The above is a tweet from the famed Saddleback Church, founded by Rick Warren, “America’s pastor”. Honestly, I’m amazed that I even still need to warn about the problematic Saddleback church and the equally problematic Rick Warren, but alas, many professing Christians are simply unaware of the problems and dangers from this seeker-sensitive “church”. … More Deconstructing Absurdity: a discernment lesson
Something that troubled me quite a bit as a new Christian is the fact that among those who identify as Christians, there are a wide range of beliefs. Since I held to sola scriptura (Latin: by Scripture alone, is a Christian theological doctrine which holds that the Christian Scriptures are the sole infallible rule of … More Same Bible, different beliefs?
Every Christian blogger has a particular topic or topics that they are passionate about and that they keep returning to in their writing. My friend Elizabeth has said that for her it is divorce. My blogging friend Debbielynne has a particular interest in ministry to the gay community and Roman Catholicism. Another blogging friend Mike … More Genuine vs. False Conversion
We can all relate, as believers, to the apostle Paul when he said in Romans 7:15 “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” Once we have been born again we are a new creation in Christ; we have … More Do you hate your sin?
We are finite beings who are restricted by existing in time; we think linearly. Because we are fallen we think imperfectly, our thought process affected by our sin nature. God exists outside of time; He is infinite. He is perfectly holy and without sin. Therefore, when we want to understand biblical truths we need to … More The cross was not an afterthought
During the discourse of his sermon yesterday, my pastor referred to a passage on unbelief, Luke 16:14-31 which is the account of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man and Lazarus are both dead and in the afterlife; Lazarus being on the paradise/Abraham’s bosom side (pre-cross destination of believers), and the rich man … More Unbelief doesn’t need one more miracle
“And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23) What did Jesus mean when He said to take up our cross daily? It is one of those sayings that we hear all of the time … More Taking Up Your Cross by Overlooking Offense