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7 Traits of False Teachers

7 Traits of False Teachers

By Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) From “Previous Remedies Against Satan’s Devices” “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us–for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11) Satan labors might and main, by false...
Did you enjoy mass last Sunday?

Did you enjoy mass last Sunday?

Did you enjoy calling the priest “Father” even though Jesus told us not to use this title for church leaders (Matthew 23:8-9)? Did you enjoy all the extra-biblcal ceremonies of the mass even though Jesus warned about the danger of man-made traditions (Mark 7:6-8)? Did...
The Apostles of Satan

The Apostles of Satan

The apostles of Satan are not saloon-keepers and white-slave traffickers, but are for the most part ordained ministers. Thousands of those who occupy our modern pulpits are no longer engaged in presenting the fundamentals of the Christian Faith, but have turned aside...
The TEAM and Life Business

The TEAM and Life Business

Background As a shepherd of the flock of God, one of my most important responsibilities is to be on the lookout for potential threats, i.e. those teachings or teachers that jeopardize the spiritual well-being of the flock entrusted to me by God. The author of Hebrews...
Church Essay Contest

Church Essay Contest

On January 6, 2013 an op-ed by Susan Jacoby entitled “The Blessings of Atheism” was published in The New York Times. Her main premise was that “The absence of an afterlife lends a greater, not a lesser, moral importance to our actions on...
What is the Federal Vision?

What is the Federal Vision?

Last week after worship a visitor mentioned the “Federal Vision” in conversation and I was not familiar with the term. Can you please offer a simple explanation of what it?    The movement that has come to be known as the “Federal Vision”...