Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Happy Thanksgiving!

By | 27 Nov 2019

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Smoked turkey, sweet potato pie, and a panoply of my wife’s amazing side dishes are on the menu. Today, I read the following post on Facebook and was so moved by it, that it will be the entire content of this article. I hope and pray this impacts your life for His Kingdom and… Read More »

Racism

By | 8 Aug 2019

For those of you who haven’t read my bio here at Miscellaneous Ramblings, I was born in El Paso, Texas, as was my mother, my half-sister, my aunt, and most of my cousins. I spent my childhood and tween years there before departing for Northern California with my parents as an early teenager. I later returned as an… Read More »

The Plague of Pietism #1:
Pietism vs Christianity

By | 19 Jun 2019

The Barna Group recently found that 80% of professing Christians do not know how to apply their Christian beliefs to their everyday lives. This condition is called “pietism.” The NT calls it by another term: carnality. Pietism divides human existence between the “spiritual” and the “unspiritual” aka the “sacred” and the “secular,” therefore pietist Christians do not believe… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #11:
How to Become Divinely Prosperous

By | 27 May 2019

I’ve been praying over the last few days about how the Holy Spirit wanted me to conclude this series. The answer came when my pastor began his sermon last night with the following quote from Proverbs: My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years… Read More »

By His Stripes We’re Healed #8:
What If It Doesn’t Work?

By | 7 May 2019

This is almost always the first question asked by laypersons and ministers alike when first confronted with the doctrine of divine healing. Many laypersons first learning about divine healing are confronted with the to-them-daunting challenge of developing their faith where they have had no previous teaching or revelation from God’s Word and the Holy Spirit on the topic.… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #8:
Objections to the Prosperity Doctrine

By | 15 Mar 2019

One of the poster-children of the anti-prosperity crowd is an internationally-famous-within-Christendom Calvinist theologian, pastor, and published author named John Piper. He is considered a theological titan among Calvinists. He is the founder and teacher of desiringgod.org, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, pastor emeritus of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a Council member of the Calvinist website The Gospel Coalition.… Read More »