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Do We Want to Be Taken? Follow-Up

In Do We Want to Be Taken? Guided Bible Study (Part 1) we looked at scripture that teaches us about the coming of the Lord Jesus and what that entails. The focus was to challenge the rapture teaching. We considered scripture

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Posted in Bible Studies, Christian Doctrine, Christian Faith, Last Days / Prophesy, My Journey / Christian Life, Salvation

Rejected

Does being a Christian ever leave you feeling rejected by the world? We are told to expect that kind of thing. Jesus told his disciples “if the world hates you, know that it hated me before it hated you. If

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Posted in Christian Support, My Journey / Christian Life

Due Respect

I might seem like I have no respect for the pastoral office or other leadership roles within the church. I admit that I have a hard time with that, but I think my difficulty stems from the abuse of these

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Posted in Christian Love, Christian ministry, going to church

The Most Important Things

I’m feeling a bit heart-broken lately, y’all. I want to kind of pour my heart out to all five or so of you who will read this 🙂 Words are hard sometimes, you know? Some situations are complicated, and trying

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Posted in Christian Doctrine, Christian Faith, Christian Love, Last Days / Prophesy, My Journey / Christian Life, Spiritual Warefare

Your Brethren That Hated You…

It seems to me that Jesus has a soft spot for the underdogs, the rejected, those cast out or oppressed, and so on. It seems to me that Jesus stands by those who meekly and humbly follow him, those who

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Posted in Christian Doctrine, Christian Faith, Christian Love

The Problem with Kings: Prologue

Good people want to be led and power-seeking people want to lead. Not always, but that is a general rule throughout all of time. People who are good at being led and conforming to social pressures do well in school,

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Posted in Christian Faith, Christian Love, Christian ministry, Christian Support, Christian Worship, going to church, Last Days / Prophesy

Back to Church

I visited a church on Sunday, and since then I’ve been thinking — yet again — about church in general. Anyone who’s followed KindlingTruth knows that I’ve had some reservations about church. I’ve tended to go back and forth between

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Posted in Christian Love, Christian ministry, Last Days / Prophesy, My Journey / Christian Life

The Weaker Become the Stronger

Lesson in Despising Our Brethren Have you ever focused on the shortcomings of another Christian, whether their sinful struggles, ideas about doctrine, or other issues of the faith? The Lord knows I have. Have you begun to think harsh thoughts

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Posted in Christian Love, Christian Support

Ramblings of a Saddened Yet Hopeful Heart

If we want things to change, we must first change ourselves. Society does not change when laws and rulers of this world change, but when the hearts of individuals on a mass-scale return to the Lord. I do not believe

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Posted in Christian Faith, Christian Support, Last Days / Prophesy, My Journey / Christian Life

There are Many Good Churches

For the sake of balance and those who are sincere and church-going, I just want to say that there are many wonderful churches. Sincere pastors. Loving congregants who are growing in the things of God by the power of the

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Posted in Christian Love, Christian ministry
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These are the things that ye shall do: Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things I hate, saith the Lord.  — Zechariah 8:16-17