- Christian Living
40 Questions for Christians Now
Waving Rainbow Flags –
There are many Christians who have agreed with the Supreme Court’s
ruling that Gay marriage is acceptable. If you or someone you know
who claims to be a Christian rejoices at this ruling, then there are
40 questions which you must answer to prove your beliefs are
References on Drinking –
Here are 75 references on the drinking of Alcohol and how unbiblical
it is for a Christian to drink liquor. These references have gotten
many drinking Christians angry and that’s too bad. You can’t
witness to people with a Bible in one hand and a beer in the other.
A Penny and a
A simple penny can be the catalyst for a personal revival. Find out
Abraham's Test - Part 1 – A short article on the faith tests which Abraham faced coming out of Ur
of the Chaldees. The first test was “trusting God.”
Abraham's Test - Part 2 –
A short article on the faith tests which Abraham faced coming out of
Ur of the Chaldees. The second test was “delay.”
Abraham's Test - Part 3 –
A short article on the faith tests which Abraham faced coming out of
Ur of the Chaldees. The third test was the “test of the
Abraham's Test - Part 4 –
A short article on the faith tests which Abraham faced coming out of
Ur of the Chaldees. The fourth test was “apparent contradiction.”
We live in a society that seems to focus on marriage, especially in
the church and singles are made to feel like outcasts, especially on
Mothers and Father’s Day. When singles accept their singleness they
can then make a mighty impact for the kingdom of God.
According to the
We need to live our lives according to the Scriptures and not
philosophies or even according to the dictates of
others. Christians must know the Word of God for themselves and
order their life accordingly.
Adversity is something we must all learn from. Here are 6
principles which can help a person understand why they may be going
Disagree: What does it really mean? –
When someone tells you that we need to agree to disagree, they are
basically telling you that they do not want to consider your point
of view and will remain believing what they have learned, even if it
Jesus Christ –
The Christian is called to be Ambassadors for Christ as the
Scriptures teach. This means that we are to be more than just pew
warmers. As an ambassador represents a country to another one, we
represent the Kingdom of God to this world.
There are many in this world who consistently try and tell us that
we should not judge but the Bible teaches something
different. Christians are to make judgments every day according to
Are You a Duct or
a Dam? –
How is my Christian walk doing? A dam stops the flow of something
and a duct is a channel that conveys a substance. Is your Christian
walk a dam or a duct? Do you send forth the Gospel or do you dam it
up and stop it because of excuses or misuse of all the talents and
material goods God has given you for the purpose of sending forth
the Gospel. Find out if your life is a dam or a duct!
You a Meeting Christian or a Meaty Christian? –
When World War 2 Ended, General MacArthur told the churches to get
their missionaries over to Japan. Instead of the church acting
quickly, they held meetings and lost great opportunities while the
Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses sent their missionaries. Are you a
Christian who seeks and acts on opportunities or do you sit back
waiting for some type of sign to occur before you act? This study
will help you evaluate.
Are You The
Living Among The Dead? –
As a Christian, you are no longer spiritually dead but are alive
unto God. Are you still living the old life or portions of it
instead of rejecting the things of the world?
As Long as I
Christians should be the most solid thinkers on earth and yet, they
are the most easily deceived.
Detonation Dating –
Many singles are seeking a mate and this article contains principles
of dating which may help you avoid a problematic relationship.
Be Careful of the
Little Foxes –
Satan will not go into a church with a big agenda that could easily
be spotted instead he comes in stealthily with small things that
will cause division on a small basis and then escalating it till it
splits a church.
Be Careful who
you call Friend –
Christians must choose their friends wisely so they will not be
drawn away into sinful activities. It does not take much to draw
someone away from their Christian walk.
The Bible is not
the Final Authority –
The saying ‘the Bible is the final authority” is a common saying
among Christians but if we analyze that statement, will we find it
to be an accurate statement?
The Bible Is the
Many Christians make a grave mistake by allowing preachers or
theologians to be their authority. The Bible is to be the ultimate
authority for any Christian.
Biblical Love -
Our Goal –
Hollywood has given everyone their interpretation of what love is
and since TV watching is very heavy, their definition is
accepted. The Bible has a different understanding of what true love
is and we need to know what it is or else we too will swallow
Hollywood’s version. Christian love is far beyond warm, fuzzy
Prescription for Dealing with False Teachers –
When you encounter a false teacher, how do you handle it? 10
principles for dealing with false teachers and compromisers are
The Bible commands us to separate from the things of this world. We
must also be separated from false religions so they will not
influence us. Biblical Separation may cause people to misunderstand
Birth Control? –
Is birth control something for Christians? What is the real reason
behind birth control which goes beyond population control?
Blocking the Son –
Can we Christians be guilty of hindering the propagation of the
Gospel? Do we sometimes exalt ourselves and put Jesus on the back
shelf? We must never block the Glory of God!
Burdenless Christians –
There seems to be an apathy among Christians today and that is they
do not seem to care about the Great Commission or basically getting
involved in any aspect of Christianity. Find here some great
principles from Nehemiah concerning the burden for others and see if
you have fallen prey to Satan’s apathetic lifestyle.
Called to the
Does God call only a certain few to the ministry or a special gifted
class? The reality is that when a person becomes saved they are
indwelled with the Holy Spirit along with one or maybe two spiritual
gifts preparing them for ministry. Every Christian is called to the
ministry, just different kinds.
Can a True
Christian be Neutral? –
Is it possible for a true Christian to remain neutral on many
issues? Christians should be the most vocal on many things
including those things that are good.
