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Music and Spiritual Anarchy

“When the standard of music in a church is lowered … then the standard of dress is also lowered. When the standard of dress is lowered … Then the standard of conduct is also lowered. When the standard of conduct is lowered … the sense of value in God’s truth is lowered. When the standard […]

Integrity: Now What?

A lady went to the butcher shop looking for a chicken for dinner. She asked the butcher to see his selection. He only had one chicken left but did not disclose this to the lady. He kept the chickens in the bin below the showcase and so he reached down and pulled out his last […]

Who Let the Trolls Out?

Or, A Reminder About Commenting I am very grateful to readers who have taken time out from their day to visit and peruse the content of this site. Hopefully, you have found much that is edifying or helpful. There is, of course, always room for improvement on my end. I have increasingly become aware of […]

Gossip–Remember Me

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. – Proverbs 21:23 My name is gossip. I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted, the more I am […]

Secret Sins

David Leach: “Christian, your secret sins are never secret. (Prov 15:3) You may go to desperate lengths to secure your darker impulses and antinomian activity from your church, your neighbor your family and your co-worker but you utterly lack the resources to hide them from the eyes of the Lord. Even if you are profoundly […]

Mark Driscoll Responds To Phil Johnson

After receiving a letter from Phil Johnson, Mark Driscoll responds…sort of. Is it helpful? Yes, it is, sort of. However, this video was originally posted prior to John MacArthur’s so very public rebuke, and, I might add, does not address the issues MacArthur brought up in the SoS posts. Driscoll states regarding the language issue: “For […]

Why Haven’t Piper And Mahaney Responded To John MacArthur’s Request To Address Mark Driscoll?

I’ve been spending a good deal of time trying to process all that I have heard, seen and read concerning Mark Driscoll. While I view the many videos and audio available by Mark, there is much that puzzles and disturbs me, and often, I even find myself saying ‘Amen!’ to the man’s statements. Then again, […]

John MacArthur: Ask Piper and Mahaney Why They Haven’t Addressed Mark Driscoll

NOTE: The latest post on this issue can be found here. In part 4 of the ‘Rape of Solomon’s Song’ Dr. John MacArthur addressed the need for Mark Driscoll, and his less-than-savory speech to be not only noted, but responded to by John Piper and C.J. Mahaney, as well as others. As Dr. MacArthur stated, “Enough is […]

Judging versus Discerning: Is There A Difference?

April 09

The Great Commission: “As You Are Going”

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. – Matthew 28:19, 20 I couldn’t help […]

Discernment Blogs & Tim Challies

You’ve perhaps been made aware by now concerning Tim Challies post Evil As Entertainment. Tim writes concerning discernment blogs who focus often times on the negative happenings taking place in evangelicalism around the world. Apparently, he sees them as merely a stage where evil has become entertainment. Wow. When it comes to naming names, exposing […]

Salvation From The Pleasures of Sin (Conclusion)

by A. W. Pink Part 1 and Part 2.   THE SPIRIT WARS AGAINST FLESH Now just as the presence of faith may be known amid all the workings of unbelief, so our salvation from the love of sin may be ascertained notwithstanding all the lustings of the flesh after that which is evil. But in […]

Should Christians Watch TV? – Tim Conway

The Church Walking With The World

THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD walked far apart On the changing shores of time, The World was singing a giddy song, And the Church a hymn sublime. "Come, give me your hand," said the merry World "And walk with me this way!" But the good Church hid her snowy hands And solemnly answered "Nay, I […]


From Life in the Spirit: An Exposition of Ephesians 5:18 – 6:9, published by Baker Books. “I venture to lay it down as a rule that a Christian man should not accept an invitation to a social occasion without his wife. There is irreparable damage done to many marriages because men meet alone in their […]

The Church: What Did Jesus Expect of His Disciples?

In contemplating the visible, professing church today, so much is obviously wrong to us all. Has the modern, visible church forgotten, or worse, never known or been told what Jesus expected from them as His disciples?  What did our Lord expect?  What does He expect from us? Jesus never expected His disciples to continue on […]

A Nation Ruined By Rights

The following is from the forward of a small booklet by Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg. It is a reprint of an article written by Dr. R.L. Dabney in 1888 entitled “Anti-Biblical Theories of Rights’. In Dr. Rumburg’s words: “Even though first written in July 1888, the principles Dabney discloses are an index to the state […]

On Paying Little Attention to the Heart

Archibald Alexander (1772-1851) “Men are satisfied commonly if they can so regulate their lives as to escape the censure of men, and the disgrace which follows wicked actions, but they pay little attention to their hearts which are as a cage of unclean birds. Most men are not in the habit of judging of their […]

The Tongue is A Fire

John Gill “And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.” –James 3:6 It is like to fire, very useful in its place, to warm and comfort; so is […]

Sola Scriptura: On Strife

  “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.” – Proverbs 10:12 “A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.” – Proverbs 16:28

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