The Laodicean Church of Revelation is much like the modern-day church in its compromises with worldliness. Listen to this great sermon on Revelation 3:14-22!
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Trying to understand the book of Revelation can be hard. This article explains the significance of the ten horns of the beast from the sea (Revelation 13 & 17).
Isaiah 50 is about waiting for the pure light of God’s Word. We should never attempt to kindle our own fire nor settle for the tiki-torches of man-made light.
Trying to understand the book of Revelation? This article explains the significance of John’s vision of the beast coming up out of the sea (Revelation 13).
The book of Revelation is hard to understand for several reasons: its symbolic nature, chronology, connection to O.T., collage, and timing.
The book of Daniel is not in chronological order. Here is a timeline of known dates and events to assist you in studying the book.
Parallel themes in Daniel show the main message: God is sovereign over all & works all things together for the good of His people & establishment of His Kingdom.
With the tremendous turmoil currently taking place in the world, we should consider an Old Testament prophecy some Bible scholars think is yet to be fulfilled. Ezekiel 38 & 39 speaks of a war against Israel in the last days.
Spiritual formation can be confused with sanctification. So, what exactly is it? What is the underlying theology of spiritual formation? We navigate these questions in this article.
The Church-Growth Movement (Seeker-Sensitive) is about having large numbers of people in the church by any means necessary rather than with the pure gospel.
The Word of Faith Movement, also known as the prosperity gospel, is an attempt to utilize God for personal benefit based upon supposed truths from the Bible.
Biblical ideas like sanctification, discipleship, & prayer have taken on new meanings in many institutions titled Spiritual Formations (Spiritual Disciplines).
The Emergent Church Movement is all about a new church, relevant and sensitive to the culture, appearing on the scene for a world that is “searching.”
The New Apostolic Reformation emphasizes “new apostles/prophets,” spiritual warfare, & inaccurately views that Christians are to establish dominion over society.
The Signs & Wonders Movement (Third Wave) is all about “power evangelism” and miracles, healings, prophecies, and speaking in tongues rather than the gospel.
The Bible describes many end time events that occur before the Second Coming of Christ. In this article, we discuss two: 1) the Final Apostasy of the church, and 2) a worldwide rebellion of fallen mankind.
Christians are commanded to test the spirits in 1 John 4:1. In this article, we explain why and how are we to do this?
Christian community should be quite different from the world. It should be based in a relationship with God, truth, and obedience. The Bible calls it fellowship.
It is not unusual to have loyalties. Scripture speaks of a loyalty that should far exceed any other. The standard of loyalty was set by Jesus Himself.
Christians are saved from the wrath of God and the penalty of sin. Still, we must give account on the day of judgment. We can have full confidence toward that day!
Many people think 1 Kings 19:12 teaches that God whispers gentle things to Christians through a “still small voice.” But, a closer look at the phrase is quite revealing!
Christian discernment is not about being critical or judgmental. It is about loving God enough to base our actions upon His standards and not our own. God’s holy name is at stake.
Does “be still” mean we are to enter into silence? Be still, as God intended, means something quite different, and this post will help show you.
How do Christians hear from God? Does God speak directly? We answer these questions by reviewing a video transcript of a popular “hearing God’s voice” teacher.
Does God speak to Christians personally? Is there individual revelation for us beyond what is in the Scriptures? “Hearing God” is a matter of where and how we hear Him.
Are there prophecies in Daniel yet to be fulfilled? Yes, and we can see this as we study those associated with the fourth kingdom: Rome.
Have you noticed the stumbling block of the gospel has taken a back seat to other things in many churches? The visible church’s overarching goal has become “to connect.”
Ever consider what Scripture says about the Antichrist? Outlined here, certain end-time events clue Christians into the kind of person it will be.
The Purpose Driven Life® by Rick Warren presents “a different Jesus.” The name is impregnated with a meaning other than that of the real Jesus.
Scripture is the only sure foundation for Christians. What happens when there is a subtle shift off of God’s Word? We cover several examples here.
The Circle-Maker by Mark Batterson presents a legend as a sacred symbol for Christians to emulate. But is it biblical? This book review explains.
The book of Revelation uses the term Babylon 6 times in 4 different contexts. Each use is pertinent in understanding the course of end-time events.
The Great Harlot Woman of Revelation 17 symbolizes false faith. See what Scripture says about the whore of Babylon’s importance in the course of end-time events.
Did you know the 40 Days of Purpose by Rick Warren presents a false gospel? This review of the introductory video shows you that reality.
Have you considered the message of The Jesus Storybook Bible? This review explains that it is actually an unbiblical view of God the Father and the nature of the fall.
Catholic Contemplative prayer techniques and spirituality is often hidden by the code word “Spiritual Formation.” It’s incursion into Evangelicalism is deep and broad.
Postmodernism declared everyone’s truth was equally valid and everyone had a right to their own truth claims. But likewise, the culture can more easily infiltrate the Postmodern Church. Who will win the infiltration contest?
Ecumenical coalitions and ad hoc alliances are forming. They are being forged by a small cadre of seeker-driven megachurch celebrity pastors/authors.
Many local pastors have been swept along by the rapid cultural changes entering the church. Believers happily give their shepherds the role of discernment.
Panentheism is enjoying a phenomenal resurgence even though it never employs the term. It is well hidden by such terms as ‘Spiritual Formation’ and ‘Spiritual Disciplines.’
Scazzero’s mission is to introduce Catholic contemplative prayer and practice to evangelicals, avoiding the term Catholic but using “Contemplative Prayer”.
Is Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge a good Christian book? In this article, we review the many false statements presented by the authors.
In recent decades a radically different script of salvation, a different worldview, has entered the church. It is called the Dominion Mandate.
There is a false teaching right in front of us – a fast moving departure from the gospel.
Many major voices identified and accepted as fellow evangelicals now chime in to challenge and target the Penal Substitutionary Atonement