How do we expose error without dividing the Body? How do we hold to our convictions while honoring those who differ with us? In the aftermath of the Strange Fire conference, these are questions we cannot ignore.
Paul issued this strong warning to the Galatians: "For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another" (Gal 5:14-15).
Here are five important principles to follow if we want to avoid unnecessary casualties. more >>
Now that we've had just a few weeks of the mess that is Obamacare, it brings home how grossly unfair it is for the political class to impose it on the rest of us and not have to abide by it (for as long as it lasts). It may yet collapse on its own weight.
I feel sorry for the younger generation and especially for those just out of college. They have less of a chance to get a good job with benefits. Many companies continue to downsize because of Obamacare.
So these young people get less work. But they'll have to pay more for healthcare, which they may never see. Assuming they can register for it, which we now know is a huge assumption. more >>
A video has emerged of Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll offering copies of his new book, A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future?, as "a gift" to John MacArthur's Grace Community Church, after the Seattle megachurch pastor stated online last week during the latter's controversial Strange Fire conference that "security confiscated" the books.
Driscoll's Oct. 18 tweet stating that his books were confiscated by security at the Strange Fire conference, which he also mentioned on Instragram as shown in the image below, has caused a debate among others who attended the conference or observed its happenings via the Internet.
Darren Wiebe, a Moody Bible Institute graduate and current student at MacArthur's The Master's Seminary, spoke briefly with Driscoll outside of Grace Community Church. Wiebe alleged in an open letter that the "cordial and gracious" megachurch pastor "lied" about his exchange with the security team regarding copies of A Call to Resurgence, while pointing to Driscoll's social network statement regarding his "confiscated" books. more >>
Last week, two brutal stories brought to light the fine and tenuous line our culture maintains between legalized abortion and criminalized murder.
First, a teenage mother of a toddler was stopped in New York City, suspected of shoplifting. But when security officers looked in her bag, they found more than stolen merchandise. They discovered the corpse of a premature baby boy, born the day before, triggering a homicide investigation.
The next day, an emigrant from Samoa – who came to this county to become a Catholic nun – was charged in the District of Columbia with homicide. According to police, she told investigators she gave birth to a son and smothered him, afraid to let her superiors know about her sexual activity. more >>
Who is more deserving of punishment by the United States? Millions of Egyptians, for ousting the Muslim Brotherhood? Or the Muslim Brotherhood, for habitually terrorizing and murdering Christians, among many other crimes?
According to the unmistakably clear actions of the Obama administration, it is the millions of anti-Brotherhood Egyptians who deserve punishment.
Last Sunday, the Church of the Virgin [Mary] in Waraq near Cairo was attacked during a wedding ceremony, leaving four dead and many wounded. According to Dr. Hisham Abdul Hamid of forensics, two of those who were murdered were Christian children-two girls; two Marys: 12-year-old Mary Nabil Fahmy, who took five shots in the chest, and 8-year-old Mary Ashraf Masih (Christ), who took a bullet in the back which burst from the front. more >>
When prominent theologian John MacArthur set off a heated debate in the Christian community about his unfavorable view of the Charismatic movement during his Strange Fire Conference last week at his church, some might have wondered what exactly is the Charismatic movement?
MacArthur went so far as to accuse the movement of offering God "unacceptable worship" that "blasphemes the Holy Spirit."
Below readers can get a primer on Pentecostals and Charismatics, who are estimated to number up to nearly a billion people who can be classified as being a part of or having been influenced by this movement within the Christian community. more >>