Author Archives: James

The Law of Moses in Acts 15 and Jeremiah 31

The law of Moses in Acts 15 As A.D.’s dawn peeked over the horizon at the Church, and Gentiles began entering, there arose a dispute over whether or not Gentile believers should be circumcised and keep the law of Moses.  … Continue reading

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The Constitution and American Christians

In defense of the Constitution This blog post is about the Constitution of the United States of America and how Christians in America look at it.  I’ll just say this “from the get-go”: I am a Christian who will defend … Continue reading

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The “Imminent” Return of Jesus from a NT Vantage

It is common to find statements like “We believe in the imminent return of Jesus” in confessions of faith.  But what if we step back into the pages of the Gospels and epistles and find it is not there? Does … Continue reading

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Communion with Jesus: A Lost Practice in the Church?

Communion with Jesus: a lost practice? Is communion with Jesus a lost practice in the church? Has it ceased to be a normal experience for those who say they believe in Jesus? On a typical Sunday morning, congregational prayers are … Continue reading

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Come to Me

Jesus said, “Come to Me.” “Come to Me” Have words been more beautifully spoken? Have words ever been more beautifully spoken?  Has there ever been an invitation like this? Not on this side of a door, in every life, that … Continue reading

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Theosophy and Oz

Theosophy and Oz are the subjects of this post. So.  Why not begin by introducing them?  (I think I will.) Everyone quiet, please!  May I direct your attention to the front of the auditorium? Ladies and gentlemen, I present to … Continue reading

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Woke Zombie World

Beginning a woke dialogue This post is a short critique of woke ideology.  At least, it began “short.”  But it has grown like the beans in Kathy’s garden. So.  Having said that. . . “Let the games begin!” Woke advocates … Continue reading

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My Jesus, I Love You

My Jesus, I love you — beginnings and roads My Jesus, I love you. You are the one who showed me I was lost.  No one was more surprised than me! I didn’t know I was lost.  It’s hard for … Continue reading

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Stupid: The New Face of Intelligence

Stupid is the new face of intelligence in our world No need in beating around the bush: our world is stupid.  America is also stupid.  I’m not saying everyone in America is stupid.  Nor is everyone in the world stupid.  … Continue reading

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Glad When They Saw Jesus

“Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord” (John 20:20). A look at “glad” Glad. It’s not a word we hear that often today. But why would we be surprised? We’re not. We have the worst president in … Continue reading

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A Hyper-Calvinist Dilemma

A friend of mine believes a pastor we know is a hyper-Calvinist.  Recently this friend sent me an email telling me this is why he no longer attends the church where the pastor preaches. To protect the identity of my … Continue reading

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Hostages in Haiti – Divine Deliverance

Many of us have been praying the last three months of 2021 for seventeen hostages in Haiti.  We will open this post by looking at how their ordeal began. Hostages in Haiti – kidnapped! Christian Aid Ministries, a Christian relief … Continue reading

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Jesus and Vaccines: Franklin Graham’s Statement

Jesus and vaccines.  That is the subject of this blog post.  I know.  It’s not something you would expect.  It’s unique, for sure.  (As soon as I say that, everyone will be writing about it!)  But, hopefully, it will be … Continue reading

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The American Flag

Burning the American flag Most of us have seen “Americans” burning the American flag.  It is legal in America and, you could say, we are free in America to express ourselves in this way.  But who can understand it?  It’s … Continue reading

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Minds. Who Needs Them?

Minds.  Who needs them? Minds.  Who needs them? We’re much better off if our minds are a page that “has been intentionally left blank.”  Imagine how much more we can contribute to society if we don’t have minds!  If we … Continue reading

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2020 Presidential Election: Battle Lines

After election day had passed, a small group from our church discussed the nature of the 2020 presidential election.  It was suggested, since our primary concern may be our personal comfort and economic well-being, the 2020 presidential election rises only … Continue reading

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Paths of Righteousness

“He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake” (Ps. 23:3). What are paths of righteousness? A path of righteousness is a morally right and just path. So, sin and lies avoid it. It is a pathway of … Continue reading

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I Am Living Forevermore

“I am living forevermore.” These are words from Jesus.  He said them nearly two thousand years ago.  Yet the reality they express never changes.  This is evident in their very nature: “I am living forevermore.” These words remain firm in … Continue reading

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While Christians Sleep

“While Christians Sleep”: an interesting title. Do they? Yes, they do.  But not only at night when they’re in bed. Of course, not all Christians are sleeping.  But many who do, appear to be awake and quite active.  They sleep … Continue reading

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Disregard for the Word of God

This post discusses an alarming disregard for the Word of God among Christians. Disregard for the Word of God: why and how Why do some Christians have a disregard for the Word of God?  No need to act surprised.  Some … Continue reading

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