Category Archives: Suffering

Politically-Correct Religion

By | 5 Jun 2024

Introduction My wife and I recently binge-watched a so-called “faith-based” dramatic TV series on Amazon Prime Video entitled “The Baxters” (not to be confused with the 1970s ABC sitcom by the same name). As of this writing, there are 3 seasons consisting of 34 episodes. Whether there will be further seasons or not has yet to be announced.… Read More »

Disappointments

By | 17 Aug 2023

Introduction Several years ago, our church’s guest speaker was a former pastoral staff member, a Calvinist-Baptist minister closely aligned with John MacArthur and John Piper doctrinally. His message centered on the illness, death, burial, and raising-from-the-dead of Lazarus in Bethany recorded in John 11. His sermon remarks opened with the statement “God will disappoint us” and then continued with… Read More »

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Part 4 — The Ugly

By , | 10 Aug 2023

In this final installment, John and I will conclude our evaluation of the Word of Faith (WoF) movement at this moment in history. Again, John gets to go first. John The ugly happens when the bad goes unchecked. Because most people are human, there is tendency to feel good about your choices. This is not necessarily bad until… Read More »

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Part 3 — The Bad

By , | 19 Jul 2023

This time around, we will continue our evaluation of the Word of Faith (WoF) movement at this moment in history. This time, John gets to go first. John My opinion about “the bad” of the WoF movement would be to share areas of concern that are not necessarily going to cause folks to fall into heresy, but rather… Read More »

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Part 2 — The Good

By , | 19 Jul 2023

In this article, we will begin our evaluation of the Word of Faith (WoF) movement at this moment in history. Steve First, A Bit of Church History The Protestant Reformation is still very much in progress, in my humble opinion. From the get-go, it attempted to correct moral corruption and blatant heresies within Roman Catholicism (all of which… Read More »

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Part 1 — Introduction

By , | 17 Jul 2023

This article is the first in a series dedicated to presenting an unvarnished, no-holds-barred evaluation of the so-called Word of Faith (WoF) movement at this moment in history. Too many commentaries on this topic land at one extreme end or the other on the opinion spectrum. Which end of that spectrum depends entirely upon who the author is… Read More »