Category Archives: Theology

Pastor Scott Rodriguez and “Pastor” Dayna — The Real Story

Pastor Rodriguez was kind enough to email out to a few of us the full story of the video we have all seen by now. ( if you haven’t See Below) Here is What Pastor Scott Sent out: Brothers, several have been asking for some backstory/context on these videos. Mrs. Muldoon set her tent up across the street from our… (more…)

Lessons From the Titanic Pt.1

This is a Special Guest Post by Alex Carmichael This month marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. For generations, this tragic story has captivated the hearts and minds of people in all walks of life all over the world.  People of all ages are still greatly intrigued with her story.  Even after all this time, interest in… (more…)

John 14:15 and The Love & Discipline of God

My son is three. He is a wonderful boy. He likes trains and animals (chickens are his favorite, followed very closely by our cats and dog). I have often been told that one’s children teach many things, and tonight my son taught me something about the love and discipline of God. In the book of Hebrews chapter 12v 5,6, we… (more…)

Lunch With an ICOC Friend

Have you ever had that friend who said they were a Christian… They used the right terms most of the time, and you never really gave it a second thought? I am coming to realize that I, all too often, take people at their word on this too easily. What I mean is that there are a lot of “weird”… (more…)

Sacred Journey: A Protestant at an Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue

When a pastor friend of mine told me that there was an interfaith dialogue at George Fox University, the local college, I was excited to go. I have read, studied, and listened to and about this type of thing, but never had attended one in the flesh. I figured it would be an eye opening experience. The speakers were a Zen… (more…)

When Christopher Hitchens Dies, He will Still Hate God

Before I even start I want to make a few things known to you the reader.  I hope and pray that God will be merciful to Christopher Hitchens and grants him the gift of repentance and brings him to faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins.  I would enjoy a Heaven that has Christopher Hitchens in it.  Let me… (more…)

Apologetics and the Law/Gospel Distinction

Law/Gospel? Before getting into this topic, we have to establish what the following verses have in common. I’ve chosen a number of verses from throughout the New Testament. Let’s take a look at them. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.[1] Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So… (more…)

Sermon: The Scandal Concerning King David

Here is a sermon I wrote and preached at the local church I am a member of.  I hope this gospel message is a blessing to you. 2 Sam  11-12 Text 2 Sam 12:1-13   In our text we find ourselves reading the story of King David and what had already taken place.  The King had taken Bathsheba into his… (more…)

Pastor will you not give us the Gospel?

I am utterly sinful.  I find myself doing things, thinking things, desiring things that war against what I know is right, against the Law written on my heart. As an Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB’er), I was aware of my sinfulness, but I was more aware of everyone else’s.  IFBer’s have the cure for your issues – ‘stop it’, ‘do better… (more…)

The Impossibility of Modalist/”Oneness” Theology

The Legal Necessity of the Distinct Personhood of the Father and the Son There is only so much Scripture twisting that can be done when one is trying to uphold a heretical doctrine. After a certain point, the Scripture twisting that’s been going on becomes so clear that the advocates of a heresy expose their errors on their own, proving… (more…)

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