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Is It Petty To Refuse To Wear A Mask?

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Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17
Topics: Church Unity, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

There’s no mask mandate where I live, but many businesses and facilities still have signs that say they require masks. I personally refuse to wear a mask for two reasons: 1) Masks are proven to be ineffective in stopping the spread of the virus, unless it’s an N95 mask, and 2) I believe that the mask is merely a religious symbol that is essentially the same as a Christian wearing a cross necklace. However, I keep getting called “petty” by close loved ones who are also Christian for my refusal to mask up. So is it actually petty for a Christian to refuse to wear a mask? Should I just comply in order to be peaceable, or is this a hill worth dying on?

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Is It Petty To Refuse To Wear A Mask?

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Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17
Topics: Church Unity, Church Unity, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

There’s no mask mandate where I live, but many businesses and facilities still have signs that say they require masks. I personally refuse to wear a mask for two reasons: 1) Masks are proven to be ineffective in stopping the spread of the virus, unless it’s an N95 mask, and 2) I believe that the mask is merely a religious …

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Preaching The Gospel To Yourself

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Scripture: Psalm 103
Topics: Doctrine of Sin, Church Unity, Church Unity, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this psalm, David is not praying to the Lord. Instead, he is doing what all Christians should regularly do: David is preaching the Gospel to himself. David is not listening to his feelings and following his heart. David is recounting the promises of the Gospel and preaching to his soul. Rather than succumbing to his feelings of discouragement, David …

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Reiki, Energy Healing, & “Laying On Of Hands”

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:22Acts 8:17Mark 10:16
Topics: Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Sin, False Doctrine, Church Unity, Church Unity, Gospel, Gospel, Spiritual Gifts, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Confession & Repentance, Spiritual Warfare, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel Webbon is joined by Doreen Virtue to discuss the pagan practice of Reiki and Energy Healing. Some professing “Christians” are even attempting to draw correlations between Reiki and the biblical model of “laying on of hands.” So why is this practice so dangerous, and why should Christians avoid it?

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Confessing Our Sin | Not “INFORMING” God, But “AGREEING” With God

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Scripture: Psalm 51
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Confession & Repentance, Spiritual Warfare, Confession & Repentance, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Sin, False Doctrine, Doctrine of Justification, Church Unity, Church Unity, Gospel, Gospel, Spiritual Gifts, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When Christians confess their sin, they are not “informing” God of their sin, but “agreeing” with God regarding what he says about the severity of their sin.

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Christian Shrewdness | How Nathan Gets David To Pronounce His Own Death Sentence

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Scripture: Psalm 51
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Confession & Repentance, Spiritual Warfare, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Sin, False Doctrine, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Church Unity, Church Unity, Gospel, Gospel, Spiritual Gifts, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When the Prophet Nathan confronts David, he tells him a parable. The prophet uses shrewdness in order to cause King David to recognize the true severity of his sin and pronounce judgment upon himself.

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How To “FEEL” Forgiven

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Scripture: Psalm 51
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Confession & Repentance, Spiritual Warfare, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Assurance of Salvation, Church Unity, Church Unity, Gospel, Gospel, Spiritual Gifts, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Justification is God’s work “for” us, in Jesus Christ. Sanctification is God’s work “through” us, by the Holy Spirit. The objective reality of forgiveness is accomplished at the moment of conversion by our justification. However, the subjective feelings of forgiveness are often accomplished over time throughout our sanctification.

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Is John Piper “Disqualified” Because Of His Son?

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3Titus 1
Topics: Church Unity, Church Unity, Gospel, Gospel, Spiritual Gifts, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Elders, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Confession & Repentance, Spiritual Warfare, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Assurance of Salvation, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

John Piper’s son, Abraham Piper, has not merely become an apostate by denying Christ, but he is actively peddling atheism to hundreds of thousands of people on TikTok. Abraham Piper has become a public figure through his blaspheming of God. Titus 1:6 requires pastors’ “children [to be] believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.” In light …

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Why Do We Confess Our Sins If We’re Already Forgiven?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:9Psalm 51
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Confession & Repentance, Spiritual Warfare, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Assurance of Salvation, Parenting, Assurance of Salvation, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Sin, False Doctrine, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Church Unity, Church Unity, Gospel, Gospel, Spiritual Gifts, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Elders, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In this text, it appears as though confession is a “condition” for forgiveness. So how do we reconcile this text with the idea that Christians are completely forgiven of all their sins (including future sins) …

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The Prophet Nathan’s Confrontation Of King David

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Scripture: Psalm 69
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Confession & Repentance, Spiritual Warfare, Confession & Repentance, Confrontation, Assurance of Salvation, Parenting, Assurance of Salvation, Confrontation, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Sin, False Doctrine, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Church Unity, Church Unity, Gospel, Gospel, Spiritual Gifts, Gospel, Gospel, Polemics, Preaching, Gospel, Elders, Gospel, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

King David committed adultery with Bathsheba and murdered Uriah, her husband. Even as the king in Israel, David was still subject to the Law of God. Therefore, David deserved to die for his sins. And yet the Prophet Nathan said that David “shall not die” because another king was destined to one day die in his place.