Reclaiming Authentic Christianity: Religion That God Accepts

“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world” (James 1:27). In short, James tells us that true religion is a devotion to God, demonstrated by love and compassion for others, coupled with unworldliness. In scanning the web for articles related to religion and politics I came across some…

Reclaiming Authentic Christianity: God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways – 2

“…wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, Always do they go astray in heart, and these have not known My ways;” (Hebrews 3:10, YLT) “Let the wicked abandon his way, And the unrighteous person his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly…

Reclaiming Authentic Christianity: God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways

“wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, Always do they go astray in heart, and these have not known My ways;” (Hebrews 3:10, YLT) In 2020, I heard the Lord say “My people do not know my ways, nor do they know my word.” This came as a surprise to me because I love the church, but knew…

Transformation Tuesday

“… and be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental and spiritual attitude], and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation]” (Ephesians 4:23-24 AMP). “Since you have heard…

Reclaiming Authentic Christianity: Living A Life Of Faith

“Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).  Christianity and Faith in God In September 2021 I wrote a post titled Christianity Is Not A Religion, It’s a Lifestyle of Faith. In the Old Testament, Haggai … that in the midst of corruption … Hebrews11:1 is quoted in several other places in the New Testament. Obviously, as…

Different Decade, Same Spirit – Part 2

“In all their troubles, he was troubled, too” (Is. 63:9). “The work of the prophets in ancient Israel was to deliver a truth-telling, hope-evoking word in a society that wanted neither the truth that was too hard to bear nor hope that was impossible to entertain.” —Walter Brueggemann, Tenacious Solidarity, Biblical Provocations on Race, Religion, Climate, and the Economy In part…

Different Decade, Same Spirit

“In all their troubles, he was troubled, too” (Is. 63:9). “The work of the prophets in ancient Israel was to deliver a truth-telling, hope-evoking word in a society that wanted neither the truth that was too hard to bear nor hope that was impossible to entertain.” —Walter Brueggemann, Tenacious Solidarity, Biblical Provocations on Race, Religion, Climate, and the Economy. In…

Spiritual Bankruptcy (Updated)

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Prioverbs 29:2 KJV). I originally wrote this post in October 2018 while observing the changes that were taking place with America. I decided to repost in light of the present chaos taking place in America playing out on the world stage. When we…

Racism in America: Different decade, Same spirit.

What has been, it is what will be, And what has been done, it is what will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9) As I watch and pray, I see how throughout time man has been deceived by their own selfish desires and throughout history. I continue to study the Old Testament prophets to…