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Should Christians Return To Their Old Church Now That They’re Gathering?

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Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:4Deuteronomy 8:2
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Right Response Staff

Many Christians were forcibly displaced due to their pastor’s decision to close their church doors in compliance with the government lockdowns. However, now that most of the country has gotten the vaccine, the vast majority of churches have opened back up. Are Christians obligated to return to their old churches? Is it wrong if a Christian determines that their pastor’s compliance was a “deal-breaker”?

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Should Christians Return To Their Old Church Now That They’re Gathering?

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Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:4Deuteronomy 8:2
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Right Response Staff

Many Christians were forcibly displaced due to their pastor’s decision to close their church doors in compliance with the government lockdowns. However, now that most of the country has gotten the vaccine, the vast majority of churches have opened back up. Are Christians obligated to return to their old churches? Is it wrong if a Christian determines that their pastor’s …

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What Will Happen To The Church If Trump Wins 2024?

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Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:2
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Joe Biden has proved to be a tyrant. As of now, polls seem to suggest that the best shot for conservatives to get Biden out of office is for Donald Trump to run in 2024. If Trump runs and wins, what outcome do you predict this will have on the Church in America?

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What Is Godly Sorrow? Part 2

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Scripture: Psalm 51
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Doctrine of Sin, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel Webbon preaches on the true nature of confession and the biblical characteristics of “godly sorrow” from Psalm 51:8-17. The contrite man does not merely ask for forgiveness, he asks to be changed.

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What Is Godly Sorrow? Part 1

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Scripture: 2 Samuel 112 Samuel 12Psalm 51
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Sin, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel Webbon preaches on the true nature of confession and the biblical characteristics of “godly sorrow” from Psalm 51:1-5.

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When To Stop Calling Someone A Brother In Christ

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Scripture: Ephesians 5:11
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Sin, False Doctrine, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel Webbon and Dr. James White discuss the recent apostasy of major Christian leaders in the Evangelical Church.

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The Dangers Of Minimizing Sin

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Scripture: Psalm 32
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Many Christians, and even pastors, go to great lengths to conceal and minimize their sin. But a refusal to confess our sins produces only misery and heartache. It causes us to fall under the fatherly displeasure of God. Therefore, Christians should run to God quickly and fully.

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Does The Bible Condemn Those Who ‘Play The Victim’?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:6-10John 3:20-21
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Sin, False Doctrine, False Doctrine, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Although true Christians should be marked by a life of holiness, we will never achieve a state of moral perfection in this life. Sinless perfection is a lie. We must beware of anyone who claims to be without sin. Very rarely will someone blatantly claim to be perfect. However, many in the American “Church” have attempted to redefine sin in …

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“The Chief of Sinners”

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The Apostle Paul was willing to say “I am the chief of sinners.” So why are we so afraid to acknowledge our own sinfulness? Perhaps, this reveals the fact that we still struggle to believe that the Gospel is a message of grace, not works.

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Real Christianity Acknowledges Sin

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Scripture: 1 John 1:6-10
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Confession & Repentance, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Sin, False Doctrine, False Doctrine, Doctrine of Sin, Contributor: Joel Webbon

This article is a part of an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles, as well as commit to reading the following articles as they are published. Thank you for your patience. 6 If we say we have fellowship with …

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Should Leaders Repent?

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Scripture: Proverbs 1:23Proverbs 28:13
Topics: Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Humility, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Humility, Mortification of Sin, Personal Holiness, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Gospel, Elders, Preaching, Contributor: Joel Webbon

A lot of pastors in our nation have seemed to change their position on Covid-19 and how churches should respond. However, very few of these pastors have gone on public record admitting that they were previously wrong. Should these pastors publicly repent for their past errors and ignorance?