Those ‘Divisive’ Bible-believing Christians: Why Being Divisive is not so Bad After All…Good and Evil Division

I once had a Calvary Chapel pastor tell me that “truth always unites people”.  I then asked him why Jesus said the following: “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:51-53) Calvary Chapel churches often have… Read More

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

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

Originally published on August 9, 2010 “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… 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

Why do so many professing Christians follow the status quo? It is human to stand with the crowd, it is divine to stand alone…

By Paul Pilgrim of Remnant Radio: It is human to stand with the crowd, it is divine to stand alone. It is man-like to follow the people, to drift with the tide. It is God-like to follow a principle, to stem the tide. It is natural to compromise conscience and follow the social and religious fashion for the sake of gain or pleasure. It is divine to sacrifice both on the altar of truth and duty. “No man stood with me, but all men forsook me” wrote the battle-scarred apostle in describing… Read More

True prophets warn, false prophets speak peace…how to recognize a false prophet

“How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10)    When looking into the Word of God, it is the true servants of God, and the prophets of God, who reveal sin and transgression. As seen in Scripture, the pastors and prophets who only declared peace and prosperity, never making any righteous judgment calls or warning against transgression and evil,… Read More

What to do when your pastor wants you to ‘submit’ but he is wrong? The Moses Model and spiritual abuse from the pulpit

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt. 10:28 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”. 2 Timothy 1:7 “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand”. Mark 3:25 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters”. Matt. 12:30 “What, then,… Read More

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