Plumbline Faith

Simple Faith, Simple Virtue, Simple Church

Simple Love — August 16, 2018

Simple Love

Guys in jail ask me how to find a good church when they get out.

I tell them that if they visit on Sunday and no one ever invites them home to share friendship and a meal after a couple of weeks, move on …

It’s just a meeting, not a church.

Simple Virtue — August 15, 2018
Simple Truth — August 4, 2018
Simple Faith — July 28, 2018

Simple Faith

The true Gospel doesn’t appeal to our vanities through the compromising enticements of men …

But convicts us of our sin through the uncompromised power of the Holy Spirit.

Simple Truth — July 27, 2018
Simple Virtue — July 26, 2018
Simple Truth — July 24, 2018
Simple Virtue — July 21, 2018
Simple Truth — July 19, 2018
Simple Faith — July 7, 2018

Simple Faith

“Christian” existentialists get all wrong:

We don’t believe because we perceive …

But perceive because we believe.

The former is all about us …

As we start with ourselves only to remain trapped in ourselves.

The latter is all about Him …

Who gives faith to believe to those who repent of ourselves so we can become more than ourselves.

Simple Truth — July 4, 2018

Simple Truth

“Christian” nihilists who promote cultural shame and national distain in the name of Christ …

Know not Christ.

True disciples can speak truth to power …

While still giving honor where honor is due.

Simple Virtue — June 28, 2018
Simple Virtue — June 12, 2017
Simple Faith — June 5, 2017
Simple Virtue — June 4, 2017
Simple Virtue — June 3, 2017
Simple Virtue — May 23, 2017
Simple Virtue — May 20, 2017

Simple Virtue

Seldom will evil fess up to its own culpability …

Which is why it is unrealistic to expect closure from an evildoer on an injustice they caused.

Instead, find closure by fully expressing to the Lord the hurts and wrongs your heart still carries …

Then forgive and release your need for justice to Him.

Not to excuse the evil or those who did it …

But to acknowledge the wrong, find freedom and move on.

Simple Faith — May 5, 2017
Simple Truth — May 3, 2017
Simple Virtue — May 2, 2017

Simple Virtue

Jesus: 

Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.

“Christian” Existentialists: 

We are neither left nor right, and don’t want to offend, because Christ is All (about our sensibilities).

Simple Truth — April 21, 2017

Simple Truth

I am aware of NO instance where the Bible condones covering up the improprieties of those who claim to be leaders. 

In fact, the Biblical approach – Old and New Testament – is quite the opposite. 

Furthermore, truly repentant leaders will not try to hide their leadership sins, but openly confess and publicly repent. 

Absent that, they remain a danger to all …

Which is why 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 specifically commands that church leaders who abuse their position must be investigated and publicly exposed as a warning to all.

Simple Truth — April 3, 2017

Simple Truth

Healthy civilizations and societies are a Christian value …

Built and maintained by those who care enough to heed Christ’s Lordship in all spheres of life and human endeavor.

Simple Truth — March 29, 2017

Simple Truth

It’s amazing how much huff, puff and indignation arise when you simply ask those pushing their books, blogs and conferences on how to “be the church” or otherwise function as a church …

If they actually are part of one in their own lives and home towns like they keep peddling to others.

Hypocrisy is not a Biblical virtue …

Nor should it be tolerated in those who presume to be teachers among us.

Simple Truth — March 28, 2017