I'm revisiting a familiar passage from Genesis this afternoon - the history of Cain and Abel, and a situation that has cause me some confusion as I've tried to understand it - and has I have heard and read many opinions that I really cannot agree with. Two Offerings Scripture (Genesis 4) records these two … Continue reading A Tale of Two Offerings
Let me begin with a few bits of context. I am not an "anti-vaxxer", despite being labeled as one in the last few months (my daughters have all standard vaccinations- even our dogs get their "shots". I have also frequently been labeled as a conspiracy theorist, despite my record of debunking such craziness - though … Continue reading Reality, Propaganda, Informed Consent, and The Mark of the Beast
This past Sunday, thousands of small house churches met in China, Iran, Indonesia, Afghanistan, and several other nations that are lethally-hostile to Christianity. Each led by a pastor, an elder, or simply a layperson who understands Christ's call to His churches to assemble regularly together. Each faced slightly differing threats - some from neighbors, others … Continue reading For Sake of God’s Kingdom: OPEN THE CHURCH!
One aspect of the Christian walk that I have often heard people talk about, but I find most professed Christians are sadly unprepared for. Unfortunately, we really don't realize just how real the spiritual war is until we are put to the test. For many, 2020 has been (pardon the term) the "year from hell". … Continue reading Spiritual Warfare is Real – and NOW
Judy Elaine Harris peacefully transitioned to her eternal rest...
I'm going to die! I am 100% certain of it - and no doctor can tell me otherwise, nor can they prevent this from happening. No, I don't have COVID-19. No, I've not been diagnosed with cancer or some other dread disease. But Scripture is clear: "And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to … Continue reading I Am Going To Die!
Apologetics: A word that is often misunderstood. It does not in any way point to sorrow or grief or an "apology". Apologetics is the defense of a belief or system. When we, as Christians, fulfill the command of 2 Timothy 4:2 to "be ready in season and out to give reason for the hope … Continue reading Apologetics and the Christian Faith
What's in a date change? Beyond some business and personal fiscal year change (particularly tax year) stuff - the change from one year to the next is little more than the turn of a page on a calendar (or the putting up of a new calendar). Yet we have made the year change into something … Continue reading 2018—>2019?
XIV. Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper We believe that the Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Saviour, with its effect, in our … Continue reading Baptism and Faith
Today will go down in history, at least in my own little world, as a radical rollercoaster. We had an incredible day at First Baptist Church, Cave Springs today, including the addition of a new church member and a discussion with another couple who expressed their intent to join next week. We had a fabulous … Continue reading Glorious Day, Yet Grieving…