Posts Categorized: Apostasy

1 Corinthians 5:13 – One Who Bears the Name of Brother

How shocked Paul was when he heard what was happening in his beloved church at Corinth!  He knew they were born again, but what in the world were they thinking?  How could they possibly countenance certain activities going on in their midst?  Paul minced no words.  They must deal with the sin in their congregation…

1 Corinthians 3:15 – He Will Suffer Loss

There is an obliviousness in the church which is distressing to see.  Aside from the few in many congregations who diligently seek the Lord, the vast majority of those in the pews generally live what I call a ChINO life, i.e. Christian In Name Only.  Each person must take responsibility for his own faith, but…

Psalm 107:6 – They Cried To the Lord

Because the Lord loves all people and desires that none should perish, He illustrates this in many ways.  One such method is through His Word.  We see how caring He is and to what lengths He’ll go to bring someone to Him.  This may mean a person experiences extreme difficulty and physical or emotional pain…

Romans 15:4 – Written For Our Instruction

God gives us His Word – the entire Word – for a reason.  There may be parts of Scripture where we wonder what it’s doing in there or how it applies to us, but for someone, somehow, it does pertain, so it’s all useful.  Paul’s letter to the Romans variously addressed both the Jewish believers…

Romans 9:8 – Children of the Promise

Paul loved his brothers, his fellow Jews, but he knew a sad fact about them.  God had called the Apostle Paul to evangelize the Gentiles with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Once God had made it clear to him that He loved the whole world and that Gentiles were every bit as worthy of…

Romans 6:23 – The Wages of Sin

Those who love their sin, yet still consider themselves Christians work diligently in justifying that sin.  The Bible is clear as to those iniquities that God abhors and will judge.  In fact He lists the transgressions in Revelation 21:8 that cause Him to judge severely: “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as…

Psalm 74:10 – How Long Will Our Foes Scoff?

The wickedness throughout the world is now palpable to anyone who has an eye to see or ear to hear.  Evil ones have determined that their day is at hand and will stop at nothing to achieve their goal.  What is that goal?  It is – just as Antichrist at the midpoint of the Tribulation…

Romans 4:16 – It Depends On Faith

Some years ago I was interacting with a younger man who had read the Bible a number of times but had never really absorbed it to make God’s Word part of his life.  Michael had been in and out of prison and was, alternately, either a help or a hindrance to his older, feeble mother. …

Romans 2:11 – God Shows No Partiality

If you’ve been watching the culture and hearing those around us decry the sins of man – if you believed them – you would certainly think that God shows partiality.  Of what sin am I speaking?  Really, just one.  The sin of whiteness.  Oh, my.  Do you know what “the third rail” is when someone…

Psalm 49:14 – Appointed For Sheol

The arrogance of those who hate God knows no bounds.  These are people who have determined that they are masters of their own destiny, and as such, that they can cheat Death and Sheol.  Regardless of their hubris, the Lord gives us who love Him the promise of His Word that they will fail in…