Unholy Charade - Jeff Crippen

Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

The Smirk – A tool of the evil one

This morning I published a post over at my other blog, lightfordarktimes.com, about a very interesting subject - "The Smirk." I am posting this announcement here because I wanted to be sure all of you know about it and go on over there to read it. Here is the link

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You Have Met this Person – Diotrephes

3 John 1:8-10 Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth. (9) I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. (10) So if I come, I will bring up…

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More Followup on the Earlier Post about “The Sin of Forgiveness”

Recently I posted excerpts from an article on the subject of forgiveness where there is no repentance, written by Professor Barry Gritters and published in 3 sections in The Standard Bearer. Gritters is on faculty at Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary. A friend who subscribes to that publication showed me Gritters'…

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Some Additional Information about my previous post on The Sin of Forgiveness

I have made some additions to this week's post referring to Professor Gritter's articles on it being a sin to forgive someone who is unrepentant. You can go here to read my revised post. It is important to be aware of these new facts and we thank LB for commenting…

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The Sin of Forgiveness

NOTE: Subsequent to writing this post, a commenter (LB, see her comment below) tipped us off to the fact that Professor Gritter's denomination, the Protestant Reformed Churches in America, has a doctrine of divorce, marriage, and remarriage, that does not accord with Professor Gritter's article summarized here in this post.…

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The inexcusable “sin”

3Jn 1:9-10 I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. (10) So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the…

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They Use Your Kindness Against You

1Co 2:1-2 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. (2) For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.2Co 10:10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong,…

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Why do People Gravitate to the Wicked?

2Ti 4:16-17 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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There is Just Something Missing…

1Co 13:2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. Have you ever sensed that some ingredient was missing in food you were eating, but you just…

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More Thoughts on Abusers as Trespassers

Rom 14:4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. I have had the unfortunate experience more than once of being around…

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