The Comfort of Slavery

We’ve seen it too many times. A girl escapes an abusive relationship only to return to her abuser. An alcoholic remains sober for months, maybe years, then a personal crisis triggers a drunken binge. A person loses a significant amount of weight, then makes small compromises and slowly regains the weight, along with its emotional heaviness.  Why do we so easily return to that which once enslaved us?  It’s one thing to be physically set free; but unless that freedom is realized in our spirits and also our souls (mind, emotions), we… Read More

Reminders from the Book of Revelation

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20 ESV) When it comes to the Book of Revelation some well-intended believers get caught up in forecasting the details of the last days, resulting in their missing the central theme of John’s letter to the seven churches over which he had leadership. What many view as the secret code to understand the end times is actually intended to be exactly what it says in it’s opening line: “The revelation of Jesus Christ.” The book… Read More

The Unforgivable Sin

“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” — for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” (Mark 3:28-30 ESV) I have had many people come to me with sincere concern over friends and family members whom they feared had committed the “unpardonable sin” of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. One summer my brother spent some time with some of our cousins. Late one… Read More