Posts filed under ‘Atheism and religion’

The Church Becoming a Circus, Part 2

Large portions of the visible church are becoming little more than circuses where “motivational speakers” work up crowds to a level of excitement the first century Christians apparently knew nothing about. Worship leaders crank the volume, pound on the drums, produce high-flying electric guitar licks and the crowd goes wild. I recall one church we attended in California where a very well known secular guitar player (who said he was a Christian) became the worship leader. The way the music changed was interesting. Each service was literally a concert complete with drum, guitar, bass, and keyboard solos. There really was no difference between that and attending a Journey concert except for the actual songs.

Continue Reading June 21, 2018 at 11:04 AM Leave a comment

The Church Becoming a Circus, Part 1k

This has all been playing out in many institutions throughout the USA and the world for decades. Institutions that were once considered bastions of conservative thought have steadily moved toward the Left. Many have been watching the SBC over the past few decades and noting the tremendous changes that have been taking place there largely due to the leadership of people like Russell Moore, head of SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission. One has to wonder why such a commission is actually needed when the results of that commission seem to be moving the entire SBC denomination away from its biblical foundation?

Continue Reading June 20, 2018 at 11:33 AM 5 comments

Job’s Deeper Meaning

It is fitting that from the very beginning, long before the redemptive work of the Messiah was even foretold, we have a type of Christ where we see the anguish, the depths of suffering, and the physical, emotional, and mental pain seen in the character of Job. This book provides us with great insight into the tremendous sacrifice and suffering that Jesus willingly took on for us, so that we might gain salvation. Without His suffering, we would not have that solution to our problem.

Continue Reading May 31, 2018 at 10:16 AM Leave a comment

Job’s Enlightenment

When we suffer because of our relationship with Christ, we are to consider ourselves blessed. This is extremely difficult for most of us because we continue to harbor the erroneous idea that if God is for us, then He will bless us and that is often seen in material blessings. The upshot of Job is that our blessings that count the most are the ones procured in the spiritual realm. These are the ones that moth, rust, or thief cannot take away. Satan is often allowed by God to “sift” us but only for God’s purposes.

Continue Reading May 26, 2018 at 3:38 PM Leave a comment

Job’s Problems

Once again, God gives Satan permission to actually harm Job in his person. This points one more time to God’s absolute sovereignty over all Creation. Satan can do nothing to you or me unless God allows it. This is such an important point that we actually need to spend time contemplating its ramifications. There is another point that you are possibly thinking about as well and we will do our best to answer it. The question, “Why does God allow this type of evil to come to a person in the first place, especially when that person is apparently completely dedicated to God?” That question has an answer and it is brought out in the book of Job. It does not come right to the point though, but stretches out over the course of the 42 chapters contained within it.

Continue Reading May 25, 2018 at 11:53 AM 3 comments

Has Q Been Comped and/or Taken Over by Black Hats?

It is interesting to watch patriots argue about this. They say it profiting shouldn’t matter, that we’re all in this together and who cares if someone makes money off of the process? These very same people would probably have a severe problem with those within the area of religion who are also in it for the profit of it. They would not speak kindly of them. People who are involved in religion for profit are easily seen by most people. They often turn people away from the church because of their greed. Yes, on one hand, they preach a “message” of faith that on the surface appears to be true and biblical. However, it becomes patently clear that they are also twisting the message to enrich themselves.

Continue Reading May 14, 2018 at 11:43 AM 4 comments

It’s Really About Obedience, Pt 2

King Asa took what the prophet told him and became even more encouraged to do the right thing as far as God was concerned! He went even further and gained strength from Azariah’s words so that he had the courage to rid the land of idols. Then the next few verses tell us that Asa offered many offerings to the Lord. Because of this, all of Judah rejoiced and gained new strength to renew their covenant with the Lord.

Continue Reading May 11, 2018 at 12:35 PM

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