burning-hearts

Burning Hearts

The two travelers were so sad that their feet dragged as they walked. The few miles ahead seemed interminable. Then the stranger joined them. “Why so sad?” He asked. They looked at Him, amazed. “Are you a stranger that you haven’t heard about the things that happened in Jerusalem?” “What...

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Demon Possession: Contemporary Style

One hundred years ago (1915) a political party known as the Young Turks implemented a policy designed to destroy the population of Armenians from the Ottoman Empire.  By 1923 their policy resulted in effectively eliminating the entire Armenian population.  Armenian communities were destroyed, their refugees fled across borders to the...

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The Gospel Standard for Truth

The standard for everything in the Christian life is the gospel.  If we move away from the gospel in our teaching, preaching, or even our personal spiritual confidence to something else, we cease to be New Testament believers.  This is no small thing.  The Reformation was necessary because of ecclesiastics...

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Are We No Better Than They?

An open letter addressed to adherents of a religion that was not Christian went something like this: “We are no better than you.  We are all sinners…”  This was written by someone who would consider himself to be a conservative evangelical.  The name is omitted here because it could have...

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