History in the Making: July 2020 Snapshot and Predictions
“A hundred years from now, there will be history professors who specialize in the study of one quarter of the year 2020.” I remember instantly thinking, “Yeah, that’s about right” as I read that a few weeks back, on Twitter I think. It’s a paraphrase, but you get the idea: We are living in an […]
King of Kings: Political, Patriarchal & All-Conquering
He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. . ~ Revelation 19:15-16 . There’s a whole lotta crazy sweeping the culture these days, particularly on the patriarchy front, […]
Confronting The “Person of Faith” Non-Label Label
When a politician in America describes themselves as “a person of faith”, what are they telling us about themselves? Nothing. Nothing good, anyway. Everyone has faith and everyone is a person, so claiming to be a “person of faith” literally says tells us nothing about the person making the claim. As we all know (or […]
To despise the Law of God is to despise the Son of God. (Or: Truth you won’t hear in most American churches.)
If we have a low regard for God’s Law, we a have a low regard for God’s Son. We don’t hear that much from American church pulpits these days, do we? Yet few truths are more clearly conveyed in God’s Word. Again and again, Jesus is described as the embodiment and fulfillment of what? The […]
The Purposefully Paralyzing Power Of Identity Politics . . . And Why It’s Destined To Fail
The cultural chaos unfolding around us is no accident. The assault upon God-given institutions and (*gasp*) hierarchies is quite purposeful. It’s no coincidence that as our culture loses its grip on even the most basic terms, like boy and girl, we also see wishful revolutionaries raging against God’s creations of family and church structure. The […]
The Increasing Gayness Of The [Social] Gospel Coalition
Of all the flagrantly anti-Christ concepts pitched by “The Gospel Coalition” these days, one of most heinous is that of “gay Christian” as a legitimate category or condition that should be embraced by both the church and the individual afflicted with what Scripture clearly defines as an inherently dishonorable desire. While there are many approaches […]
We’re not saved by our theology. We’re saved in spite of our theology.
We’re not saved by our theology. We’re saved in spite of our theology. And when we are saved – really, truly, and quite supernaturally saved by the grace of God alone and totally in spite of ourselves – we are saved by Him unto the ever-deepening pursuit and application of sound theology in each and […]
Claiming “In Christ” To Avoid Christ: Militant Vagueness As The Hip New Thing
“I don’t need to worry about the details of _______ , because I’m ‘in Christ’.” “Since I’m content being ‘in Christ”, I don’t have to worry about doing any particular thing in any particular way.” “As long as we’re ‘in Christ’, we don’t need to make a big deal out of specifics on things like […]
Bookends Of History And The Resurrection Of Knowledge
Why are we here? Why do bad things happen all around us? Is there any meaning or purpose to it all? If so, what is that meaning? These are some of the fundamental questions that we explored in last week’s Tennessee General Assembly Bible study as we wrapped up our six-part “Know Your Enemy” series. […]
Remember: Apart from God’s grace, you and I are complete morons.
It’s easy to nod and agree with the idea of grace. It’s easy to say “amen” when we hear someone proclaim the beauty and necessity of having grace toward one another. But when we’re “in the moment” – particularly a moment of confrontation with someone holding a position or advocating a cause with which we […]
A Blowtorch In The Darkness: Bible Study And Discipleship In The State Capitol
Amidst the craziness and cultural rot that’s been defining things around here for far too long, something supernaturally cool is going on. Many things, actually, but one I want to take a sec to get you up to speed on is the Bible study and discipleship ministry that was launched just over two weeks ago […]
True Freedom REQUIRES The Freedom To Fail
1. The primary purpose of State “help” is to foster State dependence. 2. More and more Americans love – and demand – State “help” in practically every area of life. These two realities make it plain that, barring radical repentance and reformation, we are (and should be) a doomed people – and by “people” here […]
Everything Is Theological
Everything we do conveys our understanding of God. Everything we touch, and how we touch it, says something meaningful about our relationship with the Creator of everything. Everything that we think, say, eat, wear, buy, sell, play, promote, tolerate, laugh at, dread, or enjoy manifests a sort of doctrinal position regarding our appreciation and respect […]
Thank God for the big things, the little things, and everything in-between.
