Hello again, sisters. Today, I’ve come to finish up my short series on false teaching in “Gospel” music. As we’ve seen thus far (from part 1), it is important for us to be mindful of what we listen to, and also for song writers/artists to be mindful of the material they put out. The Word tells us, in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” This is something that each person who teaches, or aspires to teach, God’s words is to do (and all Christians in general, too). Continue reading
The idea that false teaching can occur through “Gospel” music (music that is supposed to exalt and glorify God through the spreading of the Gospel message) may be unbelievable, and seemingly far-fetched, to some. But, believe it, sisters, because it is happening in the world of “Gospel” music, and much more frequently today.
In this blog (and the one that will follow it), I will be giving examples of some of the false messages I’ve heard in songs deemed Gospel, to show you that this phenomenon is real, and also in the hope that it will make you more aware of what you’re listening to, assuring that it aligns with Scripture.
While finishing up Romans 16 last month, I was struck by Paul’s ending. The next day, when I went to Jude, I was awestruck even more at how the two chapters correlated (specifically the ending of Romans 16 with Jude). Now, Paul has talked about false teachers a bunch in the New Testament, but, there was something in particular that time, and also about Jude, and I knew I had to speak on this topic again (previous post can be found here). Continue reading
*Post was originally published on March 17, 2017. Relevant still for such a time as this one.*
What is pharisaism? Pharisaism is adhering to the principles and practices of the Pharisees—men who were fierce (self-righteous) hypocrites, as we see in the Bible.
The Pharisees’ belief was that everyone should live by their rules, their man-made traditions (even when they themselves didn’t). When people didn’t, they unmercifully criticized them, and Jesus wasn’t excluded. Let’s look at one example. Continue reading
In many churches today, there’s a myth floating about, which says that salvation and tongue-speaking go hand-in-hand. This myth has been alive and well in churches for a long time now, and it will likely be so until Jesus returns. My mission today is to expose this myth for the lie that is (especially for the newcomers to Christianity), and to give you a quick background on why it is a lie. Continue reading
In Isaiah 53:5, we find these words: “But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed” (ESV). The King James Version ends with, “By His stripes we are healed.” Continue reading
Several times in Scripture, God speaks on the jealousy He has for His name. (Note: God’s jealousy isn’t the same as sinful, human jealousy, but is a righteous jealousy, as it’s a part of who He is, and the longing is for what is His [praise, devotion, honor, glory, reverence].) Continue reading
On Saturday, while putting away my old blood pressure monitor, after letting a relative use it, I thought back to the days when I had high blood pressure and was on high blood pressure medication. Continue reading
Over the past weeks, in light of some very interesting things going on within the “Christian community,” I’ve been reminiscing on two events that occurred in my life some years back. During the first instance, I was around 15 years old, and my sisters and I were taken out for the evening by our then pastor (a friendly gesture, as our dad had died some time before). Continue reading
There are many discussions that I hear amongst those of the Christian community, regarding biblical doctrine, that sadden me, as they are pretty far off base. But, there’s one that I encountered recently that really crushed my spirit: it’s the notion that Christians— followers of Christ—can be inhabited/indwelt/possessed by demons. Continue reading