When New Testament words are presumed to have post New Testament meanings based on post New Testament assumptions, traditions and agendas, is it any wonder that the Church has lost its New Testament power, form and function?
When shifting concepts of personal autonomy become the supreme law of the land, not by legislative deliberation through democratically elected representatives or constitutional provision but by the whim of judges, then all other rights – including those expressly enumerated in the Constitution – eventually must fall.
To all the fathers in the Household of God who faithfully stand watch over His people to serve and protect them, may the Father of All richly bless you this day.
Those who “profess” Christ know not Christ if their concept of Christ produces contempt for Biblical truth, repentance, redemption, virtue, honor, service and sacrifice in all spheres of life – both public and private.
A passion for redeemed lives, sustainable churches and healthy nations means rejecting their false Christ of existential angst, cultural anarchy and postmodern sensibilities.
God’s gifts and calling are about His mission, not your title, position or “ministry”.
Rob Bell, by insisting that the church embrace homosexual “marriage” and reject clear Biblical teachings, is an apostate existentialist: He claims the right to let his sensibilities define God and His written Word, rather than let God and His written Word define his sensibilities.
Until we understand that Jesus tells individuals to turn their other cheek in response to personal offenses, while giving civil magistrates the power of the sword to punish evildoers and protect the innocent, we will never have an authentically Biblical worldview.
Je Suis Charlie – Because the ideals of a free society do not include opening our borders to those who reject the foundations of a free society.
Interestingly, the four Gospels are immediately followed by the book of “Acts”.
The ultimate seduction exploits not our greatest weakness, but our greatest strength.
God is looking for those who will stand in the gap by bearing witness to His immanent grace and transcendent sovereignty in an age of meaningless autonomy.
Worship Porn: When “church” becomes a staged performance designed to manipulate the innate desire for self-gratification and emotional intensity among an assembled audience.