The Challenge of
Every Christian has been given some type of mission. Some will be
called to go to other countries, some will bloom where they are
planted. The bottom line is that every Christian has a ministry and
they need to get going in this late day and hour especially as false
gospels are overrunning the USA and other countries. There is a
link to a site by a brother named Johnny Farese who was born
disabled in 1959 but that did not stop him from having a major
website which listed all the Reformed Baptist Churches in USA and
internationally. If this brother who was bed ridden can have such a
major impact on Christianity, imagine you, with two working legs
could accomplish. Johnny’s sufferings are now over and he is
enjoying a body free of sickness and pain forever in the presence of
our Lord. (August 27, 1956 – March 9, 2014) Here is the link to
his testimony: http://confessingbaptist.com/johnny-farese-absent-from-the-body-present-with-the-lord.
Contains principles for maintaining a good Christian attitude
because sometimes situations in the world can derail us.
Discernment: A Necessity –
It is necessary that Christians maintain an attitude of discerning
the things we come in contact with. There are many false teachings
in this world and the Christian must be discerning or else they may
get snared by false teachings.
Ignorance: Is it a Badge of Honor? –
Many Christians are ignorant of the satanic snares which permeate
this world and if they remain ignorant, they will soon be
snared. This is why so many Christians today seem to embrace false
teachings and defend them. It is because they choose to remain
ignorant of the satanic traps which Satan sets for the believer.
Christian Liberty –
Is Christian liberty freedom for the Christian to do anything they
want or is Christian liberty freedom from the law in that we do not
have to fulfill any aspects of the law as under the old covenant?
Christian Love –
Christian love is a love which acts. It is not one that just looks
to get but looks to give which is the essence of the Gospel.
Is the message of Christianity becoming shrouded by the tongues
movement or the intellectual movement? The Christian message must
always take first place in any article we write or any sermon we
The Christian's Responsibility –
In this world the Christian was not saved just for the purpose of
going to church or walking around listening to CDs. The Christian
has a serious responsibility in this world and God holds us
accountable for redeeming the time properly. There is a whole world
to reach so don’t say you have nothing to do.
Christians at War –
Christians live in a hostile environment in this world and we are
constantly at war with the kingdom of Satan.
There has never been a time since the first person that was saved
that there was no attack on Christians. Christians are constantly
under attack from all areas of life whether it be religious or
secular, Christians are targets of the kingdom of Satan.
Church Wreckers –
What is wrecking your church? Has something replaced the gospel
like culture or some other false teaching?
Come Back to
God directed Jacob back to Bethel. It was the place where he
dreamed the ladder into heaven. This article teaches us that in
this hurried world, we all need our “Bethels” to rejuvenate us by
resting. No one can continue on without taking a rest.
Come Down –
The Priests and Pharisees told Christ to come down from the cross if
he was the Son of God. The Christian is also told to take up their
cross. This article contains 7 principles to make sure we are
taking up our cross daily.
Coming Home –
In this world it is possible for a Christian to drift in their
Christian walk. Then when we come to our senses, we will find our
way back home. This article contains principles concerning that
The believer has been commissioned to go forth in the world with the
gospel. The believer has also been commissioned to be separate from
the world system. Find out if you have separated yourself.
Committed to the
Christians are given various tasks in this world for the Kingdom of
God and we need to remain vigilant till each task is complete. This
article contains principles from Ebed-Melech on how to remain
committed to the task at hand.
Commitment is a major tenet of the Christian life and here are some
principles to help you achieve commitment as a way of life as a
Confusion Can Be
Our Ally –
The confusion of the enemy of God is our ally. It was used against
the enemies of Israel and is used against the enemy of the
Christians. When Jehoshaphat sent singers ahead of his army, God
sent confusion into the camp of the enemy.
Confusion of the
Christians themselves have brought much confusion into their own
lives. They have done this by allowing false teachings and even
false Christians to have a place in their lives. They will read or
listen to false teachers and many lack any discernment to know the
difference. Instead of keeping their understanding to the teachings
of Scripture, they allow outside influences which just causes more
Contend for the
The word contend means to strive with determination and Christians
are to contend for the faith. Christianity must be shown to be
superior since there is not one religion in this world which can
ever save a soul. Christians must defend the truth.
Continue Thou... –
Christians must never be satisfied with where they are in their
Christian walk but are to continue to become stronger in the faith
than they were the day before.
Dangers of Diversion –
Satan uses deception as a tool to derail Christians. Satan also
uses diversion to try and get Christians to divert from the
ministries they are involved in. The more diversion the Christian
obeys, the less he concentrates on his primary ministry. Satan
tried to divert Nehemiah and Martin Luther. See their responses in
When I first penned this article about 20 years ago, TV was bad but
now it has gotten really bad with its continual portrayal of sinful
lifestyles. Try to find a program which does not push sin without
consequences or one that pushes sodomy. Television has become an
advocate for every sinful lifestyle there is. If you watch, you
must be very discerning.
Dare to be a Daniel –
Daniel, like Joseph or David, were truth bearers. Whenever you
bring biblical truth, even in a church, you can expect opposition
like the Reformers did in the Middle Ages or even men like the
Apostle Paul who faced opposition no matter where he went. Prepare
The Darkening of
Society as a whole has been plunged into the darkness of satanic
control, as has many of the institutions in this country which were
once influenced by Christianity. It seems that even the churches
have darkened their testimony to the world by accepting false
teachings or compromising. It is time for Christians to get busy so
they can dispel the darkness.
