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Alcohol, Marijuana, & The Law Of God

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Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8-9Psalm 104:14-15
Topics: Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel Webbon and Pastor Doug Wilson discuss the differences between marijuana and alcohol from a Christian worldview.

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Christians Desperately Need Discernment

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Scripture: 1 John 4:1-6
Topics: Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Wisdom & Discernment, 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. 1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but …

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The Dangers Of Minimizing Sin

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Scripture: Psalm 32
Topics: Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Wisdom & Discernment, 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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Why Does Crisis Usually Serve The Political Left?

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Scripture: Matthew 12:30Romans 8:7-8
Topics: Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Doctrine of Common Grace, Doctrine of Man, Contributor: Joel Webbon

It is of the utmost importance that we remind ourselves that although we should resist the temptation of politicizing everything, everything is still being politicized by someone. Suppose we believe that policies (including what kind of bans should be enforced during a pandemic) flow downstream from morality and that morality flows downstream from theology. If this is the case, Christians …

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Why Christians Should Avoid The Enneagram with Doreen Virtue

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Scripture: Philippians 2:1-30
Topics: Doctrine of Common Grace, Doctrine of Man, False Doctrine, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Idolatry, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel has a discussion with @Doreen Virtue , a former New Age advocate, about Christian’s idolatrous obsession with the Enneagram and its dangerous origins. Subscribe to our podcast Theology Applied and to our YouTube channel today!

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Gospel Sacrifice vs. Sinful Sacrifice

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Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:20-23
Topics: Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Idolatry, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Calling, Christian Contentment, Stewardship, Wisdom & Discernment, 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. TWO TYPES OF SACRIFICE         …

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Resisting The Woke Church

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Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21Colossians 3:13
Topics: Church Unity, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Idolatry, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Calling, Christian Contentment, Stewardship, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel hosts a very interesting conversation with his friends Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker from the Just Thinking Podcast. Their discussion focuses on the divisive nature of “social justice” and “racial reconciliation.” However, before hopping into this topic, Darrell and Joel commiserate about the pain of being a Christian who lives in California. Bonus Content For …

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Time To Quit Yoga!

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Scripture: 1 John 4:1-6
Topics: Doctrine of Common Grace, Doctrine of Man, False Doctrine, False Doctrine, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Idolatry, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Calling, Christian Contentment, Stewardship, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Wisdom & Discernment, Idolatry, Spiritual Warfare, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel sits down for a conversation with Doreen Virtue to discuss the serious dangers of New Agism and mystical practices such as yoga.

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DEAR PASTOR, PLEASE OPEN YOUR CHURCH

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Idolatry, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Calling, Christian Contentment, Stewardship, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Wisdom & Discernment, Idolatry, Spiritual Warfare, Wisdom & Discernment, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Culture & Politics, Justice, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

AN URGENT PLEA FOR UNITY I want to begin by clearly stating my motives for this letter: 1) To persuade all Christians that the Church (not merely individual believers themselves, but the gathered assembly of these believers on the Lord’s Day for the administering of the ordinary means of grace) is the most “essential” thing on the planet, and 2) …

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Is It a Sin To Judge Others?

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Scripture: Matthew 7:1-6
Topics: Church Unity, Polemics, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Wisdom & Discernment, Confession & Repentance, Guilt & Shame, Humility, Prayer, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Idolatry, Wisdom & Discernment, Worldliness, Calling, Christian Contentment, Stewardship, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Wisdom & Discernment, Idolatry, Spiritual Warfare, Wisdom & Discernment, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Culture & Politics, Justice, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel, I have often heard people say, “Only God can judge me.” So my question is, is it always a sin for Christians to judge others?