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My last article ended with these paragraphs:

The Christian life is not to be lived in slavery to futile religious observations. That’s why Jesus came and died, to free us from such things! If we believe in Jesus Christ and trust in Him alone for our salvation, then we’ll know that we have been cleansed from [...]

Running on Empty

Do you ever feel like you’re living on a treadmill, endlessly striving but getting nowhere?

Do you ever want to just throw up your hands and say, “What’s the point?!”

Have you ever thought that your life is nothing more than an exercise in futility?

You may have inherited an empty way of life.

The following passage from the [...]

Nine Truths That Are Hard to Swallow

Nine Truths That Are Hard to Swallow

Nobody owes you anything – You are entitled to nothing
Life isn’t fair – You seldom deserve what you get
Liberty is dangerous – Slavery is safe
You’re not as good as you [...]

Lincoln - 25 August 2012

Tradition or truth? What’s missing? Does Christianity work? What do you know? To witness or not? These questions and more will be answered in this week’s [...]

Advanced Thinkers

False doctrine is not made harmless by winking at it. God hates whatever gloss we put on such lies. No lie is of the truth, and no amount of ‘tolerance and acceptance’ can make it so. A doctrine is right, or it is wrong, there is no middle [...]

Call Me Nicodemus

Reliance upon the person and work of Jesus through faith alone guarantees me reconciliation with God; reliance upon myself and my tainted works guarantees me a nice hot corner of hell all to [...]

Scripture Pickers (continued)

“Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.” — Jude 3

A reader (Jon D.) commented at the end of Part 1, [...]

Scripture Pickers

“Scripture is like a river, broad and deep, shallow enough here for lambs to go wading, but deep enough there for an elephant to float.” –Gregory Dialogus

Before I get into the first of three types of Pickers identified in the first part of this series, I want to make something perfectly clear to [...]

True Truth

Contrary to believing in imaginary feelings, Christianity believes in objective, historical, revealed, actual, rational truth from God. – John MacArthur

If you’ve ever talked to someone about your faith, or religion in general, you’ve probably heard the words, “Well, that’s not what I believe.” And when you prod the person who says this, you ultimately come [...]

Discernment Q&A - Part II

We now continue the Q & A on Biblical Discernment. I hope you’ve studied; there is a test at the end. Seriously!

Q. How and when should biblical discernment skills be used?

A. Let’s take the last part of the question first. When should discernment skills be used?

The most important times that they can be used is [...]