Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic church has declared Pierre Favre, who lived from 1506 to 1546, a saint. Why am I writing about this? Why does this matter? Certainly this is not the most important thing going on right now. But with Time Magazine declaring Pope Francis " Person of the year"... Continue Reading →
Why Confront the Charismatic Movement?
This is a question that many in the evangelical church are afraid of; but it is one that should be answered. Sanctification is a work of the Holy Spirit, not through manipulative emotional hype, but through the truth of God's word (John 17:17). Jesus prayed that His church would be sanctified by the truth. Never... Continue Reading →
What Does It Mean To Have Faith?
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1 (ESV) Hebrews 11 is a relatively famous chapter in the New Testament. In this chapter, the writer lists numerous examples of people who had faith in God. Often when we read about these people we imagine them... Continue Reading →
Slaves To Tolerance
The word "tolerance" is something we hear a lot of today. While its use varies, in most contexts it is used to exhort us to tolerate other people's ideas, beliefs, morals, and lifestyles. One of its greatest implications is that we as people are not to impose our ideas, beliefs, morals, and lifestyles on others.... Continue Reading →