Entries by ralph

A Cloud of Witnesses

There is a teaching within the born again, Spirit-filled Church going by the name of A Cloud of Witnesses. This teaching, it appears, is based on one verse in Hebrews 12:1. It is a heresy being taught by some fairly powerful ministries – several of them, regretfully, Canadian. The teaching is simple. You can talk […]

The Headlines Read…

“Top Evangelical quits church” – headline in the Saturday, April 26, 2008 Leader-Post in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan. The “top evangelical” is J.I. Packer, professor at Regent College in British Colombia, Canada and an Anglican / Episcopal priest. Now in his 80’s and still teaching – named one of the 25 most influential evangelicals […]

Choice and Commitment

Many in churches today have made a choice. They have chosen to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. They have come to believe that He is the Son of God; that He came to earth fully God and fully man as Jesus of Nazareth; that His death on the cross paid the penalty for […]

Coffee Shop Church?

So many times in my world I hear people justifying themselves – claiming that they don’t need to go to church, that they can seek God at home, or be spiritually fed from the electronic church. How totally selfish. And we are supposet to be becoming self-less, thinking of others before ourselves and considering the […]

Rebelution

Found an interesting web site today. A set of twins – Alex and Brett Harris – have decided to challenge teens (their generation) to do more than what is expected of them. To do hard things. To challenge the status quo. They have found that teens are often encouraged to see adolescence as a time […]

Rick Warren Shirts

I’m in buying some Rick Warren-type summer “dress” shirts at a discount place here in the city. A place where you can buy $15.00 shirts for $6.00 so that you can look good yet still have money in the bank. Found 6 and on the way out through the cashier… It’s snowing here near the […]

Darryl and My Brother Darryl

Had supper last night with a man who is hungry for all of God. His current paradim is born again and a believer of the Bible. However, I have been used of God to bend that paradim a bit. I mentioned the gift of prophecy and tongues one night in a teaching situation he attends […]

False converts

We have many false converts sitting in our churches week after week. They are the tares among the wheat that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 13 (see yesterday’s blog). How can you tell if a person is a true convert or a false convert? Look at the fruit in their lives – or the lack […]

Godly Sorrow and Repentance

We have many false converts in the Church today. People who have said a Sinner’s Prayer or had a warm fuzzy during a service and so think that they are now Born Again and on their way to Heaven. Jesus, in His first sermon, states: “Repent and believe, for the Kingdom…” (Mark 1:15) Here’s the […]

Blessed to be a Blessing

Looking at Psalm 67 it is apparent that God blesses us, His people, so that we can be a blessing. And, that blessing He wants us to be comes in the form of telling others about salvation through Jesus Christ. Not just financing the declaration of the Gospel which is good but to get ‘down […]