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Oct 2021 4 Oct 4, 2021
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Many of my closest friends are cessationists when it comes to the issue of spiritual gifts. I have only the highest regard for them and thank God daily for their contributions to the body of Christ. But I do have a question for them, a challenge, if you will. It concerns their insistence that, on the one hand, all NT prophecy was inspired, inerrant, and possessed the same authority as that of the apostles and, on the other, that women are prohibited from teaching men or...Read More

Sep 2021 27 Sep 27, 2021
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The headline caught my eye: “Threat to Roe is a threat to women’s sports.” Oh, my. Say it ain’t so. Women’s sports are threatened by the possible reversal of Roe v. Wade. The article was in USA Today, September 21. It was written by Nancy Armour. Armour argues that if a woman does not have the right “to decide when or if to have children” it jeopardizes her potential for playing soccer or basketball or whatever sport she might c...Read More

Sep 2021 22 Sep 22, 2021

Steve Green is the host of one of the more widely followed podcasts hosted by Charisma. He recently interviewed me about my book Understanding Spiritual Warfare: A Comprehensive Guide (Zondervan). You can link to it here, and of course you can purchase the book at www.amazon.com. Blessings!...Read More

Sep 2021 20 Sep 20, 2021
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The words of the apostle John in 1 John 3:2-3 are both inspired and inspiring. He tells us that if we put our hope in the return of Christ, in the prospect of seeing Jesus “as he is,” this will serve to purify or sanctify our souls. Here is the passage: “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hop...Read More

Sep 2021 14 Sep 14, 2021

A couple of months ago, Susie Larson interviewed me regarding my new book, Understanding Spiritual Warfare: A Comprehensive Guide (Zondervan). It generated considerable interest, so she asked me to come back and do a second hour on the subject. The program aired live last Wednesday, September 8. Here is the link to it....Read More

Sep 2021 13 Sep 13, 2021
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The question is often asked: “Why is unbelief such a big deal? Why would someone’s failure to believe in Jesus Christ lead to eternal damnation?” It isn’t uncommon to hear something like this. “Sally is a really nice person. She’s faithful to her husband. She is a wonderful mother to her four children. She has never used profane language or committed a felony. She helps out her neighbors when they are in trouble. She serves weekly at ...Read More

Sep 2021 6 Sep 6, 2021
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September 3, 2021 Denny Burk at www.dennyburk.com [This article by Denny Burk is a must read. It’s not an enjoyable read, but you must read it.] The left is apoplectic about the shutdown of death-dealing abortion mills in Texas. Nothing is more catastrophic to them than that babies would no longer be subject to legal execution. And there is hardly anything they won’t say or do to get the abortionists back to the important business of killing the unborn. F...Read More

Aug 2021 30 Aug 30, 2021

I often come across statements by cessationists to the effect that Montanism is heretical. Personally, I find this use of the word “heretical” to be historically misguided and unnecessarily inflammatory. A heretic is not simply someone who has a different understanding of secondary doctrines. Heresy is not simply a view of some biblical truth that you find objectionable. A heretic is not a Christian. Heresy is the denial of a foundational doctrine of Christia...Read More

Aug 2021 23 Aug 23, 2021
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Feeling weak today? Good. Yes, that’s right, good! I’m not talking about your weakness for chocolate or alcohol or your weakness for sexual lust or any such thing. The weakness I have in mind is not sin. It has nothing to do with your refusal to obey God or your propensity for jealous rage or greed or your disinclination to forgive someone who betrayed you. The apostle Paul would never boast in wickedness or gladly acquiesce to evil in any form (cf. 2 Cor. 1...Read More

Aug 2021 19 Aug 19, 2021

As noted in the previous article, there are four broad categories in which most of the interpretations of Paul’s thorn have fallen. We now turn our attention to the two most popular (and likely) views. Many take the view of Chrysostom, a famous preacher of the fourth century. He was the first to suggest that the thorn is simply a reference to all the enemies of the gospel who opposed and persecuted Paul during his evangelistic and theological labors. Alexander th...Read More