The gods of This World

“For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.”‭‭Micah‬ ‭4:5‬ People these days have many gods. The unholy trinity of race, gender, and sexuality are gods. For many, these categories have become primary identities. They … Continue reading The gods of This World

We Have Not Returned

“I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord. I have overthrown … Continue reading We Have Not Returned

The Gospel

The “good news” is supposed to be so simple that a child can understand it, yet Christians have complicated it so much that much confusion remains. Here it is: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou … Continue reading The Gospel

THE NEOLIBERAL ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM

“For the love of money is the root of all evil.” I Timothy 6:10INTRODUCTION The dominance of global neoliberal economics and cries for economic justice in the United States has reignited a firestorm of criticism of the capitalist system. What once was a booming economic system that attempted to address and correct the horrors of … Continue reading THE NEOLIBERAL ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM

Guest Post: Conspiracies

This is an essay written by guest author, Allen Simmons. He has a Bachelor's degree from Baptist Bible College and a Master of Religious Education degree from Tennessee Temple University. Allen has decades of experience studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible at several institutions including the Akron Baptist Temple, Copley Baptist Temple, and Calvary Baptist … Continue reading Guest Post: Conspiracies

The Angel of Light

Ezekiel 28:9-17 “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.” Wise and “perfect in beauty,” is this being. This passage is not speaking about the actual king of Tyre, as … Continue reading The Angel of Light

Sodom in 2020

“Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭16:49-50‬ This … Continue reading Sodom in 2020

Woe to the Foolish Prophets

“Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!”‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭13:3‬ As did ancient Israel, the contemporary United States has a false prophet problem. Moat of them are found in the prosperity gospel (Joel Osteen and Kenneth Copeland) and New Apostolic Reformation (Bethel and Hillsong) camps. … Continue reading Woe to the Foolish Prophets

A Warning With Love

“When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and … Continue reading A Warning With Love

The Builder Also Breaks

“Thus shalt thou say unto him, The Lord saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.”‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭45:4‬ This verse is about Israel, God’s chosen nation. However, I believe it can be applied to the United States as … Continue reading The Builder Also Breaks