Onward Christian Soldier!

“Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,With the cross of Jesus going on before.Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;Forward into battle see His banners go!” (Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865) “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you orContinue reading “Onward Christian Soldier!”

The Last Full Measure

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave THE LAST FULL MEASUREContinue reading “The Last Full Measure”

Apostasy

Definition of apostasy 1: an act of refusing to continue to follow, obey, or recognize a religious faith. 2: abandonment of a previous loyalty : DEFECTION. “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a brandingContinue reading “Apostasy”

Discernment

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1 The development and honing of discernment skills is vitally important. There are more false preachers, teachers, and prophets in the world now than at any time inContinue reading “Discernment”

Temporary

Temporary is a word we use quite frequently to describe different things. But what does it really mean? The dictionary defines temporary as: lasting, existing, serving, or effective for a time only; not permanent. The root of temporary is based upon the Latin word tempus, which means “time”. For our purposes here, I would likeContinue reading “Temporary”

Depression, Suicide, and Salvation

Many people in our society today suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, myself included. We need the help of God and others to cope with the illness. Mental illness is just like any other physical illness. It requires both treatment and prayer. Some of us have contemplated suicide. And some have actually committed suicide. An actContinue reading “Depression, Suicide, and Salvation”

Lukewarm

These are the Words of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Church in Laodicea. They appear in the Book of Revelation Chapter 3, Verses 1-19. These words also describe the Church in America today. The emphasis added is mine: “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of theContinue reading “Lukewarm”