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 […]
The Practical Consequences of America’s Dead Religion
One of the more insane (and oft repeated) “arguments” as to why we cannot possibly stand firm upon the Word of God in detail and submit to the lordship of Christ in practice when it comes to the realms of law, education, economics, business, civil government, and pretty much everything else, is that […]
Trump on terrorists: Kill ’em all…and their families. [Insert American “Christian” applause here]
Kill ‘Em All! It’s not just a snappy Metallica album title anymore. Now it’s effectively become the slogan of many (if not most) politically active professing Christians in America as both evidenced and inspired by the latest America Idol worship leader to tickle their ears and capture their fancy, one Mr. Donald Trump. (See: When Conservatism Trumps Christianity.) […]
What if American Christians were half as committed to obeying Christ as they are to following the Republican Party?
Before I get into this, lemme make something plain: I love politics. I’ve been interested in politics since I can remember being able to remember. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Despite the thorough manner in which we’ve seen Christ’s creation of politics corrupted, contorted, and perverted into the slimy, steaming pile of filth that […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Christian leaders” STILL encourage Christians to keep feeding their children to the beast of anti-Christian/State-run “education”.
There comes a point at which the warm handshakes, friendly smiles, and killer pot-lucks just can’t cover things up anymore. There comes a point at which even the most naïve and immature Christian begins to sense through the Spirit of God within them that something is way off. Something isn’t right. Something stinks. For year after year, […]
A Tale of Two (Gay American) Cities
Yesterday I encountered another version of something that I must have experienced – and I suspect that you’ve also witnessed – a million (or more) times before. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s suicidal (re-)declaration of war on God, I heard the story of a professing Christian who, when asked what the court decision meant to him and how he was going to […]
Churches Get Their Flags In Order (Please send this on to your pastors)
Ready for some good news? News that is so good, so inspiring, and so practically applicable that you’ll want to share it with your pastor and local church leadership? As regular readers know, one of the drumbeat issues here at Fire Breathing Christian has been the loving but firm confrontation and correction of the now commonplace idolatry of America […]
What would happen if Christians just said no to American Statism?
“Follow the money.” “Money makes the world go ’round.” These are reliable clichés for good reason; they point to truth. The ability to control individuals, cultures and civilization through control of their ability to pursue, attain and multiply wealth is as well established a fact of human history as one will find. Money is practical. It’s […]
So why can’t Dolezal be black and Jenner be a woman? Isn’t that the new American way?
Okay, so by now we all know that it’s really, really easy to point, mock, and snicker at the raging, babbling insanity of many around us as we shake our heads in disbelief and self-righteously ask, “What is wrong with these people?!” You know the people I mean: People like Bruce Jenner, who recently “came out” […]
What if Christians are most responsible for our wrecked culture?
Like a kid who desperately wants to ignore the increasingly clear meaning of increasingly bad report cards, American “Christians” have been conditioned to give themselves a million fantastically childish ways out – a never-ending list of reasons to dismiss any and all reports of their persistent failure and betrayal of both the culture in which they’ve been placed and the Lord they […]
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: […]
Oh, the horror! The Duggars actually SPANK their children!
When the Forces of Pagan Progress and Tolerance smell Christian blood in the water, things happen. Weird things. Wacky things. Dangerously weird and wacky things. The Pagans get active. They get crazy crazier. Their eyes roll back, their mouths open wide, and they lose what little control they ever had as they’re overwhelmed and compelled […]
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 […]
What are you, some kind of [insert label here] or something?!
So what are you, some kind of Calvinist or something? Are you postmillennial? Are you…*gasp*…a __________?! [Note to readers: Before continuing this post, if you’re a professing Christian, please take a moment to prayerfully consider whether you actually believe that truly converted, supernaturally reborn New Creatures in Christ can (and often will as a part of the individual […]
It’s all fun and games…’til someone actually defines Christianity.
I’m a Christian. You’re a Christian. Practically everybody in America is a Christian. Naturally then, this makes practically every politician in America a Christian (Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton included, of course). Just ask ’em. When they respond by saying that they’re a Christian, that can only mean one thing: They’re a […]
“Theonomy” is dead! Long live Theonomy!
