Church History

Jerome, Augustine, and the Fall of Rome: An Object Lesson for American Christians

An excellent message from Kim Riddlebarger. I encourage you to follow the link at the end of the intro…  When an alien spaceship destroyed the White House in the 1993 science fiction film Independence Day, I’m told that pre-9/11 moviegoers were not horrified at the possibility and that some even cheered (perhaps because they were […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (1)

This message is rather lengthy so it will be broken up into at least 2-3 posts, possibly more. The author, William E. Cox, who also wrote the earlier posted message (Why I Left Scofieldism) does an excellent and fair job of explaining Dispensationalism; it’s origin, beliefs, impact, etc. in the message below. The main reason […]

The Merging, Apostate, end-time Church

From Lighthouse Trails, an interesting message written by Kevin Reeves Latter Rain: The Spawning of Apostasy: “The Headwaters of the River” In February of 1948 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, a community of believers met to seek God for His power. A power did manifest. Miracles were reported, and Christians from all over set out on a pilgrimage […]

Dr. Walter Martin investigates the Pre -Tribulation Rapture

Thought I had heard all of the late Dr. Martin’s audio messages but after coming upon these this evening I realized there are a few I’ve missed. For most Christians he needs no introduction, but if you happen to be a young believer there’s a chance you may have never heard of Dr. Martin. You […]

Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men

(Luke 2) – And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the […]

Jerry Falwell, Should We Warn or Praise?

By David Cloud at Way of Life Literature Was the late Jerry Falwell’s (1933-2007) overall influence to the Independent Baptist movement good or bad? Falwell’s spiritual compromise and error was not late in coming and was not small by any measure. It was evident even by the 1970s that the man had made a 180 degree turn […]

North America’s Left Behind History and Influence

Christian America and the Kingdom of God

If you’re ever looking for a good book which includes an excellent history of American Fundamentalism, I recommend R.T. Hughes’ book Christian America and the Kingdom of God. You may recall I posted a few thoughts about the book after first reading it in 2010, but for whatever reason felt prompted to read it again last week. […]

“Come and See” – Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

Ed Kimball was a Sunday School teacher. He was rather timid too. For a year a young man who worked in a shoe shop had attended his class every Sunday. Ed felt prompted to visit the guy at work. But as he approached the shop, he decided to come back another time. He was halfway […]

The Welsh Revival: “Here is Love”

October 31, 1904 – Moriah Chapel Wales. A Young man named Evan Roberts spoke to the young people of His Church. What followed was – The Welsh Revival. This Song – “Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean” was sung more than any other song during that Great Revival in Wales. To read about this move […]

Why the Early Church Finally Rejected Premillennialism

By Charles E. Hill – (Source: Aletheuo) Chiliasm is the ancient name for what today is known as premillennialism, the belief that when Jesus Christ returns he will not execute the last judgment at once, but will first set up on earth a temporary kingdom, where resurrected saints will rule with him over non-resurrected subjects […]

There is No New Thing Under the Sun

After reading the quotes below last night, I could not but think of the words recorded in Ecclesiastes,  The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it […]

Jesus of Nazareth and the Temple’s destruction

This newest teaching from Messianic Good News answers a question which has plagued me for years, concerning the Western Wall… Quote  Not only did God choose to speak through people, but people often choose to speak on behalf of God. How then do we tell the difference between those entrusted with Divine revelation and those spreading […]

A Christian Terrorist in Norway?

Ligonier Ministries, Last Friday (July 22, 2011), a bomb went off in Oslo killing eight people and injuring many more. Soon afterward, a gunman went on a shooting spree at an island youth camp in Norway, killing 68 people. The gunman was arrested and later claimed responsibility for both attacks. When interviewed by the police, […]

Why I don’t sing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Came upon this commentary while browsing recent news stories this morning. quote… By Mark Schloneger, CNN (Mark Schloneger is pastor of Springdale Mennonite Church in Waynesboro, Virginia)  I choose to belong to a strange tribe. Goshen College, my alma mater, made national news this month when its board of directors decided that the “Star Spangled […]

Bob Jones Sr. to Billy Graham: A Bad Prediction, Some Good Advice

A Slice of Church History… “I have the sense that younger evangelicals today are often ignorant of the modernist-fundamentalism divide in the early twentieth century, followed by the fundamentalist-evangelical divide in the mid-twentieth century. But there are great lessons for all of us to learn from studying these important events, including the virtues and flaws […]

Just musing…

After reading what was number (1) in a list posted at Phoenix Preacher titled, Things I Think, 1. Martin Luther King Jr. wouldn’t have received a hearing today. The discernment ministries would have (justifiably) attacked his theology, Fox News would have vilified him as a liberal, and the rest of the church would have rejected […]

The Great Divide between Church and Synagogue

The website, Messianic Good News, has many excellent teachings. I thought over the past two years I’d read them all, but came across one today which somehow I’d missed. In light of the continued growth of the Hebrew Roots Movement, its definitely one worth reading. In his introductory remarks to his scholarly work “The Jewish […]

Church History: Spiritual gift of tongues

An interesting companion piece to the post below. By Rev. Mel C. Montgomery A visitor to my website asked me recently to show proof from Early Church records, written by legitimate, orthodox Christian leaders, that speaking in tongues continued after the last apostle died, and to furnish the specific references so that he could look […]

God’s Plan for Iran

Lee Grady has written a good column; God’s Strategic Plan for Iran (you may enjoy reading the responses as well; Adam from Pursuing Truth commented) An Iranian evangelist says a spiritual awakening of unprecedented magnitude is occurring behind the scenes in a nation known for its terrorism. Most Americans have put Iran on a blacklist. […]

Christian Creeds

Something I read which gave me pause… “…the earliest Christian creed was, “Jesus is Lord.” As time progressed, this profession became insufficient for one Christian to accept and recognize another as a brother or sister in Christ.”  (Alan Knox, from Development of creeds and confessions)

It Has All Happened Before And Will Happen Again

Joel has linked to two messages which are well worth your time to read. Both are excellent. For students of history, what Glenn Beck has recently provided is something that has seen before. I wanted to note something which hasn’t been talked about much… Please see, It Has All Happened Before And Will Happen Again

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, American Christianity 1939

Been reading a few quotes from the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer this evening after coming upon a post at Here I Blog: Thinking about American Christianity You may find them of interest.. God has granted American Christianity no Reformation. He has given it strong revivalist preachers, churchmen and theologians, but no Reformation of the church […]

Building Faith: George Müller’s Life Of Trust (conclusion)

Although his faith was often deeply challenged, George Müller and his dedicated wife and staff, proved God’s faithfulness to provide adequate food, clothing and housing for the 130 orphans in their care. Now they faced the challenge to trust Him for even greater things. From the time the first house was opened in 1835 until […]

Building Faith: George Müller’s Life Of Trust (Part 2)

God Proves Faithful One evening while reading the Scriptures, George Müller was much struck by the Scripture, “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Psa. 81:10). He applied this to the orphanage he felt led to establish and asked the Lord for premises to rent, for one thousand pounds and for suitable personnel […]

Building Faith: George Müller’s Life Of Trust (Part 1)

Today I added a new category, ‘Building Faith’.  My desire is to periodically post testimonies & real-life stories about the power of faith, and God’s miraculous answers to faith. If you’re like me folks you need to read and/or hear about such accounts once in awhile, just to help balance out all the stories of […]

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