2 Peter 3:9 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [a]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. I heard this verse come up several times in the past weeks. It was used in various discussions and sermons as proof that God desires that every person be saved but essentially isn’t able to until we accept His offer of salvation. Admittedly, it sounds that way and every time I heard it, it gave me pause. Does “all” mean every single human being in the world? Many Christians say withoutRead More →

In my previous article I spoke about the Roman Catholic view of the atonement. If you haven’t read it yet,  please click here. To summarize Jesus wasn’t literally punished (Isaiah 53), smitten, or stricken on the cross, and God doesn’t ‘experience’ emotions but in particular anger, & wrath. Here is a link to the Roman Catholic article I’ve been quoting from. To clarify, I agree that God’s emotions aren’t like ours. Our emotions are tainted with sin that is why things like ‘vengeance’ belong to the Lord (Rom 12:19). Even our love is tainted with sin. Even on our best day none of us canRead More →

14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 I spent 3 weeks having discussions with my Roman Catholic friends and family on the atonement of Christ. The Roman Catholic Churches position on the atonement is that Jesus Christ wasn’t literally punished by God. The centerpiece that started this discussion was Isaiah 53. The responses were so complex and long I am going to split this into multiple articles while trying to keep it simple as possible. The Roman Catholic article I will be quoting from can be found here. The quotes from the article are in maroon.Read More →

If you have the truth you don’t have to be violent, you don’t have to silence, & you don’t have to subjugate those who oppose your view. During the Dark ages before the protestant reformation the Holy Roman Empire violently opposed those who spoke out against her, and forbid anyone from owning a Bible in their native language under penalty of severe torture and/or death. By doing this the Holy Roman Empire had power and control. They told you how to worship, and what to believe. You dare not question them. The Roman Catholic Church today is nothing like they were thanks to the bloodRead More →

Disclaimer: This is merely a presentation of what I found in the writings and teachings of Islam. I am presenting the verses as they are written, nothing more, nothing less. I recognize that ‘not all’ follow these teachings and perhaps have a different interpretation. Does Islam teach anti-semitism? Are some Muslims Anti-semitic? Why do we hear what clearly sounds like Anti Semitic remarks, a hatred for Israel, from people like Louis Farrakhan, Ilhan Omar, Linda Sarsour? Why is that nearly every country under Islamic law in the world is persecuting/killing Christians, Jews, polytheists, homosexuals, and anyone that is non-Muslim? At the same time here inRead More →

I fully recognize the assault on Judeo Christian values in this country, and because of our views on gender and sexuality; we are simply no longer tolerated. Today; just saying His name “Jesus” is an offense and considered ‘bigoted’. Regardless, as a professing Christian we are to submit to all governing authorities (Romans 13). But what we can’t do is deny Christ. (Acts 4:18-20). Even though the owners of Chick-Fil-A franchises employ people of all beliefs and sexual preferences; because of the owners ‘crime’ of being Christian, those in power have decided they shouldn’t be allowed to have a business in the Buffalo Airport becauseRead More →

I watched this movie “The Dirt” which is the story of the metal band Motley Crue from the 1980’s. As a kid I looked up to rock stars. I saw their fame, money, the beautiful women that would throw themselves at them and that entire lifestyle I equated to true happiness. I wanted that more than anything. But What did I really want? What do we all want? To be loved and accepted. So I figured the more people that liked me, the more I’d be loved and accepted. The more girls that wanted to be with me, the more loved and accepted I’d be.Read More →

There are those who believe salvation can be lost or forfeited. Many believe they chose Christ, and because of that they received the gift of faith. God Says: I chose you. Man says: No. I chose you. It wouldn’t be fair or just unless this was so God. God says: Those who believe, believe according to My will and good pleasure. Man says: I believe because you looked down the corridors of time, saw that I would choose you, then based your election off of my will not yours. I’m in control God. Not you. God says: There is no savior besides me Man says:Read More →

It is with the utmost love, and respect that I write these blog posts that are in opposition to Roman Catholic teachings. It is my desire for my Roman Catholic friends and family to come to know the truth that their Churches teachings are not in alignment with scripture. I hope to demonstrate today that the Roman Catholic Mass contradicts scripture as it adds to the finished work of Christ the will of man, sacrifices and offerings of Mary, & the dead saints. The RC Mass only offers a partial forgiveness of some sins which is a direct contradiction of Hebrews 10. I pray theRead More →

I used to go to psychics, consult with mediums, and my wife and I used to really enjoy ‘ghost hunting’ not realizing this was a sin. I’ve since repented of this and walked away from that dangerous practice. I understand that people who engage in this kind of stuff don’t think it’s wrong, and in many ways see it as ‘good’ just as I did; but according to God’s Word the dead cannot hear us, so who, or whatever we are consulting with, is not human and unlikely an angel of light. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 For the living know that they will die, but the deadRead More →