A guest post by Adam Graham Many will gloat today, thanks to those who proclaimed Christ’s return today only for it not to happen. Their words come to us in scripture: knowing this first: that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”-2 Peters 3:3,4 (KJ21) Scripture disallows predicting Christ’s return.  The Lord tells us that “No man knows the day or the hour.” (Matthew 24:36). Peter echoes Christ’s words, saying, “the day of theRead More →

By Adam Graham Since the earliest churches, many believers have thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if everyone were like us?” This is opposed to thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great if everyone were like Christ?” The first group like this was the Judaizers, who sought to make early Gentile converts comply with Old Testament ceremonial laws. The Apostle Paul severely criticized the Judaizers’ legalism in requiring the works of the law for salvation in addition to the cross. Paul’s ire at them may be summed up in Galatians 5:12 (ESV): “I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!” Paul’s concern with legalism goes further thanRead More →

Dear Andrea, What’s the difference between Christianity and Christendom? I thought they were synonyms. Signed, Arthur Author Dear Author, Let’s consult merriam-webster.com: Christianity–1 : the religion derived from Jesus Christ, based on the Bible as sacred scripture, and professed by Eastern, Roman Catholic, and Protestant bodies 2 : conformity to the Christian religion 3 : the practice of Christianity Christendom: 1 : Christianity 2 : the part of the world in which Christianity prevails So, unless the person was using the word Christendom geographically, if they made a distinction between Christianity and Christendom, it is one they made up, most likely to distinguish between their concept of a “good” Christian and Christians they consider it acceptable to hate. Mind you, anyone whoRead More →

By Adam Graham Can you turn around a lifetime of unhealthy habits while having one of America’s highest stress jobs? Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee proves that you can. Michael Landon, in an infamous episode of Highway to Heaven, confronts an overweight teenager about her decision to down a dozen donuts by herself, suggesting that if she doesn’t like her weight, she do something about it. Thanks, Mike. I’m sure she never tried that. Most advice for the Big and the Handsome/Big and the Beautiful falls under the category of “Well intended, but unhelpful or even hurtful.” Particularly when it comes to people who haveRead More →

Reference: Judges 7 and 8 Dare I go Against the Armies of Midian, The oppressors of our people. Dare I face an army That so outmatches mine. Dare I go, The least of my family, The least of my tribe, The least of my nation. Too many? What do you mean Too many? Were outnumbered as it is. Dare I send home the men With quivering knees, Dare I send home those Who stomachs shake. I have no chance without the fearful, And no chance with them. Too many still? How is that possible? I have but ten thousand. My cause is hopeless As itRead More →