Revival or Apostasy?
April 2015
Knowing that we are in the last of the last days, with an imminent Rapture a very real hope, our thoughts often (and indeed should) turn to the signs that Christ said would herald the nearness of His return. The signs that are most...
Self: Mankind’s Number One Problem
March 2015
Views about “self” today are confusing at least. The world has a number of them. All teach the importance of one’s having a positive regard for one’s self. The Bible, on the other hand, has nothing good to...
Bowing the Knee to Rome
February 2015
We live in strange times. When I became a born-again believer nearly four decades ago following thirty years as a Roman Catholic, not one non-Catholic Christian chided me for leaving the Church of Rome. In those days it was fairly...
Spiritual Fitness
January 2015
The term “fitness” is one of the favorite marketing buzzwords that has attracted many to health clubs and spas, and it even has an appeal for those who are so out of shape that it remains yet wishful thinking. There is...
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The Finality of the Cross
December 2014
(First published in October 1995) “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me....”   — Galatians:2:20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but...
Prophecy Run Amok 2: Fearmongering
November 2014
Revised 26 November 2014 As was noted in part one of this series, prophecy is a very important ingredient in the Bible. In a general sense, the entire Bible is prophecy because God has given mankind His words through His prophets....
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Understanding the Times Survey
October 2014
“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times….” — 1 Chronicles:12:32And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know...
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Great Is the Mystery
September 2014
Originally published in May 2003 In spite of thousands of years of inquiry into the universe, and the super-technology of today’s computer-aided science, we still know almost nothing in comparison to all there is to know....
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Prophecy Run Amok
August 2014
Prophecy is a very important part of Scripture. In fact all of Scripture is prophecy. In some places, the Bible gives us God’s words as He reveals to us what He wants us to know and do (or not do), and in other places, it...
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What Think Ye Of Heaven?
July 2014
If I could go back and correct anything attitude-wise about my walk with the Lord for nearly four decades, it would be that early on I would like to have had more of an eternal perspective. I didn’t exactly buy the lie that...
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How Does Your Church Counsel?
June 2014
How does your church provide counsel for its fellowship? That’s a critical question for the body of Christ. The answer ought to be “God’s way.” Yet for more than half a century, due primarily to the influence...
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The Power of the Gospel
May 2014
First published in December 1993 God’s holiness and justice require that sinners be eternally separated from Him. To be cut off completely and eternally from that Love for which one was created will be to burn with a thirst...
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The Bible According to Hollywood 2
April 2014
Here we go again. For those who may agree but are a little tired of my crying out for discernment regarding “biblical” movies, you have my apology…in the midst of my growing concern. Nevertheless, I covet your...
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“Spiritualized” Counseling
March 2014
The Bible gives the body of Christ complete instructions for ministering to one another, yet in rebellion to its teachings and the enablement that the Word of God supplies, the church for decades now has turned to man’s ways...
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The Strange Fire Conference: Spiritual Discernment According to Calvinism
February 2014
In October 2013, John MacArthur and Grace Community Church hosted a conference to address what he and the other speakers believe are major errors in the teachings and practices of the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements. The...
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Time and Eternity
January 2014
First published in January 1996 Once again we have entered upon a new year welcomed with wild celebrations at midnight, December 31. Such festivities are questionable at best. And why celebrate the reminder that, just as a year has...
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