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 […]
Can Snarky Language Glorify God?
Is it ever appropriate to speak harshly? Is it ever appropriate to speak in an irreverent tone? Is it ever appropriate to speak sarcastically? Is it ever appropriate to speak in a cutting, sometimes intensely critical manner? The short answer to each of these questions is: Yes. Not only is it sometimes appropriate to speak […]
What if persecution is exactly what American Christianity needs?
As we draw closer to Election Day in America, we are predictably being encouraged to fear anything and everything but God so that we might then spin, rationalize, and fabricate all manner of imaginary cover to justify our supporting this year’s incarnation of “the lesser evil”, so that said evil might take us down the path to cultural implosion and […]
What happens after Trump thumps Hillary in November?
For whatever my thoughts on such things are worth (which is probably somewhere between very little and absolutely nothing), I’ve been suspecting for a while now that Trump is probably gonna win this thing pretty big in November. If pressed for a guesstimate, I’d say The Donald will likely have the biggest blowout win since the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How does the Gospel define children’s education? (Radio interview on the “Stand Up for the Truth” program.)
I’m quite happy and thankful to report that I had an awesome, cool, and productive time with the crew at Stand Up for the Truth on Monday’s show, where the topic of the day was…*drumroll*…children’s education from a Gospel-centered perspective. Woohoo! I was on for about the first 45 minutes or so and man, did we get […]
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 […]
Jesus is conquering everything…right now.
At 4:41 PM CST today I had the pleasure of hitting “send” to submit the final interior (manuscript) file for use in printing We Win Here: The inevitable triumph of the Gospel in creation, which is based on the following: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. . . Genesis 1:1 In […]
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 […]
The Beginning of Knowledge – Christ as Truth in Apologetics
Here in the happy, wild and wacky world of trying-to-get-things done known as “Scott and Holly’s life”, we are pleased and thankful to report that we are by the grace of God actually getting a lot of things done lately, including some things that’d been waiting on back burners for quite a while now. Sometimes I […]
Senate candidate admits to sacrificing a goat and drinking its blood.
So what if somebody wants to drink a little goat blood as part of their pursuit of religious liberty in America? I mean, isn’t that what we’re all about? “Religious liberty”, I mean. As in, the “God-given right” to openly worship false gods, including the devil himself. (See how utterly insane that is when you […]
By What Standard?
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Should Muslims and Satanists be allowed to seek public office in America?
Should an openly practicing Muslim be allowed to seek and hold office in America? What about a Satanist? Should an openly practicing Satanist be allowed to seek and hold office in America? If not, why not? If so, should “We the People” be open to voting for them? What about those of us who claim Christ […]
Planned Parenthood’s “Fresh” Baby-fueled Lamborghini Quest (Or: America’s “Legal” Protection of Child Sacrifice and Satanism)
“Everything we provide is fresh.” That line from a Planned Parenthood ghoul is one of the satanic jems permeating the latest expose video released this week by the Center for Medical Progress. And lest there be any confusion here, we’re talking about “fresh” baby body parts taken from babies who’ve been freshly murdered so that these […]
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 […]
How to actually defeat Islam. Guaranteed.
How can we really and truly defeat Islam, ISIS, ISIL, and every other (genuine or contrived boogeyman) used by our Pagan Political Right and Pagan Political Left Statist “leaders” and “experts” to lead us by the nose to perpetual war abroad and deeper into the living hell of Orwellian Statism at home? (See: Problem>Reaction>Solution – […]
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 […]
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 […]
10 Reasons Christians Should Not Teach In Public Schools
Some of my favorite people have been public school teachers. Some of my favorite people are public school teachers. Some of my favorite people are Christians who are teaching or have taught in American public schools. As a product/victim of American State-run worldview programming myself, I have much to be thankful for. High on the list is God’s perfect, purposeful use […]
What if Christians in public “schools” taught Christ instead of Paganism?
What are professing Christians who work for the State-run “education” system supposed to do? How are they supposed to teach? How are they to supposed to present truth? How are they supposed to define and share knowledge? What approach the pursuit of knowledge are they supposed to model for their students? How are they commanded […]
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 […]
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 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: […]
When the Bible gets hairy. (Or: Is it ever right for men to have long hair?)
For some strange reason, I seem to be asked far more than most about the propriety (or impropriety) of men wearing long hair. Okay, so maybe my being asked about this fairly regularly really isn’t so strange, weird or surprising at all, since I just happen to have long hair myself. Very long hair, actually, and I […]
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: […]
Art, math, beauty, logic, law and economics…it’s all about Him.
Who is the personal source of perfect beauty, art, mathematics, language, drama, technology, astronomy, politics, and economics? He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him […]
Behold, He makes all things new.
