Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant

Last Tuesday I wrote about my experience with receiving the Holy Spirit. A few regular readers dropped off after that, and I expect as much. I understand how it feels to be confronted with Christian ideas that are outside of our comfort zone. It is frightening and sometimes shakes our faith to the core. IContinue reading “Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant”

Considering Proverbs 10:8

8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. As a Christian, the commandments we receive are different than the commandments of the Old Testament law—though, they are no different than what God always wanted from His people—and that is a heart that seeks to know God and obey Him outContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:8”

Stand up for What is Right—But in the Right Way

I love it when I see someone standing up for the right things. I appreciate the love of goodness in the world and the bravery it takes to speak out and to resist strong opposition. As Christians, we are supposed to defend goodness and truth, especially the Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ—a kingdomContinue reading “Stand up for What is Right—But in the Right Way”

Considering Proverbs 10:7

7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. When we think about the “name of the wicked,” it can be easy to think about those extreme characters within the history of mankind. It can also be easy to think about people in our lives. Mankind is capable ofContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:7”

Considering Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. What does this mean? Those who do justly receive blessing from God. That makes sense. What about, “violence covers the mouth of the wicked?” Does this mean that the wicked will have their mouth stopped violently? Does this meanContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:6”

Remember Who Loved Us First

I’ve always had the mindset that a person must repent before they can be forgiven. I think this is true to a degree. How can we approach someone for forgiveness if we don’t see and admit to our fault? It is also important to admit our faults to the people we harmed, because validating theirContinue reading “Remember Who Loved Us First”

The Hour of Temptation

What happens when you expose someone who is as a “white-washed tomb filled with dead man’s bones?” Sometimes they might rage at you in attempts to scare you off so that you will back down. Sometimes they polish their tomb so that it is as white and bright as possible, so that they can continueContinue reading “The Hour of Temptation”

How I Judge Forgiveness and Unforgiveness (Clarification)

What do I mean when I say, “Maybe if the Holy Spirit gives you the right words, they will repent. If not, they will die. It is a sad reality.” Please do not take this in a literal sense as an excuse to harm someone. I do not advocate violence. I sometimes say things thatContinue reading “How I Judge Forgiveness and Unforgiveness (Clarification)”

How I Judge Forgiveness and Unforgiveness

This is going to be one of those very open articles, and I will seem to be praising of my virtue, so I want to begin by saying that I do this for the sake of others who struggle with the idea of forgiveness. I know that any virtue I have and any sound judgmentContinue reading “How I Judge Forgiveness and Unforgiveness”

Future Faking from a Christian Perspective

Future faking is a term found in the narcissistic abuse community, and this term means exactly what it sounds like. Future faking is the act of promising something in the future, but without any real intent or sincere effort towards keeping that promise. Future faking can take many forms, but it always presents a futureContinue reading “Future Faking from a Christian Perspective”