What Happened to the Gospel?

The difference between the church and other philanthropic groups

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Something disturbing has happened in evangelical churches. At one time the gospel message was central to their teaching and outreach; today something else has taken its place. Continue reading “What Happened to the Gospel?”

Women in Ministry

A journey through the maze of women in church leadership

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Understanding women in ministry has been like walking through a maze. I started out concluding the verses that have prevented Christian women from becoming church leaders, were a product of the Apostle Paul’s convictions Continue reading “Women in Ministry”

The Normal Christian Life

Struggling with sin versus practicing it

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Whiter than Snow

In an earlier post I broached the subject of struggling with sin versus practicing it. I wrote that it appeared a former friend had lost her struggle with lesbianism. The following verses from the Bible speaks to this. Continue reading “The Normal Christian Life”

Judging vs. Discerning

This excellent post is about the difference between Judging and Discerning. It is written by Mannyr of the blog Cracked-Pot.

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Judging vs. Discerning

Jesus plainly stated that we are not to judge others. But

so often His words are used against Christians who are trying to

point out wrong in society. And it seems that so few Christians

know how to answer such objections.

So, what should you do if, upon seeing evil in the world, and

stating your convictions regarding it, you are told that you have no

business judging others? Are Christians to become mindless

people who can’t tell the difference between good and evil? Is

this mindless condition something we are to strive for?

First of all, there is a big difference between judging someone,

and discerning evil. The two are not the same at all. In

the Bible, the word “judge” is often a woeful translation of the

Greek word “katakrino.” This word literally means “to judge

against.” In other words, it really means “to condemn.”…

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