The God of the storm

I sit here typing as a storm plays itself out right outside my window. A dark, stormy, gloomy day weaves itself towards evening. What will it bring? A dark quietness settling in on the rain swept city? One storm harkening another to come? Or soft thunder rolling gently over the ever darkening streets? Whichever might …

Is she a false teacher?

Too many people within the church seem to believe that it’s worse to call out a false teacher than it is to be one. “Be nice” and “don’t cause division” are catch phrases in our day and are often tossed at those who dare to point out deceptive teachers. There’s nothing nice, however, about a teacher who is spreading damnable heresies and leading people astray.

False teachers: Wolves among the sheep

Identifying false teachers Can you identify false teachers? Do you understand what makes them false? Or why such people are dangerous? I didn’t once. But we can know. We just have to want to. In God’s Word, He has given us everything we need to be able to identity the ravenous wolves in our midst. …

Modern Youth Ministry: Blind leaders of the blind

What’s going on in youth ministry? Matthew 15: 14, “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” What’s going on in Youth Ministry? What we were told was a means of training our children in godliness has turned out to …

Doctrinal Decay and the Reformed Downgrade

Doctrinal decay Doctrinal decay always leads to destruction. When we lose sight of infallible Word, when we allow it to be mixed with culture, or colored by our own desires, a downgrade is certain to follow. 2 Timothy 3: 18-17, 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, …

Discernment and the godly woman

Discernment Philippians 1: 9-11, And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to …