Category: Long Reads
Does Denominationalism Blind You to the Truth?
Denominationalism (at least at the time of the Reformation) was done for the purpose of allowing individual believers to Study Scripture and to come to their own conclusions. Today denominationalism has become the inverse.
Please stop talking about Jezebel…
What I actually want to stop talking about, so I’m going to talk about it, is the efforts to use Jezebel as the foundation for the house of cards within the Holiness movement as the anti-makeup and jewelry monument (idol). A statue erected and constantly glorified across pulpits to disparage and to dissuade the usage of such things.
Fundamentally Flawed: A Preface to the Book
The stories are endless, and many more will be shared, mine included. Fundamental Christianity may well be the problem with Christianity, alongside hyper-progressive Christianity. Through these stories, my hope is to find redemption, and balance, and connection with a faith that was meant to include and protect and bless those whom fundamentalism (Pharisaical Judaism) had rejected.
How do you define a ‘Cult’?
How do you define a cult? How do you accurately determine if a group is just different, strange, or its actually a religious cult? This defines my criterion.
The Juxtaposition of Christ and Christianity Part #2
There are churches that have split over carpet color, there are churches where people are excluded who don’t dress right, and churches were people who should never be included (sexually criminal behavior) because they dress right. Irony is a never-ending problem when it comes to humans and religion.
The Juxtaposition of Christ and Christianity Part #1
The longer I have been removed from organized religion the starker the contrast between the message of Christianity and the visible church (application) of Christianity has become to me. As I study the history of fundamentalism, evangelicalism and the later rise of the charismatic movement (more on that to come in […]
Cessationism – The Signs and Wonders (Apostles and Prophets) have Ceased
Yes. I am a Cessationist. What is Cessationism? At the core, Cessationism is a Christian doctrine that certain spiritual gifts, as attributed to the twelve Apostles, such as miraculous signs and wonders, has ceased. These gifts were things like the Tongues we see in Acts 2, spontaneous healings and prophetic […]
Pastoral Authority: What are the limits?
Does a Pastor have Apostolic Authority? Does he have the right to demand your obedience to his commands, or is the role of a pastor to command obedience to Christ? The real test is this: Is your loyalty to Christ alone, or are you Loyal to Christ through your Pastor?
Bobbed Hair, Bossy Wives and Women Preachers – A Book Report
A book report on the book written by old-time Baptist preacher John. R. Rice, who called women that cut their hair ‘harlots’. It’s a man dominate women era reading and filled with shocking, nonsensical and sometimes laughable topics like ‘Women who cut their hair tempt angels to sin.’ quotes.
Breeches & Trousers, Pants & Skirts – The truth about Men’s Clothing
There are modern churches that decree women can only wear dresses/skirts. Pants are men’s only clothing they claim this is directly related to Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertains unto a man”. But is it?