Welcome to Leaving LaodiceaThe Survival Manual for the Coming Underground Church
We have unfortunately let the emerging church people hijack the term community, or fellowship, or koinōnia, and turn it into something orthodox Christianity now rejects. And that is a shame. Nevertheless, community is how the Lord intended us to live. Not...read more
Those in the church in Colosse were called by two names: (1) saints, or holy ones, and (2) faithful brethren. This profound designation by Paul raises a few troubling questions. What does it mean to be a faithful brethren? How do you become a faithful brethren? What...read more
When the Scriptures speak of you and I being called "saints" (Col. 1:2), and when we later discover that the word "saint" actually means "holy" or "holy ones"— the question that screams to be answered is this: Just how holy is holy? Or, just how holy does the Lord...read more
Could the default setting in the life of a Christian be one of expecting the Lord to do "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Eph. 3:20), or is it simply living in the doldrums, in the muck and mire of a lukewarm, ordinary, less-than-average life?...read more
What's the big deal with pastors today calling themselves apostles? Why are they doing that and how can that be justified from Scripture? Or, better yet, what are the qualifications for the office of apostle? And, once we determine the qualifications, do any of...read more
Sometimes, when it comes to living our life in Christ in a way that pleases the Lord, encouragement can come from someone whose name is not found in the Bible. Case in point: Winston Churchill. Consider the following: "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never,...read more
Often we only remember the bad things about someone and, when we do, that single memory eclipses whatever good a person's life might have stood for. Case in point: the disciple Thomas. Or, "Doubting Thomas" as we like to call him. Thomas is mentioned three times in...read more
In Colossians we are introduced to a man named Epaphras who was someone Paul proudly called a fellow bondservant (doulos) or fellow slave of Christ. His name is mentioned only three times in Scripture: Colossians 1:7, 4:12, and Philemon 1:23. But in those three...read more
Sometimes God, in His sovereignty, allows things to happen to us that are hurtful and difficult to understand. Our fervent prayers go unanswered, our finances continue to dwindle to the point of ruin, our closest family relationships remain estranged and broken, and...read more
It seems that one of the greatest blessings in the Christian life is found in being "in Him" (Col. 1:15-18). After all, Jesus has "raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:6). "Where and when did this take...read more
Something About Us
This is a collection of the many questions I have struggled with and the answers I have found regarding the relationship between authentic faith in Christ and much of what is portrayed today as Biblical Christianity. Especially with the coming darkness looming over all of us, including the church.
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