We’re blessed to live in amazing times – times that seem to get more interesting and more intense with each passing month. While many professing Christians would agree with this general sentiment, most of ’em would also tend to spin it in a negative direction. The temptation is great to zone in on things like […]
From Manger to Throne: The King of Kings and His Everything-Conquering Kingdom
Everybody loves babies. They’re easy to adore. Cute…helpless…dependent… Which is why celebrations of Christ’s birth that define this time of year are such an easy sell for many who openly despise the notion of a King of kings ruling over them (including many who claim to be Christian). It’s easy to fawn over a baby. […]
Baby Christian or False Convert? (1 Minute of Truth VIDEO)
Baby Christian or false convert? That is the question…a question we aim to answer in our latest video: If the above embedded player doesn’t work, you can access the clip by clicking here. Please share it wherever you think it might be appreciated (or productively agitating). If you’ve benefitted from the work done at Fire Breathing […]
Who is Jesus? (1 Minute of Truth VIDEO)
Howdy and Happy Reformation Day! What better way to fan the fires of Reformation than by diving deep into the all-important question: Who is Jesus? To help inspire exploration on this most challenging and beautiful of subjects in an approachable and provocative way, we made the following one-minute video: If the above embedded player doesn’t work, you can […]
Is God about to grind a proud, unrepentant America under His heel?
Okay, so with the latest in a long line of saber-rattling over Syria hitting the news this week, and our perpetual march to (ever more) war(s) seeming to lurch zombie-style ever closer to the Big Game goal of mixing it up with Russia, it seems like a good time to recap a few key facts: God […]
America’s Pastor-Led Abandonment Of The Great Commission
Does your Pastor embrace the Gospel-fueled Great Commission? Or does he not? Is your Pastor all about the full life-, culture-, and civilization Gospel? Or is his gospel something smaller. Much smaller. As in: man-sized with no room for anything else. Sadly, it’s this little man-sized, eek-a-person-into-heaven counterfeit gospel that has become the norm in most self-described “conservative, Bible believing” […]
Christ-Centered Teaching Produces Christ-Like Character
Claiming to be a Christian does not make one a Christian. Few would disagree with this simple statement, though more seem to be inching (or flat out running) away from even this once obvious truth as our culture doubles down on an approach reality defined by emotion, subjectivity, and pet causes over objective truth and consistent standards. […]
To bow or not to bow: President Trump, American pride, and submitting to the King.
To bow or not to bow. That is the question. Or at least it has been over the past few days of President Trump’s diplomatic adventure to Saudi Arabia. While there’s a truckload of strangeness worthy of examination where the nature of Saudi Arabia and its relationship the United States is concerned, the hope here is to take this opportunity […]
What does “satanic” mean, and why do we not seem to know?
What does it mean to be “satanic”? Does a thing have to be over-the-top creepy/bad, like Fifty Shades of Grey or a Ouija board, in order to qualify? Does a person have to do extra-spicy, super-duper evil stuff like subscribe to Playboy or vote Hillary in order to breach the satanic threshold? What does it take? What […]
From One Ark To Many: How God Is Preserving His People And Purging His Enemies
Contrary to popular opinions currently dominating American evangelicalism (and thereby leading the rest of American culture down the drain), it isn’t God’s people who are destined to be swept off the face of His earth. It isn’t the people of God who ultimately lose out here in “the real world”. It isn’t supernaturally saved, Spirit-filled New Creatures […]
10 Marks Of A True “Land Of The Free”
What will a true “land of the free” look like? Make no mistake, such a land is coming, and it’s coming right here to this temporarily beleaguered little planet, courtesy of God’s Kingdom as it inevitably and unstoppably advances over all of His creation in accordance with His Gospel-fueled Great Commission. But what will it […]
Happy Reformation Day 2016 (Now get to work!)
As we roll to and through yet another Reformation Day here on this side of the inevitable victory in every realm, area, nook and cranny of creation, there are a few things I’d like to take a moment to share as we all savor the moment, contemplate the opportunities, and tackle the mission that our King has […]
What will future generations of victorious Christians think of your individual impact for the Great Commission?
