In a piece over at Famine In The Land, Rick Becker reminds us that sound doctrine and discernment are no guarantee that we will be useful in the Lord’s service. Despite their positive aspects and uncompromising stance towards those who had perverted the gospel, in Revelation 2:4-5 the church at Ephesus gets a harsh rebuke […]
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You Can’t Love Jesus with a Heart Full of Hate: 7 Reasons to Love and Forgive Your Enemies
Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley offers 7 reasons God gives us in His Word to love and forgive our enemies. Here’s one example: You Can’t Love Jesus With A Heart Full Of Unforgiveness. The reason she gives is that “Your enemy – that person you hate and refuse to forgive because he hurt you […]
Discernment: What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Spiritual discernment (wisdom) comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Those who have spiritual discernment have a heart for God, a biblical worldview that comes from reading God’s Word, and a love for Truth. Those who are spiritually discerning have no trouble recognizing false doctrine and those who teach it. Those who are spiritually discerning know exactly what […]
Pastors, don’t be a jerk. Be a shepherd.
Boyce College professor Denny Burk has a word of advice for pastors: A wise and courageous pastor will always remember the wisdom of Solomon when exhorting his people: “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Prov.12:18). A good pastor is not going […]
5 Ways Christians Should Judge
Author, speaker and national talk show host Julie Roys asks a twofold question: Are Christians supposed to judge or not judge? And just what is the Christian standard? Here are Julie Roys’ 5 biblically-based principles concerning judging…. It happened when I posted something to social media lamenting author Jen Hatmaker’s disastrous decision to affirm gay […]
To warn is to love
By Bill Muehlenberg The Bible is full of warnings. They are there because God loves us, and wants us to turn from that which will harm us or lead us into great danger. Whether it is a warning about falling away, or a warning about judgment to come if sinners will not repent and turn […]