The Humanizing of Jesus

The Humanizing of Jesus

There is a trend growing in the church today, a humanizing of Jesus Christ – elevating His humanity above His divinity. According to Dan Brown, in his New York Times Best Seller, The Da Vinci Code, Jesus Christ was considered by His disciples and followers for the first three hundred years to be a prophet…

How Christians Should Respond To a Counterfeit Gospel

How Christians Should Respond To a Counterfeit Gospel

Acts 17:16-32 records the Apostle making a journey to Athens, Greece. During his stay in the city he spoke at the Jewish synagogues, meetings with Gentiles, and held studies in the marketplaces. His teaching was so effective the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers invited him to speak at their meetings at the Areopagus, the main center…

Why the Church Must Not Unhitch From the Old Testament

Why the Church Must Not Unhitch From the Old Testament

“[First century] Church leaders unhitched the church from the worldview, value system, and regulations of the Jewish scriptures…Peter, James, Paul elected to unhitch the Christian faith from their Jewish scriptures, and my friends, we must as well.” This is a quote from Andy Stanley’s third message in his Aftermath series. But is it true? Do…

The Offense of Jesus Christ

The Offense of Jesus Christ

“If the spiritual awakening you are talking about happens would that mean everyone would have to believe in Jesus and would everyone have to follow the same beliefs?” The questions were more rhetorical than they were authentic inquiry. My affirmative answer was quickly followed by his statement, “That is communism.” My surprise at his statement was…

How Should Christians Respond When the Church Moves New Age?

How Should Christians Respond When the Church Moves New Age?

The Christian community finds itself at a significant junction. Adversity and persecution are on the rise. The Ten Commandments are considered hate speech. Pro-life and moral purity is misogyny. If you believe marriage is between one man and one woman you are homophobic. Christianity is believed to be in tolerant, hateful, and the source of…