How will future generations of Spirit-filled Christians view your individual contribution to the Great Commission? When they read about it, I mean. On the Internet (or whatever comes after the Internet). And make no mistake: They will read about it. They will, in most cases, have access to oodles and oodles of details where your faith (or […]
How A “Two Kingdoms” Mindset Is Escorting America To Hell
“Jesus is Lord over all or He isn’t Lord at all.” Heard that one before? Yeah, me too. Funny thing is, I usually hear it from Americanized Evangelicals who rather emphatically do not believe that Jesus is Lord over all sorts of things – like politics, economics, business, art, law, games, sports, civil government, and children’s education […]
We’re not electing a pastor…so feel free to ignore everything the Bible says about character, wisdom, wickedness, virtue, vice, truth, judgment, success, and the wrath of God (via wicked leaders).
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. ~ Proverbs 9:10 . . . look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who […]
What do American Christians believe most about the Great Commission? That it can’t be done.
What do American Christians believe most about the Great Commission? Before diving into any potential answers, let’s take a moment to consider the most concise, clear reference point in Scripture regarding the Great Commission: And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore […]
As America Begs For Tyranny To “Save It”, The Kingdom Of God Advances On All Fronts
One empire is dying. While another emerges. As I sat through about an hour of live coverage of the Dallas police shootings earlier tonight (please pray!), this heavy but beautiful truth seemed to become clearer with each passing minute of professional commentary and expert analysis, not that this was the goal of said experts, of course. […]
America’s Ongoing Black Mass: Satanists To Openly Worship In The Heartland (Again)
So, according to numerous reports, Satanists are openly advertising and planning (yet another) Black Mass in America, this time in the heartland state of Oklahoma. Before we get into the particulars of this installment of Black Mass Over America, let’s take a step back and get some perspective… A long time ago, in a galaxy not […]
Yes, the Bible trumps the Constitution here in America (and everywhere else in God’s creation).
With “The Bible Bill” once again getting national press as it nears the finish line in the Tennessee State General Assembly, which is to consider an override of Governor Bill Haslam’s veto later today, this seems like a good time to share a few simple truths – truths that are intensely despised and actively opposed by even most professing […]
What does a satanic approach to religious liberty get you? (Hint: America)
Right now, before our unbelieving eyes, whether we want to see it or not or whether we understand what we’re seeing or not, the one true God is crushing the world’s greatest advocate for a satanic approach to liberty under His heel. God is grinding America into dust. Put another way: America is breaking itself to pieces […]
Yes, everything is purposeful. And that shouldn’t necessarily make you comfortable.
Yes, everything is purposeful. And that shouldn’t necessarily make us all comfortable. It is certainly true that everything – every thought, act, consequence and benefit to ever occur anywhere at any time in God’s creation – is perfectly ordained by Him to accomplish His purposes. There is not, as RC Sproul is known for saying, […]
Milk, Meat and Maturity: How dwelling on entry-level truth keeps Christians in the kiddie pool.)
The basics of the Gospel are no doubt supernatural beauties and profound truths worthy of infinite contemplation and celebration…but if we do not move through those matchless gems at the foundation of our faith and onto the deeper things and details made clear through them, we will remain forever stuck in the kiddie pool. If we do not […]
Risen. Ruling. Right now.
Jesus is risen. Jesus is King. Right now. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him and even at this very moment He is in the process of resurrecting and reconciling all of His creation to Himself through the power of His Gospel. This reality defines all of life and creation. Back […]
Making All Things New vs. “Making America Great Again!”
As we wade through another season of Corporate/State-sponsored American Political Puppet Theater steeped in the predictable fear- and emotion-based unbiblical “solutions” offered up this time by the likes of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders, it’s important that we keep our eyes on the prize, our hands on the wheel, and our minds focused […]
“What if we are living in early Church history?” – The Hell Razer Report Podcast
Today marks the launch of The Hell Razer Report, a 15 minute-ish weekly podcast that I’m happy and thankful to be hosting on Reconstructionist Radio. The inaugural episode centers on the question “What if we are living in early Church history?” and encourages Christians to understand, embrace, and enjoy the beautiful, matchlessly inspiring and […]
Why are “Pro-Life” leaders preserving abortion in Oklahoma?
