Ephesians for the Common Man: Intro Pt. 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Ephesians for the Comman Man

“THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS” Introduction AUTHOR: The apostle Paul (1:1; 3:1). Early sources in church history that attribute this letter to Paul include: Irenaeus (200 A.D.), Clement of Alexandria (200 A.D.), and Origen (250 A.D.). Polycarp (125 A.D.) attests Read More …

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 …

American Churches Have Lost their Sense of Shame!

Don Boys, Ph.D. http://donboys.cstnews.com/american-churches-have-lost-their-sense-of-shame The great Sixteenth Century Italian artist Raphael (known as the “Prince of Painters”) was painting Vatican frescoes when some Roman Catholic clerics stopped to watch his work in progress. One said, “The face of the Apostle Read More …

Build the Wall!

Reprinted by permission Don Boys, Ph.D. Amnesty is Divisive, Destructive, Dangerous, Deadly, and Dumb! Don Boys, Ph.D. http://donboys.cstnews.com/amnesty-is-divisive-destructive-dangerous-deadly-and-dumb This month’s headlines shouted, “Flood of illegal immigrants continues at Texas Border,” and “New Border Crisis: Pakistani Illegals Up 935%, Haitians 1,300%.” 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 …

MY BROTHER OR ME?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Questionable Things

Lesson 3 Romans 14:1-23 BACKGROUND In the local church at Rome, there was a small group, probably Gentiles, who had come to the conclusion that there was something religiously wrong with eating meat and drinking wine. Apparently they had moved Read More …

TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Questionable Things

Lesson 2 TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT? 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 BACKGROUND Corinth was a wicked city filled with idolatry because of pagan temple worship. Polytheism was so rampant that the streets and public squares of Corinth were lined with Read More …

BASIC PRINCIPLES

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Questionable Things

This past week, while doing some research, I ran across a lesson series called “Questionable Things” by Dr. Jack Arnold. The series takes an in-depth look at those actions, when taken by a Christian, may be questionable as to whether 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 …