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Here I Stand

Dec 7, 2019

Anti-Christian bigotry and persecution is rapidly rising in the West. How will you respond?

I have been writing and speaking a lot lately about the descending darkness in the West, the ramping-up of anti-Christian bigotry and persecution (and yes, being

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On the Priesthood of All Believers

Dec 5, 2019

What exactly do we mean when we stress the importance of ‘the priesthood of all believers’?

One core teaching of the Reformation in general, and of Luther in particular, has to do with the priesthood of all believers. It is

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Are You a Pharisee?

Dec 4, 2019

Jesus denounced the Pharisees, but there are many Christian Pharisees with us today:

If you are a good Bible-believing Christian, you would know that the Pharisees who are so often mentioned in the Bible were basically the bad guys. They

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Warning: Do You Really Trust God?

Dec 3, 2019

The days are now upon us where we have to decide if Christ is everything, or just a religious concept we toss around:

A somewhat strange title it may seem. It is one thing to ask how we are doing

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So How Many Riots Have You Caused?

Dec 1, 2019

It was commonplace for the early believers to cause upheaval and riots – how do we compare?

Here are two things that all Christians – at least real deal Christians – should be able to agree on: One, we should

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On Christians, Chicken, and Living in Caves

Nov 20, 2019

Increasingly our options are being lessened as more and more companies and businesses push ungodly agendas:

I had recently started an article on how Western Christians are to respond to the increased persecution, anti-Christian bigotry, and the ever-darkening times we

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No One Believes In Me Anymore

Nov 3, 2019

I learned afresh about the reality of spiritual war while in Ghana, and the need for believers to fully engage on that level:

If you are up on your Christian music, and/or you are an old guy – like me

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The Dynamics of Spiritual Life

Oct 26, 2019

This older book on renewal and reformation is still well worth reading:

My title might have a nice ring to it, but believers who have been around for a while will recall seeing it elsewhere. Forty years ago a very

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Finally, a Brave and Biblical Church Leader

Oct 16, 2019

Thank God for one bold and biblical churchman, Glenn Davies:

Today in far too many churches – including supposedly Bible-based evangelical churches – we find this mindset in action: ‘Hey, Jesus was a friend of sinners, and we should be

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Revival in Scotland

Sep 7, 2019

These books on mighty heaven-sent revival are must reads.

All true Christians long for revival, pray for revival, and love to hear or read about revival. Indeed, studying periods of mighty revival in history is always a rewarding endeavor. It

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On the Apocryphal Books

Aug 18, 2019

Why do some Bibles differ in terms of the number of books they include?

Just today I had this comment sent in to my website (obviously by a Catholic): “According to the Bible I read, it has 46 books in

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This Is Why We Continue To Lose

Aug 6, 2019

What is the main reason that we keep losing in the culture wars?

Why is the world going to hell in a handbasket? There would be many obvious answers that we can give. Satan is alive and well on planet

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Hearing From the Adultery Community

Jul 29, 2019

We Christians want to be known as people of compassion and care, so we need to learn to listen to all those folks that say we have hurt them. As but one example, there is no question that countless adulterers

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The Church of Thyatira Is Alive and Well

Jul 26, 2019

In the book of Revelation Jesus had some strong messages to offer seven churches in Asia Minor. While we may tend to think this was something relevant only for these churches two millennia ago, the ongoing relevance for us today

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Why is Fornication Wrong?

Jul 25, 2019

That the church in the West is going down the tubes at an alarming rate should be evident from the fact that I even have to pen a piece like this. Of course every Christian knows that fornication is wrong

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