I remember hearing a well-known former Black Panther give his testimony. Standing before thousands of people he said he “looked up at the moon and saw the face of Jesus.” That was his salvation testimony! Since then I, like you, have heard scores of dubious testimonies. Norman Vincent Peale said, “Any faith is better than no faith. It’s better to be a Buddhist than nothing.” When it comes to defining
The Missing Ingredient in America’s Search for Renewal J.L. Dagg, well-known nineteenth century author, noted, “It has been remarked, that when discipline leaves a church, Christ goes with it.” The deplorably low state of Christianity in America is traceable to the absence of accountability. The pastor of a large church, 2,000 in attendance, informed the church leadership that one of the church leaders
COLUMBINE: "Why?" or "Why Not?" Columbine was not the first fatal shooting rampage in a public school, although it is the worst to date. The activated alarm at the Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas became the signal for two boys to open fire on their schoolmates. Eleven-year-old Andrew Golden and thirteen-year-old Mitchell Johnson gunned down their classmates and teachers in a premeditated
How Mythology Has Replaced Theology The Scripture warns that the time will come when men will "not endure sound doctrine" (2 Tim. 4:3). Moreover, Peter spoke of "cunningly devised fables" ( 2 Pet. 1: 16). Paul puts us on notice not to "give heed to fables" (1 Tim. 1:4), and to "refuse profane and old wives' fables" (1 Tim 4:7). He further admonishes Titus not to give "heed to Jewish fables, and commandments
“And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night...
When Praying is Wrong Most praying is sinful. No, this is not a typo. The staggering fact is not all prayer is good. Most, if not all, religions embrace a lofty concept of prayer. But prayer, in and of itself, is not necessarily good. Wrong praying is just as sinful as not praying at all. The lost art of biblical prayer is so rarely practiced that hardly anybody would ever think prayer could be sinful