According to the Genesis creation account, God created both male and female in His image. Eve could not have been inferior to Adam, or her seed, Jesus Christ, would have been inferior. God blessed them and gave them joint dominion over the earth and all living creatures (Genesis 1:26-28). But when they sinned, the rules of engagement changed. They lost their dominion, and Satan usurped it. Banned from Eden, God pronounced judgment on all parties: The serpent, Eve, and her husband Adam. Three consequences were borne by Eve and passed down to all women: Continue reading The Gospel—Game-Changer for Women
Thirty lashes with a wet noodle! This should be my punishment today, I thought to myself (metaphorically, of course). I had a doctor’s appointment that Tuesday morning, and as usual, we were rushing to make it on time. Right before we left the house, my husband Benny received a call from Brother Andre, Director of our church pantry, informing him that thieves had broken into the storage containers on the church property again (the third time in two weeks). Benny told him that he would not be able to get there until after my doctor’s appointment. Continue reading That Little Voice in Your Spirit
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). I have used this text as the launching point for several sermons. It goes right to the heart of what American Christians face in the present godless, anti-religious, especially anti-Christian, climate. It has motivated me to preach boldly the unimpeachable principles of the Bible that I was raised on; that have been the foundation of our nation, the most blessed and prosperous in history. But they are now being removed with increasing rapidity—What will I do? What will you do? What will we do? Continue reading Don’t Remove Ancient Landmarks!
In recent years we have seen the rise of Chrislam—the melding of Christianity and Islam. This synchretism has reached the stage where pastors are opening up their churches to allow Muslims to join them in worship to pray to the Islamic god Allah, whom they say is the same God of the Bible. Not only is this heresy, but it is blasphemy to both Jehovah, the God of the Bible, as well as to all Muslims. Continue reading Allah & Jehovah—the Same God?
Based on what is coming across many pulpits today, it would seem that sin is not what it used to be. Under the banner of grace, the moral code of the Bible is being relaxed, allowing for active sin to go unchallenged in the Church. A favorite of grace libertines is the mantra that we are no longer under Old Testament Law, as though its moral code was rescinded. They often cite Jesus’ words of love and forgiveness, inferring He would not condemn their sin today. Their reasoning seems to be that He loves us too much to condemn us. Continue reading Raising the Bar