The Apostle John commanded Christians to test the spirits (1 John 4:1). The reason, he says, is because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Evil spirits, agents from the devil, are likely to present slight variations and perversions of the pure truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. … More Testing the Spirit of Mormonism: A Contrary Gospel
This list of books is a bit like a stack of Ebenezer stones. They stand as a testimony to how God used people (both the authors of the books and those who introduced me to these works) to help me grow in the faith. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but since becoming a Christian I have especially found books to be a great source of edification, instruction, and growth. … More The 12 Most Influential Books in My Christian Walk
“In the beginning was the Word.” Thus opens one of the most beloved books in the Christian Scriptures, the Gospel of John. It is a most fitting introduction to a literary masterpiece that points to the One that the Christian faith centers upon: Jesus Christ, the Word of God. Proponents of the Christian faith have … More Why Christians Should Value Literature
I do not ask if you go to church. I do not ask if you read the Bible. I do not ask if you believe in God. These are important questions. But today, I ask you this: do you love Jesus Christ? There is perhaps no question more important than this one. So important is this question, that … More Do You Love Jesus Christ?
In 2014, there was a discussion concerning an obscene book in a local public school district (Cape Henlopen). A friend of mine sent a message to each member of the school board at Cape Henlopen School District urging them to stand by their previous decision to remove this book from the recommended reading list at the … More What Happens Without Government Schools?
The modern Charismatic movement is fraught with dangers and misrepresentations of Christianity. What are the the key aspects of this movement that should concern Christians? I originally wrote the following article as a series of six blog posts in 2014 on a now defunct site. I have combined them all into one mega-post and made a few slight edits in order to re-publish this article here. The topic is still of immense importance … More The Strange Fire of the Charismatic Movement
While some in Christendom may think that the need to preach the Gospel is no longer as pressing as it was in days past, there are still some very dark places in the world where there is no strong Christian presence. Believe it or not, there are even places where wickedness is openly promoted and … More A Brief Plea for More Short-Term Missionaries to Serve in America
Navigating pastoral ministry is tricky business. One of the most challenging aspects may be deciding on the songs to sing every Sunday morning. A pastor already has so many issues to deal with, facing the consequences of making poor music choices shouldn’t be one of them! Unfortunately, several pastors in recent days have made the … More Five Reasons Pastors Should Not Allow the Psalms to Be Sung in Church
This past weekend, when thousands gathered in Atlanta to celebrate the Super Bowl, a handful of evangelists gathered to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was not able to attend, but I have had the privilege of preaching with some of these men on other occasions. These men went forth into the streets to … More Good News for the Guilty
How much thought have you given to paying pastors? According to John Calvin and Martin Luther, it is something that Satan has on his mind. In fact, it is a trick of Satan to have faithful pastors struggle to make ends meet. How can this ploy of the devil be overcome? … More Subverting Satan’s Schemes via Pastoral Salaries