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But God used David after his adultery!!!

Quite often David’s adultery with Bathsheba is used by Christian people as a means of support or encouragement to those who have fallen into sin. There is no doubt that David repented and that God forgave Him and used Him for His glory. This is a tremendous testimony to the grace of God and His redemptive power. However, I feel that many times we shorten the narrative and ignore the consequences of his sin. Yes, Uriah died. Yes, David’s reputation…

The Government Should Have No Say in What a Woman Does with her Body

Recently I have seen a huge push by those who are pro-choice that the government should have no say so in what a woman does with her body. As a pro-life Christian, I completely agree. In fact, almost every single pro-life Christian I know would agree with that statement. In fact, the pro-life position goes even further. We do not want the government telling women or men or boys or girls or babies what they can do with their bodies.…

Don’t Let Your Pet Doctrine Destroy Your Soul

No matter where I go or who I talk to it seems like the majority of Christians in our culture are dissatisfied with their church or are having a hard time finding a good church to worship and fellowship with. Through these conversations it has become abundantly clear that the problem is not the church as an organization but those who profess faith in Christ. Almost every conversation or article about how bad the church is centers around one or…

The Emergence of Calvinism within the SBC

Quit Blaming John Piper for Calvinism: Why the resurgence of Calvinism in the SBC is the result of Adrian Rogers, Paige Patterson, Jerry Vines, and the other leaders of the Conservative Resurgence It would appear that there is a growing number of young Calvinists within various denominations but particularly the Southern Baptist Convention. This has encouraged some but alarmed others. Numerous voices have come out bemoaning this fact or rejoicing in this fact. I do not think that there is…

Not Making a Decision is Making a Decision

I once asked a man if he would follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. He stared at the ground and did not answer. Eventually his answer came, “I am not going to say, ‘No.’” However, he would never say, “Yes,” nor did he follow Christ’s teachings. I have many similar conversations over the years. People know what God requires of them, yet they will not do it. They keep delaying and putting off what they know they should do. However,…

Understanding Grief

I know that dreams are largely a conglomeration of your thoughts and experiences throughout the previous few days, but I also know that the Lord does sometimes speak in dreams. For myself personally, I find that at times I tend to have insights and understanding in my dreams. I do not know if this is just a natural process of the mind detoxing and problem solving of if it is a supernatural process the Lord uses in my life. Whatever…

Straining at a Gnat: Thoughts on Christians and Politics

If I was to choose a verse for my life it would be Matthew 7:24. My aim is to build every facet of my life around Jesus Christ. This includes my views on government, politics, and voting. I have observed countless Christians from all points of the political divide endorse Trump, endorse Clinton, endorse Johnson, endorse writing in a name, and endorse not voting at all. Almost all of these would claim the authority of Scripture and claim to oppose…

When Racism Hits Close to Home

Most Sunday nights I sit down with my wife and watch funny videos to unwind from a hectic day of preaching, counseling, and fellowshipping. Tonight is different. I do not know how to describe the way I feel. I guess it is a mix of anger, bewilderment, frustration, and disbelief. Before the evening service I took time to talk with a police officer in our church and his young family. He was off duty today, but he told me of…

Black Lives Matter, the Dallas Shooting, Hillary Clinton, and Justice

“Ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.” – Malachi 2:9 I have been exceptionally grieved this past week as dozens of concerns and thoughts that I have had for years have come to a head. Like many Americans I am troubled by the senseless violence, racism, murder, and systematic corruption that has become the legal system in America. I used to refer to the “legal system” as the “justice system,” but I can no…

Rapists, Judges, and Hirelings

I just wanted to share a short thought that I have been meditating on for the last few months. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.Revelation 21:8 I know we are accustomed to resigning murders, rapists, and hosts of other evil people to hell. However, the Bible is clear that…

Why are you upset about transgenders using public school restrooms?

In light of the recent government mandate concerning transgender bathroom use at public schools, I have one question. Why do you still send your kids to public schools? I could add to that, what will it take for you to withdraw them? With all that has happened over the last few decades, I can complain a lot about public schools. There is the faltering quality of education. (We are barely in the top 15 nations in the world as it relates to education.…

How Should A Christian Vote?

Note to readers: This blog is mainly for my congregation. If you have consistently been at my church, you would know that I believe that the change that is needed in our nation is only going to be accomplished through repentance, faith, prayer, and the spread of the Gospel. I have hesitated to even post these things for fear that people will view me as a “political” pastor. Nothing can be farther from the truth. I preach the Gospel of…