Having the Faith of Jesus

I believe in the God of miracles. This is the God of heaven and earth who asked Sarah long ago, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Gen 18:14). Sarah had laughed when she heard God tell Abraham that his very old wife would have a baby in the spring.

Saving the Innocents

In my first blog (“Politicians: America’s Fetus Killers,” posted November 2015) I pointed out that the real killers of innocent babies in the womb are our politicians. From the Supreme Court (1973) on down they have sanctioned the killing of fetuses with no consideration for the life of an innocent baby nor caring how God, […]

The Great Pre-Tribulation Rapture Hoax

In February 2015 the radical Islamic group ISIS showed us photos of 21 Christians, all but one Egyptian, whom they had taken prisoner in Libya. They were about to suffer beheading, lined up on a beach somewhere in the Middle East, even though they were innocent pawns. ISIS played a video for the world as […]

The Power of Christ in Your Life

Some people in the Church think Christianity is all about persuasion and the use of one’s intellect. That’s true as far as it goes, but the driving engine of the Christian life is not words, but power. Just ask Paul. When writing about people who opposed him at the church in Corinth he said, “If […]

So You Don’t Read the Bible Because . . .

In 2012 Lifeway Research surveyed evangelicals on their Bible reading habits. To the amazement of many, half of those surveyed said they read the Bible sometimes. One in five said they never read it. Lifeway’s survey does not surprise me. Even evangelicals barely crack open their Bibles on Sunday morning—not unless they are part of […]

Suspicions! Church-Shattering Evil

“I know Ryan’s cheating on me!” Stella screamed at me. I locked onto her angry expression. “How do you know that? Have you seen him with another woman at odd times or in romantic situations?’ Stella was momentarily stunned by my probing questions. “No,” she answered softly. “But he’s gone a lot at night. And […]

Lying and Liars—What Does God Think?

The world is saturated with lying and liars. Always has been. Most people tolerate this behavior unless it affects them adversely. After all, we don’t like being deceived and cheated and lied about no matter who’s doing it. Sometimes we bring it on ourselves. Sometimes we want to be deceived. We don’t want to know […]

Atheists Really Are Fools

Atheists don’t like it, but the Bible makes it clear that people who don’t believe in God, the creator and sustainer of the universe, are fools. Psalm 14:1 plainly says, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no god.’” Psalm 53:1 makes the same assertion, and adds, “God looks down from heaven . . […]

Politicians: America’s Fetus Killers

Fetus killings are America’s shame. Long ago slavery was America’s shame. Slavery destroyed lives by treating human beings as chattel, property bought and sold, abused, even killed for the slightest infraction. Never did slaves have an opportunity under oppressive owners to be all that God intended them to be. Today, fetus killings do the same […]