As fallen people, we like to imagine ourselves as being much more important than we really are. Don’t get me wrong. As purposefully made image-bearers of God, each and every person is of great value and importance. It’s just that we’re nowhere near as important as we imagine ourselves to be in certain critical contexts. […]
What will a true “land of the free” look like? Make no mistake, such a land is coming, and it’s coming right here to this temporarily beleaguered little planet, courtesy of God’s Kingdom as it inevitably and unstoppably advances over all of His creation in accordance with His Gospel-fueled Great Commission. But what will it […]
Yes, everything is purposeful. And that shouldn’t necessarily make us all comfortable. It is certainly true that everything – every thought, act, consequence and benefit to ever occur anywhere at any time in God’s creation – is perfectly ordained by Him to accomplish His purposes. There is not, as RC Sproul is known for saying, […]
Holly and I took in The Martian last night and it was all that I’d expected it to be after hearing and reading many rave reviews. It was very well acted and very well directed (Ridley Scott is a genius). It had a solid enough plot and interesting enough twists. It was a well polished […]
How the religion of American Statism will use the religion of Islam to attack Christian home education.
If there’s one thing a false god can’t stand, it’s competition. In this, false gods predictably aim to be something like one true God they strive to displace. The one true God despises these pretenders and would-be competitors, knowing that they can only lead those who follow them into darkness and death, which is why He has […]
Of the many false religions and anti-Christ worldviews masquerading as Christian in 2016 America, few are as pervasive, impactful and adored as American Statism. While the name may suggest otherwise, the impact of American Statism is globe-spanning, extending well beyond the borders of the United States. This makes its counterfeit gospel (Statism) and messiah (the American State) all the […]
Wanna make a professing Christian in America roll their eyes and laugh out loud? Maybe even make ’em point, smirk, dismiss you as utterly disconnected from reality and accuse you of not living in “the real world”? If so, just try this: Calmly and clearly state that we as people here in “the real world” (as in: […]
As if we needed yet another sign that American culture is both presently under the wrath of God and begging for more, we got the following gem this week from The New York Daily News: To which a biblically literate person might well respond: God is fixing this, and perfectly so. An American culture that believes its […]
Interesting and important conversations are taking place in America. Critical and challenging thoughts are being entertained in a serious way by many Americans for the first time in a good long while (if ever). We are now being forced, by the grace of God, to consider what it means exactly to worship and what it […]
How Islam and Satanism in America are fueled through satanic approaches to “religious liberty”. (Fire Breathing Christian Podcast Episode 5)
The freedom to worship the one true God is a beautiful thing. The freedom to worship the one true God in ways that may well differ from the way in which another worships the one true God is also a very beautiful thing. This, of course, does not make the open worship of Satan a […]
One of the weirdest and most telltale signs that we’ve become a people completely disconnected from reality is the way that here in America, even most “conservative” professing Christians have come to cherish and defend the concept of religious pluralism. The idea that we have the “God-given ‘right’” to worship any god or practice any religion […]
How ready for jail time are you? How ready for jail time is your family? How willing and how prepared to suffer serious persecution for the Word of God in a lawless culture are you, your family, your friends, and your local church? How ready are you to lose friendships, connections, status, employment, employment opportunities, and material […]
Is God’s Word truth? Or is it not? This is what’s known in deep theological terms as “an important question”. This important question has been highlighted by Kim Davis’ arrest and incarceration in Grayson, Kentucky. So what is our answer? Our real answer, I mean? All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for […]
So what if our children are taught that all religions are to be respected equally? So what if our children are taught as much about Islam as they are about Christianity…and all from a supposedly “neutral perspective” (in stark contrast to a biblical perspective)? So what if our children are taught to presuppose no absolute […]
County Clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky – Kim Davis – was led off to jail today after refusing to issue licenses for “gay marriages” in direct violation of the unbreakable, unshakable, universally binding Word of God. Welcome to America. Welcome to the New America, where we are now reaping the full, foul fruit of “We the […]
What would a Christian State Governor do about Planned Parenthood and Gay “Marriage”? (Hint: Kim Davis)
What if we had in just one or two of our United States of America and actual Christian State Governor, as in: Someone who demonstrates true love for the real Jesus by striving to actively obey Him in every area of life. You know, as if he actually lived out that whole “if we love […]
