When the Church recognizes the state and enters the domain of politics, it has, in effect, given aid and comfort to the enemy, a hideous distortion after the likeness of a man, a monster. In this activity, man has committed a treasonable act of rebellion against the One it professes to serve and annuls the […]
The Church In or Of the World?
I have had a couple of conversations with another Christian concerning the purpose of the Church, either as an independent body of believers separated from the world, or as citizens of the world popularizing religion and sanctioning its military and government activities. The Biblical idea of Christian separation from the world was established in the […]
Crystallization is a fascinating phenomenon when found in nature. Often, we perceive it as captivating and special – something inherently “good,” like salt, sugar, snowflakes, or quartz. Crystallization is the process through which a solid is created or how our thoughts become solidified and organized into personal opinions and beliefs. This process can occur not […]
An Old Gray Cat
Something a little different. This is our old Gray Girl who has been with me and mom for many years. She doesn’t get around so well anymore, so this is our tribute to all the affection she has blessed us with. She’s just a cat to most people, but she’s so much more to us.
Spin Doctors and Christianity
In terms of Christianity, can we fairly say it employs the same propaganda tactics seen throughout various aspects of society? Should the approach to sharing the Gospel deviate from this phenomenon? Let’s face it – “spin doctors” are everywhere, from TV news broadcasts and radio shows to newspapers and the internet. We’ve witnessed the government […]
The Wall of Separation
Mankind has been conditioned and indoctrinated, led by the Pied Piper of this world, to respond in certain prescribed ways to words and symbols, and to surrender when compelled. They have become so accustomed to the many lures that the hook through their lip is easily tolerated. Men are accustomed, through prior elementary methods, to […]
Should We Consider Preterism?
For me there is a military aspect to the Christian life. We are not only to desire and patiently await our Lord’s return, but we are also called to engage the enemy and to save or rescue others who are caught in the Devil’s web of lies and confusion which are blinding mankind. One of […]
The Scarlet Thread
There are those of the world who see in the history of Christianity a gigantic failure, including those of the Catholic persuasion whose only perception of truth is their own, an unbroken authoritarian crusade of two thousand years. I would have to agree with their judgment if all I see is the popular fragmented Protestant […]
Mankind, In His (Own) Image
Man, as a creative being, is undeniable. Created in the image of God it is no wonder that man imagines, plans, consults, gathers, and brings into existence something from nothing. Well, that is not exactly the case, he takes from what God has created, that is, raw materials, or an empty canvas, and re-creates according […]
Many “Christians” will not see Heaven because their Christian life is only a reflection of their love for the natural life with the exception that now they go to a building called a Church. So, what does it mean to become a Christian; obviously it is more than an attendance-based, self-love, organization? To be “born […]