Dead With Christ –
Christians are dead to the things of the world (or they are supposed
to be). The world should not hold our attention anymore, only in the
area of evangelism.
Christians must very careful who and what they follow. The world
has many deceitful things and that includes false gospels which can
easily tear us away from the truth.
Descent into Sin –
It does not take us long to descend into a sin. If we are not
guarding our spiritual lives we can easily depart into following
something which could be sinful. Drifting can be very subtle but
Unjust Circumstances –
Here is an article where we can learn from the situation that
Jephthah faced in Judges 11. He was an outsider who was rejected by
his people yet was called on to rescue Israel.
Deuteronomy 14:26 - A License to
Many drinking Christians like to use Deuteronomy 14:26 as a license
to drink alcohol. Do they have a point or are they deceived into
believing that simply because they have not done their homework?
Divorce is rampant not only in the world but also in the
church. Does the Bible have anything to say about remarriage after
divorce? It sure does!
Something You Are Not! –
Be who you are and not try to be someone else or something
else. God created you unique and while we may learn from others, we
are not to be them.
Does God Ordain
Millions go around claiming that God is love and that is true but it
is a qualified love not a random love. This article speaks about
the fact that God ordains disasters on people and countries who
oppose Him or walk contrary to His laws.
Grace of God –
I remember some years ago someone told me that he did not think
David Berkowitz was saved. David Berkowitz was “Son of Sam” in the
1970s who killed 6 people but became saved in 1987 in Attica prison
in New York. Is any sinner beyond the redemption of God’s
grace? Can God save even a serial killer?
Drifting is a
Subtle Danger –
Drifting into sin can be a very subtle and even be comfortable
getting us to think that we have not drifted. Drifting will cause
us to walk opposite the Word of God and will get us into trouble.
Drink, Smoke or
Many Christians smoke and drink alcohol because they feel it is
alright to do so. However, if they used the money for evangelism
that they spent on cigarettes and alcohol, how many more millions
would hear the gospel?
In the book of Jeremiah is a man named Ebed-melech. The name means
“servant of the king.” We can glean some great spiritual principles
from this little known man.
With all the responsibilities the believer has, it can cause a
spiritual depression and thus affect our Christian walk
tremendously. Find out here how to rebound, especially during
holidays when extra pressure is applied.
Essence of a Man –
Is the essence of a true man like those in the movies such as Clint
Eastwood or John Wayne? Is a real man made up of only muscles or is
there a different side to biblical manhood. Christianity holds
different principles of manhood than the world.
Essence of Time –
The Bible teaches us that we are supposed to use time wisely since
we are given only a certain amount of it and when it runs out, the
day of productivity is over. If you spend all your time watching
sports or staring at your phone, then you are wasting time which can
never be reclaimed. Just because you are teenager or in your 20s
does not mean the clock has stopped for you.
Every Life Has Worth –
Every life which God created has value. There are many in today’s
world who feel they have no impact on society or society would not
even know if they were alive or dead. Don’t swallow Satan’s lie
that your life has no value, instead seek God’s evaluation since He
Everything in Moderation –
Many people use the phrase “everything in moderation” and they base
it on Philippians 4:5. Is that verse a license for the Christians
to partake moderately in everything or does the word moderation have
a different meaning?
Greatest Servants Drank Water –
Sometimes we fail at things in our spiritual life and we look at the
Bible and think to ourselves oh I wish I could be like those in the
Bible. Yet, many of God’s choicest servants in Scripture suffered
from failures and weakness.
As Christians it is necessary for us to be found faithful in both
word and deed.
The Faithless Media Ministry –
Many times we hear ministries on radio and TV asking for money to
remain on the air. These ministries speak about being a faith
partner with them and yet they do not even believe enough to give
away their sermons and other materials. They sell the gospel and
the biblical mandate is to freely give because we have freely
received. Don’t they think that God is big enough to be able to
bring the money in for continuation of their ministries?
The Fall of
We know that summer turns into fall and just like the seasons, we
too go from the summer of our lives to the fall of our lives. What
is to be our attitude as we head toward the fall of life?
False Teachers: How to Identify Them –
How astute are you in identifying the marks of a false teacher? Can
you tell when you are being taught a false teaching?
Fighting the Good
Christians are called to contend for the faith which means we are to
defend the faith against all enemies that confront us. This is why
it is important that we know the Scriptures well because they are
our first line of defense.
Filled by the
Hand of God –
Psalm 81 speaks about God filling us, especially when we are down
and out. Sometimes when God seeks to bless us, it is we who shorten
the blessing because of our own unbelief.
Many Christians do not know God’s will for their life and as a
result they float through life like spiritual zombies. It is
definitely possible for every Christian to know the will of God for
Any Christian Can Do –
Many Christians believe they have to do some type of specific
ministry but until they know what it is, they do nothing. Here are
5 ministries which can be performed by any and all Christians.
Individuals Can be Dangerous –
Whenever Christians begin to attach themselves to a certain teacher
or preacher it can be a dangerous thing. If that teacher turns
apostate, then that Christian will follow suit. This is why all
things must be judged according to the Scriptures, even our favorite
Whose footsteps are we following in? Many times the old saying “the
apple does not fall far from the tree” is a good one. We need to be
very careful who we have set up as an idol in our life.
Savior's Words –
The Lord’s words can be hard to follow especially in the times we
live in but the Holy Spirit dwells in us and that means God has
qualified us to be obedient.
