Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage

Today I would like to talk about two laws that have polarized American society. They are separated by over four decades. Yet they are similar in that they both violate the laws of God. On January 22nd, 1973 the US Supreme Court issued a landmark 7-2 decision in the case of  ROE v. WADE. TheContinue reading “Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage”

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”

Do Unto Others…..

We have seen an inordinate amount of distrust, division, hatred, and revolting behavior in our society over the past few years. As followers of Christ, this can cause a lot of consternation, sadness, and maybe even guilt because of our own actions. So these questions arise: Just exactly how are we supposed to act? AndContinue reading “Do Unto Others…..”

My First Blog Post

What is forgiveness? Let’s find out…. ​The Dictionary defines “forgive” as: VERB stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake: “I don’t think I’ll ever forgive David for the way he treated her” synonyms: pardon · excuse · exonerate · absolve · make allowances for ·feel no resentment toward ·Continue reading “My First Blog Post”