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VIOLENCE!

VIOLENCE! The primary Christian message in any age should be to respond to those things that are paramount at that particular time. In this era, that thing which is topmost, is violence: family violence, national violence, violence against the unborn, racial violence, and religious violence. The truth is that unregenerate man loves violence, his books, […]

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The Lesson of the Lamb

Christ’s example to us is richly illustrated, demonstrated, and exemplified by way of His many teachings and in His genius and spirit. He could have easily commanded armies and defeated every corrupt ruler and coercive power on earth, if it pleased Him. But He did not avail himself of such power. Christ yielded Himself, as […]

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How Matthew 5:39 Woke Me Up

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7 Understanding what Christ meant when he uttered these words, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But […]

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The True Nature of Christian Devotion

Devotion is not prayer, regardless of how it is done, private or public, neither is it time spent in reading some favorite devotional, or a certain time set aside on Sunday after church; but it is rather a life given to God. So, who is a devoted person? It is that person who considers God […]

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Military Courts and Bible Verses

I have written extensively concerning Christian involvement in politics, at any level, and that the involvement in this process is forbidden to Christians. I find it very easy, personally, to understand the New Testament’s teaching in this regard, but for most Christians this understanding is not so apparent. Patriotism and its associated emotions run very […]

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Faith vs. Legalism in Church History

Can we learn from history? Yes we can if we will hear its voice. History has shown us a few things concerning the Church that should be of interest to us. Let’s look at a little history of the Church and of America. The Church Plus Law The Reformation is of relative lateness as concerning […]

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Treason

Treason (Most of what has been written here I transposed and expanded from a tract written by followers-of-the-way.org) What is the worst civil crime a citizen can be guilty of? Many would agree it is treason. What would it take for you to sell-out your country and countrymen: wealth, power, prestige, comfort? Maybe you would […]

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Phil Robertson’s Gospel of Death

Does Phil Robertson speak for the whole nation? Phil Robertson on Fox News with San Hannity: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3764234066001/exclusive-phil-robertson-on-the-rise-of-radical-islam/ Phil says he is a Christian, but he cannot say he is following Jesus. At the 3:40 marker Phil says, what Christ would never say, “Convert them or kill them.” Would Jesus say that? NO! This is not […]

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Charles H. Spurgeon an Advocate of Peace

Although Charles Spurgeon was a professed Calvinist he steadfastly rejected the use of weapons and violence, as did others like, D.L. Moody, Leonard Ravenhill, and Reinhold Neibuhr. Spurgeon plainly and forthrightly spoke to the issue, as in the following quote. “If there be anything clear in scripture, it does seem to me that it is […]

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The American Civil Religion

What is the prevailing belief system in America? While some will argue that Christianity is the domestic devotion of the masses, I contend that there exist a well institutionalized civil religion in America that can be better branded as American Christianity or “The American Way of Life” rather than simply Christianity. This civil religion exists […]