Exposure to Covid – Update — In His Service and Loving It

Here’s an update from Lydia about the condition of the Covid-19 virus in her church. Please continue in prayer, that the church members will be healed and that there will be no further spread. We must thank the Lord for keeping Lydia’s family safe so far!

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

– Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV


First of all, I wanted to thank all of you for your kind words, love, and prayers the past few days regarding our family dealing with being exposed to Covid and dealing with the loss of my little sibling. They mean so much to my family and I. My mom was deeply touched by all […]

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Comparing the True Gospel with the Prosperity Gospel — Elisha McFarland

The Prosperity Gospel is very dangerous. Elisha McFarland explains the difference between the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and the false Prosperity Gospel.

Give him a follow!


This was for my class, Comp II. I had to be unbiased, but it was a lot of fun to write! Two different gospels are being exalted in today’s churches. One gospel is grounded on the teachings of the Bible, while the other is based on the teachings of men. The former, known as the […]

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Monday Q&A 6: God and Man — Elisha McFarland

In this post, Elisha McFarland explains the center of Christianity: God and man.

“In dying for the scum of the universe, Jesus bridged the gap between holiness and evil and brought us back into the company of His Father.” – Elisha McFarland


In our past three Q&A’s, we have discussed three highly important topics: the character of God, foundations of Christianity, and Scripture. Yet so far, none of these topics have been as important as the one to be discussed today. God and man. Deo et hominibus. Theós kai ánthropos. The center of Christianity.

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What’s Wrong With the Prosperity Gospel?

My friend Unknowable at Lee Duigon’s blog wrote this great comment concerning the prosperity gospel.

That’s a perfect example of twisting scripture to send a message that people will want to hear, but isn’t accurate and doesn’t truly bring people to biblical Christianity.

Yes, God provides for us, but He doesn’t promise us mansions, speedboats or fine automobiles. There’s nothing wrong with having nice things, but keeping our eye simple makes life simpler and easier, in many ways.

The scriptures cover many subjects. It is possible, by taking verse out of context, to claim biblical support for all sorts of things, but that is abusing the scriptures. This practice is called “verse checking”.

Sometimes, people will use examples from the scriptures to justify wrong behavior. The Bible honestly reports the actions of any number of people, but that doesn’t mean that it endorses their wrongdoing.

For example, King David committed adultery with Bathsheba and arranged to have her husband killed in battle. David paid a heavy price for his sins and the peace of his family never recovered. His grandson was King when the 10 northern tribes split away and Israel was never the same.

David is favorably remembered in scripture and was forgiven his sins, but that doesn’t mean that the Bible condones David’s sins.

2 Timothy 4:3 says: “ For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,” (NASB)

There are people out there claiming to represent God’s word, whom twist scripture to support all sorts of badness. For virtually any sin, there are people claiming scriptural support exists. Such people claim to be spiritual leaders, but in fact, they are misrepresenting scripture.

Through the years, I’ve adopted a policy of taking scripture literally, unless there is scriptural evidence that it is symbolic. Doing this has helped the Bible to “come alive” for me, seeing that it is truly in harmony with itself and explains God’s purposes in dealing with mankind in a consistent way, from the earliest record in Genesis to the symbolic prophecies of Revelation. The accounts of Noah, Abraham, the Nation of Israel and the early Christians are all consistent.

Scripture is remarkable, in that we can see a common thread from the beginning of creation, all the way to our day. There is nothing else like it in existence.

– Unknowable

Monday Q&A 5: Scripture — Elisha McFarland

This post by Elisha McFarland, my friend and brother in Christ, was so good, I just had to share it with you all!

“Reading the Bible should be as necessary as eating; avoid it, and you’ll starve.” – Elisha McFarland


Scripture. The key component to Christianity at its core. The cornerstone of our beliefs. Without Scripture, we have no belief, no Faith, no arguments, and no understanding of God and His existence. The defense of Scripture is so important that it has become a large tenant to Apologetics. Without it, Christianity fails. Because of its […]

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Click here for Monday Q&A 1: The Character of God pt.1!

Click here for Monday Q&A 2: The Character of God pt.2!

Click here for Monday Q&A 3: Foundations of Christianity pt.1!

Click here for Monday Q&A 4: Foundations of Christianity pt.2!