Loving other Christians: A brief look at love and the book of Philemon

Do you notice coldness in Christian circles or the warmth of Christ’s love? “And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matt. 24:12) How we choose to love is a tell-tale sign of whether or not we are a real Christian.  I have noticed that many of the cults teach on love and promote love as they hide behind Christianity.  One such cult is the Sozo cult. Once someone crosses their path whom they do not like, they withdraw love.  They choose hate instead.  This makes them… Read More

Bethel Church, Bill Johnson and Jesus Culture in Redding, California: New Videos Uploaded

Hello!  A few weeks ago, Dynamite Publishing uploaded some original media creations to YouTube.  Check them out!  There are several versions.  Feel free to share them with your pastor or youth group. The following are the non-animated versions.  These are the ones without the video footage and without the emoji’s.  These versions are still geared toward youth, but they might be more suitable for church presentations. The next ones are the more animated versions.  They contain a bit of video footage and emoji’s.  These versions are geared toward youth.

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

The power of love: what does love look like, actually? Am I loving people the way Jesus asked me to?

You know, so often people overuse and misuse the word love.  I’m sure I’ve done it before.  We say “love you”, but are we really loving people?  We sign our letters xoxoxoxo.  Is that love?  This was a question I had to ask myself.  If Jesus said that the number one command was to love God, and the second most important command was to love people – I had better make sure I am doing it!  So, what is love?  How do I know for sure that I am loving people?  What… Read More

Spiritual gifts: Understanding your spiritual gift of prophecy

http://coffeecakestudies.blogspot.com/2009/10/motivational-gift-of-prophecy.html The above link is, in general, an outstanding description of someone with the spiritual gift of prophecy as mentioned in the New Testament. I say “in general” because the author didn’t mention that the word prophecy from the Greek language and the Strong’s Concordance #4396 means to “forth-tell” (tell the truth in the Word of God) or to “fore-tell” (tell the truth before it happens or correctly predict something as Agabus did in the book of Acts).  This article is written by Kerry at Coffeecake Studies, and I found it to… Read More

Spiritual Myopia: Can a Christian be spiritually nearsighted? How to prevent?

Spiritual myopia.  What is it?  At the eye doctor the other day, I was reminded of nearsightedness.  That is why many people need glasses.  They can see objects close up but not far away.  The far away objects appear to them as a blur.  Until, the glasses are put on.  Then they can see the big picture.  LIfe gets a whole lot clearer when this happens. Before becoming a Christian, we are all walking around without the precious light of Christ, not really knowing there is a different way.  Jesus said He… Read More

International Church of Las Vegas (ICLV) promotes and welcomes John Bevere in spring 2013: Concerns and questions amid controversy over self-help book ‘The Secret’

ICLV’s acceptance and promotion of John Bevere has raised a red flag for Las Vegas Apologetics.  There is an ongoing, public debate regarding Bevere’s teachings from his books. Keep in mind! This is the same John Bevere who is seen online being involved with the heretical, self-help book/DVD The Secret which teaches there is a “law of attraction” within us.  This teaching is not found in the Word of God and is a doctrine of demons the Bible warns about (1 Timothy 4:1).  The dogmas this book/DVD teaches are not Biblical. Just how is… 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

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