It's widely accepted that condemning others is wrong, but what about their ideas?

Before we can answer that question, we must have a working definition of what it means to “condemn.”     Let’s take a look at a couple of biblical uses: In the first case we have  Jesus’ view ~ “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and […]

"How to Give your Dog the Hiccups and then Cure Them" or "Turning Others from Their Sins"

No, I have no idea how to give a dog the hiccups or cure them. But, this may interest you… James the brother or half-brother of Jesus wrote, “He who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” James 5:20 At […]

The Calling Evil Good & Good Evil Agenda

There is an agenda to call evil good and good evil. And yes, you have it too. “Woe to those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.”  Isaiah 5:20    There are evil people, evil things, […]

If it brings glory to God, then… If it doesn't then…

Last night I heard someone say, “If what you want to do brings glory to God, then do it freely and with all your might.  If what you want to do brings glory to yourself or others, then you probably shouldn’t be doing it.” We were discussing Christian liberty and in particular those commonly held […]

Those people who say, "Who are YOU to Judge ME," have got the whole judging thing all wrong.

Does the Bible contradict itself about Judging Others?  Let’s take a look:     Paul the Apostle says, “The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.”  1 Corinthians 2:15 ESV Jesus says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge […]

The Day After the Vote

Voters in North Carolina have approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions, according to the Associated Press.  There was a virtual fervor yesterday on the social networks and news sites regarding this.  Both sides of the argument expressed their opinions on the ethics and morality of the vote itself. My question is a simple one: […]

Apologetics is not about "Defending the Faith."

  The theological field of apologetics is exalted by most within Christendom and challenged by many outside of it.  Great strides have been taken by the church to raise up “defenders of the faith.”  Debating others in public on the truths of Christianity has become a spectator sport.  Many bare the title “Apologist,” or are […]

Just because you feel Offended, doesn't mean you've been Offended.

To paraphrase Carly Simon: “You’re so vain You probably think this post is about you You’re so vain I’ll bet you think this post is about you Don’t you? Don’t you?” To whomever reads this, it’s not about you, unless you make it about you. Which brings me to the point.  It seems Christians are […]

When Community Must Be Broken

  As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him.  Titus 3:10 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. Romans 16:17 Now […]

Must We Promote Ourselves to More Effectively Promote Christ?

I MUST INCREASE, so that He may increase! The reasoning goes something like this… If I know I have important things to say and I am going to get others to listen to me, then they have to want to listen to me.  In order for them to want to listen to me, I have to be […]