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On Grace, the Cross, Our Cross, and Life Together

  Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1930's, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, England, and the United States…… On Grace, the Cross, Our Cross, and Life Together "Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession.  "Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and […]

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What Would Jesus Build?

  This is an article by my friend and regular contributor to this blog, Glenn Christopherson. Glenn has a clear understanding of the problems of the age in which we live. I pray that you will take the time to read and think about what Glenn is saying. Comment if you like, but don't just […]

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How Does the Cross Offend?

For the better part of my thirty plus years of calling myself a Christian I never comprehended or understood what was meant by the “offence of the Cross.” it seemed to me that this “offence” was an overstatement. Was Christ and His Cross really offensive or just mildly disturbing and controversial? And, all the persecution, […]

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Fit For the Master’s Use

from Be thus Minded… by Pearl Have you heard of Helen Roseveare?  I hadn’t until I came across a book of hers called Living Sacrifice.  She was a medical missionary in Zaire from 1953 to 1973.  Her story is a remarkable one.   Not so much for the adventures she experienced in Africa, but more because […]

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House Church

For the past five or six years I have been trying to get the word out about the overarching intrusion of evil into mainstream Christianity. The result of this effort, for me and my family, has been to withdraw from institutional Christianity and to worship and be instructed at home. I would like to say, […]

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The Perfect Blood of Christ

There is a very prominent teacher within the ranks of the organized Christendom that teaches that the blood of Jesus had no intrinsic value in and of itself, that the term “the blood of Christ” is only a metaphor, or figure of speech, for the death of Christ on the Cross. He claims that Christ’s […]

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Where Do We Find Truth In The World?

We are surrounded by deception, misrepresentations, trickery, stagecraft, illusions, sleights of hand, delusions, perceptions, opinions, marketing, advertising, and much wishful thinking, but not truth. It matters not where you go in the world, truth is hard to find. Jer 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Eccl […]

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Atheist Love Brian McLaren

How horrible it will be for you when everyone says nice things about you. That’s the way their ancestors treated the false prophets. Luke 6:26 This is yet another sign of the apostasy of Brian McLaren. In this piece on Brian’s site, he praises an atheist for saying nice things about him, who thinks Brian […]

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Church? A Conundrum! (continued)

In the last post the question was posed as to why there are so many different denominations and sects in the Christian Church?, and we left the answer till now. The Bible also asks the same question but states it this way, “is Christ divided?” or is, “Christ the author of confusion?” The obvious answer […]

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Church? A Conundrum!

Today I received a letter from a friend who highlighted a conundrum that has been at the center of much of what I call the “organized Church.” “…As a part of my truth quest I began doing a lot of reading on the different “holiness” strains of Christendom to get a better handle on why […]