Church is not Church

goingtochurchOnce again, a facebook posting inspired my faith based article for the week.  This one has to do with a picture which states, “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.”  Numerous posts (some in total CAPS) preceded and followed the picture.

First, my blood pressure rises just a bit when I see pictures and posts like this.  If someone honestly believes that going to a weekly church event will, alone, qualify them for entrance into heaven, their strong delusions will not be dispelled by a simple internet posting. I have yet to see a posting like this ever receive even one response of sudden realization that the point made has changed their life.

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Literal Truth

Note: This is part of a series dealing with Christianity and Post Modernism. Recently, I watched a video by Monica Dennington where she took renown pastor, John Piper, to task for comments he made regarding women’s place in missionary work.  To her point, he quoted the Bible very little, and nearly tripped over his own … Read more

Taking Down Crosses

Salutations. On a fairly regular basis, friends will share with me articles showing acts that range from atheistic to down right anti-Christian or anti religious.  One day, one may show me an article about the a plaque with the ten commandments taken down from a local courthouse.  Another might show me an article where a … Read more

Christian Art

I listen to a local TV program that generally speaks about the differences between fundamental Christianity and Mormonism.  I already know most of what the speaker teaches, but I listen because I occasionally I hear something outside the box that makes me think.  A few days ago, he raised a question that caught my ear.  … Read more

Saving Faith

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Recently, I read  “Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How To Know For Sure You Are Saved” by J.D. Greear.  Today I want to share with you a summary of two chapters which spoke to me.

Christianity contrasts with just about every other major religion in that God credits our faith, and not our works, as righteousness.  Jesus commands us to repent, and believe.  Sadly, churches have changed this approach to a ‘prayer of salvation’, assuring their followers that if they pray a specific confession of belief then Jesus will welcome them into heaven. So, how can you know you are saved?  As we review the Bible, we get a clearer view on salvation and assurance. 

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