Legislation has been introduced to abolish abortion in Oklahoma. So you might be surprised to hear that high profile “Pro-Life” leaders have come out against the bill…but you shouldn’t be. Why have they come out against it? Why would “Pro-Life” leaders oppose a bill that aims to really, truly, and actually abolish human baby murder? Because, so say the […]
Why are we in this political nightmare? Ask your “evangelical Christian” pastor.
American evangelical leaders have worked very hard for a very long time to get us to where we are now. They’ve done more than anyone else to lead us into the socio-political hellhole in which we find ourselves sinking deeper with each passing Drudge Report refresh, and it’s very important that they get the credit they […]
The first thing The Devil wants us to do is the last thing The Devil needs us to do.
Let’s keep this simple, short, and sweet: Jesus Christ is the personal Source, Creator, Definer and Sustainer of everything in His creation. (See: Colossians 1:15-20.) And “everything” means everything, which certainly and obviously includes law, logic, art, economics, technology, civil government and everything else. So it is that the Person of Jesus Christ is the […]
Escapism vs. Exaltation: Two Opposing Motives for Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Why do we imagine? Why do we fantasize? What is healthy fantasy? What is unhealthy fantasy? How do we determine the difference between the two and live in light of that distinction? How do we understand and interact with things like Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, The Chronicles of Narnia or […]
Super-Satanic Tuesday: How’s that “lesser of two evils” deal looking now?
With the fear-driven American political puppet show drama about to hit its primary season peak (right on schedule), we’re well served to resist the relentless promotion of emotion-driven anxiety pitched by countless (and often “conservative Christian”) media mouthpieces and take a moment to calmly (you know, as if King Jesus is actually on His throne) assess just […]
Rubio and Cruz fight over who can ignore Scripture the most (in practice) while claiming to love it the loudest (in word).
In keeping with the now long-standing American tradition of professing Christian conservatives claiming the name of Christ and an affinity for the Bible in word while pretty much ignoring the Word of God on law and civil government in practice, Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have locked horns in a political life-and-death battle over who will carry the […]
Ted Cruz Brings the Gospel of American Statism to South Carolina Christians
Like inviting Dracula over for dinner, inviting a Statist over to preach has its consequences. One such consequence is the further promotion and cementing in place of the anti-Christ religion of American Statism as an ally or expression of biblical Christianity in the minds of American Christians who have for generations now been purposefully programmed to conflate secular conservatism […]
Obama to Select Scalia Replacement for US Supreme Court as Fear Grips (and Steers) the Hearts of American “Christians”
The US Supreme Court that imposed “gay marriage” and ObamaCare upon America is about to take a lunging lurch leftward. With today’s passing of Antonin Scalia, the laughably unfree “land of the free” is almost certain to see a significant slide even further down the rat-hole of DC-down tyranny and the perversion of law. A proud, unrepentant nation that exalts […]
Why Theonomy scares the hell out of people…and cultures…and civilizations…
Ever wonder what the most feared, loathed, hated and despised message to ever hit the ears and self-serving little hearts of unrepentant men and women might be? No need to wonder. Here it is: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in […]
The Kingdom of God vs. The (Collapsing) Empire of America
As we watch a proud, unrepentant people cling to the idol of the American State and we see the judgment of the one true God come down upon that idol and its worshippers, we are well served to praise the King of kings for the peace, purpose, and mission that He has given His people right here and now […]
We don’t need another Constitution. We need another Declaration.
So now we have “legalized” “gay marriage” to go along with our “legalized” child sacrifice to go along with our “legalized” porn to go along with our “legalized” adultery-based business models to go along with all the rest of our now flagrantly, obviously, and catastrophically anti-Christ approach to law and civil government. And in the […]
Two things to pray about, please.