What is law? What is the basis for law? What ultimately determines whether a thing is lawful or lawless? What we often automatically and unconsciously presuppose about the origin and nature of law determines what we will allow ourselves to see and consider from that point forward. Our presuppositions about the essence of law dictate which “truths” we […]
For all o’ those professing conservative Christians in America who are somehow actually still confused as to “how, oh how(!)” our culture could have possibly sunk so quickly and deeply into its present vile and disgusting state, our friends the Satanists have once again come along on cue to dutifully remind us of what is really at the […]
What would you do if you found out that banks in America were not going to open today – or anytime at all this week – and that all bank-held accounts were effectively frozen, with a $60 daily limit on withdrawals? With the first of the month coming up, how would you pay your mortgage? Or, more […]
The “Supreme Court” verdict is in: “Gay marriage” is legit. [insert “U! S! A!” chant here] Of course, in Reality – as in, the unbreakable reality of a universe defined and held together by God – there is no such thing as “gay marriage”. (See: The Eternal Model for Marriage is Christ the King and […]
This may be news to most American “Christians” and most, if not all, of the “conservative Christian” Presidential candidates that they are likely to overwhelmingly support in the latest Pagan Right pitch to “save America”, but, believe it or not: There is no “God-given right” to openly worship false gods. While we’re on the subject, it’s probably also important […]
How did it come to this? How did we in the name of freedom come to openly allow the systematic murder and dismemberment of our own children? How did we in the name of liberty come to accept the sacrifice of children by the tens of millions on the twin altars of convenience and profit? […]
For those of us marveling at the latest wave of carnage rolling through Baltimore as America continues its unrepentant embrace of true lawlessness, please consider the following: If legislators in a certain place declare “gay marriage” to be legal, is it legal?. . If legislators in a certain land declare that systematically murdering and dismembering innocent children […]
I’m a Christian. You’re a Christian. Practically everybody in America is a Christian. Naturally then, this makes practically every politician in America a Christian (Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton included, of course). Just ask ’em. When they respond by saying that they’re a Christian, that can only mean one thing: They’re a […]
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So Indiana “conservatives” recently passed a “religious freedom” law, Arkansas just followed suit, and other states (like North Carolina) are considering the same. And man, lemme tellya, there’s a very real sense in which I want to be behind these efforts. I really do. I wanna combat the anti-Christian rape and pillaging of our culture as much […]
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How many times have we heard (or even been) someone with little or no regard for God going on and on and on with a passionate description and defense of their “God-given rights”? We have the “right” to this, the “right” to that, and the “right” to the other thing over there. We can (and will) go […]
So what does it look like for a culture to proudly, arrogantly, and openly mock God? Well, just check out this headline from CBS: Satanic Temple Approved For Capitol Holiday Display And what culture would dare to openly mock the God of creation in such a flagrant and vile manner? Why ‘Merica, of course. [insert […]
If there’s one thing we’re not inclined to be thankful for, it’s challenges. I’m not talking about the “challenge” of stiff competition in a board game, on the ball field, or at the shooting range. I’m talking about the big and sometimes scary ones that come our way: Cancer. Starvation. Serious persecution. The loss of a loved one. […]
Imagine, if you will, the following game-show scenario: The production features ten intelligent, honest, and sincere adults. These people, though they are very well educated in every other area of inquiry, have absolutely no knowledge of the Bible or Christianity whatsoever. One last bit of info on our ten hypothetical folks: They have a perfect […]
When Dr. Laura Schlessinger described gay and lesbian parenting as “inferior” to heterosexual parenting in a newspaper column printed in May of 1997, the reaction of those kind, loving folks at Forces of Tolerance HQ was swift, brutal and merciless. For daring to take a stand that would elevate the God-ordained family model even slightly […]
What if Scripture – what we call “the Bible” – was infinitely more than anything else ever written or read, because it was an actual and accurate revelation of God’s very nature? Of who He is? What if this literary revelation had been lovingly provided by God to His people for the sake of ensuring that they enjoy the […]
What do we naturally hate most about God? Now that’s a tough one. After all, the list of things that we inherently despise about God is, according to Scripture, quite long; comprehensive, you might say. We’re born with a thoroughly anti-God, self-centered perspective on pretty much everything. We hate His holiness. We hate His justice. We […]
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 […]
