The Unpardonable Sin?

Is there really an unforgivable sin? Yes, but if you are worried that you have committed it then you haven't. Three of the four Gospels record these terrifying words from the lips of Jesus: Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be … Continue reading The Unpardonable Sin?

The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 2

In Part One of this study, we looked at what is commonly referred to as the "Prosperity Gospel" (although I personally dislike that term) and examined the pros and cons in light of the Scriptures. This article will continue that theme but focus on some of the practices more controversial practices involved. Greedy preachers getting … Continue reading The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 2

The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 1

Jesus taught more about money than He did on any other topic. In a world of extremes, how can we find a Biblically balanced approach? The first thing, of course, is to search the Scriptures. This must include both Scriptures that show prosperity in a positive light, as well as the passages that give the … Continue reading The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 1

Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

Updated version of an article originally published in The Daily Beacon on Friday, January 16, 2009 A problem with our modern political discourse is the tendency to rely on bumper-sticker logic as a substitute for substantive reason. Nowhere is this more evident than in the eternal war over the ethics of abortion. The clichĂ©s are … Continue reading Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

The “Conversion Therapy” Controversy Part 2

In Part 1 of our discussion, we looked at the constant calls by politicians to ban so-called "Conversion Therapy" for individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). We also examined the fallacious nature of the accusations and how the current political climate has made it extremely difficult to have a rational discussion of these issues. Those … Continue reading The “Conversion Therapy” Controversy Part 2

Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

  Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page I want to know one thing, the way to Heaven. God Himself has condescended to teach the Way. He has written it down in a Book. O give me that Book!"-John Wesley   God's Word changes lives! I, as well as multitudes of others, know this … Continue reading Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

The Word of Faith: A Biblical Overview

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page It is known by many names: Word of Faith, positive confession, speaking the Word and the derisive term "Name it and claim it." Although the idea is controversial in some circles, the Bible draws an undeniable connection between our faith and the words we speak. The purpose … Continue reading The Word of Faith: A Biblical Overview

Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 3: Biblical Stewardship, Charity and Welfare

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page As we conclude our series on applying Jesus' teachings to the modern political arena, I would like to share an illustration from a rather unlikely source: baby sitting. I was once helping to watch two young children, a boy and a girl, for some friends. While we … Continue reading Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 3: Biblical Stewardship, Charity and Welfare

Jesus and Homosexuality

As the endless culture wars continue to escalate in our nation and around the world, much of the rhetoric centers around the issue of homosexuality. Furthermore, people on all sides of the debate clamor to make the Lord Jesus Christ a spokesman for their cause. If you are in this situation, I would like to … Continue reading Jesus and Homosexuality

Issues of Life 1: Abortion

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing -Proverbs 31:8, NLT The pro life movement did not begin as the result of Roe v. Wade. The pro life movement began in the first century A.D....(The first Christians’) unified opposition … Continue reading Issues of Life 1: Abortion