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What does the Gospel and Great Commission have to do with Ebola?

One of the greatest tools of the enemy and the old, worldly nature against which Christians struggle is distraction. We are easily distracted. Everything in this world tells us that everything but the whole, undiluted Gospel should be our focal point in life. Oh sure, you can “believe the Gospel” and “love the Lord” in […]

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Preparing for Ebola with Confidence and Hope

Since last week’s revelation of America’s own Patient Zero having been diagnosed with the Ebola virus, many of us have become either glued, unglued, or both. Americans by the tens of millions have become glued to their computers, radios, televisions and cell phones for the latest developments, and sometimes unglued by falling headlong into “NOOOOOOO! It’s the end […]

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Idolatry

America’s lesson to creation: Pride, freedom and liberty are stupid, destructive, and gay…when centered on anything but God.

What does pride, freedom, and liberty look like when severed from the law and nature of God their basis? We are increasingly able to provide a one-word answer to that ugly question, and that answer is: America. As reported earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States has turned away appeals Monday from five states […]

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TooBigToFail

Too big to fail is too wrong to tolerate.

  Ever wonder why it is that folks who make the most mind-numbingly moronic economic decisions on the most grand, globally impactful scale, tend to barely suffer any sort of meaningful personal consequence for their world shaking acts of stupidity? Every wonder why certain people, businesses, corporations, and governments can again and again and again […]

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EbolaInAmerica

Faith, Courage, and Hope in the Face of Ebola

What a difference a day makes. Just 24 hours ago, we had not yet gotten the news that an Ebola-infected “patient zero” had been diagnosed in America. Up until that moment, many of us prayed and hoped that this devastating plague would not find its way to our land. Others artificially preserved their optimistic take through an ignorance-is-bliss […]

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Remember when a bunch of naked guys on bikes riding past a crowd of little girls was a bad thing?

Remember the good ol’ days when something like a parade of naked men on bikes riding by a bunch of little girls downtown in broad daylight, waving and smiling as they went along, would have resulted in either an arrest, a lynching, or some similarly appropriate beatdown? Such approaches to things like naked men riding […]

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Two words to help us trust, obey, and adore God.

How reliable is God? How sure are His promises? Does He ever have (or need) a Plan ‘B’? These are important questions to ask. How we answer them will greatly impact our approach to proclaiming the Gospel and applying the Great Commission, particularly in the dark and darkening culture in which our Lord has placed […]

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Weaponized “Love”: The perversion of Christian love into a weapon of Christian persecution

Ever been called a big, bad meanie for sharing Truth publicly? Ever been called disruptive, divisive, unkind or unloving for taking a clear, public stand on a culturally controversial issue that’s addressed in detail within the pages of Scripture? Have you ever been pressured to be silent after speaking up in such a manner? Have you ever been persecuted […]

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The Intolerance of emergent (liberal) Christianity

An excellent article by Mike Ratliff over at Possessing the Treasure. I’ve included a snippet below, but please read the entire piece here: The Intolerance of emergent (liberal) Christianity …Orthodoxy says that salvation is by Grace through faith alone. It says that we are justified by faith not works of any kind. However, the liberal […]

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"Church of Tares" a must-see video

Got two hours of time to spare?  I hope so, because if you’ve ever wondered what the “big deal” is about the fruit of the Purpose Driven Church created by Peter Drucker and championed by Rick Warren, Bob Buford and Bill Hybels, this free video is well worth your time.  At about an hour and […]

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The State of the Church in America

Sometimes we have a hard time understanding what we mean when we say church. To some, it is an institution that has been put in place for their personal benefit. To others, it is a place to visit, to be religious on Christmas and Easter, before attending family gatherings and celebrations. Still others use the […]

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A Lesson From Ecclesiastes

Twenty-four hours from now, the recall elections in Wisconsin will be history.  The people of this state will have decided on our future as Wisconsinites.  In my fifty-eight years on this earth, I have never seen an election so passionate on both sides.  And truly, what we decide as voters today will have a huge […]

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Standing Strong To the End

I am sure pretty every generation since Jesus walked the earth believed their generation might witness his return, and this is understandable.  As Christians we long for the day when our Savior returns to vanquish evil and establish his Kingdom where we will live for eternity in his love and perfect judgment. But many Bible […]

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Lost In Translation: Keep "Father" & "Son" in the Bible

Western missions agencies Wycliffe, Frontiers and SIL are producing Bibles that remove Father, Son andSon of God because these terms are offensive to Muslims.Some examples: • Wycliffe/SIL produced Stories of the Prophets, an Arabic Bible that uses “Lord” instead of “Father” and “Messiah” instead of “Son.” • Frontiers worked with an SIL consultant to produce True Meaning of the Gospel of […]

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Christian Churches To Go Underground in America?

The Christian Post published a story today titled, Christian Churches To Go Underground in America? The article is a paraphrase of a blog by J.D. Longstreet, a 30-year veteran broadcaster and writer for Right Side News. . I got the feeling that the Post was disdainful of the term “Real Christians,” and in fact didn’t […]

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Holiness is what we need

Lately God has me spending a lot of time praying over a message in the Book of Hebrews, Chapters 5 and 6.  The author is chastising believers about their slow progress as followers of Jesus.  Starting in Hebrews 5:12, he says: “In fact though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone […]

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Learning from Harold Camping’s Mistakes

Harold Camping is a sad person we should pity. It’s one thing to be wrong; it is quite another to show arrogance in disavowing the Word of God. In Camping’s situation, he has shown dangerous arrogance in predicting something Jesus clearly said we could never know—the exact day of His return. And the fallout from […]

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The Missional Church: An Attempt to Combine the Great Commission with Unbiblical Ideas

This is very interesting. Thoughts?  There are very disturbing ideas being promulgated in these modern times regarding the Church of Jesus Christ. It is being done not only by those on the proverbial religious fringe, but within mainstream protestant denominations; and not only that but by highly popular, and very public, so-called ‘new calvinists’ preachers […]

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