“I never dared to think that it would be possible to manage in a movement, the RCWP, and with the support of a community, Mary Magdalene, which completely affirms my identity. I am very excited about future opportunities to be a pastor at the intersection of faith, sexuality, and gender.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) It’s difficult to make much sense of what actually just happened here and it’s also unclear just by looking as to whether this “non-binary transgender” person is actually a male or a female, but at least one report says she was born as a woman…. Continue reading
The film is scheduled to open in theaters in November and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios.
(Heather Clark – Christian News) The upcoming film “The Eternals”, based on the fictional characters depicted in Marvel Comics books, will include a homosexual superhero and his “spouse,” who will kiss on screen, the actor who plays his partner has revealed.
“I just shot a Marvel film with the first openly gay superhero: ‘The Eternals.’ I’m married to the gay superhero Phastos, played by Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and have a child,” actor Haaz Sleiman told NewNowNext. Continue reading
“To the extent that we are principled people and not wishy-washy in our convictions on these matters, we will be ineffective and divisive. Our churches will turn into two-headed monsters that bite and devour one another with arguments and shaming tactics. We will constantly be hurting and offending one another until we can acknowledge that regardless of who is right or wrong, we are not of the same mind.”
(Aaron Vriesman – The Banner) By now you have heard many arguments on LGBTQ matters. You have likely been present in some discussions and heated debates surrounding civil same-sex marriages as well as LGBTQ inclusion in church life. Society has made up its mind. The church is still responding. Continue reading
1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time. Revelation 20:1-3 (NASB)
If we listen to much of the preaching these days we might get the idea that our God was an old grandfatherly type entity who loves people so much and wants to save them all, but is helpless to do anything to make that happen…. Continue reading
14. Give up approaching church attendance as punching the time clock for God. The Christian’s entire life, our very beings, belong to Christ, not just a couple of hours on Sunday.
(Michelle Lesley) Although, as a Louisiana girl, I’ve had a decades long love affair with king cake, and I totally support the increased availability of fish entrées at local restaurants and getting a few days off school or work, I’m not a big fan of Mardi Gras and Lent.
The intrinsic philosophy behind Mardi Gras – a day of revelry, indulgence, and debauchery to get it all out of your system before you have to start “being good” for Lent – is patently unbiblical. Continue reading
“As shocking as the Gospel of Mayor Pete may be, it’s not the first time a Democrat running for the White House has suggested that churches should be punished for following the teachings of the Holy Bible.”
(Todd Starnes – Townhall) If Mayor Pete Buttigieg had his way your local Christian school would be forced to make a choice: hire transgender teachers, gender-fluid principals and pansexual coaches or lose federal funding. Continue reading
“Sanders’ remarks are so astoundingly naive and ignorant that even those pledged to vote for him if he is the nominee, like anti-Trump radical Tom Nichols, openly identify Bernie as a “useful idiot” for the Soviet Union – not only foolishly believing their propaganda, but willfully and reprehensibly spreading it for them here in the United States.”
(Peter Heck – Disrn) There’s no way they can actually do this, right?
That’s the question I keep asking myself as I consider the growing probability that the Democrat Party is preparing to make their nominee for President of the United States an outed commie…. Continue reading
7 Ephraim is joined to idols;
Let him alone. Hosea 4:17 (NASB)
Idolatry is the natural state of man. Left to themselves, people will worship or idolize someone or something. On the top of the list of those things we place on pedestals of idolatry is self. Professing Christians are not immune. They idolize Christian leaders, their churches, their doctrine, their liberty, their self-righteousness, their denomination, their particular translation of the Bible, and anything else they can view as something that gives them a sense of religious identity. Tragically, most see nothing wrong with this…. Continue reading
In Matthew 18:7–9, we are informed that we must be willing to deal with those occasions to sin as though we were excising the offending member, be it our hands, our eyes, or our feet. The options before us are clear: Get rid of the offending member or be damned. Conquer the sin at any cost. It is not a matter of gaining or losing rewards. It is a matter of life and death.
(Albert N. Martin – Tabletalk) It soon becomes clear to every true child of God that if he is to be serious about personal holiness, sanctification, and growth in grace, he must become serious about guarding his eyes…. Continue reading
“This is simply false, unbiblical, and even outright heresy. The cause of misery is not poverty — poverty is a product of sin. The main cause of misery is sin and the only way to eradicate misery is the gospel. Social justice is not the gospel, it’s heresy, and those, like Grenholm, who continue to perpetuate it are far more in danger of losing their souls to Hades than a rich man.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) Evangelicals are lining up at the door trying to make the case that Jesus is all about a socialistic government that makes everyone equal…. Continue reading
(Heather Clark – Christian News) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) paid at least $18,000 from December 2016 to August 2018 to Planned Parenthood partner Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) for livers and thymuses extracted from second trimester aborted babies, according to over 600 pages of documents obtained by the group Judicial Watch.
The documents show that the NIH purchased the organs to create “humanized mice” used in finding cures for HIV. Continue reading
“In 2020, a Trump/Sanders contest will make the most honest, direct, and open debate our political body has observed in many decades of what ideas actually mean. … Should people get to keep what they earn? Or should they be forced to give $7 out of every $10 they earn to a centralized “Kremlin” that will then dole out “free benefits” to the people (usually on the basis and preference of the whim of those in power)?”
(Kevin McCullough – Townhall) If Bernie Sanders continues his undefeated win streak in 2020 he deserves to be the Democratic nominee for president.
