Why is it that believers these days don’t know the names of some of the greatest preachers and missionaries of previous generations?
Names like: D.L. Moody; George Mueller; John Patton; Hudson Taylor; George Whitefield; Jonathan Edwards; Charles Finney; C.H. Spurgeon
Let me offer a suggestion. Continue reading ““Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?””
It amazes me that the issue of Bible translation is constantly in a state of flux. Every time one turns around there is some new something that has been found and discovered that will bring us closer to the actual words of God. I’m so glad I got off this squirrel cage. Continue reading “Coherence-Based Genealogical Method”
1 Corinthians 16:13 — Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
This is such a powerful verse. So much is crammed into these few words. I want to focus on: “quit you like men.”
Today I was meditating on this verse while driving around in my school bus. I cut 3×5 cards in half and write on them a verse or so. I lay it out in plain view to look at. I find it’s a great way to stay focused on spiritual things in the midst of the town I drive around in. As I look out at the fallen humanity swirling around me, my verses give me hope. They renew my commitment to live out my faith. Continue reading ““Quit You Like Men””
4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Today is Thanksgiving Day. It’s a great day for reflection. Continue reading “Thanksgiving”
II Corinthians 13:5 — Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
In a sense, the Apostle Paul is challenging them. Why? Eternity is at stake. This isn’t something to be taken lightly. The assurance of one’s salvation is of vital importance. Paul had sensed that things weren’t quite right with some in the assembly. You can see this as you read the Epistle. The only way Paul could get to the bottom of it was by making them take a good hard look at themselves. Continue reading “Whether Ye Be In The Faith”
While reading through Psalm 37 verse 31 stood out to me.
Ps. 37:29-31 – 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. 30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. 31 The law (Torah) of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Dispensationalism is the main reason God’s people have had such difficulty in seeing the Scriptures as one unified whole. (The concept of “OT” and “NT” as separate and distinct from each other, has created an unnecessary misunderstanding.) To make the New Testament “Church” something unique/new/different (since the “Church” isn’t in the OT), a system had to be developed to make that preference “fit” into the Scriptures. The Scofield Reference Bible (which came out in 1909) was a major catalyst for a whole new generational mindset for understanding the Scriptures. This mindset was born out of the heretical theories proposed by Westcott and Hort. Continue reading “The Torah Of God And The Holy Spirit … In The heart?”
“Hippies” thought they were doing something new, groovy and revolutionary. Among other things, they put on new garb, used new terms, and ingested new substances. All the while they/I claimed to be different. Why? We were no longer associating ourselves with the “establishment.” Continue reading “Messianic Hippies”