The title of this post is my spin on the closing line from an article by American Vision’s Joel McDurmon, who recently debated Jordan Hall (of Pulpit & Pen) on subject matter central to theonomy. While I’ve not yet seen the debate (cannot wait! …but will have to), and I anticipate numerous future opportunities to tackle many […]
The 7 Most Important Differences Between Islam and Christianity
With ISIS now regularly cutting a bloody swath through our consciousness by way of nightly news clips and high def online presentations, and with President Obama unable unwilling to honestly deal with the glaringly religious motivations behind these Muslims’ ongoing murderous rampage, secular conservatives, including a great many professing Christians, have taken to citing differences between Christianity and […]
Let’s talk about truth, justice, the “end times”, children’s education, and dominion (not necessarily in that order).
Over the past week of holiday wackiness (and I mean the good kind), I’ve been blessed to visit family in the Chicago area and spend Christmas day with Holly’s wing of our family here in Middle Tennessee. I’ve also had the opportunity to endure/savor assembling a supercool KidKraft retro-style kitchen for my precious 21-month-old gem, […]
Culture-Killer Smackdown: Strip Clubs vs. Public Schools – Which is more destructive?
What would you think if someone at your church was to suggest that a group of Deacons or Elders take on a mission to go and observe normal business activities for a few hours each and every week at a local strip club as part of a mission to “be salt and light” to the strippers and strip club patrons? […]
Will American Christians get even lazier in Heaven?
Will American Christians get even lazier in Heaven? That’s a tough one. First off, is it even possible to be lazier than the average American professing Christian? Perhaps, but only with supernatural assistance. Don’t laugh! (Okay, laugh a little, but after that please pull yourself together and continue reading…) If we stop to think about it, […]
How did Christians destroy conservatism?
How did we end up with “conservatives” defending everything from Social Security and Medicare to State-controlled children’s “education”, which is straight out of the Communist Manifesto? How did we get a supposedly “right wing” political movement in America that is effortlessly molded and mobilized in support of one explicitly Socialist/Marxist policy after another, all while most of its […]
Enterprise, Falcon, or Galactica? What will Christians use to explore the restored cosmos?
Enterprise, Falcon, or Galactica? What’ll it be? Yeah, I’m serious. And yeah, this is a big deal. (I will explain later; please hang in there and humor me ’til then.) Now, back to the important question: If you were living in a place and a time where things like space travel and space traveling ships were […]
Faith, Courage, and Hope in the Face of Ebola
What a difference a day makes. Just 24 hours ago, we had not yet gotten the news that an Ebola-infected “patient zero” had been diagnosed in America. Up until that moment, many of us prayed and hoped that this devastating plague would not find its way to our land. Others artificially preserved their optimistic take through an ignorance-is-bliss […]
The (Church Built) Zombie Apocalypse Is Upon Us
“I don’t read the Bible very much, and I really don’t want to.” She spoke calmly and clearly, sitting there as we talked over the kitchen table the way we had a hundred times before. Then, between sips from a favorite black coffee cup, she almost casually elaborated, “And I don’t feel bad about it […]
POLL: Who benefits most from State-controlled children’s education?
Who benefits most from State-controlled children’s education?
The children? The State? Lazy parents? The Devil? Let your voice be heard! Click on the above graphic to vote now…it’s the American way…
My, what a lovely picture of Satan you have there!
[Note: As the title and content of this article should make plain, the above is not a picture of Jesus Christ.] The above gem of a meme-starter-wannabe was spotted on Facebook a little while back, so I set it aside and admired it for a while before sharing it with you fine folks here. In this rendition […]
So even the Germans are creeped out by our Surveillance State.
