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Parents, Your Kids Don’t Belong to You

Who do you think she voted for on the last presidential election?

January 09

Re-Thinking ‘Children’s Church’

In my own Baptist denomination, there is what is commonly referred to as ‘Children’s Church’. This is not a practice only in Baptist circles, of course, but one which crosses denominations, isn’t it? Is ‘Children’s Church’ biblical? Does it fall under that enormously broad category of ‘neither approved nor condemned in Scripture’? Here is my […]

Yes, We Can Prevent School Shootings

It’s been argued that nothing, especially gun-control laws, could have prevented the Sandy Hook shootings in Connecticut and similar tragedies in other schools. I submit that such thinking may not be entirely accurate. God’s ordained board of education is the family. It is contrary to God’s Word to place the responsibility of children in the […]

The Dumbing Down of Worship in America & Our Biblical Witness

A big part of the problem is that we have gotten the unconverted in the church while still unconverted, and as such, they have no love for God, His Christ, His people nor for true worship. Over the last 50 years or so, there has been a dumbing down of Biblical worship and the witness […]

When Being Pro-Life Becomes Idolatry

God is the Creator of all life. It exist under Him and His law. To make abortion a legal right is to make murder permissible within society. On the other hand, to worship life is to put the life of man in place of God, and that is idolatry as well, in violation of the […]

Flame Retardant in My Coke?

We all know that there is an enormous amount of sugar in sodas, but did you know that there is brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in over 10% of all soda’s sold in America? Do you know what this chemical is? It’s a flame retardant for plastics. ‘Brominated’ means it’s been treated or bonded with bromine […]

The Heart & Soul of A Totalitarian Government

Exodus chapter 8-10 describe the very heart and soul of any totalitarian state or government. It’s too bad that we, as Christians in America, have not paid better attention over the last, oh, 20 generations. You know the narrative. God instructs Moses to tell Pharaoh to let His people go, and Pharaoh’s heart is hardened. […]

5 Ways Evangelicalism Has Failed Our Children

1. Evangelicals have identified themselves with the conservative political movement. Being pro-life and anti-gay marriage doesn’t mean those who hold those positions can communicate the Gospel in any coherent manner, and if we can’t communicate the Gospel clearly, lucidly, then our conservatism means very little, if anything, doesn’t it? 2. “Christian” music, books and media […]

10 Ways Parents Can Strengthen the Family

1. Practice consistent family worship in the home, including prayer, bible study and discussion. 2. Refuse to treat disobedience/behavioral issues of children as a disease. Reject the lie and worldly myth of ADD/ADHD. It’s called sin. 3. Physically discipline your children. A leather belt is a wonderful, godly tool. 4. Increase family activities. 5. Eat […]

A Cure for ADD/ADHD

It was reported this morning by the New York Times that 66% of the 5.4 million children in the U.S. diagnosed with A.D.H.D. (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) may be having trouble getting their medicinal prescriptions filled. Drugs such as Adderall or Ritalin are, for the time being, in short supply according to the report. Good. […]

Restoring Grace

“I will heal their backsliding.”—Hosea 14:4. Wandering again! And has He not left me to perish? Stumbling and straying on the dark mountains, away from the Shepherd’s eye and the Shepherd’s fold, shall He not leave the erring wanderer to the fruit of his own ways, and his truant heart to go hopelessly onward in […]

Backpack Mission Ministries

Backpack Mission Ministries is a non-profit ministry that regularly provides backpacks full of food to children in the Appalachian Mountains. To learn more about the ministry, visit backpackmission.com

Kevin Williams: Christ’s Love for the Believer

The Full Light Of The Gospel

Now that the full light of the Gospel has come, we must see that the real circumcision is of the heart (Romans 2:29), the real Jerusalem is “above” (Galatians 4:26), the real Mount Zion and the real Jerusalem are heavenly (Hebrews 12:22), the real tabernacle is in heaven (Hebrews 8:1-5), the real country promised to […]

The Big Feller Needed a Lesson

You may or may not be old enough to remember Gomer Pyle, USMC, but I sure do. There was a lesson in every show, a good one. Of course, this was back when television still had moral standards, family was important, and the head of the house was the man who owned the home. School […]

Last Week Highlights (8/22)

The top posts for last week: 1) A Response to Shai Linne – After being contacted by hip-hop notable Shai Linne regarding his recorded reference to God as ‘the hottest poppa’, 5ptsalt responds. The issue of the character of God is a beneficial discussion between believers. 2) How Not to Study the Bible (video) – […]

Tom Sawyer On Ritalin

Joe Carter poses the question, “Would Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn be on Ritalin today?” There is no doubt that if Tom and Huck were around today, Aunt Polly would be giving them daily spoonfuls of Ritalin. During the 1990′s the use and production of Ritalin increased 700 percent. Today, it is one of the […]

The Israel of God

According to Romans 9:6 "… not all who are descended from Israel are Israel." The question arises: Who does Paul mean by the first "Israel" and who does Paul mean by the second "Israel"? It is evident from the passage that "all who are descended from Israel" are all of Jacob’s physical descendants or as […]

Al Mohler: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child – Is Spanking Taboo?

The Great Test Of Personal Piety

“The great test of personal piety is personal holiness. It is better to have the evidence of a meek, forgiving temper, of a serious, devout spirit, of a tender, grateful heart, of a chaste, pious conversion, of a consistent, holy life, in favour of our acceptance with God, than it would be to have an […]

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