Category: Bible Study

Am I a Christian if I Don’t Go To Church?

Notice the intense difference? Love (focused on others) vs ‘their contrived doctrine and self-focus’. (look at my intelligence and ability, you should do what I say!) So my point is,  Scripture makes it clear your love for others, which produces action and behaviors that benefit others, is how you serve Christ, and one another, and is in fact, being Christian.

Neither do I Condemn You

One of my favorite moments of Scripture is arguably one of those that is in question whether or not it is in the original manuscripts. Regardless of its historical veracity, it’s principle is without a doubt indicative of the nature of Christ (and the nature I want to mimic) and […]

What’s so amazing about Grace?

This morning included a weekly three-hour drive through a beautiful Oregon mountain pass and into God’s country – Central Oregon. As the driver (and alone) I don’t get to take in too much of the scenery – I have to drive safely after all. I do, however, get a lot […]

Being Led by the Spirit

For those of us in this walk of Faith, being led by the Spirit of Christ is important. It’s a central point of our spiritual/Christian journey. In fact, it’s a central theme of the New Testament and the highlight of the Gospel message. In His humanity, Christ prayed, “Not my […]

Acts 19: Have you received the Holy Ghost since you Believed?

It has been an amazing journey learning the Scriptures and the people they were written for, by and because of. The history of the people and the times in which our books of the Bible were written is a fascinating topic and one that really helps to translate the writings […]

Conversations with an Atheist

About a year ago I read the book, Post Traumatic Church Syndrome, written by Reba Riley and I knew before she professed the faith she left, on page 22, that she left the same Charismatic/dogmatic and traumatizing Oneness Pentecostal religion I left. In Reba’s journey of healing and recovery, she […]

Is Malachi 3 after the New Testament Church? Are we misusing it?

To me, it has become abundantly clear, that the use of Malachi 3 to teach and propel a message of Tithing into the New Testament church is a misappropriation of Scripture. While Paul taught clearly in II Corinthians 9:6-7 that God loves a cheerful giver, and that our reaping will be commensurate with our sowing, he equally taught that our giving was no longer obligatory (tax, tithe) and that we were to give as we felt led to in our heart.

Review of “Broken Trust” by F. Remy Diederich

Originally posted on Faith after Deception:
It is unusual for pastors to speak out with compassion on the subject of spiritual abuse.  More often than not, church leaders and members prefer to defend their own denomination fiercely, unable to hear the cries of those who have been wounded by it. …

Does ‘Long Hair’ Mean ‘Uncut’ Hair? Nope.

Does Paul’s teaching on Women having Long Hair and Men having Short Hair teach that men are supposed to crop their hair short and women are to NEVER cut their hair as some teach?

Is the Pastor taking your Spouse?

Should I follow the pastor instead of my husband? Does the pastor take precedence over the husband in family matters and decisions? Should I follow my husband if he decides to leave the church to attend another church?