A Biblical View of Law and Grace

IMG_0486.JPGFor many it is argued, “We are not under law but under grace!” (Rom 6:14). Likewise, Paul declares, “I died to the law so that I might live for God” (Gal 2:19; also Rom 7:6; 1 Cor 9:20). Therefore, the Old Testament law has been abolished, they claim, including the laws concerning homosexuality. And yet, Paul affirms that “the law is holy, and the commandment holy, righteous and good” (Rom 7:12), also citing it as warrant for his ethical judgments among the churches (1 Cor 9:9; Eph 6:1-2). He candidly states, “In my inner being I delight in God’s law” (Rom 7:22). So, how do we understand this apparent ambiguity concerning the law in the New Testament?……Read More

Dear Church: It’s Time to Stop Enabling Abusive Men

IMG_0469The church is helping abusive men keep their wives trapped in hurtful marriages, but it has to stop. Because there are some things God hates MORE than divorce. I recently spoke at a long-standing North American woman’s conference and was overwhelmed by the quantity and horrific nature of things wives are having to put up with in their marriages. Between sessions, I was bombarded by heartfelt inquiries: “What does a wife do when her husband does this? Or that? Or keeps doing this?” It broke my heart. I felt like I needed to take a dozen showers that weekend. This may sound like a rant, but please hang with me, as I think this conference was a divine appointment. I can’t get this out of my mind. One wife began our conversation with, “God hates divorce, right? “Yes,” I said. “I believe He does.” “So I’ve just got to accept what’s happening in my marriage, right?” When she told me what was happening, I quickly corrected her. “If the cost of saving a marriage is destroying a woman, the cost is too high. God loves people more than he loves institutions.”……Read More 

The Tithe Question

IMG_0433.JPGIn the last decade, the tithe system of the church has come under a lot of scrutiny, and people have been studying and reexamining this concept. I have held back on my opinion for a long time, even though I am emailed almost weekly with questions about this topic. It has been encouraging to see other highly respected leaders step out and abandon the tithing system. For example, Dr. Che Ahn, the overseer of H.I.M. a network of 40,000 churches writes: “There are many sincere Christians today who faithfully give the tithe because they believe it is mandated in Scripture, and that mandate is still valid today. I know, for I used to be one of them. I was taught to tithe from the time I first became a Christian as a teenager, and it never occurred to me to question the teaching. My wife and I have always given more than the tithe every year since we’ve been married. However….Read More

Church Must Drain Their Own Swamp of Dirty Money

IMG_0430.JPGWe’ve got to repent and drain the swamp of dirty money in the church before true restoration can come. God’s house must be a house of prayer and not a den of thieves. (We’ve got to repent and drain the swamp in the church of dirty money before true restoration can come. God’s house must be a house of prayer and not a den of thieves.) Filthy lucre is mentioned several times in the New Testament, especially in regards to ministers. Filthy lucre is dirty money, or money obtained through greed. Ministering with a motive for money would qualify as filthy or dishonorably motivated by the advantages and profits belonging to a ministry office. Love for money disqualifies you from the ministry and from the kingdom of heaven…….Read More

Israeli Scientists Verify Miraculous Bible Event

sun-stand-still-e1496713947421.jpgIsraeli scientists have discovered evidence for an event recorded in the Bible that took place thousands of years ago. University researchers in Israel say they now have proof that a miraculous event recorded in the book of Joshua undoubtedly occurred. According to Scripture, the sun stood still, enabling Joshua to lead the Israelites to victory in the Land of Israel. Israeli scientists have concluded, based on new research, that the event indeed took place, and they were even able to verify the exact date and time…….Read More

Muslims in Philippines Risking Lives to Help Dozens of Christians Escape ISIS Persecution

As the Filipino government continues to fight ISIS-backed militants for control of Marawi city, local Muslims are coming to the aid of their Christian neighbors despite the dangers associated with doing so. Since the terrorists took control of the major metropolis late last month, residents have found their city nearly uninhabitable, with corpses strewn throughout the streets and armed extremists threatening the lives of those who remain. Although the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country, Marawi has a large Muslim population. In the midst of the ISIS-led stronghold, it is the Christians who find themselves in particular danger. Jihadists seized at least one Catholic church in the city, taking a priest and parishioners hostage……..Read More

After School Satanist Club Wages War on the Bible Belt of America and They’re Coming For The Children

IMG_0363The satanic temple is coming for the Bible Belt, and they’re gunning for the children. Through an organization called the After School Satan Club, the satanic temple is attempting to sway the minds of the youth into satanism. Children are vital to the continuation of the Christian faith, and as if cultural, ideological subversion wasn’t bad enough for them, Satan wants to place pressure on their minds after school……Read More