Everything in God’s creation is constantly about the business of validating His nature as revealed in His Word. Everything. “There is not one single, solitary maverick molecule in the universe”, as R.C. Sproul might say. All of creation belongs to God and it is all in the process – even at this very moment – […]
The Man-Centered Myth of the “Probably God” . “By appealing to probability, apologists saw Christianity relegated to the museum of mere religious hypotheses (i.e., “possibilities”) rather than embraced as the actual truth of God.” ~ Greg L. Bahnsen . Remember that ridiculously annoying little kid who just wouldn’t stop asking why? How every answer you […]
Here we are, on an anniversary that has us remembering some very awful things from a point in time where there seem to be a bewildering number of even darker, more terrible threats circling all around us, drawing nearer by the newscast and more serious by the day. Ours is a culture dominated and defined […]
How reliable is God? How sure are His promises? Does He ever have (or need) a Plan ‘B’? These are important questions to ask. How we answer them will greatly impact our approach to proclaiming the Gospel and applying the Great Commission, particularly in the dark and darkening culture in which our Lord has placed […]
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 […]
As we watch a heartland suburb simmer, boil, and erupt into violence between angry mobs of largely State-subsidized dependents and heavily militarized, State-subsidized “police”, it becomes harder and harder to go on pretending…but that doesn’t stop us from trying. We want to imagine that we are a “basically good” people who have only been led astray by […]
What are we to do when it comes to The First Commandment? Click on the above picture to cast your vote and register your opinion…it’s the American way!
Intro to Fire – The Power and Purpose of a Common Believer (Excerpt from “Fire Breathing Christians”)
This has been a long time in the making, but the day has finally come…
Posted here is the introduction from Fire Breathing Christians – The Common Believer’s Call to Reformation, Revival, and Revolution. The book will be released in late October. In the days leading up to launch, I will be posting excerpts from many of its 21 chapters so that you might get a feel for the material without having to go to the trouble or expense of purchasing a copy. Of course, if you like what you see, I fully expect you to buy at least three copies.
When a Christian is born through their supernaturally imposed spiritual regeneration, they are made anew. They are fundamentally transformed in an instant. They are literally brought from spiritual death to spiritual life. In that magnificent moment of conversion, they are made into what God describes in His perfect Word as “new creatures”.
As new creatures, these reborn men, women, boys, and girls become defined and definable by new parameters, and they are imbued with a new heart, a new will, and a variety of amazing new abilities and attributes.
The attribute I’d like to touch on briefly here is that of new vision.
As Christians, we worship and serve the one true and Almighty God.
That gets cooler to me every time I think about it. I’m sure that you who are also Christians feel the same way. And hopefully that means it gets cooler to you and to me quite often, since we should be naturally inspired to frequently dwell on His nature.
His sheer power is nothing short of incomprehensible to our finite little minds, and that’s one of many great reasons that we have for our constant awe, wonder, and amazement over Him.
That said, I’ve got a natural tendency that I think comes to most of us where this “Almighty” idea is concerned, and when I take the time to consciously check it when it rears its ugly head, I invariably shift into a much higher gear of the aforementioned awe, wonder and amazement. It works for me every time, so I wanted to share just in case it might help you a bit too.
Gentle Reminder to Biblical Christians: This World Hates You, Your God, and Pretty Much Everything That You [Should] Stand For
Biblical truth cuts.
The whole, undiluted Gospel that we as Christians are charged to proclaim to a fallen, God-hating world will inspire discomfort, disdain and, more often than not, open repudiation and persecution from those who choose rebellion in response to God’s command to repent.
This is not merely a matter of high probability.
It’s not a maybe kind of thing.
It’s a certain kind.
As in 100%.
Just imagine if a prominent politician admonished Americans to “obey His will” again…what might that bring? What might it mean?
Glory to God and a fighting chance for America. That, and the unleashed fury of the “progressive” left.
But wait…aren’t we getting that last part anyway?
Doesn’t that pretty much remove any downside? (As if such a bonus should even be necessary…)
In this age of the Obama Cult, Jeremiah Wright-style religion and the rapid expansion of man-centered Statism in America, it is important for all to know that biblical Christianity does indeed advocate racial superiority.
It is a racial supremacy that stands opposed to every core tenant and sacred rite of the religion of liberalism.
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.
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
I take great comfort in knowing that God is still, as you read this post in an online blog, every bit as present in that moment of creation as he is in the moment of time that we call the present. He is just as much there as he is here.