We’re not saved by our theology. We’re saved in spite of our theology. And when we are saved – really, truly, and quite supernaturally saved by the grace of God alone and totally in spite of ourselves – we are saved by Him unto the ever-deepening pursuit and application of sound theology in each and […]
Are we acting more like citizens of the Kingdom of God or are we acting more like citizens of Babel?
In our actual approach to life, liberty, law, government, and everything else, are we behaving more like citizens of the Kingdom of God or are we behaving more like citizens of Babel? Are we striving to build life and culture on God’s terms? Or ours? Are we a people defined by repentance, reformation, and restoration? […]
It’s easy to nod and agree with the idea of grace. It’s easy to say “amen” when we hear someone proclaim the beauty and necessity of having grace toward one another. But when we’re “in the moment” – particularly a moment of confrontation with someone holding a position or advocating a cause with which we […]
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“Always Remember: Apart from God’s grace, you and I are complete morons.” – The Hell Razer Report Podcast
How do we learn any good thing? . . . like basic bath, language, logic, table manners, or how to properly tie our shoes. . . How do we acquire any good thing? . . . like trade skills, economic sense, or material wealth. . . How do we cultivate any good thing? . . […]
Jesus is risen. Jesus is King. Right now. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him and even at this very moment He is in the process of resurrecting and reconciling all of His creation to Himself through the power of His Gospel. This reality defines all of life and creation. Back […]
Here’s some good news about the Good News of the Gospel: It’s about much more than your precious personal salvation. It’s about everything. The Gospel of King Jesus touches, purifies and conquers everything. It’s not about a Kingdom waiting out there in the future somewhere. It’s not about a Kingdom off in some far distant […]
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (emphasis added) Do we believe this? Do we actually believe that Scripture equips us adequately for every […]
Nobody likes to have a spotlight shine on their own huge sins. We recoil at even the thought of it, and understandably so. We naturally want to preserve the lie that while “nobody’s perfect” and “we’re only human” just like “everyone else”, we’re really not nearly as bad as this obviously awful dude over here or that glaringly […]
One question I get from time to time is some version of, “So what’s with the shark-fishie graphic thing?” That seems like a fair and reasonable thing to ask, so here’s what I hope will be a helpful answer. The shark/fish image that I use here at Fire Breathing Christian is meant to convey several things, including: […]
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One of the most beautiful, awe-inspiringly amazing truths of God’s plan for His people is that they are saved by His grace alone through faith alone in His Son alone. Helping to further amplify and clarify the incomparable graciousness of the gift of salvation is the mind-boggling fact that it is supernaturally imposed upon His people while they still hate Him. He […]
If there’s one thing that secular progressive liberals, the vast majority of professing American Christians, and Satan can agree on, it is this: The Word of God is not to be our source, standard, and blueprint for education, economics, business, law, government and politics right here and now on planet earth, in America or anywhere else. For […]
What has unfolded before our eyes, ears, and increasingly frazzled psyches over the past few months hasn’t exactly been a ready-made plot-line for next year’s first great “feel good hit of the summer”, has it? We’ve got Ebola killing thousands and transmitting at an alarming rate in Africa while making its first appearances off-continent in America […]
“FIRE…God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, and not of the philosophers and savants. Certitude. Feeling. Joy. Peace.” ~ Blaise Pascal . I can remember holding my wife’s hand when she died. Even now I can vividly recall the moment before and the moment after, but it was the difference […]
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1. All power in heaven and on earth belongs to Jesus…right now. The living Lord of creation was not at all vague when He tasked His people with the Great Commission before flying into the clouds: “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go […]
I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11 – ESV)
When I think about the “fire” terminology used in verses such as this, I am struck by the power given each and every Christian man, woman and child. For far too long, I simply skimmed past such sentiments, both as they were presented in Scripture and as they appeared in life. Now, wherever I look, I see the fire that God has given His people and I am in awe. While there are far too few who’ve embraced it, those who have bring such glory to God and peace to their lives that I want more than anything to just try to get there myself.
Denningtonism is here.
And it ain’t pretty.
Monica Dennington, self-appointed Bible interpreter and theologian, has declared war on Bible interpreters, theologians and those who might find value in what God has done through them. At the top of her list: Calvinists.
While prepping for a much needed lawn-mowing session, I was impressed by something that would normally bother me, that being a neglected yard. Some of the blades had gotten to around that 5-6 inch range, and that’s not a good thing. Not normally, anyway.
But today it was.
Our pews are full, but our heads are empty. Our spirits starve for truth.
Perhaps these pews are full because our heads are empty, having been spoon-fed a gospel of convenience, ease and worldly accommodation. The hollow theology pouring forth from American pulpits today may have attracted quite a crowd, but for the most part these are little more than gatherings of rebels come to loot the honor of God as they relentlessly seek to conform Him to their will.
As the origin and object of all that is good, He alone is worthy of glory. The harmony here is both apparent and essential to Christianity. If we believe that God is the author and objective of every good thing, then it is impossible to conceive of a valid justification for the assignment of glory – any glory – to anyone other than Him. He is the beginning and the end – the alpha and omega – of all that is good.
Enter: Pride. The hand that claims honor for any self outside of Him; the wide and welcoming gateway through which all other evil marches.
The god of this permissive kingdom is not necessarily to be feared. He is neither holy nor sovereign. He is open to interpretation and just as open to your input. He changes and grows. He is the author of many truths. Many paths lead to him. He will be your savior if you feel the need for one, but he need never be your lord.
And he absolutely loves “Girls Gone Wild, Bible Style”.
“The Christian should reject decisively the thought that eternal life is to begin when this physical life is over. We read on a tombstone that a man “entered into eternal life” on the day of his death, but the Bible teaches that for a Christian eternal life begins, not on the day a man enters heaven, but on the day eternal life enters into the man through the new birth.”
Donald Grey Barnhouse
…at this moment, I think I am most compelled to pray for those who have been caught in these remarkable demonstrations of good ol’ fashioned investigative journalism. And I would like to encourage every Christian to do the same. Take a moment to pray specifically for each of those who have been exposed.