For Such a Time as This –
Each Christian has been created in a certain place and certain time
for a specific purpose. Queen Esther was such a one. So was Martin
Luther. So was John Huss. Every Christian has a purpose of
existence and it does not matter whether we become famous or not
because we all have a role to play in the plan of God.
One of the greatest gifts that God ever gave to the Christian is the
fact that we are forgiven for all our sins and those sins have been
removed. The fact that we are forgiven means we do not face the
judgment seat of Christ on the last day, we are, instead, readied
for Heaven immediately upon death or the Lord’s return.
Do you feel forsaken by people in your church? What about being
forsaken by family members? If you are disabled are you noticing a
cooling of your friends who used to visit you but visits are now far
and few in between? Christianity is basically divided into two
categories, those who forsake and those who do not forsake!
Christian Worker –
Every Christian is a full time Christian worker whether you are in
industry or in a studio making Bible studies. There is no special
class of Christian workers. All have a job to do in this world.
The Generation of
Is the generation of evil a certain generation in time or is
describing an ongoing generation from the beginning of time? Which
generation are you a part of?
Giving Up –
Should Christians give up when the going gets tough or should we
maintain the battle which is before us? Is it ever right to give
When Christians give should they just give blindly in response to a
plea by a radio or TV preacher or should the Christian investigate
the ministry they wish to support? Is it only the charismatic
ministries that are paying ridiculously high salaries? You may be
God Can Redirect
Our Lives At Any Time –
God has the right to change direction in our life according to His
will. We may want to do a certain ministry and God may want us to
God Sends a
God had sent prophets to ancient Israel to warn her that she was
going in the wrong direction. Does God do the same thing for the
believer when we begin to drift?
God is my Pilot –
Many Christians have placed the bumper sticker on their car “God is
my co-pilot.” Is that scriptural or is God the pilot and we are the
God Will Give Us
The Right Way –
God will guide us and show us the way which we should go. We can
always count on the fact that God is the one who guides us.
is Always Sure –
God will direct our lives in the tough times, whether we are going
through a trial or blazing new paths in our Christian walk.
God Wants You
God has placed you in the place He wants you. It was not by
accident but by design.
God's Method of
Satan seeks to discourage Christians by attempting to bring a person
down psychologically. How then does God negate those satanic
attacks on our mind?
God's Promises –
Many make promises to the Christian but unfortunately many of them
are not kept. When God makes a promise, He keeps it but He may not
keep it according to the way we expect.
God's Timing –
God will perform things at the precise time and His timing is never
out of step. When God decrees something it will come to pass at the
Strengthening My Spiritual Walk –
There are some easy ways that we can strengthen our spiritual
walk. Find out here some of the ways you can strengthen your
Halloween is from
Halloween or “All Hallows Eve” is a very satanic day. It is a shame
that Christians all over the world continue to recognize this evil
day by dressing up their children or helping them trick or
treat. No Christian should have anything to do with Halloween.
Day or Happy Halloween? –
Many Christians still celebrate Halloween but they do not realize
that they should be celebrating Reformation Day when Martin Luther
posted his 95 theses to the wall of the church at Wittenburg,
Germany on October 31, 1517.
Hannah's Prayer –
Hannah’s prayer was a lot more revealing than just a prayer for a
baby. It was a very strong prayer concerning the saved and the
What are we focused on, is it the things of this world or are we
focused on the Lord? Can all the discouragements and depressions
which plague Christianity be brought about by a misguided focus of
the Lord –
Just like a baby bird without its mother, the believer is helpless
without the Lord and can cause us trouble if we choose to go our own
Helps for New
Here are ten helps for the new believer on how to get their
Christian walk in order. These ten are necessary for getting set on
the right path.
Hijacked Christianity –
Has Christianity been hijacked by both false teaches and false
teachings? Find out here if the gospel you believe has been
hijacked into heresy!
How to Study the
Here are four principles to help you study the Bible and make your
study time more productive.
I Did It My Way! –
Even though many Christians claim they are worshipping God, yet what
about their actions? Are they just going through the motions or is
there sincerity? Many walk with the world for their own benefit but
are they really benefitting long term?
Many Christians do not grow in the faith and continue to remain
immature. Hebrews 5:12 states that there is a certain time whereby
Christians should all be teachers already. Immaturity leads to
downfall and entrapment in sin.
The Internet has made evangelism an easy reality. It does not take
much to get a website on line. However, we must be careful when
dealing with the internet because there are many false gospels on
there and we must be discerning so we do not become snared in by
We live in an over-sexed society while many remain single. The
subject of masturbation comes up and many Christians wonder if it is
sin or not. Here is an article which delves into that question.
Is New Always
As soon as something comes out on the market, its replacement is
already in the works. What about Christianity? It seems that
churches and publishers seem to be selling new forms of
Christianity. Is new always better than that which is tried and
Is Smoking a Sin? –
Many Christians smoke and claim that smoking is not a sin. Is that
true? Or is smoking one of those subtle sins that Christians do not
want to give up? This article will settle it in your mind once and
Isaiah 1:18 - The
Isaiah 1:18 is one of the most misunderstood verses in the entire
Bible. Most believe it means that our sins are scarlet and the
sacrifice of Christ makes them white as snow. But the Bible teaches
Christ removed our sins so how can something that is removed become
white? Find out here.
