Unholy Charade - Jeff Crippen

Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

Bunyan Agrees – These Kind do not Repent

I have been reading through John Bunyan's great sermon/article entitled "The Barren Fig Tree." As you probably know, I maintain that the domestic abuser/sociopath who puts on wool to disguise himself/herself as a Christian, never repents. Never. I have had, on occasion, victims of such people get quite angry with…

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Hypocrites Brazenly Enter Christ’s Church – fearlessly

The following is taken from a sermon-article written by John Bunyan way back in the 1600's. Nothing has changed. Hypocrites, counterfeits - people like abusers and other evil ones - evidence a remarkable and shocking boldness in making a profession of Christ and creeping into His church with no fear…

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Wolves in Wool

This is a true truth quote from John Bunyan that I just wanted to share with you: You have some professors [ie, people who profess to be Christians] that are only saints before men when they are abroad [in public] but are devils and vipers at home; saints by profession,…

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Faith is the Key

1Jn 5:4-5 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (5) Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? We are reminded here once more…

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Faith is the Victory

Mat 8:24-27 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. (25) And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” (26) And he said to them, “Why are you afraid,…

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You are a Pilgrim on a Journey

Heb 11:13-14 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. (14) For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. It…

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The Remedy Against the Enemy

This article is taken from the preface to Martin Luther's commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. Did you know that this commentary was instrumental in the salvation of John Bunyan, Charles Wesley, John Wesley, and others? It was. In his preface, Luther writes about what he calls passive and…

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Lessons in Faith from Job

Job 1:13-22 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, (14) and there came a messenger to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, (15) and the Sabeans fell upon them and…

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Are You Ready?

Exo 12:11 In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD's Passover. This world is not a friendly place for Christ's people. It is enemy territory…

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There is Only One Who can Deliver You

Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. This scripture is profound and it is my intention in this article to help you see why it is…

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