Howdy All, I hope that all is well with you and yours and that your week is rolling along nicely. I have two prayer requests as we head into what is shaping up to be an important weekend of preparation. First, please pray that we will continue to grow in impact despite some significant changes made via […]
Jesus isn’t anybody’s co-pilot.
Everything wrong with us springs from our personal refusal to submit to Christ as King in practice. Everything wrong with our culture flows from our corporate rejection of Christ as Lord in practice. One of the cutesy (and therefore most repulsive) ways we’re naturally wired to express contempt for Christ’s rule over all of creation is by paying lip service to Him as […]
Thank God for the Gospel-fueled Great Commission
Can you believe that God has each and every one of us here and now for perfect purpose to play specific roles in an unstoppable mission and adventure established before the very foundations of the world? (See: Ephesians 1:3-14 and Romans 8:28-31.) Can you believe that He has chosen to use such undeserving little wormy creatures as […]
Why do we prefer ignorance and bondage to truth and freedom?
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. . . ~ Acts 17:30 One awesome – and awesomely convicting – principle revealed in Scripture is that we are responsible for the light that has been given us. Not merely the light that we choose to soak in, choose to meditate […]
The True Gospel Conquers Everything; The Modern American “Gospel”…Not So Much
Here’s some good news about the Good News of the Gospel: It’s about much more than your precious personal salvation. It’s about everything. The Gospel of King Jesus touches, purifies and conquers everything. It’s not about a Kingdom waiting out there in the future somewhere. It’s not about a Kingdom off in some far distant […]
Our “End Times” Madness: American Pessimillennialism vs. Biblical Optimillennialism
Back in May, we asked the question: What if we are living in early Church history? In today’s most popular versions of Christianity in America, that’s a really weird (and to some a borderline heretical) question to ask. We’ve wandered (or run) far away from our Pilgrim/Puritan founders, who undertook the greatest of adventures and placed their […]
By What Standard?
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The queer shall inherit the earth? Actually, no. (Stonewall vs. Stonewall: A Collision of Kingdoms)
“The queer shall inherit the earth.” That’s what a gang of tolerance Nazis desperately trying to shout down, drown out, and generally intimidate dissent (all in the name of love, of course) had scrawled on a banner they carried along to protest a college campus appearance by Pastor Doug Wilson. That banner and those Nazis are featured subjects […]
Pedophilia: The next new “Alternate Sexuality”.
What a difference a summer makes, am I right? We now have “gay marriage” (pronounced “gay mirage“) in America, where we like to beg for the wrath of God upon us by pretending to make it “legal”. (See: “Supreme Court” Votes for Wrath of God Upon America.) Then there’s “Transgenderism”. You can’t check out in an […]
US Army protects man-on-boy rape en route to first openly gay leader.
What does a culture – and its military – look like when it is severed from the lordship of Christ? What does a culture look like and what does its military become when both define and pursue “security”, “liberty”, and “freedom” apart from submission to the King of kings? What does a culture and its military devolve […]
Christians rally for the “rights” of Satanists to worship Satan in America.
Interesting and important conversations are taking place in America. Critical and challenging thoughts are being entertained in a serious way by many Americans for the first time in a good long while (if ever). We are now being forced, by the grace of God, to consider what it means exactly to worship and what it […]
We really need your help. Thank you for your prayerful consideration!
. Howdy All, First off, a big thank you(!) to those who support the Fire Breathing Christian mission with your prayers, by sharing the blog posts (and now podcast episodes), and by offering up kind and encouraging words by email and social media. That encouragement is like wind in our sails! God has been so very good to us […]
Dear America: Jesus isn’t running for King and His Law isn’t “up for a vote” either. Repent accordingly.
Jesus is King. King over America. Right now. Really. And not just King in some hyper-spiritual, intangible “out there” sense in some (safely) distant heaven or in some (safely) future kingdom. Not in some way that limits Him to church buildings or to choir lofts or to the precious little hearts of His sheep. Nope, He is Lord right […]
Christ really is conquering EVERYTHING. How cool is that?
