Jacob and Esau: Deception

“Is not he rightly named Jacob? … He hath supplanted me these two times.” – Genesis 27:36[1] Jude, a half-brother of Jesus Christ, warned his readers about “certain men” who had “crept” into the church “unawares” (4). These men “speak evil of those things which they know not. … What they know naturally, as brute…

Silver and Gold: Abraham

Silver and gold, silver and gold Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold How do you measure its worth? Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth – “Silver and Gold” [lyrics by Johnny Marks] I have fond memories of this Burl Ives song, from the Christmas cartoon Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). Yet silver and…

Judaizers

“If I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you.” – Galatians 5:11-12 (KJV)[1] After Pentecost, the apostles battled Judaizers – false Jewish converts who preached circumcision for salvation (Acts 15:1, 5). Faith in the atoning…

CCM Apostasy

Margaret Becker, Matt Maher, John Michael Talbot, and Kathy Troccoli are Roman Catholics who move in evangelical circles. Many Protestant musicians have publicly associated with these people – writing, singing, touring, etc – and/or the Pope. The ecumenical church of the New World Order (NWO) will embrace all religions and denominations. So are these musicians Christian…

Righteous Judgment

“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” – John 7:24[1] Cain was a farmer, Abel a shepherd (Genesis 4:2). Esau was a “skillful hunter” (25:27). Jacob, a “mild” man, preferred to live in tents (25:27). King Saul was “handsome” and “taller” than the rest of the men of Israel (1 Samuel…

A Great Deliverance

“God sent me before you … to save your lives by a great deliverance.” – Genesis 45:7[1] Joseph spoke these words to his brothers after he revealed his identity to them. Having lived twenty-two years in Egypt, with five years of famine remaining, Joseph knew that “it was not you who sent me here but…

Breastfeeding: Public Indecency

Do you practice breastfeeding in public? If so, then you advocate public indecency. May God have mercy on your soul. A mall store in my home state recently apologized to a customer after an employee told her to stop breastfeeding in public and go to a restroom. The child in question was eighteen months old,…