What Causes Churches To Die Or Close?

Why do some churches close while others flourish? Why do churches die or close their doors? Church Closings Churches close every single day in this country, and even though some have been around for over a century, like our church has, some end up closing their doors, or they simply fade out of existence due to irrelevance, population shifts, societal changes, corrupt church leadership, and sometimes it’s no one’s fault at all. Churches are like human beings. They are born,… Read more

How Can I Control My Anger?

Are there ways we can control our anger? How can we receive God’s help? Be Angry The Bible actually says that we can be angry, just as long as it doesn’t lead to sin. Some things ought to make us angry. Things like child abuse, terrorism, and political corruption, so anger in itself is not wrong, if it’s for the right reason, however it should never lead to criminal behavior. This is contrary to God’s will (Rom 13:1-5), so when… Read more

How Can Studying Prophecy Be Bad?

Does the Bible tell us to study prophecy? If so, how can that be bad? Studying God admonishes all believers to study the Word, so it’s not just for teachers, pastors, parents, elders, deacons, or Sunday school teachers. The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, telling him, “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” (2nd Tim 2:15). If Timothy didn’t study the… Read more

Why Persecution Is A Good Thing

Why do most people have an aversion to persecution? If they only knew how God uses it, they would more easily accept it. It Spreads the Faith Perhaps the greatest enemy of the church during the first century was the church’s greatest cause for growth. He was Saul, a Pharisee, who was given authority to seek out and destroy the church, but while Saul was trying to destroy the church, he was actually helping to spread it. We read where… Read more

What Are Warning Signs Of Falling Into Apostasy?

How can you avoid falling into apostasy? What are some of the warning signs you or others might be falling for doctrinal error or heresy? Read more

The Book Of Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet

The Book of Jonah shows us how we can’t run from the will of God any more than we can run from God Himself. Jonah’s Calling Jonah, whose very name means called, was called by God to witness to the great city-state of Nineveh, but that’s the last thing Jonah wanted to do because Nineveh was a longtime enemy of the Jews, so it’s not surprising that when God called Jonah to witness to Nineveh, he tried to escape on… Read more

Three Things Believers Should Know

Although there are more than three things a believer should know, what are three distinct traits should Christians should possess? Assurance The Apostle John wrote in 1st John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” John was interested in helping people believe in the Son of God… Read more

Who Is Torben Sondergaard And What Is The Last Reformation?

Who is Torben Sondergaard and what is the Last Reformation? Is it biblical? Torben Sondergaard Torben Sondergaard is a Danish Christian evangelist, author, public speaker, and faith healer who has claimed that God communicated with him directly, telling him “You shall write a book, and I will give you one chapter each day. But on Sundays, you shall not write. You shall have time off together with your family.” Sondergaard has claimed to cast demons out of children, claims a… Read more

What The Bible Teaches About Tolerance

Today it is politically correct to teach tolerance about everything, so what does the Bible teach about tolerance and how does it differ from the world’s version of tolerance? Toleration Tolerance has been defined as having sympathy for a cause, person, or belief, even if it’s against one’s own personal preferences or beliefs. We can disagree with someone or something but still not be disagreeable. Tolerating is possible, even when it’s contrary to the person’s beliefs or practices, however tolerance… Read more

How Not To Present The Gospel

What are some of the worst ways to present the gospel? What is the biblical method? Let Jesus Come into Your Heart Imagine a young mother hearing her young son rummaging through the kitchen drawer and when she comes in, she screams because the young boy is standing there with a long knife pointed at his chest ready to plunge the knife into his heart. She grabs the knife and cries out, “What are you doing?” The young boy said,… Read more