So why all the agita? Continue reading
1 Behold, a day is coming for the Lord when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you. 2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. Zechariah 14:1-5 (NASB) (Read verses 4-5 on the site.)
When I preached in a small Baptist Church in northern Missouri several years ago the title of my sermon was, “Are you ready to meet God?” The main theme of that sermon was who Jesus Christ really is and what He has done to redeem His people from the wrath to come. I can still see the expression on those faces as I preached…. Continue reading
27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.” 29 And He continued by questioning them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter *answered and *said to Him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And He warned them to tell no one about Him. Mark 8:27-30 (NASB)
The Compromised Church is in the lap of apostasy. Why? What is it that Christians do that starts them on the slippery slide into apostasy then heresy? It starts with a denial of the veracity of the Word of God…. Continue reading
“Cummings isn’t going to allow militant homosexuals to rebrand their march and overtake it for their homosexual purposes. They already have the annual gay pride march, the Thanksgiving Day parade, the women’s rights march, and the Martin Luther King parade for that. Leave this one alone.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) An LGBTQ “pride” group in NYC, Pride Center, is calling on local businesses in the Staten Island area to boycott the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade because the parade organizers — a local Catholic group — won’t allow them to turn the parade into a gay pride march. Continue reading
“Luz discovers the portal to demon world on “Boiling Isles” by disobeying her mother’s instructions to go to Reality Check Camp. So, at the start, Luz moves into the occult realm by first breaking the fourth commandment. At the end of the first episode, Luz lies to her mother about where she is.”
(Michael W. Chapman – CNSNews) The Owl House, a new animated Disney show, recommended for kids age 7 and older, is a “horror comedy” that promotes witchcraft, demons, and the occult, and has been condemned by family organizations such as One Million Moms and Tradition, Family and Property (TFP). Continue reading
“Learn this lesson: You don’t have to abuse a substance to become addicted to it. Remember that the next time you take an addictive substance. You don’t have to be using some substances “to excess” to develop a dependency.”
(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen) For more than half a decade I’ve struggled with my sleep. Being a pastor, 24-7 news-hound, and regularly working a 12 to 18 hour day means that I usually work until it’s bedtime (with a few breaks here and there for family). I teach 4-5 Bible studies during evenings in the week, often more than an hour from home in outlying communities…. Continue reading
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Dr. Robert Godfrey: Well, I’m assuming when you asked that question that the key word there is “feel.” If you’re a person who is not saved and don’t feel saved, you should get saved. But, I suspect the origin of this question is more of the classic Reformed discussion of assurance. How do I gain assurance?… Continue reading
“Despite [Jerry] Jenkins’ assurance to MacArthur that he would “follow through” on a “promise to not reveal to (MacDonald) the specifics of your communique to me,” Jenkins forwards the subsequent email from MacArthur and previous thread to MacDonald.”
(Julie Roys) Eight years ago, prominent author and pastor, John MacArthur, strongly warned the Moody Bible Institute about its association with now-disgraced celebrity pastor, James MacDonald. This is according to email correspondence I recently obtained between MacArthur and Jerry Jenkins, author of the best-selling Left Behind series of books, and then-chairman of Moody’s board of trustees. Continue reading
“Brown responded in typical fashion, with a completely unsubstantiated accusation of “slander” and total avoidance of any of the facts I mentioned, which have been meticulously documented on this website and on many other [websites].”
(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen) Yesterday, Michael Brown launched missiles at Pirate Christian Radio’s Chris Rosebrough for reporting on the Christian Tarot Card scandal of 2017. It seems he had to let the dust settle on the matter and for people to forget the mountain of evidence against the occult fetishists associated with Bethel Church before he could stage his heretic-in-trouble rescue campaign. Continue reading
“The ERLC was behind the firing of an ex-gay conservative professor at Southwestern Seminary because of his strong anti-homosexual views. The ERLC has pushed a pro-homosexual agenda that seeks to soften the Church’s stance on homosexuality and become more open and inclusive to those who openly identify as “same-sex-attracted.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) Tuesday, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, which is overseen by Ronnie Floyd, former Southern Baptist president along with JD Greear, the current SBC president announced they would put together a task force to investigate the financial impact on the Cooperative Program that the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has. Continue reading
“I think they’re scared to death of Donald Trump and Barr and Durham and certainly Horowitz because they don’t want people peeling back the onion [and] looking under the hood at how these people have operated at the Department of Justice.”
(Talia Kaplan – Fox News) Former Utah congressman and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday that the so-called “deep state” is “scared to death” that President Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will expose misconduct at the Department of Justice during the Russia investigation. Continue reading
Those with discernment from God know that the “Church” is very sick because it has been deceived through decades of bad theology and spiritually weakened by leaders who are bent on ministering via pragmatism. As I write this, there are so-called Christian leaders who are proclaiming a new Golden Age for the church with millions of people each year coming to Christ in their ministries. These proclamations, however, fail to note the tragic turnover rate in their pews whereby those “millions” of converts each year exit their churches to be replaced by new “seekers” who continue to fuel the revolving door that brings in new faces while those who did not find what they were really looking for exit never to be seen again…. Continue reading
“Let’s be clear — Jen Hodge is not a Christian. She is no more “Christian” than a mambo out of Haiti who practices voodoo.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) Michael Brown is the world’s premier apologist for the ancient heresy of Montanism. Montanism is the heresy that teaches that certain spiritual gifts, such as prophecy, continue today and that it is possible to receive direct, divine revelation from God apart from Scripture…. Continue reading