Modern day Evangelicalism has done us a disservice. The desire for numbers instead of true converts has left non believers with a sense of salvation and the Church stained. In an effort to be “seeker friendly”, we have created a tragedy. False hope has been placed upon the unconverted in the name of easy believism.
“60 people made a profession of Christ last week at our block party!” Awesome. Where are they now? Why aren’t they attending church?
So we’ve made up a rule to cover our consciences. We’ve gone as far as to create a camp of “believers” who aren’t growing. But scripture doesn’t speak to anything of the sort.
Between the “I see that hand”s and the “Pray this prayer”s, I’ve become convinced that we have brain washed ourselves.
Confession of faith has been taken out of the context of the whole Bible and made to be the only requirement for salvation.…
Across the world, Christian women like you and me, trot through life guided by their feelings. Prone to falling prey to deceitful doctrine, they’re tossed from one wave of chaos to another wave of confusion, drifting further and further from the truth.
Two reasons come to mind. (1) They aren’t truly saved or, (2) they aren’t studying God’s Word.
False Teachers Still Exist
In a culture driven by social media, we are more likely than ever to be presented with false teaching. In fact, the majority of the “bible teachers” on display at bookstores are spreading lies.
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.
Walking down the aisle to meet my Groom is one of my most precious memories. It was the fruition of all the years of painful waiting. An event that displayed the Lord’s faithfulness to me.
All of the anticipation of what it would be like to experience oneness with this man I loved so deeply, would finally be realized.
As I took each step, I was fully aware of our God who had paved the way for us. Every foot forward, resembling each day of walking with the Lord until the day we see him face to face. He is paving the path to glorification where we will finally meet our Savior.
Earthly Wedding, Heavenly Joy
My wedding day was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. From my dashing groom to the cowboy boots on my feet, I had mapped out every detail. Though the flowers and dress were perfection in my opinion, they, along with all other tangible things, were not factors in the true beauty surrounding the day.…
This article was originally written for We Are His Daughters
My Husband and I are reading Randy Alcorn’s book entitled “Heaven.” Now, that’s a book that will cause you to long for our true home.
Heaven is a place of perfection and righteousness. A place with no more pain, fear, or death. Can you imagine never sinning again?
And most importantly, life eternal where we will meet our Savior face to face.
Though we can’t fully grasp the glory ahead of us, we know it will be more breathtaking than we could ever dream.
What Love is This?
Imagine a love so great that would move someone to leave the perfection of Heaven and come to earth. This earth, that is filled with such terror; so much pain. Imagine the sinless Son of God, who possessed riches beyond belief, willingly submitting himself to this sinful world, coming to save those who spurned his name.…
Across the world, many self proclaimed Christian women have forgotten the value of their bible. There are different explanations for this. Some of them feel they are too busy. Some rely on books and devotions about the Word instead of relying on the Word itself.
But I’m certain there are some who, for whatever reason, just plain don’t trust it.
Maybe they grew up in a church or denomination that questioned the authority of the bible or told them not to read it.
Regardless of the reason, a Christ follower who is unarmed by Christ’s Word is dangerously prone to false teaching.
I want to preface this article with this: When I say “the bible” I do not include the Catholic bible or a paraphrased version (like The Message) in that term.
God’s Word is true, unchanging, sufficient and inerrant. It can and should be trusted.
Ya’ll, the focus struggle is real. One second I’m pondering a deep thought, and the next I’m watching bunnies frolic in the back yard while thinking about the report I have to accomplish at work later. How is a scatter-brained gal like me supposed to study the bible?
With a plan.
A plan is SO vital for me to be productive in my “quiet time”, as they call it. Over the last couple years, I have changed the way I approach God’s life giving Word and it has in turn changed me. I wanted to share it with you, not because my way is the right way, but because it is my desire that women recognize the treasure we have at our fingertips. I want us to recognize this like David did:
Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord; Teach me Your statutes.