What Happens When the Word of God’s Authority is Ignored?

12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:12-17 (NASB) 

The Great Down Grade Controversy was between Charles Spurgeon and a few orthodox ministers who stood against the trend towards modernism that was sweeping through England in the last years of his ministry…. Continue reading

Pope Joins With Muslims and Buddhists For Ecumenical Prayer Service

The theme of No One Is Saved Alone is a squirrely one, however, with Francis repeating something similar in a tweet yesterday, saying “we are either all saved together or no one is saved.”

(Protestia)  On October 20, Pope Francis is joining up with members of other world religions to gather together for a time of prayer and to speak at an event entitled “No One Is Saved Alone – Peace and Fraternity.”

Vatican News reports that all the major world religions will gather to pray in their respective venues across the city in an ecumenical time of supplication: Continue reading

Director of National Intelligence says Hunter Biden laptop, emails ‘not part of some Russian disinformation campaign’

“It’s funny that some of the people who complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing the intelligence,” Ratcliffe said. “Unfortunately, it is Adam Schiff who said the intelligence community believes the Hunter Biden laptop and emails on it are part of a Russian disinformation campaign.”

(Brook Singman – Fox News)  Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Monday said that Hunter Biden’s laptop “is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” amid claims from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff suggesting otherwise. Continue reading

Read The Gospels: JC Is Not PC

“Ignoring the normal rules of taste, tact, and diplomacy, Jesus in effect declared that all his listeners were sinners in need of redemption. He pointed out sin and condemned it. He knew very well that this would not win him any accolades.” 

(John MacArthur – Daily Wire)  Most of Jesus’ teaching is completely out of sync with the mores that dominate our culture.

I’m talking, of course, about the Jesus we encounter in Scripture, not the always-gentle, never-stern, über-lenient coloring-book character who exists only in the popular imagination…. Continue reading

Whoa. ‘Prosecutor’ Rudy Guiliani Details Devastating Case Against ‘Biden Crime Family’

(Victoria Taft – PJ Media)  Unless you depend exclusively upon Facebook and Twitter for news, you’ve probably heard of the shocking story about Hunter Biden’s shady dealings with China and Ukraine and the alleged kick backs given to “pops,” former Vice President Joe Biden.

The New York Post‘s story has been dismissed out of hand by some in the mainstream media – especially the embarrassing story press release written by the man who helped usher in the false Flynn and Trump-Is-a-Russian-Secret-Agent stories, The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius. Continue reading

Back to Fundamentals

1 Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 2 Peter 1:1-15 (NASB) Read verses 5-15 on the site.

In the 1960s, the premier football team in the NFL was the Green Bay Packers. They won the NFL title in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1967. They also won the first two Super Bowls. Their coach through all of these winning seasons was Vince Lombardi. Continue reading

Conversion vs. Regeneration

12 “While so engaged as I was journeying to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests, 13 at midday, O King, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining all around me and those who were journeying with me. 14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ Acts 26:12-18 (NASB) Read verses 15-18 on the site. 

Today I read an interesting parody of Jeff Foxworthy’s ‘You may be a redneck if…” comedy routine. In the article, the word redneck had been replaced with the word “hypocrite.”… Continue reading

Do False Teachers Know they’re False?

“The question boils down to motivation. What motivates a false teacher? A wayward sincerity that can be corrected? Or a deeply warped, conscious pursuit of evil?”

(Elizabeth Prata – The End Time)  A reader asked this question the other day, “Do you think, they believe they are doing what God is calling them to do?” In other words, do they know they’re false or do they sincerely believe that they are in the right?

The answer is yes, no, and we can’t know. Let me explain. Continue reading

Biden Says Enactment of Homosexual, Transgender ‘Equality Act’ Is ‘Top Legislative Priority’ if Elected

The page also states that in addition to pushing for Congress to make the Act law, he will use his executive authority to “immediately reverse the discriminatory actions of the Trump-Pence Administration and then go further to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals.”

(Heather Clark – Christian News)  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says that, if elected, he will make the “enactment of the Equality Act during his first 100 days as president a top legislative priority.”… Continue reading

Censoring the Biden story: How social media becomes state media

“If thousands of emails and images were fabricated, then serious crimes were committed. But if the emails and images are genuine, then the Bidens appear to have lied for years as a raw influence-peddling scheme worth millions stretched from China to Ukraine to Russia. Moreover, these countries likely have had the compromising information all along while the Bidens — and the media — were denying reports of illicit activities.”

(Jonathan Turley – The Hill)  Chinese citizens watched President Xi Jinping deliver an important speech this week not far from Hong Kong. Well, not the whole speech: Xi apparently is ill so, every time he went into coughing spasms, China’s state media cut away so that he would be shown only in perfect health. Continue reading

Source on alleged Hunter Biden email chain verifies message about Chinese investment firm

(Sam Dorman & Mike Emanuel – Fox News)  One of the people on an explosive email thread allegedly involving Hunter Biden has corroborated the veracity of the messages, which appear to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm.

One email, dated May 13, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, includes a discussion of “remuneration packages” for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm.

The email appeared to identify Hunter Biden as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,” in an apparent reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co…. Continue reading

Christian Authenticity: A Set of Marks of Genuineness

15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. (Matthew 7:15-23 NASB) Read verses 19-23 on the site.