The Jezebel of
Jealousy is a dangerous mindset to have. It betrays us and causes
us much emotional grief while it causes us to build up hatred for
the Name of God –
Many Christians make jokes with the name of God in them and we are
prohibited from using the name of God in any profane or irreverent
way. It is the same on TV when someone mentions the name of God in
a comical way. It is totally forbidden.
Many Christians believe they are justified to act wrongly or to
become angry when they hear something they don’t like. How should
our response be in such a case?
from Idols –
When we read the Old Testament we come across many idols of the
pagan nations. Israel also got sucked into the worship of idols
which became ingrained in them while they were in Egypt. Ancient
people were very superstitious but what about today? How many
different idols do we have today waiting to derail us? Are we
really any different in mindset than the ancient people?
Keys to Finding
Your Spiritual Gifts –
Every Christian has been given a spiritual gift or two. The problem
is that many Christians do not know theirs and may be working in an
area they are not empowered to work and have suffered defeat. This
study deals with how to find your spiritual gift and once you do,
your ministry will become more powerful.
Last Will and
The last will and testament of a person is their final act on earth
which is acted upon after they have died. In the New Testament the
Lord Jesus Christ gave us His last will and Testament.
The Latter Rain –
The latter rain is tied to the Lord’s return as in harvest time. A
short article that points directly to the latter rain. How close
could it be?
Laziness: Sin not
Too many Christians have become lazy and are not doing their part to
help send forth the Gospel. Laziness is not condoned anywhere in
Scriptures and those who have adopted that lifestyle must rebuke it
and get busy.
The Legacy –
What will be your legacy? How will people remember you? What are
you doing right now to make your legacy a good one?
Life Is Empty
Without Christ –
From Ham Radio to Talk Shows to everyday living, without Christ life
is a dead end and nothing but an empty shell.
Uncertainties are God's Certainties –
Whenever we come to a situation in our life where the outcome may
seem uncertain, we can be sure that it is one of God’s
certainties. One only need look at Abraham or Job when they went
through times of uncertainty and yet they were victorious through
God who was working everything out behind the scenes.
Like Begets Like –
Sin begets sin and righteousness begets righteousness. In other
words whatever we sow, we will reap. You cannot plant sin and
in an Apostate World –
There are many traps in this world that can snare the believer into
walking opposite of the teachings of Scripture. As a believer who
desires to walk the straight and narrow, we must be aware of those
traps so we can avoid them.
Living on the Backside of the Desert –
Some times when hard situations come into our lives, we are forced
to live on the backside of the desert which can be isolation from
others. We may go from a thriving ministry to a limited ministry
because of disability or other setbacks but we can be very confident
that God knows all about it and no doubt when these things happen,
He is redirecting our life. Moses spent 40 years on the backside of
Living with Threats –
We must learn to cope with the reality that each day we may face
threats that are verbal and maybes sometimes physical. It is part
of the reality of a Christian’s life.
Loneliness: Bane of the Christian Single –
We live in a society which basically focuses on couples. In
churches they celebrate Father’s Day and Mother’s Day but the single
person sits there and is not recognized as having a part in the
congregation. There are many signs of loneliness which is not
always a depressed outlook. Some are listed in this article.
Look to the Lord,
not the Stars –
With the advent of our space program in the 1950s and the combining
of science fiction, man has begun to look to the stars for their
salvation. They are hoping that aliens come to earth that have the
ability to heal and make man immortal. They need to look to the
Lord and not to the stars for salvation. No aliens are coming
except Satan’s minions who have come as angels of light.
Look We for
We are about 2,000 years from the time the Lord Jesus walked this
earth. Many people mock not believing that He is returning. This
mocking has caused many people to seek elsewhere for a Savior. How
many are looking beyond Jesus for their personal messiah?
The Lord Changes
God’s standard of holiness has never changed, even as we
transitioned from the Old to the New Testament. We must be careful
to never make the mistake that God is now a permissive God in the
area of sin.
Lord Willing –
“Lord willing” is more than just a trite saying but it needs to be a
way of life for the Christian. Our lives are led by the fact of
whatever God wills for our lives.
The Lord's Work –
Many times we want to take the easy way out and let others do our
Bible studies for us. It as an easy road to take with the advent of
the Internet, and of course older mediums like TV and Radio. But is
that always the best way to go? Shouldn’t we be doing our own
Christian Perspective –
Many Christians have lost their Christian Perspective on life, not
their salvation but their spiritual outlook. Many have become very
secular attaching themselves much deeper to the things of the
world. When we find ourselves desiring the things of the world
above the things of God, then it is time for us to do introspection
and then begin to regain our Christian perspective.
Marriage License - 5 Reasons Why
Christians Should Not Obtain a State Marriage License –
Since 1929, all those who choose to get married are to purchase a
marriage license from their state. It was God who instituted
marriage and not the state. It is just another money making scheme
along with placing a couple under the authority of the state. A
marriage license is not needed to be married. From 1620 to 1929 all
that was needed for marriage was a preacher, vows, and a Bible where
the witnesses could place their names and that was it.
Men of God in a
Day of Apostasy –
The day we live in is very evil and getting worse. How then is the
Christian to stand strong in a day of rank apostasy?
Christians have merchandised the Gospel by putting the name of Jesus
of everything and anything and selling it. Even churches charge 3
or 5 dollars for a copy of a sermon. Go into a Christian bookstore
and you will see nothing but merchandising of the Gospel.