Right here and right now in the little sliver of time on the little sliver of land on the little planet we call earth, Jesus Christ is working perfectly by His grace through His Spirit-filled people in accordance with His Gospel-fueled Great Commission so that all things might be restored by the power of His […]
Liars, Jokers, and Thieves: Do we really want Jesus or do we just want His stuff?
“In God We Trust!” “God bless America!” “Oh, how I love Jesus!” This lingo is all over the place in America. As the culture war rages, loud and proud appeals are constantly made by tens of millions of American professing Christians – especially “conservatives” – who claim to love, trust, and adore God. But what do […]
Never forget that apart from God’s grace you and I are complete morons.
Probably the easiest thing for us to forget is that each and every little bit of truth that we’ve learned or blessing that we’ve enjoyed has come completely by way of the grace of God. There is not one single solitary little thing that we’ve truly earned in and of ourselves, aside from hell […]
Why do we allow the open practice of Islam, witchcraft, and Satanism in America?
One of the weirdest and most telltale signs that we’ve become a people completely disconnected from reality is the way that here in America, even most “conservative” professing Christians have come to cherish and defend the concept of religious pluralism. The idea that we have the “God-given ‘right’” to worship any god or practice any religion […]
How unrepentant and lost is Donald Trump? And what does that tell us about America?
The Donald is on fire. And so is American culture. Coincidence? Nope. In the past month, The Trumpinator has moved from a merely dominant top spot in the polls to an even more “absolutely amazing” position, leaving his fellow Republicans struggling to figure out just how to tackle the brash billionaire who promises to “make America great again” without […]
Little Gospel Syndrome and the Death of American Culture
Wouldn’t it be great if people took God seriously? Wouldn’t it be great if people took God seriously enough to take His Word seriously? In detail, I mean. As in, all of it. As in, out of a true love for Him (see: John 14:15). Wouldn’t it be great if the professing Christian church in America […]
Fox News Equates God’s Law With Islam. American “Conservative Christians” say, “Amen!”
If there’s one thing that absolutely terrifies the typical politically “conservative” churchgoing professing Christian in America, it is the Nature of God as revealed in His Word and Law. More specifically, they’re petrified at even the thought of that Law-Word being taken seriously. As in: applied. As in: for real. As in: Not just […]
Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God (Thank you for the reminder, Kim Davis.)
Thank God for Kim Davis! Thank God for the example she has been at this critical moment. (See: Woman jailed for obeying God in America…while Gay America chants “love wins!”) Thank God for the thoughts and conversations that her biblical stand has ignited. (See: Do we actually believe that God’s Law is binding? Or do […]
There are no “Sword of Truth-free” zones anywhere in God’s creation. Just sayin’.
We’re “educated” from toddlerhood in America to keep The Sword of Truth “in its place” (if we must have one at all), which is, as we are reminded again and again and again: In its sheath and safely stored away at home. Or at church. Or in a prayer closet. Or in our precious, sweet little heart. Or whatever…you […]
Get with the Big Gay Program…or go to jail.
How ready for jail time are you? How ready for jail time is your family? How willing and how prepared to suffer serious persecution for the Word of God in a lawless culture are you, your family, your friends, and your local church? How ready are you to lose friendships, connections, status, employment, employment opportunities, and material […]
The Difference Between Thumping the Bible and Believing It
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (emphasis added) Do we believe this? Do we actually believe that Scripture equips us adequately for every […]
5 Reasons Why American “Christians” Cheer the Persecution of American Christians
We live in wild and wacky times. And its probably gonna get a whole lot wilder and wackier before it gets much better. That much seems certain. The America of 2015 is so far down the pike (and drain) from the America of just 2000 or 2005 that it really can be hard for many […]
Woman jailed for obeying God in America…while Gay America chants “love wins!”
County Clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky – Kim Davis – was led off to jail today after refusing to issue licenses for “gay marriages” in direct violation of the unbreakable, unshakable, universally binding Word of God. Welcome to America. Welcome to the New America, where we are now reaping the full, foul fruit of “We the […]
Presuppositional Civil Government: Who we view as owning civil government determines how we will pursue civil government.
