Category Archives: Church

Is There Such A Thing As An Apostate Church?

Terminology makes a world of difference. A lot of times we hear about the “apostate church.”  I have used the term myself. Jesus told Peter, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, … Continue reading

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The Jezebel Code

This video seems to have stirred some questions.  Below are the answers Chip gives to some of those questions. Q: In your video you said anyone who has ever attended church has come under the influence of Jezebel to one … Continue reading

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There’s A Sheep Born Every Second

It was reported by the Associated Press that last July, near the town of Gavas, eastern Turkey, one sheep among a large flock walked to the edge of cliff and jumped to its death.  A second sheep quickly imitated the … Continue reading

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When A Believer Leaves A Church

Thank you, Troy, for the following: I’m encountering more and more pastors in institutional churches that are obviously perplexed with the continuing decline in church attendance in spite of all their best efforts. Most of their responses betray a fortress … Continue reading

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The Sermon: The Protestants Most Sacred Cow

  WE NOW COME to one of the most sacrosanct church practices of all: the sermon. Remove the sermon and the Protestant order of worship becomes in large part a songfest. Remove the sermon and attendance at the Sunday morning … Continue reading

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This Thing We Call Church

This is the lie: We have been made to believe that this Thing we call church is of God and that our membership and participation in it is essential to our Christian walk when in fact it is an idolatrous … Continue reading

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“Qualifications for Elders”

In today’s institutionalized local church, anyone can clearly see that there exists a special standing; a special status; and special ranking of special Christians. Whether you look through the doors of Catholicism and notice the priest carrying out his holy … Continue reading

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The Body With One Part?

In answer to the question, “Why don’t women ever read or pray in Bethlehem’s church services?” John Piper answered in part: But the real question, I think, they’re asking is about the prayers of praise, the reading of the text, and the … Continue reading

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Openness, Honesty, and Realism

There are many people in America who enter the doors of many churches on a Sunday morning only to have their hearts locked up behind smiling masks.  The tradition is to have them sit front-to-back to be only spectators as … Continue reading

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Our Problem is Authoritarianism and Not Legalism

I used to think the problem in modern Christianity was legalism. I was wrong. I now see that some Christians flaunt their freedom and taunt their foes while other Christians consult their legal formulas and insult their libertine friends. One man’s freedom is another man’s … Continue reading

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