So even the Germans are creeped out by our Surveillance State. Nice. I mean, you’ve got to admit, that’s a pretty impressive thing we just did there. Way to go, ‘merica! [insert “U!-S!-A!” chant here] As The Washington Post reported today, Germany has formally requested that the US CIA station chief based in the country just go ahead […]
American “Freedom Fighting” Tool Sledgehammers Jonah’s Tomb
As reported by many sources today, including The Daily Mail, ISIS militants have taken a sledgehammer to Jonah’s tomb in Iraq’s Nineveh province. You can click here for the whole sad, but not very surprising story. This same ISIS was just months ago the object of support and encouragement from none other than the powers that control “the […]
Corporate “Mark of the Beast” Rollout Continues
Here we go again… Today the Drudge Report posted a headline that read, CHASE Bank asks employees if they are “allies of the LGBT community”, which connected to a Breitbart article posted yesterday, entitled Second Employee Alleges Chase Bank Surveyed Staff’s LGBT Loyalty. Chronicling the steady rollout of corporate America’s “mark of the beast” style economic […]
Christ-less “Education”: It’s Pretty Gay
Recent stories on “the horrors of public schools” (and there are always scores and scores of “recent stories” on this subject, aren’t there?) can be hard to stomach. Very hard to stomach, but not because of the particular details contained in any single incarnation of these never-ceasing, ever-increasing, seemingly omnipresent State-controlled “education” horror stories, but because people – […]
You might be a “useful idiot” if…
The phrase “useful idiot” was probably born as a political pejorative aimed at describing “people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.” Vladimir Lenin is often credited with coining the term, though, far as I can […]
Prancing Ponies, Bible Belt Satanists, and America’s Proud Rebellion
. . . At this moment in our history, our unique claim to fame is that, when it comes to sheer size and scale of blasphemy and idolatry, there has never in all of human history been a greater, more boastful spiritual whore than America. There’s not even a close second, really, though one could make the case for Old Testament Israel being the closest thing to a competitor for this particular award.
What makes America truly untouchable in this contest isn’t just the globe-spanning scope and influence of her rank prostitution. It’s the fact that she does it all while mouthing her “love for Jesus” that makes it a truly unique and bone chilling horror. This combo gives allows her to coast to the easiest of wins where the gold medal for rebellion is concerned.
But hey, if you’re gonna do something, be the best at that thing, right?
And in America, if there’s one thing we know, it’s that we’re #1!
A Mark of the Beast
Throughout church history there’s been intense curiosity and fascination with the “mark of the beast” described in the book of Revelation. While serious interest in the truth of God as revealed in His Word is a wonderful thing, in recent decades much of what is marketed as end times intrigue has been detached from its biblical foundation. Once that happened, it was bound to blossom into something quite ugly, and blossom it has.
Flu-Shot Jesus: Candy Christianity’s Magical Superpal (Sample Chapter from “Apathetic Christianity – The Zombie Religion of American Churchianity”)
The following sample is the complete third chapter from the book, “Apathetic Christianity – The Zombie Religion of American Churchianity”. If you like it, please pass along this link to anyone else you know who might me interested and inspired by the message of this book. Thank you for your prayers, patience, and support!
Pastor Feelgood and His All-American Salvation Machine (Sample Chapter from “Apathetic Christianity – The Zombie Religion of American Churchianity”)
“If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill
Light and Grace in the Land of the Dead (Sample Chapter from “Apathetic Christianity – The Zombie Religion of American Churchianity”)
“I don’t read the Bible very much, and I really don’t want to.”
She spoke calmly and clearly, sitting there as we talked over the kitchen table the way we had a hundred times before. Then, between sips from a favorite black coffee cup, she almost casually elaborated, “And I don’t feel bad about it at all. I really don’t.”
The Would Be God Who Would Be President (Sample Chapter from “Stupid Elephant Tricks – The Other Progressive Party’s War on Christianity”)
“Of two evils, choose neither.”
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Intro to Fire – The Power and Purpose of a Common Believer (Excerpt from “Fire Breathing Christians”)
This has been a long time in the making, but the day has finally come…
Posted here is the introduction from Fire Breathing Christians – The Common Believer’s Call to Reformation, Revival, and Revolution. The book will be released in late October. In the days leading up to launch, I will be posting excerpts from many of its 21 chapters so that you might get a feel for the material without having to go to the trouble or expense of purchasing a copy. Of course, if you like what you see, I fully expect you to buy at least three copies.
