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The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”

“Last evening I paused beside the blacksmith’s door, And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime; Then looking in, I saw upon the floor, Old hammers, worn with beating years of time. ‘‘How many anvils have you had,’ said I, ‘To wear and batter all these hammers so?’ ‘Just one,’ said he, and then with…… Continue reading The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”

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Islam and the Evil Men Do

On May 23, 2017, ISIS claimed responsibility for a cowardly attack in Manchester, England which left at least 22 people dead, and more than 59 people injured, after a suicide bomber targeted an Ariana Grande concert. Just hours before, United States President, Donald Trump, had been speaking in Saudi Arabia drawing a distinction between radical…… Continue reading Islam and the Evil Men Do

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The Story of the First Resurrection

“In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the…… Continue reading The Story of the First Resurrection

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“COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP!”

Sometime in late February, 2015, a SWAT team surrounded a home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where some Christians were known to live. A large man from a government agency, dressed in black body armor, placed a megaphone to his lips and spoke with a Middle Eastern accent. “I AM A GOVERNMENT AGENT! COME OUT…… Continue reading “COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP!”

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Why I Use More Scripture Now

After more than 45 years in the ministry, and having preached more than 5,000 sermons, I would like to say something to preachers, Sunday School teachers, and Christian authors, about the use of Scripture. Simply put, I use more Scripture now in my preaching, teaching, and writings, and I encourage others to do the same,…… Continue reading Why I Use More Scripture Now