What is government? More specifically, what is civil government? Put another way, what is The State? What are its roles, responsibilities, and limitations? Where might we as Christians go to find the answers to these important questions…hrmmm….I wonder… Maybe to…The State? Ummm…nope. Okay, maybe State-certified and State-approved educators then? Uh…no. Bad idea. Well, howsabout other […]
What does a “culture of death” look like and how do we change it?
It’s easy to see things like “legal” child sacrifice and the “legality” of “gay marriage” and gender chaos as clear signs of a culture of death. It’s easy to point to “Caitlyn” Jenner and roll our eyes. It’s easy to point to Planned Parenthood’s openly operating baby butchering facilities with disgust. But what was it about our culture […]
Cultures of death die. America is a culture of death. You do the math.
Cultures of death specialize in one thing: Death. That much shouldn’t be too awful tricky to figure out. It’s fairly obvious. But as Christians in America who are living in such a culture, we are well served to note, remind ourselves, and patiently remind others of these hard, obvious truths so that we and they might be […]
America’s Ashley Madison “Christianity”: How we escort people to hell by “protecting” them from conviction under the true Gospel.
“Life’s short.” “Have an affair.” Why not? I mean, really, why not?! If the Gospel is only about personal salvation and not linked directly to repentance and obedience to Christ as King in practice and in detail in every realm of life in accordance with His Nature as revealed in His Word, then why shouldn’t American “Christians” […]
Sin is not merely “less than God’s best for you”. Sin is our personal rejection of the holiness of God.
One bit of Osteen-esque lingo that seems to be gaining traction in our suicidally unbiblical culture is the “itching ear friendly” description of sin as something like “not the best” or “less than the best” that “God has for you”. Such phrases as “not the best that God has for you” are increasingly being used […]
Year Two Begins…and maybe a Fire Breathing Christian podcast?
Howdy y’all and Happy Anniversary! Yesterday was the last day in Year One of the Fire Breathing Christian blog experiment. Yesterday’s article was also the 365th FBC post for the year, which was kinda cool. So we’re jazzed and very thankful for all of the support, encouragement, and new connections we’ve made with Brothers and Sisters as a result […]
We’re not here to watch. We’re here to fight…and win (by His grace and for His glory).
Contrary to popular American “Christian” mythology, true believers are not placed here to be polite, culturally compliant observers passively watching the world go to hell while nurturing a nice, neat little “gospel” that is kept safely sequestered and tucked away in “its proper place” (at church, in Bible studies, in “our hearts”, etc.). (See also: Beware the “Gospel in a […]
Save the lions. Kill the babies. Welcome to hell.
“Legally” sacrifice our own little baby boys and girls by the tens of millions on the altar of convenience and profit? Sure. Why not? Openly operate “legal” baby butchering businesses who carefully preserve the parts of those systematically massacred baby boys and girls so that said baby bits might be sold for maximum profit? Sure. Why not? […]
Everything orbits the Son.
Whether it’s the earth and its moon or the little yellow star around which they twirl, everything ultimately revolves around Christ. Whether Voyager in space or Enterprise in the minds of men, everything ultimately serves Him. Whether art or science or economics or law, everything ultimately lives through Him. That’s the creation in which we live, […]
The (All-American) Demonic Defenses of Planned Parenthood
If one thing is being made painfully clear these days, it’s that America is a thoroughly satanic culture. Pride defines us. And we’re proud of that. “We the People” see ourselves (and are encouraged by our Corporate-owned American State to see ourselves) as the gold standard for goodness on earth. We’re the “last best hope for humanity”. We’re […]
How’s that Pagan “conservatism” workin’ out for ya, Christian?
So how is our Pagan “conservatism” and America worship working out for us? How’s that 40+ year “pro-life commitment” from the GOP panning out? (See: Note to ‘Merica: There is no “God-given right” to murder children. Repent accordingly.) How’s that GOP/”conservative” defense of “family values” playing out? (See: Of course Jeb Bush is “fine” with […]
What if America had as many Christians as it does gay activists?