Nabal was a foolish man who was married to a very wise woman named
Abigail. He was a greedy and drunken man who eventually reaped what
Naboth was a very godly man who refused to sell his inheritance to
King Ahab. Queen Jezebel plotted against him and caused him to be
stoned so Ahab could take possession of Naboth’s vineyard.
The Necessity of
Everyone cries that we should not judge and those who are doing evil
are telling us not to judge them. Is judging something that is not
a part of the Christian walk. Isn’t it necessary to make judgments
so we can make proper decisions to walk with God and not against
Since salvation is by grace alone, are there things we must obey
Many times God gives certain Christians a ministry but some feel
inadequate and may walk away from the ministry until they have a
chance to rethink. Some walk away in disobedience. Jonah is a good
example of that.
Sports has become the god of the ignorant. Many know more about
sports statistics than what is happening in their own
country. Obsession with sports has become pandemic.
Fullness of the Holy Spirit –
Many think that obtaining the fullness of the Holy Spirit is
speaking in a gibberish called tongues. Is that really the fullness
or is it something else?
The Old Paths –
God counsels us in Jeremiah to seek the old paths. The old paths
lead to salvation and eternal life while the modern paths are a
diversion from truth.
One of God's
When we think of medicine, we think of something we take in a pill
or with a spoon but did you ever think that the principle of
chastisement is also medicine?
Our Present Work
Will Bear Future Fruit –
Whenever we do any type of work for the Kingdom of God, it will bear
fruit. It may not bear fruit for 10, 20, 30 years or even after our
home going. We would love to see fruit now but fruit does not
appear on a tree in an instant but takes a period of time for the
fruit to develop.
Passing the Baton –
Every generation must train the next generation and that includes us
too since none of us will be around on earth 100 years from today.
There is a great difference between the peace the world gives and
the peace which God gives to His children.
The Peace of God –
God offers great peace to His children but are there things we do in
this life to hinder and even frustrate the peace which God wants to
give to each of His children?
Wonderful Peace –
Enemies of the gospel can take true peace from us when they verbally
attack us. As Christians we need to understand what the peace of
The Perfect Tree –
Many of us have had Christmas trees in our homes growing up and it
filled the house with fresh pine scent. It enhanced the Christmas
season. However, those trees were not perfect but there was a
perfect tree long time ago which has affected untold millions.
The Pharisee of
There is a little of the Pharisees in all of us and we need to
recognize those traits so we can quickly expunge them from our
Pitching Our Tent
Toward Sodom –
How many times do we rely on sin to help us out of situations which
come upon us? Find out the principle which may derail us if we
follow that method.
The Plague of
Pornography is rampant today on the internet but now it is more
visible on TV, even prime time viewing has nude scenes. Pornography
is a satanic trap for both males and females. Satan uses it to try
and convince lonely people that it is okay to watch. Stay away from
it at all costs.
The Lottery promises untold wealth and if you play you have a chance
to win millions of dollars. What snares does playing the lottery
bring into a Christian’s life? With odds like 1 in 170,000,000 of
winning, do you really want to put your faith in the numbers? If
God wants you to have $50 million dollars, He definitely does not a
medium like gambling to get it to you!
A good article warning Christians about the dangers of pornography
and how it can lead to addiction if we do not stop from watching
The Portal Sin –
Many sins in this world seem very harmless yet they are something
called portal sins. For example drinking a beer seems harmless yet
it is a portal to drunkenness. Watching an “R” rated movie may seem
funny but it plants images and wants you to go further into porno
until you are addicted. Portal sins are not fun but dangerous.
Praise God in
Psalm 47:7 states that we are to praise God in truth with
understanding. How many are praising God in churches without even a
knowledge that they may be praising God abstractly instead of
Pray for the
Peace of Jerusalem –
Many prophecy preachers and their followers believe that Psalm 122:6
speaks about the modern city of Jerusalem. However, the Scriptures
teach something else concerning that verse. When it was first
penned about the 10thcentury BC, it would have been
speaking about the ancient city of Jerusalem. Since Christ went to
the cross many things have changed including definitions.
A good prayer life is necessary for all Christians. Find out here
the principles which make for a good prayer life.
Importance of Time –
Jonathan Edwards gives a great message on the importance of time and
that we only have so much of it from God to be able to perform the
ministry He has given us. To postpone getting involved in ministry
is to waste a precious resource.
Living a Sacrificial Life –
Christians are called to live a life of sacrifice and we need to
know the principles of living a sacrificial life. Find out here.
What are your priorities in your Christian walk? Do you see
yourself stronger this year than you did last year? Here are some
principles of priorities.
The Prodigal Son –
The Prodigal Son is more than just a story. It contains some major
principles that we can extract from it in this article by D. Martyn
How do I deal with questionable things? Here are some principles to
guide you when you come in contact with something questionable.
Nations Will Perish –
Every nation which goes in rebellion to God will eventually
perish. In history we have such empires as the Roman and Greek
empires which eventually faded into history because they were judged
by God for their evil. No nation will ever escape the judgment of
Christians need to celebrate the Reformation and not Halloween with
all its satanic messages. Halloween is not something any Christian
should be involved with.
Christians today must choose between the world and their commitment
to Christ. Nowhere is this more evident than when Halloween rolls
around and Christians get involved with it. On October 31, 1517
Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the door of his church in
Wittenberg, Germany and it cost countless millions their lives to
remain faithful to Christ. It is no coincidence that Halloween
falls on October 31. It is Satan’s way of smothering the beginning
of the Reformation.
