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Honesty and Courage Needed

If all preachers had honesty enough and courage enough to preach the truth–then the tide of worldliness that is overwhelming such a multitude of souls and sweeping them into perdition, would be somewhat stayed. 145 more words

Formalism or Heart Religion

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” – 2 Timothy 3:5 

There are places of worship in our country today where all the outward things of religion are done to perfection. 1,128 more words

Popular Churches

That very church which the world likes best, is sure to be the church which God abhors most!

– Charles Spurgeon, 1834-1892

“People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud . 25 more words

Why seek ye the living among the dead?

Easter, the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, commemorates Jesus’ women disciples’ pilgrimage to the tomb to anoint Jesus (belatedly) for burial. Shockingly, frighteningly, Jesus was not there! 379 more words

New Testament

On the Seventh "Sêmeion" of the Gospel according to John

Many people are familiar with one or more settings of the “Seven Last Words of Christ,” a compilation of the final words of Jesus as presented in the four canonical gospels. 695 more words

New Testament

Memento Mori...

On this Good Friday, a reminder that facing death—when the inevitable cacophony of daily demands and details fades into nothingness—marks the final astringent moment of “judgment” of the inner recesses of one’s heart: Am I living for justice? 224 more words

New Testament

Racial Reconciliation and The Romans Road to Salvation

Ask any group of Christians what there favorite book of the Bible is and more than a few will mention Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Then ask these Christians how Romans might speak to the issues of racism that have never gone away in America and you’re likely to see some very puzzled facial expressions. 948 more words