3%. That’s what it took to move America to where it is now. 3%. That’s all that was required to transition us from a people who at least loosely based their morality on some vaguely understood and appreciated Christian foundation into one that is openly and proudly based on self-centered, self-referential, and self-serving lust. (See: Limp Wristed Gospels […]
Who needs church discipline when you can have “church” growth instead?
Church discipline. Now there’s a hip, cool, trendy subject in the modern American church, am I right? For most reading this, including even most professing Christians in most supposedly “conservative” Christian churches, the term is at best odd, unfamiliar, and, more of often than not, tends to be viewed as something ugly. Church discipline sounds […]
What we’re trying to do now at Fire Breathing Christian, and what we hope to do in the future.
Howdy All, I hope that this note finds you well and that your week is off to a fine start. With the one year anniversary of the Fire Breathing Christian mission coming up (on August 1), I wanted to take a sec to thank God for getting us this far and to thank those of you who […]
American Public Schools are Officially Gay
On Friday, millions upon millions of American “Christians” were outraged – outraged, I tell you! – at the “Supreme Court” vote in favor of “gay marriage” as the “law” of the land. Then on Monday many of these very same outraged Christian conservatives freely shipped the delicate, impressionable little boys and girls that God has […]
Limp Wristed Gospels Make Limp Wristed Cultures
How’s that “real world”, “pragmatic political” approach to life working out for you, American Christian? How’s it actually shaping and molding the future of your children and grandchildren here in the “land of the free” and the home of the NSA? How are all o’ those mountains of votes and billions of dollars spent on “good […]
Will America repent or will America be destroyed?
Can we stop with the “blame Obama” spiel, please? Can we please stop blaming the Democrats, the Progressives and the homosexual activists for leading the culture to ruin when they’re just doing what we’ve taught ’em to do? Let’s face it: Some version of “Can you believe how wicked and evil President Obama is?!” has become an […]
“Supreme Court” Votes for Wrath of God Upon America
The “Supreme Court” verdict is in: “Gay marriage” is legit. [insert “U! S! A!” chant here] Of course, in Reality – as in, the unbreakable reality of a universe defined and held together by God – there is no such thing as “gay marriage”. (See: The Eternal Model for Marriage is Christ the King and […]
So this is what a (church built) zombie apocalypse looks like…
There’s something surreal about what’s happening here in “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA. Something creepy. Something disturbing. Many are understandably captivated by the looming “Supreme Court” decision as to whether American “law” is going to submit to God’s perfect, unalterable definition of marriage or become further broken by another sad, suicidal attempt to rebel against Truth. But […]
The Little gospel That Can’t
What happens to a people when their Gospel goes from great to small? What happens in a land where the Gospel retreats from actively engaging and defining every area of life and instead becomes a “private matter” restricted to prayer closets and church buildings? What happens to a culture where the Gospel shrinks from the loving confrontation and correction commanded in Scripture (see: […]
Jesus Conquers Everything
There’s nothing like serving the living, active, reigning King of Creation on a lifelong mission of eternal consequence that He has personally called and perfectly equipped you to assuredly accomplish by His grace, for His glory, and to the eternal benefit of His people. I mean, WOW! Can I get an “amen!”? [I know you’re […]
Do we love America enough to call her to repentance? Or are we too proud for that?
Nobody likes to have a spotlight shine on their own huge sins. We recoil at even the thought of it, and understandably so. We naturally want to preserve the lie that while “nobody’s perfect” and “we’re only human” just like “everyone else”, we’re really not nearly as bad as this obviously awful dude over here or that glaringly […]
What’s with that shark-fishie graphic thing?
One question I get from time to time is some version of, “So what’s with the shark-fishie graphic thing?” That seems like a fair and reasonable thing to ask, so here’s what I hope will be a helpful answer. The shark/fish image that I use here at Fire Breathing Christian is meant to convey several things, including: […]
Why “Christians” throw Christians under the bus…and then run ’em over.
Leonard Ravenhill once said, “If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.” This is something to think about as we live in a very proud America defined by three things: A population overwhelmingly comprised of professing Christians. . A landscape dotted by thousands and thousands of often very well […]