If God is so good and powerful, why does He allow evil and suffering? A helpful lecture by Dr. Gary DeWeese of Biola University…

“We require God to remove evil after evil until a paper cut is worst evil in world. How can there be a good God if He allows paper cuts?” (Dr. Gary DeWeese) The lecture entitled Solving the Problem of Evil by Dr. Garrett DeWeese; Biola University Christian Apologetics Department is extremely helpful when addressing the valid question, “If God is so good, why does he permit evil and suffering in the world?”  I listened to this lecture a while back while in the Christian Apologetics program, and it was outstanding. Dr. DeWeese… 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

An online discussion pertaining to Calvary Chapel Spring Valley in Las Vegas: Here is what happens at many Calvary Chapels due to lack of accountability and the Moses Model (CC Distinctives) – More testimonies can be seen online at www.calvarychapelabuse.com

The above is a photo of a public testimony from a former Calvary Chapel Spring Valley member from early 2013.  There was a public, online forum where this testimony appeared.  Many people contributed their comments, questions and concerns to this online discussion. What has been your experience with Calvary Chapels (in Las Vegas and/or elsewhere)?  This ministry has personally witnessed eerily similar occurrences in Calvary Chapels.  Feel free to speak the truth with love.  And please, do your research on the Calvary Chapel movement.  Do you know what the Calvary Chapel Distinctives… Read More

Freedom of Speech: Tactics Spiritual Abusers Use to Silence Bloggers and Help for Bloggers

Freedom of Speech! “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine,… Read More

‘Speaking the Truth in Love’ by Mark G. Judy

It is becoming sadly apparent that there is a grave misunderstanding of what “speaking the truth in love” means. Some think it means that they must “feel good” about your message. Or, that it means there is a warm fuzzy vibe to your words.  Any hint of sharpness or bluntness is surely, to them, proof that you are not “speaking the truth in love”. But, what did Paul say about this?  Titus 1:10-16; (scan these verses for their warm, “loving” content) “For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those… Read More

True and False Division

TRUE AND FALSE DIVISION  “How many times have you heard that somebody was “causing division in the church?” Well, maybe they were supposed to! After all, there are two things that cause division according to the Bible: truth and error. (I can just see now all the eyebrows raising.) Haven’t you heard the scripture, “Do you suppose I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, rather division!” That’s right! Jesus said that “from now on five members in one household will be divided three against two, and two against… Read More

Fear tactics at church: The Code of Silence in the Assembly and spiritual abuse…

Code of Silence Please click on the above link. Make sure your church does not have a “Code of Silence”. If it does, you are at an unbiblical church.  A brief excerpt: “My family and I recently had the experience of leaving, after 17 years of involvement, what would, by some, be termed an abusive church. I use the term “abuse” to describe what happens when leaders, in the name of God, the Bible, and with false spiritual authority, seek to meet their own needs, or the needs of a cause, at… 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

When professing Christians persecute: Counterfeit Christians and the ‘Parable of the Wheat and the Tares’

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” 2 Timothy 3:12. The People’s New Testament Commentary says, “…and all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. In that age persecution was inseparable from a devoted Christian life. The same has been true, to a certain extent, in all ages. If the church was less worldly it would be more persecuted”. Are you being persecuted as a Christian? Don’t lose heart! Jesus was also persecuted. We should not be surprised at this. The Bible… Read More

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