You Shall Judge Rightly and Forgive When Authorized

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet and then turn and tear you to pieces.” (Matt 7:6)\ “And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?” (Luke 12:57) One of the most important interpretive guides to… Continue reading You Shall Judge Rightly and Forgive When Authorized

Six Truths about Hell for an Age of Religious Fraud

Six truths about hell which have been neglected in this age of religious fraud:  1) Hell is fundamentally the separation of light and darkness (Gen 1:3, Jn 1:3), darkness being those who have no hunger and thirst for God’s justice/righteousness, who commit treachery without excuse (Psa 25:3), and for whom the self-annihilating futility of sin… Continue reading Six Truths about Hell for an Age of Religious Fraud

Against a Perverse View of Hell

I’ve been sounding the Scripture on the doctrines of sin, hell, and salvation, and found most of what I’ve heard from churchgoers on these core areas of doctrine is outright blasphemy. Hell is the separation of light and darkness (Gen 1:3, Jn 1:5), which is “very good” (Gen 1:31) and “beautiful” (Eccl 3:11). Christ spoke… Continue reading Against a Perverse View of Hell

Are we saved apart from the Law?

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are… Continue reading Are we saved apart from the Law?

Dominion and Authority in Scripture

   Many of you are probably painfully aware of the current misuse of I Timothy 2:12, “A woman shall not teach a man.”  There are a group of rather domineering personalities wielding this verse like club against our sisters, and their hypocrisy in criticizing domineering women by domineering over others themselves is blameworthy.      Many of… Continue reading Dominion and Authority in Scripture

What is Deuteronomical Blessing?

I recently picked up a podcast at the recommendation of a “Christian” who lives in my community. I have been, like Stowe and MLK, at loggerheads trying to figure out why many of the “Christians” I encounter are far more like the man of Deuteronomy 29 than the man of Psalm 1. Listening to the… Continue reading What is Deuteronomical Blessing?

Sin and Nature

“But we do not greatly wonder that persons, who suppose that some evil nature has been generated and propagated by a kind of opposing principle proper to it, refuse to admit that the cause of the creation was this, that the good God produced a good creation. For they believe that He was driven to… Continue reading Sin and Nature

What is a Pharisee?

I’ve seen this term thrown around frequently on social media, and usually with the same shallow judgement that pharisees themselves use. Knowing the full content and connotation of a word is important before using it, especially to avoid using a condemnatory term frivolously. The term does fit many people, but it takes careful and thorough… Continue reading What is a Pharisee?