Daily Archives: 31 May 2016

Modern ‘Church Growth’ Programs are Absurd Self Aggrandizement

And the modern fixation on ‘church growth’ is a distortion of Christianity.  The growth of the church is the work of the Spirit.  Period.  The only ‘church growth’ ‘program’ the Scriptures know is the work of the Holy Spirit in … Continue reading

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The Bee Stings Even the Dead

Fearlessly.

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Signs of the Times

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From von Kirschbaum’s Pen

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The Father Who Forced His Pregnant Daughter to Marry Her Rapist…

Words fail. An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry a 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her. The Idaho State Journal reports that the father pleaded guilty to injury … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

[We reject any] ‘claim to private revelation,’ which is peculiar to enthusiasts, whose distempered phantasies, like Jonah’s gourd, spring up in one night and perish in another, as their falsehood becomes manifest, to the confusion of their prophetic authors. – … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

The Bee Stings The Self Serving Prayer Life of the Pentebabbleist ‘Name it and Claim it’ Crowd

Ten-year-old Jacob Riley is putting his faith into action and believing God for a threefold increase in his weekly allowance, sources reported Tuesday. “I’m just laying claim to the material blessings that belong to me in Christ,” explained the fifth … Continue reading

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Atheism’s ‘Anti-Religion’ Self Delusion

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There Aren’t 5 out of 50,000…

Who either understand or apply to their own lives the demand of the Gospel that Christians deny themselves and take up their cross.  Hence the moral and ethical weakness and poverty of their ‘faith’.

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Some People Are Truly Stupid: Gorilla Lives Don’t Matter as Much as Human’s

And the stupidest of the stupid say things like this: ‘Shooting an endangered animal is worse than murder’ The killing of an endangered gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo to rescue a boy who fell into a dangerous enclosure unleashed an … Continue reading

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Hope, Cynicism, and Complicity: Worldly Resistance in Reinhold Niebuhr’s Criticism of Karl Barth

Read it for free here. This paper seeks to investigate the relationship between hope, cynicism, and despair in the stakes of a well-known dispute between Karl Barth and Reinhold Niebuhr. Niebuhr accuses Barth, and those who adopt Barth’s central doctrinal … Continue reading

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Jesus Can’t Go to Oxford

This is a very interesting read– which begins Jesus Christ would be banned from preaching on university campuses if he were alive today, after Britain became “too feeble” at standing up for free speech,  a leading Oxford professor has said. … Continue reading

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Justification

No more precise definition of justification has been offered than this one: So then, now that we have been justified by faith, we are at peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;  it is through him, by faith, that we … Continue reading

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