Angry At Sin

"The last enemy that will be abolished is death." - 1 Cor. 15:26 (NASB) As I compose this commentary, I am less than 24 hours removed from attending the funeral of a beloved friend and brother in Christ. I will refrain from mentioning his name out of respect for the privacy of his surviving wife …

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God Has Spoken

When it comes to the matter of "social justice" - a term I personally disavow but will use for the sake of this commentary - Lev. 19:15-18 is one of the most comprehensive passages in all of Scripture. It reads: (15) "You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the …

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It’s Not About Kaepernick

"Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" 1 John 5:5 (NASB) To mark the 30th anniversary of its groundbreaking 'Just Do It' ad campaign, the Nike corporation recently announced a new campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, unarguably one of the most …

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What If I Stumble?

"If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared." Psalm 130:4-5 (NASB) Think back for a moment to the last time someone sinned against you. I mean actually sinned against you. That is, they offended you in a way that was a violation …

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A Body of One?

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!" - Psalm 133:1 (NASB) For most professing Christians in America, the religion we practice is such a relatively comfortable and unthreatening experience that we often are oblivious to two fundamental realities: 1) Christians exist outside our geographic boundaries, and 2) …

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A 7-Point Reality Check on Biblical Marriage

"Live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison If you are married, prayerfully consider: 1. You are married to a sinner. Rom. 3:23: "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of …

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In Reply to a Beloved Brother Regarding the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination

I recently came across an article on Christianity Today by John C. Richards, Jr., a self-described "Christian person of color", entitled 'Brett Kavanaugh Is a Troubling Supreme Court Pick For Black Christians'. As the article's title suggests, Richards is expressing concern over the potential impacts the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court …

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