“Already, But Not Yet” Spiritual Warfare

A Christian has no authority whatsoever to speak against (audibly or inaudibly), rebuke or command angels, fallen or holy. Yes, it is true that we have been seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly (eternal) realm, far above all principalities, powers, etc (Eph. 2:6). However, we Christians will not rule over angels (fallen or holy) until …

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New Testament Giving: Not What You’ve Been Taught

Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be …

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The Sermon on the Mount was Not Originally for the Church

Against popular modern-day misconception, the Sermon on the Mount was NOT originally delivered to the New Testament Church. It does not directly apply to us, though we can draw from its principles. Yet, we must be sure we correctly interpret the Sermon before we can be assured the principles drawn are sound. To put it …

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God’s Justice: Is He Done ‘Striving with Man’? | Greg Laurie via WND

When wickedness is rampant, we wonder why God doesn’t stop it. We look around at our world today and wonder, “Why would God allow those terrorists to do what they did?” or “Why would God allow that injustice?” or “Why does God permit these things to happen?” God is fully aware of what is happening. …

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The 5 Main Reasons Spiritual Abuse Survivors Don’t “Do Well”

When a member of a spiritually abusive church finally gathers the courage to leave, life can get messy for that person and their family. How could it be otherwise, when one has been duped & repressed by a cultish faith group? From those who have escaped spiritually abusive churches, I repeatedly hear that the “leadership” …

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FRC Blog: The Battle for Truth and Love – http://frcblog.com/30421/

“If one were to question the moral fortitude of current Christians in America, one might conclude that a generation of Christians would rather be culturally acceptable than identify with the commandments of Jesus. According to a survey conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute, conservative pastors are reticent to speak about cultural issues for …

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Reforming the Professional Ministry Paradigm

Readers of Lamb’s Harbinger will recall many posts over the last 2-3 years, which call for a reformation of pastoral, professional ministry. At the time of posting this blog article, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation dawns. Yet, those reformers and dissenters did not push their reform to the matter of church polity/governance. For …

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The 5 Step Solution for the 10/90 Problem

10% of the people do 90% of the ministry work Whether it is an accurate statistic, it is one commonly expressed among all Christian sects. The Church has a motivation problem, so its leaders think. And, those 10% who do align with the “vision” of leaders often get “burned out” or “put out” by ungodly …

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The Difference Between Medical Anxiety and/or Depression & Anxiousness and/or Self-Pity

The physiological disorders, which the medical field diagnoses as “anxiety” or “depressive anxiety” or “manic depression” or even “bi-polar disorder” are different from what the Bible means when it says, “be anxious for nothing” (Philippians 4:6). The biblical term “anxious” refers to someone’s needlessly worrying about seemingly overwhelming life matters or social situations, instead of …

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