Contend for the Faith once delivered

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude 1:3) If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest expression every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment Read More …

Churches, Sects and Cults

What are the differences between churches, sects and cults? What makes a church a church, a sect a sect and a cult a cult from a Christian theological point of view? let us begin with churches: Churches A church is an assembly of believers in Jesus Christ.  Its members consist in all those who have been regenerated by the Spirit of God and in whom the Spirit of Christ dwells.  A church abides in the Read More …

Cessationism – Proving Charismatic Gifts have Ceased

Cessationism – Proving Charismatic Gifts have Ceased From The Sword & Trowel 2011, issue 2 by Dr Peter Masters Original Article Does the Bible teach definitively that the charismatic gifts have ceased? Can cessationism (the view that they have ended) be proved? Some say that the cessationism cannot be conclusively proved from Scripture. We believe, however, that the ceasing of revelatory and sign-gifts in the time of the apostles is very plainly taught in God’s Read More …

I am a Fundamentalist Old Evangelical Protestant Christian

I am a Fundamentalist Old Evangelical Protestant Christian.  And here is why: I am a fundamentalist in the sense of the original fundamentalists, who were orthodox Bible believing Christians standing for the truth of fundamental doctrines that were under assault by apostate liberal protestantism.  There were and are some teaching so fundamental to the Gospel that to deny them is to place oneself outside Christianity. By the late 1900s many were denying the authority of Read More …

Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?

by Charles Spurgeon An evil is in the ‘professed’ camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most short-sighted Christian can hardly fail to notice it. During the past few years this evil has developed at an alarming rate. It has worked like leaven, until the whole lump ferments!The devil has seldom done a more clever thing, than hinting to the Church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for Read More …

Salvation is Impossible for Men

When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” (Mat 19:25-26) It has been a year since we purchased the building that is now His Place Christian Bookstore and I have been reflecting on what I have learned in that time and that has taken me back to the Read More …

Can Christians Celebrate this 4th of July?

This 4th of July shall we stick our collective head in the sand?  Shall we pretend that we still live in the land the Pilgrims and Puritans suffered to build?  They did not go into the wilderness to establish a new Sodom, but to build a city set on a hill, a land for those who wished to live as Christians and ruled by the Word of God. We daren’t boycott the holiday festivities, what Read More …

Looking Deeper than the SCOTUS Decision

In many ways the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Friday was the culmination of a long journey that began in 1776 (or the Garden of Eden).  Can Man live without God?  Can a city built on sand long endure?  History shows conclusively the answer is no. The Soviet Union lasted less than 70 years.  The United States is now nearing its end. The United States was never founded as a Read More …

Old Evangelicalism versus Modern

I awoke this morning with one of those WOW moments.  I realized that not only has there been a moral and cultural revolution in America overthrowing God’s Law as a revelation of right and wrong, but there has also been a corresponding revolution in evangelicalism.  The old evangelicalism from the Reformation through the mid 20th century was profoundly God centered.  But since the end of WWII and the emergence of the new evangelicalism of Harold Read More …

James White’s first video response on America’s Kristallnacht

Has America just had its own moral Kristallnacht? There has been a profound shift in America since Obama came into power. The decision Friday was a watershed event especially for those recalcitrant Christians that still cling to their Bibles and who Obama has declared must have their minds and hearts changed. I watched as the news media reveled in the SCOTUS decision and as 2 million danced in the streets of New York City in Read More …

The death of Modern Evangelicalism

The High Court in its wisdom or lack of it has put every Bible believing disciple of Jesus in the position of bowing before Caesar or bowing before the Lord Jesus Christ.  For to recognize same-sex marriage is to deny the Lord Jesus.  Oh, there are many who call themselves Christians who will continue to say the words ‘Jesus is Lord’, but in mere hypocrisy. They will twist and contort the Scriptures to say what Read More …

SCOTUS declares war on God Almighty

The unregenerate Left and Right, the media and Wall-street, and a good portion of what calls itself the church, whether loudly or quietly, are celebrating SCOTUS’ declaration of war on God Almighty.  In their arrogance they imagine genuine Christians are like them and we will get over it; that we will grow accustomed to life in Sodom.  But God will not “get over it”, nor will we.  The spirit of their father the devil came Read More …

God Hates Sinners

God hates sinners.  That is what the Bible plainly states.  Nowhere in the Scriptures does it say God loves sinners.  Now that I have your attention let me explain. We have all been sold a bill of goods, a pig in a poke, a politician’s promise.  And I have preached it for years.  It was not till I heard David Platt preaching “God hates sinners”  that I actually began to examine the issue.  What the Read More …

The Cost of Salvation

We live in an age where God is ignored in His own house; in an age where the wisdom of the world is preferred by the ‘ministers’ of Christ over the offense of the cross.  Men and women like Rick Warren, Bill Hybels and Joel Osteen build huge mega-churches by marketing a people pleasing false gospel to a world eager for any way to God but the way He has provided in Jesus Christ.  For Read More …

Evangelicalism, the Assemblies of God and Sola Scriptura

This is not about the Assemblies of God. This is about evangelicalism’s departure from the foundational principle of the Reformation. The Assemblies of God (hereafter designated AoG) are the world largest pentecostal body with 67 million members and the ninth largest denomination in the United States. It is conservative and considered mainline evangelical. Because of these facts I am using them as an example of the fact that the evangelical/pentecostal/charismatic movements generally do not hold Read More …

LAUDATO SI’, Pope Francis’ call for Radical Ecological Socialism and Spirituality

The Vatican just released the latest Papal Encyclical Laudato Si’ in which Pope Francis calls for a radical restructuring of humanity with the aim of forestalling climate change (otherwise known as weather) and saving “Mother Earth” (his term) from the wounds and sins we have inflicted on her.  He calls for a spiritual “ecological conversion”, massive social restructuring and a new relationship with our Mother Earth. I must confess I did not read every word Read More …

Southern Baptists on the threshing floor

Southern Baptists are again of the threshing floor and will have to choose if they are committed unreservedly to Jesus Christ and the authority and sufficiency of Scripture or whether they will follow the world.  Indeed, we all face this choice daily. Today, on the Christian Post website was this article about Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission in which he advised “parents to not throw their gay children out Read More …

Two horns like a lamb but spake as a dragon.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Rev 13:11) Pope Francis is again appealing to “evangelicals” to come home to Rome that “they all may be one … that the world may know that thou hast sent me.” (John 17:21,23)  The Pope made an appeal by video to the John 17 movement conference that took place May Read More …