Is The Bible True Because It’s God’s Word?

No. The Bible is not true because it is God’s Word. Don’t. Panic. Keep. Reading. Absolutely, the Bible is God’s Word, but that is not what makes the Bible true. The Bible is true because it is true. Profound, I know. But please, hear me out. You see, something that is true accurately reflects reality. This is how we know there are some things God cannot do. If someone told you that God said He has made a circle in…

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Truth, tolerance, logic

Why Bother With Apologetics?

If you believe in Jesus, then apologetics is for you; it is not just for “intellectuals.” The clearest definition I’ve heard is that apologetics is the communication and defense of the Christian gospel. I have heard some speakers say that “God does not need His people to defend Him.” Of course that is true in a literal sense, as if God is in danger. But God certainly uses people to speak for Him. God certainly does not accept blasphemy. And…

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Please watch this video and pray.

Our Californian brothers and sisters need us to help carry this burden. Please do not neglect them in prayer.

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Pigs in a Blanket: Sanctification Part II

How would you like to have these things added to your spiritual resume?: · Literally followed Jesus everywhere he went for three years · Walked on water toward Jesus · Saw the risen Christ in the flesh · Was personally restored to fellowship by said risen Christ after betraying Him · Spoke in tongues toward the salvation of 3000 people in one day · Laid hands on the Samarian believers and they received the Spirit · Cast out demons ·…

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Shutdown Your Faith In Government

When we see moral and cultural decay occur in our country, sometimes our response is to put a lot of effort into getting the “right” candidates elected to office. If we could just gain a majority of people who think like we do, they could outlaw everything bad and sinful and America would be great again, right? But I want to make a statement that, when I realized it, hit me like the proverbial “Mack Truck” Baptist evangelists were always…

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The Best sermon on sexuality we’ve heard

David Platt, author of Radical and Follow Me delivers one of the best sermons on sexuality I’ve ever heard. I wish I had heard this sermon a decade ago.  If the player below won’t work, you can find it labeled “The Cross and Christian Sexuality Part 2” on this page: http://www.brookhills.org/media/series/the-cross-and-christian-community/v921

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Let’s Stop Trying to Clean People Up

Is it possible that you are “saved” and in the family of God, but you are sinning and you don’t even know it? If this paper is going to Baptists, I’m assuming your answer is yes. Even if your answer is “no,” I’d bet you still would admit to sinning sometimes when you do know it. And yet, here you are, still secure in the grace of God. So I have one more question for all of us: Why do…

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What if Pope Francis is right?

Pope Francis recently asked if God would forgive those who do not believe in him.  (Read about it here.) His response, according to the Guardian: “Given – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits, if He is approached with a sincere and repentant heart,” the pope wrote, “the question for those who do not believe in God is to abide by their own conscience. There is sin, also for those who have no faith,…

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Tired of being told to “Love God More?”

Love God more. What does that even mean?  If you are like me, maybe you can relate to this: You are sitting in church, and the pastor says that the most important thing is to love God the most.  You agree, so you decide right then and there that you are going to do just that.  You don’t know exactly what it looks like, but “in your heart” you are just going to will yourself to love God more and…

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Prayer is good, but…

Yea, my first blog post as part of Life in Progress Ministries!  Very exciting times.  Klinton, myself and our spouses are anticipating that God will accomplish great things and open many doors of opportunity for this ministry. I want to share something on my mind and heart today, a conviction really.  All of us can relate to going through times when we had no clue what to do.  We had no clue what our next move should be, no clue…

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