Nothing beats focusing on Christ. Nothing is more awe-inspiringly cool or supernaturally invigorating than staring at Him in contemplative wonder and soaking up the matchless splendor of His Nature on display. While there is value and importance in considering the nature and methods of His enemies, it is only by keeping Him at the center of […]
Why treating Jesus like Voldemort is a really bad idea.
As we all know, long before Al Gore invented Global Warming, he invented the Internet. In the world-changing wake of the Internet, we’ve been graced with access to information that was unthinkable just fifty years ago. Al’s technological breakthrough launched the good, the bad, and the ugly of human creativity into a sort of light speed gear where […]
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 […]
Roaring into Post-America Christianity
Christ is the perfection and embodiment of justified optimism. Satan is the epitome and lowly priest of delusional pessimism. The present, all-encompassing rule of Christ as King over every realm of His creation is the most invigorating, inspiring, optimism-igniting truth that can wash over the mind, spirit, and soul of man. This is why everything that the enemy does and […]
The devil only holds what we leave in his hands.
What does Satan own? What does the devil control? What does the enemy dominate? Only what we leave in his wicked, pathetic little hands. Put another way: The devil only holds what we let him keep. Our mission – our Great Commission – is to press the crown rights of King Jesus in every realm of […]
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If we love Him, we will keep His commandments.
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Heaven Is Fo Reals! (And other extra-biblical “revelations”)
People inherently love to learn about Jesus and Heaven. Not the real Jesus or the real (purged of sin and unrepentant sinners) world to come, of course, but the happy, fluffy, man-affirming versions that they’ve made up in their self-referential little heads. You know, smiling, happy, uncritical Jesus, and “everybody but Hitler will be there” Heaven. As for […]
Remember: Jesus doesn’t need your vote. He owns it (and you) aready.
With another election year November in the books, American Christians are well served to remind ourselves and the rest of the world (especially the proud American part) that Jesus Christ isn’t running for anything. Never has. Never will. He doesn’t need your vote (or anything else). Jesus is King. Jesus is Lord. Jesus is God. He […]
Does the Gospel teach us to oppose or embrace the Law of God?
One of the most beautiful, awe-inspiringly amazing truths of God’s plan for His people is that they are saved by His grace alone through faith alone in His Son alone. Helping to further amplify and clarify the incomparable graciousness of the gift of salvation is the mind-boggling fact that it is supernaturally imposed upon His people while they still hate Him. He […]
Intro to Fire: The Power and Purpose of the Common Believer
“FIRE…God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, and not of the philosophers and savants. Certitude. Feeling. Joy. Peace.” ~ Blaise Pascal . I can remember holding my wife’s hand when she died. Even now I can vividly recall the moment before and the moment after, but it was the difference […]
The (not so) Great I (probably) Am: The Man-Centered Myth of the “Probably God”
The Man-Centered Myth of the “Probably God” . “By appealing to probability, apologists saw Christianity relegated to the museum of mere religious hypotheses (i.e., “possibilities”) rather than embraced as the actual truth of God.” ~ Greg L. Bahnsen . Remember that ridiculously annoying little kid who just wouldn’t stop asking why? How every answer you […]
Two words to help us trust, obey, and adore God.
How reliable is God? How sure are His promises? Does He ever have (or need) a Plan ‘B’? These are important questions to ask. How we answer them will greatly impact our approach to proclaiming the Gospel and applying the Great Commission, particularly in the dark and darkening culture in which our Lord has placed […]
POLL: Does the Great Commission make the world here and now a better place?
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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 […]
Four Marks of Conservatism’s Counterfeit Gospel
For those of you hoping to find validation for leftist progressive causes or worldviews here after reading (and perhaps smiling at) the title of this post, lemme save you some time and say plainly from the get go: Not. Gonna. Happen. Not at all. The manner in which leftist progressives passionately wage their futile, pouty […]
Confessions of a Stupid Elephant (Sample Chapter from “Stupid Elephant Tricks – The Other Progressive Party’s War on Christianity”)
Is my vote honoring to my God?
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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: A Kinder, Gentler God (Part 2 of 4)
As the origin and object of all that is good, He alone is worthy of glory. The harmony here is both apparent and essential to Christianity. If we believe that God is the author and objective of every good thing, then it is impossible to conceive of a valid justification for the assignment of glory – any glory – to anyone other than Him. He is the beginning and the end – the alpha and omega – of all that is good.
Enter: Pride. The hand that claims honor for any self outside of Him; the wide and welcoming gateway through which all other evil marches.
Candy Christianity: The Devil’s Favorite Flavor (Part 3 of 4)
The god of this permissive kingdom is not necessarily to be feared. He is neither holy nor sovereign. He is open to interpretation and just as open to your input. He changes and grows. He is the author of many truths. Many paths lead to him. He will be your savior if you feel the need for one, but he need never be your lord.
And he absolutely loves “Girls Gone Wild, Bible Style”.