Endangered Species: IFB Churches

I received an email this morning that got me thinking; Have Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) churches become an endangered species? If you ask IFB pastors or congregants  why their church is not growing, you will get an assortment of answers but most Read More …

Nine Key Characteristics of Faith

1)  The characteristic of biblical faith by definition is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. If faith, therefore, is a substance, that means that it is tangible matter; a real thing. It is the Read More …

Immigration Opinions of Teddy Roosevelt

Here is a short video that I wish Trump and Clinton would watch and more importantly, agree with. While the video below regarding immigration is almost correct, the audio is not a direct quote. Nor was it written in 1907 Read More …

Why Religion is Important to Society

A short video explaining why religion (ALL faiths)is important and how it contributes to society. You can read the full study (long) explaining these numbers at http://www.religjournal.com/pdf/ijrr12003.pdf

Baptist in Name Only

Over the years, I have heard many arguments for keeping the name “Baptist” in church names. Some have gone so far as to say that anyone who wanted to remove the word “Baptist” from their church name was probably not even saved. Some claim it makes no difference and others claim that it is an identity necessity. Read More …

Must We Pray Before Meals?

Last weekend, my sons and I went to a car show. When we left, one son took the metro home to Virginia and I rode home to Maryland with the other. On the way, we stopped for burgers and fries Read More …

Maryland School Board Scrubs Religious Holidays From Calendar

Local newspapers, radio and TV stations are watching closely, and reporting on the Montgomery County Maryland school board’s recent decision to remove all religious branding from its school calendar. No longer will the calendar show Christmas, Easter, Yom Kipper, etc. Read More …

An analysis of the teachings about Christ in Colossians

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Colossians

  I. The Nature of Christ. 1. God is the father of Christ; Col. 1:3. 2. Christ is God’s beloved Son. 1:13. 3. Christ is the image of the invisible God; Col. 1:15. 4. Christ is the firstborn of all Read More …

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Yesterday, I happened on the FFRF website and clicked on the ‘about’ tab. I was amazed to read the following: The history of Western civilization shows us that most social and moral progress has been brought about by persons free Read More …

Refuting the Church of Christ

Today, while doing some study, I ran across this portion of a book titled “Why I Left the Church of …” The title aroused my curiosity and I soon found that the book was a compilation of articles written by Read More …

Why I Disagree with Joel Osteen

A discussion on Face Book concerning Joel Osteen gave me pause to think and to do some research. What I found is that Osteen, because of his preaching style cannot say as Paul did in Acts 20:26, 27; “Wherefore I Read More …

Who Jesus Really Was – An Answser to John Fugelsang

Over the past months, I’ve seen this “quote” posted on FB and other sites. The quote is by an actor (John Fugelsang) whose parents were disenchanted Catholics who went against their religious beliefs to get married. (His mother was a Read More …

Churches Changing Bylaws After Gay Marriage Ruling

Associated Press ^ | 8/24/13 | Travis Loller NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and Read More …

Mormonism and Salvation

Mormonism’s 13 Articles of Faith: I found the following on a Mormon website (http://mormon.org/beliefs/articles-of-faith) and thought it might be interesting to compare the first four Articles (doctrinal) with what the Bible says. Here is what I found: 1. We believe Read More …

Hasan Found Guilty – Should He Get the Death Penalty?

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan has been found guilty of the terrorist attach at Fort Hood that killed 13 people. Next, comes the sentencing phase. This begs the question: “Should we punish killing with more killing?” Hasan will most probably be Read More …