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July 15

Vain Thoughts

Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, that you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts lodge within you? – Jeremiah 4:14 – NASB O Jerusalem, cleanse your heart from evil so that you may be saved. Until when will your vain thoughts lodge within you? – LITV Christianity purifies a person from […]

Top Ten Posts of the Month on 5ptsalt

Here’s a quick look at the most read/viewed top ten posts for January, 2013. 7 Things I’ve Learned from the Amish (December, 2012) Sandy Hook: Tragedy or More Government Lies? (January, 2013) Tim Keller: “It is very misleading…to say, ‘Homosexuality is a sin.’ ” (May, 2011) John MacArthur’s Dispensationalism (June, 2012) Gun-free Zones: The Most […]

2012: My Year in Review (Part 1)

Nothing but hundreds of days, filled non-stop with the grace of Almighty God!!!

Bob Costas’ Gun Control Remarks in Perspective

What Happened to the Old-Fashion Religion?

This past Sunday millions of people who profess to be followers of Christ met at their respective places of worship. In light of the early body of believers, their worship, their practice of holy living, their evangelistic spirit and the results afforded them by a sovereign God, the question of a necessity would arise, “Where […]

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 […]

Brief Thoughts of Halloween & Reformation Day

Today is Halloween. Our sign for the door tonight is ready: "Please, don’t bother knocking, we have no candy. Go to Church Sunday." … I don’t hate Halloween, I just hate giving candy to kids. Let ’em mow my yard first, hoe the garden, paint a room, then I’ll reward them. … Welfare state thinking […]

2012 Presidential Election: Politics & Social Media

Here’s an amazing info graphic of how politics and the massive use of social media are affecting one another. Anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account has probably noticed an increase in the number of political postings over the past few years. This is due, in part, to the explosive rise in social media outlets […]

To Whom It May Concern–If You’re Black

At least once, someone has to say it. If you were not actually born in Africa, then you are not “African-American.” You are not special. No one owes you a thing. If you’re parents were born in Chicago or anywhere else in America, you are not a descendant of slavery. You just want to cash in on […]

Oh, But You Are Whistlin’ Dixie!

According to a Rasmussen poll on the Federal government, over 51% of American’s believe that the government is more of a threat to individual rights than a protector of them, with 15% undecided. In an even more recent poll, over 24% believe individual states have the right to secede from the United States . In […]

The Sad Side of ‘The Best of Twitter’

No, you’re probably not going to want to hear this, but…. There is a list out, and it’s growing. It’s a list of the ‘The Best of the Christian Twittersphere’ and you can vote on your favorite, most edifying twitterer. Edifying, that is, in your opinion. This is a simple blog post by Nathan W. […]

What You Didn’t Know About ObamaCare

A Brief Bio

For those who continue to ask for a ‘brief biography’, here it is. Of course, I left out all the fun, truly enlightening stuff…. You can find my brief biography on this new page of 5ptsalt.

YouTube Turns 7

Seven years ago today YouTube began allowing users to upload videos for the world to see. It’s phenomenal growth has been amazing. When you think of how many have launched ministries and Christians have taken advantage of the opportunity for sharing their faith, Christian debate, providing forums for discussing important biblical issues and current events, […]

The First “Gay” President

It is difficult for me to believe that a major magazine could picture the U.S. president as the first “gay” (if you are older than 30 read: sodomite, queer, homo) president and astoundingly mean to communicate something supposedly positive and not supremely derogatory. When I was born, Eisenhower was president, and only a year before […]

If you don’t mind

I don’t mean to disrupt your reading, but, if you don’t mind, could you please remind me why I’m doing this blogging thing? Are you getting anything out of my effort, for what it’s worth? By the way, no, I’m not considering ‘throwing in the towel’, we’ve been there already. But it is nice and […]

Worship: A Life of Gratitude

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28, 29 (NASB) Two inseparable facts in regards to worshipping God are that we not only worship Him formally […]

The True Racists in the Trayvon Martin Story

How Not to Pray

I believe strongly in the need for prayer; most people do not pray enough. The problem is that too many prayers ask for miracles from God when what is needed is faith, courage, and work on their part. In the Bible itself, the miracles are few, except mainly in three eras: the time of Moses; […]

Empty Hands

In that wonderful hymn, Rock of Ages, we joyfully sing: Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to the cross I cling. When it comes to salvation, ‘tis true, we bring nothing to the table of redemption, and yes, salvation is wholly of the Lord, an act of undeserved mercy and grace towards sinners. Our […]

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