New Vision and the Perception of Depth
When a Christian is born through their supernaturally imposed spiritual regeneration, they are made anew. They are fundamentally transformed in an instant. They are literally brought from spiritual death to spiritual life. In that magnificent moment of conversion, they are made into what God describes in His perfect Word as “new creatures”.
As new creatures, these reborn men, women, boys, and girls become defined and definable by new parameters, and they are imbued with a new heart, a new will, and a variety of amazing new abilities and attributes.
The attribute I’d like to touch on briefly here is that of new vision.
Our Future in the Stars
Not so long ago, in a galaxy not nearly far enough away… Actually just a few weeks back and in this galaxy – on this very planet, even – there was a particular mansion-wandering mega-consumer and hyper-capitalist who was basking in the glow of his most recent multi-gazillion dollar earning success story. Well, this particular success was much […]
All Mighty vs. Most Mighty
As Christians, we worship and serve the one true and Almighty God.
That gets cooler to me every time I think about it. I’m sure that you who are also Christians feel the same way. And hopefully that means it gets cooler to you and to me quite often, since we should be naturally inspired to frequently dwell on His nature.
His sheer power is nothing short of incomprehensible to our finite little minds, and that’s one of many great reasons that we have for our constant awe, wonder, and amazement over Him.
That said, I’ve got a natural tendency that I think comes to most of us where this “Almighty” idea is concerned, and when I take the time to consciously check it when it rears its ugly head, I invariably shift into a much higher gear of the aforementioned awe, wonder and amazement. It works for me every time, so I wanted to share just in case it might help you a bit too.
Comrade Oxymoron and His Deconstruction of Christianity
Did you know that “Christian worldview” is an oxymoron?
And don’t worry; it isn’t.
Yet just this weekend I spoke with a professing Christian who actually believes that “Christian worldview” is indeed oxymoronic. He said so. Out loud. He wrote about it, too.
Magnificent Joel’s MMA Jesus
You’d think that any serious, thoughtful, biblically literate Christian with at least two God-given brain cells to rub together would be able to identify sound theology at least where the cornerstone basics are concerned. Sadly, I find that assumption challenged every time I hear the likes of Joel Osteen open his pie hole to the thunderous applause of enormo crowds of professing believers.
Maybe another false assumption would be that these “believers” actually believe in and on the one and only Jesus of the Bible and subscribe to what was once referred to reverently as “orthodox Christianity”.
Biblically Submissive Change: The Only Path to Hope
One concept that I’ve been thinking about a lot is that of change. What makes for good change and when should we pursue and encourage change not only in ourselves but in others? Moreover, how do we rightly go about such a touchy thing as encouraging said change in others?
These are some of the questions I’ve been trying to wrap my little mind around.
We are Each Equipped, Empowered…and Responsible
“The Lord says that the anointing by the Spirit renders us capable of understanding, so that we do not need to have any one teach us (1 John 2:27). The existence of teachers by divine order and arrangement is like the original institution of divorce, not because it was God’s first choice, but because of the hardness of the hearts of men (Matthew 19:8). The responsibility for reading and knowing the Word and will of God is upon every individual, who must find out for himself, conclude what he believes and be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within him, knowing that he will be answerable to the Lord for the content of his faith, and that he will not be permitted to present the excuse that he believed what some church or group of clergy interpreted for him.”
President Calls for All to Obey the Will of God
Just imagine if a prominent politician admonished Americans to “obey His will” again…what might that bring? What might it mean?
Glory to God and a fighting chance for America. That, and the unleashed fury of the “progressive” left.
But wait…aren’t we getting that last part anyway?
Doesn’t that pretty much remove any downside? (As if such a bonus should even be necessary…)
God’s Chosen Race: Christian Articles of Racial Supremacy
In this age of the Obama Cult, Jeremiah Wright-style religion and the rapid expansion of man-centered Statism in America, it is important for all to know that biblical Christianity does indeed advocate racial superiority.
It is a racial supremacy that stands opposed to every core tenant and sacred rite of the religion of liberalism.
