The Walking Dead

The First Living Soul In the book of Revelation Jesus introduces Himself as, "I am He who lives, and became dead.” Jesus was the first living soul to walk the earth after Adam. After God had spoken into existence all we know as heaven and earth, He formed Adam from the dust of the earth…

Contending with Conflict in God’s Family

Exposing our Flaws Conflict is a natural part of life. How we contend with the conflict that comes our way will determine the outcome of our relationships, self-esteem, and spiritual life. When we allow people to have access and influence in our life, we will encounter conflict. How we respond to this conflict–that is sure to…

Shepherds or Wolves

Who is Seeking Truth? There are biblical critics challenging the authority of scripture and questions asked by seekers of truth seeking to establish scriptural authority. Biblical critics seek to establish divisions in followers of truth in their examination of God’s word. It is not difficult for a follower of Christ to discern who is seeking truth…

Are You Living in Faith?

Rooted in God's Word   The foundation of faith for all followers of God must be rooted in His word. The very nature of God is truth and His Word holds the power to set us apart from the world while we are in the world. Jesus, praying for His disciples the night before His crucifixion,…

What is a Local New Testament Church?

Two Identities The Church of God has two identities. One identity is all the born-again followers of Jesus from the birth of the Lord’s Church until Jesus’ return to earth, ending the time of grace and favor of God granted through faith in His Son. This church is theologically referenced as the Universal Church. The other…

Is it Unchristian to Behave Like a Christian?

Exclusivity of Christianity Senator and former failed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders expressed his displeasure and disgust concerning the exclusivity of Christianity in matters of soteriology (the doctrine of salvation) during his questioning of Russ Vought, President Trump’s cabinet appointment for Deputy Budget Director. Expressing his views on basic Christian beliefs concerning the need for redemption through faith…

What I Said is Not What You Heard

What do you Hear? I have found when presenting the hope of the gospel of Jesus, many times what I said is not what people hear. I speak the words of hope and they hear the words of judgment. In love, I share the truth of God’s word and they hear my opinion on the subject…