The idea of a “little leaven leavens the whole lump” contains a highly important implication for Christians in every sphere of their existence. (Galatians 5:9) Paul’s idea was one where he reached for Old Testament law to make a consequential point: don’t allow evil an inch, otherwise, your entire existence may be in danger and eventually corrupted.
The same principle should apply when one considers one’s use of words (lexicon). Continue reading
Commenting on the Hank Hanegraaff controversy a few days ago, I wrote the following:
Part of the effort [of the Catholic and Orthodox church] has been to use seditious propaganda against Christians, including the promotion of the idea that the Evangelical church is replete with heretics and ignoramuses and that Catholicism, primarily, and its offspring religions (Anglicanism, Episcopalism, Lutheranism, Eastern Orthodox, etc.) offer a more robust, sincere and purer version of Christianity.
(It must also be highlighted that many are desiring to participate in purely external religious experiences, complete with rituals and rites, but devoid of any commitment to Christ and his Gospel which false religions like Catholicism and its offshoots offer.)
I don’t desire to sound haughty…but “I told you so”. Continue reading
I’m sure many readers have to endure the almost daily task of throwing away much of what comes in the mail, due to most of it being “junk”. You know the type: copious amounts of advertisements, coupons and other miscellaneous items which are of no personal interest – that is, until something arrives that is of interest. Continue reading
I’m sure the reader can identify with the following scenario: You’ve found yourself on the receiving end of an unjust act and the person who commits the injustice lashes out at you with utmost fury, as if you were the one who committed the atrocity. It happens in traffic, at work and many other places where human interaction occurs. Continue reading
The Internet has been ablaze with the news that Hank Hanegraaff, also known as the “Bible Answer Man”, has been confirmed to be a newly minted member of the Eastern Orthodox Church. I don’t desire to come across as arrogant, but the development hasn’t surprised me much – and such news doesn’t surprise Biblical Christians much either. I’ll explain why. Continue reading
As my wife and I were enjoying a casual stroll recently, the subject of false perceptions came about. We spoke at length about how many things which are presented to the public as “normal” are anything but. If anything, they are aberrations.
To prove the point, I alluded to an example I’m well acquainted with: golf. More specifically, the professional golf industry. Continue reading