Blessed Adversity

Anyone who knows of J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), founder of the China Inland Mission, knows that he is a man of deep spiritual awareness and integrity. The wisdom he expounds, although spoken of plainly in Holy Scripture, appears old fashion and out of sync with modern Christianity, but it is no less than the very […]

The Silence of the LAMB

I’m sorry but this has nothing to do with the 1991 movie, The Silence of the Lambs, but it does have a lot to do with the silence of another kind. One of the craftiest things that the Devil has pulled on an entertainment, experiential, existential, and empirical driven church is that he has effectively […]

Bogus Miracles are Better than Nothing!

People everywhere love a good miracle, it doesn’t matter that it is bogus as long as it is accepted by  a lot of others, who are themselves looking for miracles, and that it is done in some religious context which gives it validity. Miracles today are not the private property of Christian Charismatics who, in […]

Touch Not the Unclean Thing: Part Two

Sir Robert Anderson, was called the “Secret Service Theologian!” Anderson’s skills of detective work are well known, and he applied those skills in the discharge of his duties at Scotland Yard. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with his conclusions regarding Daniel’s seventieth week, in his book “The Coming Prince” his words of advice […]

Touch Not the Unclean Thing

2 Cor 6:14-7:1 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are […]

Things Which Will Be Shaken

Things Which Will Be Shaken by T. Austin-Sparks With this last issue of the paper for this year (and it will not reach many of you until very near the end of the year) I feel a strong desire and urge to look back and on with you. For myself, it has been a very […]

A Message for the Hour

A Message for the Hour by T. Austin-Sparks The Vital Importance of Spiritual Vision “Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint” Proverbs 29:18. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6. The first quotation above is from the Book of Wisdom. The wisdom of that statement has been overwhelmingly proved […]

“What is the Mature Church?”

This is a piece I found while checking my mail. It was disturbing, to say the least. It seems the more I read, from the Warren churches, the worse it gets. Is there no end to their nonsense. I have added my comments; I couldn’t let it go. I have left this pastors name out, […]


Not every “spiritual manifestation” is from God. For this reason the apostle John warned, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God . . .” (1John 4:1). Many Christians today, indiscriminately embrace all spirit manifestations as though the phenomenon itself was proof of God’s involvement. But what is even […]