Christian authenticity is a set of marks of genuineness. Christ said that we can tell false Christians from real Christians by their fruit. There is fruit that real Christians produce that false Christians cannot…. Continue reading

Hillsong Music is a Gateway Drug to Apostasy, Your Church is Dealing it to You

“I find it extremely difficult to reconcile…the acceptance that contradictory beliefs can all be from the same God, as a work of the Holy Spirit. [Darlene Zschech] refers to it as “different characteristics, faces, tastes, and giftings.. yet a DNA running through our veins that draw us together.” 

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  Last year, we watched a string of high-profile apostasies take place, including Marty Sampson, one of the most prominent Hillsong music artists over the years. Sampson is not the only one, though…. Continue reading

President Trump Eviscerates Liberal Talking Points During NBC Town Hall

“Watch President @realDonaldTrump rip @SpeakerPelosi for not working with Republicans to pass COVID-19 relief…”

(Regan McCarthy – Townhall)  In a town hall with NBC News on Thursday night, President Trump spoke the truth about Speaker Pelosi’s opposition to an additional coronavirus relief package. Asked why a fourth stimulus package has not yet been signed into law, the president called out Speaker Pelosi’s politically-driven delay tactics that have inhibited the passage of economic relief for Americans in need. Continue reading

Tucker Carlson Reveals New Email In Hunter Biden-Burisma Scandal: ‘How Could That Happen?’

“Hello all … This morning the White House hosted a conference call regarding the Vice President’s upcoming trip to Ukraine. Attached is a memo from the Blue Star Strategies team with the minutes of the call, which outlined the trip’s agenda and addressed several questions regarding U.S. policy toward Ukraine,” the email said.

(Tim Pearce – Daily Wire)  Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed a new email concerning Hunter Biden’s work with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma on Thursday night. Continue reading

Pride

18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. Proverbs 16:18 (NASB) 

At the root of hypocrisy is, of course, pride. Pride is the antithesis of humility, which is exemplified for us by Paul’s attitude to the Ephesian church in Ephesians 3:8. On the other hand, pride is absolutely never portrayed in the Bible in a positive way. Never is pride tolerated. Never is it praised as it is today…. Continue reading

Harvest Discloses Multi-Million Dollar Settlement with James MacDonald

“In November 2019, Harvest had published the results of an independent audit of church spending, revealing that MacDonald had misused millions in church funds for personal use.” 

(Julie Roys – Roys Report) Harvest Bible Chapel today disclosed that it gave all digital and physical assets of Walk in the Word—including $1.2 million and a parcel of land—to its disgraced former pastor, James MacDonald, in a recent settlement. Continue reading

Why can’t believers ‘decree’ Psalm 91 as protection against coronavirus?

“The bottom line is that God is sovereign, and He often does protect his people. Ultimately, of course, he will always protect his people when we are with him in eternity. But even when he doesn’t spare us from present trials, it’s for his bigger purposes.”

(Holly Pivec – Spirit of Error)  Why can’t believers ‘decree’ Psalm 91 as protection against coronavirus (as I stated in my latest blog post)? One of my readers asked this question. Here’s my answer. Continue reading

Was Wrong to Ever Endorse ‘Christian Rap.’

“I’ve watched the early stars of Holy Hip Hop and Reformed Rap – one after another – show themselves as enamored with the glitz, glamor, and bling-bling of worldly success. They have almost all of them taken on the yoke of celebrity like an ungodly albatross, and each one’s apostasy has been commensurate with their level of success.”

(JD Hall – Protestia)  I loved the lyrics of ‘Reformed Hip Hop’ back when it was a new(ish) thing. And this is coming from someone who otherwise hates hip hop. But the lyrics – back in the era of 2013 – were legit…. Continue reading

Christian Exclusivity

30 I and the Father are one.” John 10:30 (NASB) 

Genuine Christianity, not the false versions of it, is unique when compared to the world’s religions. In fact, those false versions of it are just like the rest of the world’s religions in one regard that makes genuine Christianity absolutely unique. All other “religions” are based upon some form of works based theology and belief system in which a some form of justification is made through those works which increase the value of the person in that religion thereby gaining the reward…. Continue reading

‘Doing the Stuff:’ An Encounter with John Wimber

“Wimber at one time had been a pastor of a Calvary Chapel in Yorba Linda, California, but Calvary founder Chuck Smith had to disassociate with Wimber over disputes between allowing the Bible or experience to be the center of attention for the church.  Wimber caused a split in the church when he left and took many people with him.”

(Jackie Alnor – The Christian Sentinel)  Over thirty years ago I watched the late John Wimber in action at a conference attended by people from the mainline denominations including Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, and Baptists, along with Roman Catholics…. Continue reading

After The Great Barrington Declaration, No One Can Honestly Say ‘Science’ Demands Lockdowns

“The authors of the Great Barrington Declaration said they were driven by their “grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies.” Since its release, more than 13,000 infectious disease epidemiologists, public health scientists, medical practitioners, and more than 180,000 members of the general public, have signed the petition.”

(Helen Raleigh – The Federalist)  Last month, the prestigious Scientific American magazine announced that for the first time in its 175-year history, it would endorse Joe Biden, the Democrat nominee, for the 2020 U.S. presidential election…. Continue reading

NYT: Experts Confident Pandemic To Be Over ‘Far Sooner’ Than Expected, Trump Efforts ‘Working With Remarkable Efficiency’

(Ryan Saavedra – Daily Wire)  A new report from The New York Times indicates that experts have “genuine confidence” that the coronavirus pandemic will end “far sooner” than originally expected and that President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed — the administration’s efforts to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics — has been “working with remarkable efficiency.”

The report, published on Monday, comes with just over three weeks left in the presidential race between Trump and Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden. Continue reading