"Has GOD said?"

In Modernism, miracles also are suspect if not “impossible.” Forced to deny plain words of the Scriptures that expose and condemn all natural man’s selfish actions, the Modernist has to question ALL Scripture that does not agree with his life.…

Popularity Wasn't a Promise???

Jesus did not promise all His followers popularity, but LIFE. We need only to remember that “friendship with the world is enmity with God” (James 4:4; John 15:18-19; 1 John 2:15). Men who conform to the world will not …

Making Sinners More REfined

The Gospel has built-in power to change society. Society is simply a lot of separate people living together and no one can change people like God. To alter the living conditions of people is really only a useful side-issue.…

Flaws in the "Good Deeds" Philosophy.

There are serious flaws in the good deeds philosophy mentioned under Humanism. Jesus taught a life of good works not FOR salvation, but as a natural result of His own inner transformation of our hearts. True Christians do good flowing…

"A Pig in a Sty" or "The Murderer vs. the Head-Hunter"

We cannot just TEACH man to be good. Today’s highly educated generation are only smarter sinners. The city killer is no less evil than the jungle head-hunter. Both have selfish hearts, expressed in more or less educated ways. Our conscience…

Human Suffering... and First Things First

Modernism grows out of religious humanism. A Modernist lives by his feelings like other selfish people, but the desires that may seem to move him most are the needs of the sick, uneducated, poor and hungry. And who is not

Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Humanists try to deny or ignore sin. To justify themselves they may do many “good works.” These may seem acceptable in the sight of men, but God searches the heart and sees our real motives. All of our works…

Smoke and Mirrors

A Humanist’s answer is not real. It does not account for the disgusting dictatorship of sin in the human heart. Good FUTURE deeds (even if made from the right motives) cannot cancel out bad ones. If wrong has been done,…

Humanism's Fatal Mistake

Humanism’s fatal mistake is to confuse ability or CAPACITY with CHOICE. A man can know right and how to do it. From the dawn of moral awakening, however, the whole record of Scripture and history is that we choose

Seeking, but never finding...


Hedonism
,  once popularized by Hefner’s “Playboy Philosophy,” fits in here. The strange thing is that if we seek pleasure for pleasure’s sake, we will never find it. It is like trying to find the pot of gold at the…

When is Self-Love and Self-Denial NOT a Paradox?



The foundation of moral freedom
is self-love in the context of self-denial; this is not a paradox. Self-love simply means unselfishly choosing your own highest good; self-denial is the willingness to subordinate personal desires to the revealed will of God,…

What is your Focus?

Materialism makes CREATION, not the Creator the object of devotion. The man who would be Christ’s disciple must hold lightly to the world and tightly to God (Luke 14:33; Colossians 3:2). A disciple of the Lord Jesus is no longer…