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

Just Another Day in Corinth: ‘Pastor’ David Devereaux Preaching on Homosexuals in Church and Clergy…False Teaching in the Church

Desert Spring United Methodist Church – Summerlin is not teaching according to sound doctrine, so please be careful.  I say this with love and sadness.  This is the same thing that happened at Corinth.  Remember, the Bible warns us: “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but… Read More

The persecution of Christians: A look at what the Bible says about work for the Kingdom and Christianity…

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. — I Corinthians 15:58 NKJV At the end of Chapter 15 of I Corinthians, the Apostle Paul proclaimed to the church at Corinth the glory of their final destiny. He proclaimed to them that the “corruptible must put on incorruption” and the “mortal must put on immortality.” He proclaimed to them that when this happens “Death is swallowed up in victory.” And all of this is… Read More

The forgotten verse of 1 Corinthians 11:19 about heresies and the crucial gift of discernment

http://www.bibletruths.net/archives/BTARO96.htm There are so many verses in the Bible that are over-preached and then many which are conveniently ignored by modern-day teachers who preach unity at any cost.  Yes, unity is a good thing, but to have true, Godly unity…it must be a unity based on Truth, not compromise. “For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” (1 Corinthians 11:19) Paul said there “must be” heresies among believers.  The word heresies comes from the Greek word hairesisa (Strongs 139).  It means a… 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

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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