Categories
faith Radical-Reformation church persecution Doctrine cross Protestantism Truth discernment Organized church following christ holiness troubles history peace violence encouragement Gospel Anabaptist Church Life Justice Christian End Times Religion Judgment Uncategorized Revival Freedom

Getting Engaged

No! I am not looking for a wife, I am perfectly content with the one I’ve had for the last fifty years. But, what I have experienced of Christianity and the Church for the last forty-five years has not prepared me for adequately engaging the world creatively or constructively, and for this I need to […]

Categories
understanding Patriotism martyrdom Uncategorized apostasy Politics church prophecy Christian cross End Times following christ Truth NonResistance offense Religion sacrifice peace persecution suffering Protestantism troubles Gospel

Will You Be Seed or Will You Be Safe?

Most people who call themselves “Christian” are Christians by default and not by decision; they are Christians by birth or they have caught their belief the same way a person might catch a cold, by contact. Muslims are Muslims the same way, because they were born into a Muslim family or nation, and very few […]

Categories
understanding End Times Brian McLaren disease Doctrine Truth peace Church Life Rob Bell Uncategorized trials Gospel church prophecy Justice cross Religion discernment sin Emergent Judgment Christian

How Do You Define Judgment, Patience, and Mercy In the Midst of Chaos?

Christians around the globe debate the goodness of a God who would permit the kind of death and suffering we see occurring in China and spreading around the world. All around the world, the main topic of discussion is the outbreak of the Corona Virus, and we learn that the worst may yet lay ahead. […]

Categories
Patriotism Religion End Times persecution Uncategorized Church Life Protestantism adversity trials apostasy Government cross faith violence discernment Truth Reformation following christ peace Anabaptist war Christian Gospel

A Timely Message About Peace

Peace, who has even heard of such a thing in our times, is it something new? The Catholics and Evangelicals know nothing of peace, confusing it with a militaristic state of control; and the Anabaptists confuse it with a physiological state of rest. Then, what is Peace? The earliest prophets anticipated peace as one of […]

Categories
following christ encouragement holidays Communion Truth peace Gospel photography Uncategorized cross

A Beautiful Day in Whitestown, Indiana

December 25, 2019 What in the world could we possibly give each other that would compare to what our Father has given us. This the day that the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.

Categories
Church Life NonResistance prophecy Judgment Religion faith persecution Uncategorized End Times Truth martyrdom adversity Social Justice Organized church church holiness cross peace history discernment Radical-Reformation Gospel Anabaptist following christ Justice Christian suffering

A Look at Modern Anabaptism by a Resent Disciple to Its Older Ideals of Non-Resistance.

The traditional importance of non-resistance has shaped a distinctive Anabaptist personality. Early Anabaptists spoke of Gelassenheit, a yieldingness and surrender to God’s will in the face of persecution and martyrdom. Over an extended period of time, however, the Anabaptist’s radical appeal and challenge to the existing Christian society became transformed into a message which cultivated […]

Categories
holidays peace sacrifice Religion Church Life war suffering persecution trials understanding Protestantism prophecy Uncategorized Hell american history Government apostasy Gospel history sin cross Patriotism violence Judgment deception Anabaptist false teachers discernment foolishness Christian hypocrisy following christ Politics Freedom Doctrine humanism NonResistance Poetry Truth offense

The Devil Adores the Christian Soldier

There are no Christian Patriots, a lie that’s everywhere believed, And as far as enduring suffering, God has closed His ears to thee. Your faith and life are based upon, a flag and sophistry, That you display with foolish pride, and think it sets you free. You have walked into harm’s way, and accepted the […]

Categories
martyrdom Truth peace history Gospel Reformation church Anabaptist sacrifice Christian suffering Politics Freedom NonResistance baptism Religion holidays persecution Government Protestantism Doctrine

Happy Reformation Day!

Trick or Treat? Many will recognize October 31st as Reformation Day. Although very few Protestants can tell you what happened on this day in 1517, those who suffered most at the hands of the Reformers can tell you clearly. On October 31st, 1517 Martin Luther, supposedly, nailed his proposal to reform the Catholic Church, better known […]

Categories
Patriotism Uncategorized prophecy Politics church Government NonResistance cross heresy Religion deception false teachers american history discernment hypocrisy history following christ Truth violence Organized church Christian peace Freedom war Gospel End Times holidays

Should Christians Celebrate Veteran’s Day?

Am I against veterans, no, I am for veterans, I am a veteran, but more important than veterans is TRUTH? The picture above is preposterous and offensive. Jesus would never own a gun or participate in violence of any kind. Yet, today, hundreds of thousands of Christians in the military have been convinced that Jesus […]

Categories
persecution Protestantism Uncategorized prophecy apostasy Truth violence church Organized church Reformation cross peace Anabaptist discernment Gospel Christian understanding NonResistance Religion

The Truth is Waiting

The idea among many unbelievers is that if Christianity is “the truth” then why wasn’t it accepted as soon as it made its appearance and the lives of all men changed instantly? But, isn’t this like saying that a flower should appear in its glory before even the seed has germinated? Christianity is a new […]