Unholy Charade - Jeff Crippen

Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

“I Have Always been a Christian”

Dan 9:18 O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy. I you were to be…

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Some Thoughts on the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector

Luk 18:9-14 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: (10) “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. (11) The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God,…

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Why Does the Lord Allow His People to Suffer?

2Co 1:3-7 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, (4) who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we…

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Aloneness – the Common Experience of Christ’s People

2Ti 4:16-18 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! (17) But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear…

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The Emotional Vacuum of the Wicked

Mat 23:27-28 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. (28) So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Dead bones.…

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Cold-Blooded Anger

Rom 3:13 “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” You have heard the phrase many times - cold-blooded murder. He killed him in cold blood. It's an interesting figure of speech. It means the opposite of hot-blooded,…

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Easy-Believism Introduces Evil into the Church

Jas 2:19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! I noticed this past week, since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, how quickly and easily certain Christian leaders are to pronounce someone a "fine Christian." Franklin Graham did so in regard to the…

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Getting the Log Out First

Mat 7:3-4 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (4) Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in…

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What Goes on in the Mind of the Wicked?

Pro 23:7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you. Thoughts are rather easy to conceal. To some extent, that is a good thing. You would not want to know everything that goes on in…

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More Thoughts on Alexander

I have written before on the following scripture and would like to share some more thoughts which I believe will be helpful: 2Ti 4:14-15 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. (15) Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our…

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