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Wondrous Truth Behind Paul’s Full Armor

Wondrous Truth Behind Paul’s Full Armor

In Ephesians 6:13-18, the Apostle Paul lays out the full armor of God with which the Church must fit herself as she struggles against the forces of darkness. We are to stand firm in the Spirit and the Gospel, says Paul, by putting on the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness, donning the helmet of salvation, wielding the sword of the Spirit, carrying the shield of faith, and utilizing prayer at all times.

Some Christians have assumed that these armaments are merely metaphors for the personal tools of faith that the individual believer uses to fight a private battle against the devil. Others see these implements as biblically-mandated weapons for the visible Church to wield political or military power against mortal enemies. But such viewpoints limit or distort the profound meaning that Paul is trying to convey to us in this teaching. The equipping of the prophetic full armor of God upon the Church is much more startling and humbling in its significance.

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Transhumanism And The Imagination

Transhumanism And The Imagination

Since many people in America today, including some Christians, clamor for all things fantastical in their personal search for augmented meaning, instead of resting in God’s pure word and the attending Holy Spirit to guide their spiritual understanding, it would be prudent for thoughtful believers to consider this current pathway of metaphysical delights, its brash direction, and where it will eventually end. Indeed, the signposts on this broad road have already been erected, if only Christians enthralled with inventive speculations would stop and see the illumined markers of its ultimate destination: Transhumanism.

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Everybody Loves Amazing Grace, But Why?

Everybody Loves Amazing Grace, But Why?

One of the most beloved hymns of all time is John Newton’s Amazing Grace, not only among Christians, but also among many non-Christians. Its widespread acclaim crosses all boundaries of the belief spectrum, it seems. Most notably, Judy Collins’ version of the hymn was released as a single for the Christmas season of 1970, peaking at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard 100, and became an even bigger bestseller in the U.K., staying on the British chart for a remarkable 67 weeks. Her version is considered “one of the most notable recordings of the song for its spontaneous popularity.” The Christian’s interest is clearly understandable, but why do unbelievers find it so compelling?

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No Compromise: Obliterating Lies With Truth

No Compromise: Obliterating Lies With Truth

Why did Jesus and His apostles constantly raise up Truth? And not just “truth” as a situational or religious maxim, but singularly-fixed Truth, above and against the specter of untruth, which is displayed specifically in man’s vaunted wisdom, imaginary stories, and the subtle hiss of the Adversary. Why did they emphasize over and over again the grand themes of Christ as Truth, the Gospel as Truth, and their eyewitness testimonies as Truth, and not as an inventive moral tale?

The answer from Scripture is clear and uncompromising. Their only weapon against lies, fables, and half-truths was the pure and unvarnished Truth of God.

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Food For Thought…

No More Ships With Gladiatorial Sand

Let me give you a parable. In the days of Nero there was great shortness of food in the city of Rome, although there was an abundance of corn to be purchased at Alexandria. A certain man who owned a vessel went down to the sea coast, and there he noticed many hungry...

The Gospel of Satan

In contradiction to the Gospel of Christ, the Gospel of Satan teaches salvation by works. It includes justification before God on the grounds of human merits. Its sacramental phrase is “Be good and do good;” but it fails to recognize that in the flesh there dwelleth...

The Signal-to-Noise Report: 10/27/17

The latest evidences that our Gospel Signal must rise above the noise of America's baneful culture: NBC: DC Witches Out Of The Broom Closet MarketWatch: Millennials Ditching Religion For Witchcraft, Astrology YouTube: Celtic Witch Says The Force Is Just Like Her...

Don’t Attack The Gospel

"If you deviate from the gospel in what you say about the gospel, or if you deviate from the gospel in how you act, you’re in violation of the purity of the gospel. It’s hard; I understand. It’s hard to be bold for the gospel when you’re with people who compromise the...

The Illustrated Sandwich…

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