Jonah was a reluctant prophet and attempted not to obey God but it
did not work. We need to make sure that we do not adopt the
reluctant mindset but be obedient to the best of our ability.
of Jonathan Edwards (1722-23) –
Here are the 70 resolutions of Jonathan Edwards which he counseled
his hearers to read at least once a week.
The believer can rest in Calvary that all their sins have been paid
for and removed. The reason that some cannot rest is because they
still feel they have to add some kind of good works and that changes
rest into anxiety always believing they have not done enough when
all that was required by God was done on Calvary.
It sounds too good to be true that after death people will live
again. Both believers and unbelievers will be raised on the last
The true believer has the same power available to them for ministry
which raised the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. Find out more
about resurrection power in the life of the believer.
Satan Has Nothing
In The Believer –
Satan has no authority over the believer. When a believer sins it
is voluntary because we belong to the Lord Jesus Christ and He is
now our Lord and we do not serve Satan as we did before salvation.
Untold Half –
Satanism does not always come with witches and ghosts but comes in
seemingly very innocuous packages. Did you ever think of psychology
as Satanism? Why not? Psychology opposes the Bible and whatever
opposes the teachings of Scripture is of satanic origin.
Satan's Methods –
Satan’s greatest tool in his arsenal is deception and he has many
methods to try and snare unsuspecting people including Christians if
we do not remain spiritually astute.
Seek the Old Paths –
God counsels us to seek the old paths because they are tried and
true. The new paths as we see today lead to eternal destruction.
Naboth was a man who held to biblical principles and refused to sell
his vineyard to King Ahab. Jesus also used the vineyard in a
parable and had a great meaning for the ancient nation of Israel.
Separation: A Key
to Spiritual Strength (Part 1) –
The believer is to separate themselves from the world system which
seeks to bring them down. In part 1 learn what the problems we will
encounter if we do not separate.
Separation: A Key
to Spiritual Strength (Part 2) –
In part 2 learn the principles of living a separated life and how it
impacts the strength of our Christian walk.
Sequestered Seniors –
In many areas around the country we see things such as retirement
communities where seniors can go live at a reduced expense. It may
sound good but when we analyze the removal of senior saints from the
world, a different picture emerges.
Setting Goals –
It is not wrong to set goals but as Christians we must set them
according to the word and will of God. Here are some guidelines to
help in setting goals.
She Did What She Could, Did You? –
What ministry has the Lord Jesus put before you? Is it a small one
or is it a large one? You may not be able to do everything but you
can do what you can and what God has empowered you to do.
Celebrate Christmas? –
Many Christians do not celebrate Christmas because of its pagan
roots. The Lord Jesus Christ was probably born in either September
or October but can December 25th be used as a good
Life's Journey –
There are 5 traffic signs that we see along the highways which can
also have a spiritual lesson for us along Life’s highways.
The Sin of
If there is one type of person that always throws a wrench into the
ministry and that is the person who is inconsistent. These people
As Christians we must never walk in sin of the old life we must
reject what we were and delight in who we are.
So You Wanna be a
Some people want to become a Christian but they think that it only
means you go to church. Nothing could be further from the
truth. Find out here the realities of Christianity.
Sodomy has become a scourge on the land and no country can tolerate
its ungodly lifestyle.
Sodomites in the
Just like Israel of old many countries have begun to accept sodomy
as an acceptable lifestyle and they are being granted the same
privileges as married people have been getting for years.
The one way a Christian can deal with what comes each day is by
becoming a strong believer via Bible study.
As Christians who wish to remain faithful to the Lord we must make
sure that our beliefs are rock solid. This world can cause us to
stray in our beliefs but if we are to remain stable we need to be
strong in the Scriptures and not deviate from their teachings.
Standing in the
God expects His people to stand in the gap, that is, to be available
when a need arises in a ministry or even in another person’s
life. Ezekiel stood in the gap and we need to be ready to stand in
Ending Big –
Every believer who becomes involved in ministry to this world may
start very small but because of perseverance in ministry will finish
big, even if it seems their ministry is still small.
Strength for the
God does not expect us to take up the mantle of ministry without His
strength to guide us. We will run into some tough times bringing
the gospel but God makes us tougher by undergirding us with His
Stress Management –
We live in a very stressful time and almost everything causes us
stress. What are we to do when that happens? The world turns to
booze and pills but what do we turn to? Better yet, who do we turn
Here are 22 principles which can cause a Christian to become a
successful Christian but not according to the world’s methods but
according to God’s methods.
As Christians we are going to face rejection by those unsaved in the
world and yes, even in our own families and extended families. This
is something which has gone on since the day of Pentecost.
Summa Citatio or
the Highest Calling – The highest calling on this earth is not
some office in politics or even being made rich by some
business. The highest calling is the call to be a Christian because
we are representing the Kingdom of God to this world and we have
been taken from being sinners to being made Princes and Princesses.
Sunday or Friday –
What type of Christian are you, are you the Sunday crowd who likes
all amenities at church or are you the Friday crowd who accepts the
troubles that accompany being a strong Christian?
Take Up Your
Each Christian must bear their own cross and it goes way beyond a
hard day or a single circumstance. Bearing our cross has great
Take Up Your
Cross (Pilgrims) –
The Pilgrims who came here in 1620 decided to take up their crosses
and move to a new land. Their decision has led to many ministries
being started and this country being a source for Christianity.
