers love to use to avoid returning to the Word of God. The Bible makes it clear in Romans 16:17 that bringing Truth… Read More

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