Heresy Chic: Denningtonism Jumps, Stumbles and Splatters onto the Evangelical Stage
Denningtonism is here.
And it ain’t pretty.
Monica Dennington, self-appointed Bible interpreter and theologian, has declared war on Bible interpreters, theologians and those who might find value in what God has done through them. At the top of her list: Calvinists.
It’s All About Future Me! (The Rise of Science-Fiction Christianity)
I am a sucker for good sci-fi.
Star Wars hit the scene when I was five, and that was all she wrote. I was hooked. From there I dove deep into the original Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica series and have been thrilled to see both successfully relaunched in recent years. There’s no doubt about it: I have embraced my inner geek.
The Zombie-Driven Church: Finishing Off the “Wounded Sinner”
When I was a kid, I had a thing for zombie flicks. I adored them.
They never really gave me the creeps or kept me up at night because I always knew they weren’t real. Unfortunately, there’s been something of a resurgence of the zombie concept lately and, in this instance, they are quite real.
Little Fascists on Parade: Public School Praise and Worship, Obama Style
How do you get a Christian hymn into the public “education” system?
Easy: Swap out the name of Jesus in favor of Barack Hussein Obama.
Candy Christianity: The Counterfeit Gospel of the American Church (Part 1 of 4)
Our pews are full, but our heads are empty. Our spirits starve for truth.
Perhaps these pews are full because our heads are empty, having been spoon-fed a gospel of convenience, ease and worldly accommodation. The hollow theology pouring forth from American pulpits today may have attracted quite a crowd, but for the most part these are little more than gatherings of rebels come to loot the honor of God as they relentlessly seek to conform Him to their will.
Change for America, Jackass Style – The Democrat Party’s War on Christianity
The chosen symbol of the Democrat Party offers a compelling testimony both to God’s providential hand and His perfect sense of humor.
It also syncs well with a party broadly committed to legalized infanticide, the legitimization of homosexuality and open war upon the God-ordained institutions of marriage and family. From this launching point, little things like voter-fraud, child prostitution or the state’s corruption of the arts for the purpose of pushing “progressive” propaganda seem like no-brainers. When you think like this jackass, the ends justify the means.
Everybody Expects…the Liberal Inquisition! (Part 2)
On April 29th, 2004, Canada’s governor general signed into law a measure that criminalized public expression in opposition to homosexual behavior, officially categorizing some orthodox Christian beliefs, when verbalized publically, as “hate speech”.
Welcome to the hopey, changey world of tolerance and inclusiveness, Perez Hilton style.
Everybody Expects…the Liberal Inquisition!
By now, everybody expects the Liberal Inquisition. Before one can even finish the thought preceding any pronouncement critical of anything “progressive”, they must resign themselves to the knowledge that, should they actually let their politically incorrect words fly, they will be branded.
The Scarlet R will be upon them.
Pray for Tresa. Pray for Bertha. Pray for Every ACORN Advocate.
…at this moment, I think I am most compelled to pray for those who have been caught in these remarkable demonstrations of good ol’ fashioned investigative journalism. And I would like to encourage every Christian to do the same. Take a moment to pray specifically for each of those who have been exposed.
Yanking a verse out of its context is a terribly risky thing, and by context I mean much more than just the chapter or even book in which it is found. With the Bible, we must consider every chapter, verse and even word in light of the whole of Scripture if we are to have any hope of arriving at a right understanding of what is being so beautifully and perfectly communicated.
Embrace the Marxist Rebellion Against God? YES! WE! CAN!
The Marxist taproot feeding the tree of Progressive Christianity and the contemporary American Democrat Party is, in its wanton repudiation of the Sovereign of Scripture and His Holy Word, a satanic stronghold and an affront to Christ. It is a clear and present danger to His church. Its complete destruction must be a conscious goal of every biblically submissive Christian.
Omnipresence – The God of Every Where and Every When
I take great comfort in knowing that God is still, as you read this post in an online blog, every bit as present in that moment of creation as he is in the moment of time that we call the present. He is just as much there as he is here.