Taking the Name
of God in Vain –
Taking God’s name in vain is very serious business and it carries
consequences. We are to never teat the name of God as something
Receipts and Your Attitude of Giving –
Many Christians will not give to ministries unless they receive a
tax deductible receipt. Many see the IRS as their benefactor
instead of God. Giving to ministries should be based upon whether
they are giving out the truth and not whether you can deduct from
your income tax. My small ministry sends out the Gospel to about
175 countries every month with anywhere from 1500-3600 unique
visitors daily. Is a ministry record like that not worth
Teach us to
Number our Days –
We only have a certain amount of days given to us by God when we are
born. We need to realize that someday they will come to an end and
that hyphen placed between the birth and death date needs to count
for something in our lives.
Teachers of the
True Gospel –
Are true teachers of the gospel only found among seminary
graduates? The answer is no. Sometimes the best teachers are those
who never set foot inside of a seminary.
Do you know the difference between temptation and testing? They are
different according to the Scriptures.
The Longer I am
It seems many Christians want to be deceived and duped. It is like
they have no concern for their spiritual life. Check to see if you
fall into that category.
Confused Christians –
It seems today Christians are totally confused and many do not even
know what they believe anymore. They defend the false while
decrying the truth. How did we get this way?
Three Results of
Salvation is not only being saved from sins but there are many more
results from salvation. Here are three of them.
To and Fro... –
Why is there so much discontent among modern Christians? They seem
never to be satisfied with anything. What is the source of this
Trouble and Pain
Caused by Mental or Physical Disability –
Disabilities are a great challenge even to the people of God. Much
trouble and pain are associated with disabilities. Learn some of
the challenges disabled people have.
True Teachers - How to Identify Them –
Just as we are to identify false teachers we should also know the
principles of identifying a true teacher.
Trying Times –
Trying times are going to come with those who have disabilities but
God has not left us alone or without strength for each daily
challenge. Our physical condition has no effect whatsoever upon our
Trying Times - The Sequel –
The Bible is replete with people who had faced trying times but God
had always given them the strength to make it through victoriously.
It is important that we know and understand the times we live
in. Are we living in the last of the last days? How should we
react to the signs of the times?
How many times are we ruled by impulsiveness? It behooves the
mature Christian to wait upon the Lord’s timing. Being impulsive is
Walking in the
Ways of the World –
Are you walking in the ways of Scripture or are you walking in the
ways of the world system?
The Watchman –
What is the function of the watchman in Christianity? We know that
a watchman keeps an eye on property when no one else is there so the
thief will not come in and steal. It is the same with Christianity,
the watchman keeps an eye to make sure no false gospels creep in.
Waiting on God –
Psalm 25:5 teaches that the Psalmist has been waiting all day for
the Lord because he knows it is to his benefit. Here are 8 benefits
of waiting upon God.
Waiting on God -
An Investment We Neglect –
Many times we are required to wait upon God and we may see this as a
waste of time yet in reality it is an investment of time because
while we are waiting God is working something out for our benefit.
What is Love? –
How do we recognize phony love? The word “love” is thrown around
today as if it can cover any and all situations. This article helps
you identify false love.
What is Past is
The title of this article is from Shakespeare. Do we allow the
past to rule us or do we dwell in the past or allow the past to be
the catalyst for future Christian living?
Many Christians today believe it is fine to drink and they even use,
or rather misuse the Bible to try and make their case. Find out why
alcoholic drinking for the Christian should not even be considered
and what it does to the Christian testimony.
One fact of the Christian life is that we can expect Satan to attack
us and especially at our weakest time. How do I handle those times
when Satan attacks? Find out here how we are to handle that.
When you are on
the back side of the desert! –
Do you seem to be in a period of time which appears to be neutral
where nothing is happening? Sometimes God places us in situations
which appear to be times of stagnancy but is that true? When Moses
was in Midian for 40 years, God had a reason for keeping him there
for that length of time. He also has a reason for placing you in a
Which Road? –
Which road should the Christian choose, the road of the Spirit or
the road of the flesh? Sometimes we go off course and may not
realize we are walking in the flesh, so we need to evaluate and get
back on the right road!
Christians so Miserable? –
It is a strange phenomenon that many Christians I have personally
met seem to be so miserable. Why is this? Shouldn’t Christians be
the most joyous on earth?
Why Did They Turn
The World Upside Down? –
What caused the early church to turn the world upside down? What
caused Christians like Martin Luther or Richard Bayfield to turn
their world upside down? Can the modern Christian turn the world
upside down or will apathy be the description of our generation?
Why is America
being targeted for destruction? –
Why is America being targeted for destruction? It is not just
because other nations or religious groups like Muslims hate us. It
is a spiritual warfare which is going on and Christians can help
avert disaster but their apathy is bringing about America’s decline
The Word of God –
The Word of God keeps us strong against drifting and accepting any
of the many false teachings which have permeated the church. If we
know the Scriptures, our Christian walk will not experience and
serious ups and downs.
The Word of God
is the Key –
The word of God is the key to keeping your life stabilized and
enduring. Find out why!
Word Peddling –
If we turn on the radio today, we will come across talk
programs. These are designed so people can get their opinions out
to others. The problem is that talk shows are never designed for
action. People have the words but never get involved beyond talk
because they think that their opinion is the extent of their
commitment which is false. Find out here how deceitful talk shows
Are works necessary for salvation? Does the Bible teach that we
must add to our salvation by doing some kind of works?
Your Spiritual Legacy –
How will people remember you? You are going to pass from the
earthly scene some day and what spiritual legacy will you leave
behind for both your physical family and the body of Christ?