When tyranny abounds, Christians must be all the more diligent to be “innocent as doves and shrewd as serpents.” So is it ever permissible for a Christian to tell a lie? In this sermon, Pastor Joel Webbon teaches on the doctrine of “the lie of necessity.”
Patriachy | God’s Blessing Through Fathers
The common time of blessing with the Patriarchs was usually right before their death so that the recipients of these blessings might have them strongly impressed upon their minds and be all the more careful to attend to them. Jacob is said to have blessed each of his sons (as well as the sons of Joseph) in faith because he …
Law, Gospel, & Democrat-Pharisees
The Church has never had a monopoly on self-righteousness. A person can be religious and self-righteous, and a person can be completely pagan and self-righteous. In today’s culture, we have far more of the latter.
When Our Faith Is Tested
To live by faith (or to do anything by faith) is to be governed by a dependence on God’s grace and a desire for God’s glory. Noah BUILT by faith (Hebrews 11:7). Abraham OBEYED by faith (Hebrews 11:8). Abraham also DIED in faith (Hebrews 11:13). And this is because Abraham’s faith was TESTED (Hebrews 11:17).
Make America Christian Again!
Many Christians and conservatives in our nation are currently “thinking of that land from which they had gone out.” In other words, Christians must resist the temptation of nostalgia. We are not merely attempting to get back to our “homeland” – the America of our childhood where we grew up. In fact, we are not even attempting to get back …
2 Types Of Sojourners: Israel In Babylon Vs. Israel In Canaan
The land of Canaan is typical of heaven. Here Abraham sojourned for a while, though it was not his native place but another’s. It was an idolatrous land; yet here Abraham sojourned by faith, believing that as it was promised, the land would belong to him and his descendants. Abraham wasn’t trusting Christ to take him out of the land, …
Building An Ark For The Saving Of Your Household
In order to be a faithful Christian, each of us must be willing and prepared to stand alone. We will all repeatedly face pressure to violate God’s standards and go along with the crowd. In the workplace, our associates will likely engage in blasphemous speech and immoral activities, and occasionally, they will urge us to join them. At family gatherings …
Anything Not Done In Faith Is Sin
To do something in faith is to do it with an acknowledgment of our dependence on God’s grace and the motive of desiring God’s glory.
The Wrath Of God Is A Fury Of Fire
Many Christians wrongly believe that the only good motivation for obedience to Christ comes from hearing about grace, rather than hearing about judgment. These people allow this misinformed belief to distort their view of God, until there are no theological categories left to comprehend, let alone love, a God whose wrath against sinners “is a fury of fire.” The Scripture …
Justification, Sanctification, & Advancing The Crown Rights Of King Jesus
Jesus has promised that he is sanctifying all those whom he has justified. And as he sanctifies the hearts of his people, he is also defeating his enemies in the world, one by one.