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Jesus Died to End Abortion & Racism

My heart is heavy this week. I can’t rid my mind of the news of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville this week, with more rumored to come in other places of the country, nor can I get over a recent report that Iceland is aborting virtually 100% of babies with Down syndrome. I don’t […]

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A Tale of Two Gods: How Calvinism’s God & the Bible’s God are Two Very Different Gods

One very popular denominational preacher and writer, John Piper, is famous for saying that “all things” – even down to the subatomic level – “are ordained, guided, and governed” by God.[1] The idea that God determines everything can be traced back to Augustine of Hippo in the 5th century and is particularly popular among a branch […]

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Why It’s Wrong To Keep Truth And Grace In Balance

We want to be balanced people. It is considered a good thing to have a balanced diet or to keep a healthy balance between work and pleasure. But sometimes, balance is a bad thing. For example, finding a balance between fidelity and infidelity in marriage – or between honesty and dishonesty – doesn’t make any […]

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What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Five Things It’s the most important question you can ever ask. Yet if you ask ten different churches, you’ll get ten different answers. But what does the Bible say? We cannot afford to get this one wrong. 5 Things God Wants You To Know 1. You need a Savior. Everyone – from the best to […]

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Why So Many Are Jumping On The Gay “Marriage” Bandwagon Today

Not long ago in our nation’s history, homosexuality was taboo. People commonly looked at homosexual behavior with disgust. Laws were enacted to outlaw various actions attributed to same-sex attraction. But now culture has very rapidly performed a 180-degree shift. A majority of Americans – particularly younger Americans – now approve of homosexual practice [1][2]. What happened? […]

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“God Accepts Me As I Am” (The Defense Series)

[Welcome to The Defense Series. The aim of this series is to help Christians more effectively “make a defense” (1 Pet. 3:15) to those who challenge the teachings and values of New Testament Christianity. Don’t be fooled by the title; this article is a response to the above quote. My prayer is that the following words will help and embolden you as […]

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Discipline Isn’t A Four Letter Word

The world has infiltrated our churches. In our homes and in our school systems, “discipline” has been replaced with “positive reinforcement,” “verbal affirmation,” and “therapeutic rotten ninny making” (Okay, I made that last one up). Within our society, “discipline” evokes other words like “cold,” “outdated,” “uncaring,” and “heartless.” It is the new four-letter word in […]

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Have We Finally Restored New Testament Christianity?

I love the Church my Lord started in the 1st century. Members of churches of Christ are dedicated to restoring New Testament Christianity. Go ahead, play the semantic word game by calling us things like “legalists” or “patternists.” Name-calling is to be expected. We simply want to resemble the Bride that Christ loves (cf. Eph. […]

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What Is The Secret To True Obedience?

Love is the foundation of genuine obedience to God. You can always spot an unconverted ‘Christian’ because they groan when they think about the commandments of Christ. It seems as though they are always trying to ‘get by’ with fulfilling His law as minimally as possible. Yet, genuine Christians love God much like a child […]

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Is God Love, Or Is Love God?

Read the title one more time. There is an important distinction between the two. Consider the inspired apostle John’s words: Most assume their concept of love is God. In other words, they ‘mold’ God to fit into their self-defined idea of love. When they do this, their worldly idea of love actually becomes their god. And […]

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“A Loving God Would Want Me To Be Happy” (The Defense Series)

[Welcome to The Defense Series. The aim of this series is to help Christians more effectively “make a defense” (1 Pet. 3:15) to those who challenge the teachings and values of New Testament Christianity. My prayer is that the following words will help and embolden you as you stand for Truth.] Perhaps you’ve heard this statement before: “I don’t […]

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