Category Archives: Commentary

Critical Human Race Theory

My brother tells the story of a young woman in a Bible study in his church. The book was Genesis and the teacher led off by reading Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The … Continue reading

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Following the Playbook

Micah 2:1-2 is the playbook of evil doers, of diabolic administrations time immemorial. If leaders head down this path, they are obviously evil. It will be plainly evident in their leadership and legislation. Here a spokesman of God (Micah) calls … Continue reading

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Lowest Common Denominator

17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 18 Then he said to Him, “Which … Continue reading

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Vain Worship

‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me. ‘But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ ” Matthew 15:8–9 (NAS) A church that teaches doctrines that accommodate man’s … Continue reading

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Familiarity Breeds Contempt

And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:58 (NAS) They say, “familiarity breeds contempt.” Here was the son of the town’s carpenter, who spent his time building plows and yokes, perhaps furniture, teaching in … Continue reading

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Trigger Fingers

36 “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. 37 “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be … Continue reading

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Less Martha, More Mary

“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:13 The pastor said this Sunday, “it’s not so much about doing, but being.” It … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Go Back Into the Water

When I was growing up, parents used a ploy to get a short reprieve from watching their kids in the lake or pool after lunch; the one-hour rule. Somehow going in the water prior to the expiration of a full … Continue reading

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Living Above It

2 “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher,“Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 1:2 (NAS) It’s a dangerous thing to embark on a study of Solomon’s best seller Ecclesiastes. You need to go in expecting your mind to be altered, … Continue reading

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For Such a Time as This–Psalm 11

1 In the Lord I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain; 2 For, behold, the wicked bend the bow,They make ready their arrow upon the stringTo shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.3 If the foundations are destroyed,What … Continue reading

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