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Beauty for Ashes: Introduction

  George Warnock say so gracefully and plainly what I have been trying to say, in my stumbling way, that we need an awakening to the deep things of God. What we have learned to be content with, in our forms and programs, George brings to the forefront and shines the bright light of truth […]

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On Grace, the Cross, Our Cross, and Life Together

  Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1930's, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, England, and the United States…… On Grace, the Cross, Our Cross, and Life Together "Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession.  "Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and […]

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How Does the Cross Offend?

For the better part of my thirty plus years of calling myself a Christian I never comprehended or understood what was meant by the “offence of the Cross.” it seemed to me that this “offence” was an overstatement. Was Christ and His Cross really offensive or just mildly disturbing and controversial? And, all the persecution, […]

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Fit For the Master’s Use

from Be thus Minded… by Pearl Have you heard of Helen Roseveare?  I hadn’t until I came across a book of hers called Living Sacrifice.  She was a medical missionary in Zaire from 1953 to 1973.  Her story is a remarkable one.   Not so much for the adventures she experienced in Africa, but more because […]

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Free Speech, Conspiracy theories, Fundamentalists and the End Times.

from Embassy of Prayer by glennchristopherson I’ve noted several times in previous posts my belief that as we draw close to the end of the age, Biblically literate Christians (and those who are just paying attention) will be sidelined and discounted as conspiracy theorists and fundamentalists. Occurrences of this very thing are increasing exponentially. Kevin […]

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House Church

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For the past five or six years I have been trying to get the word out about the overarching intrusion of evil into mainstream Christianity. The result of this effort, for me and my family, has been to withdraw from institutional Christianity and to worship and be instructed at home. I would like to say, […]

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Adversity in the Lord

This is something I put together awhile back, but has never found its way into the mailbox. As I was sitting at my desk I pulled it up and read it. It spoke to me very loudly; I’m not sure why? I’m not going through any particularly trying times at the moment. So, maybe it […]

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Haiti: A Response

Why shouldn’t the focus be on the sins of the Nation of Haiti? I am no fan of Pat Robertson and consider him a false prophet, but at least he ventured to place the emphasis where it belongs, on sin and judgment. Does this mean that Pat or myself hate these people and glory in […]

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US Army View of PreMillennialism Strategic Implications of American Millennialism

I hesitate to post this in light of the fact that it has not been verified. I am not given to posting articles that promote conspiracy theories or alarmist type issues without proof. But, there are times when something has the ring of truth, especially in regard to the fulfillment of end time Biblical prophecy, […]