Flashback Friday: Confusing Holiness With Legalism

Busy day today, so I have selected something from the archives for your reading pleasure today.  This essay was originally posted on September 27, 2016 by onehiredlateintheday One of God’s attributes that sets Him apart from his creation is His Holiness. This concept of holiness, and God’s expectation that His people also emanate holiness has been turning over … More Flashback Friday: Confusing Holiness With Legalism

The Twin Taboos of the Modern-Day Church

There are two very unpopular topics in the Church today: discernment and false teaching/teachers.  What’s funny, is that discernment and false teaching/teachers are continual topics in the New Testament.  In fact, every book in the New Testament with the exception of Philemon addresses false teaching.  And how do we distinguish between false teaching and Biblical … More The Twin Taboos of the Modern-Day Church

If God is good, then why did He let this happen?

The internet, specifically social media, has opened up a wide window into the thinking and philosophy of a large and fairly diverse demographic of people.  All one needs to do is to go to the Facebook page of a global media corporation, like CNN, and read the comment sections on various news stories to obtain … More If God is good, then why did He let this happen?

The Powerful Witness of a Transformed Life

Central to Christianity, and what differentiates it from every other (false) religion, is the fact that we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9), not by works.  Righteous works are the natural result of a transformed life, and come after salvation.  Works are a observable witness of the power of the gospel.  These righteous … More The Powerful Witness of a Transformed Life

The New Nature: Joyful obedience under Christ’s light yoke

Talking about Jesus and the things of God is taxing for an unbeliever, and by unbeliever I am not merely referring to those who reject the notion of God.  I am including those who may be very religious but have not truly been regenerated/converted.  It is taxing because they are still under the wrath of … More The New Nature: Joyful obedience under Christ’s light yoke

Jen Hatmaker, the ‘Christian Machine’, and Genuine Orthodox Christianity

Last fall Jen Hatmaker, a ‘Christian celebrity’ came out in support of same-sex marriage, even going so far as to say those unions could be considered holy.  I wrote about this at the time, and you can find that article here.  There was considerable push-back from the visible church, and rightly so.  Unrepentant homosexuality and … More Jen Hatmaker, the ‘Christian Machine’, and Genuine Orthodox Christianity

Jesus Crucifixion: the ultimate healing through wounding

One of the most beautiful passages in all of scripture is Isaiah 53: The Suffering Servant.  The prophet Isaiah penned this prophetic passage (through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) about the awaited Messiah. For today’s post on this Good Friday, I would like to focus our attention on verse five in particular:   But … More Jesus Crucifixion: the ultimate healing through wounding