Blog Archives

Introverts

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Introverts

by Joshua Arnold

Introverted people have the tendency to spend too much time inwardly inspecting themselves, which tends to lead to a depressive state in their Christian walk.

We are meant to examine ourselves from time to time, periodically throughout the day, but not to the point that it is consuming our lives, and hindering our work and joy in the LORD. Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

Roles of men and women

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Roles of men and women

by Joshua Arnold

Ever since the fall of humanity, women have been prone to take over the role of a man, and men have been prone to abuse their role, either by allowing the wife to rule over him, or by dominating the woman and ruling over her more like a tyrant than a respectable man. Just take a look at the world, and you’ll see plenty of both. Take a look at all the abusive relationships there are. Read the rest of this entry

Judging righteously

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Judging righteously

by Joshua Arnold

Christians do judge, and should judge, but they should do so righteously (John 7:24), which means to judge fairly according to the word of God. The righteous God has pronounced certain judgments on certain things, and we are to think God’s thoughts after Him. Read the rest of this entry

The body of Christ

Here is something I read on Facebook.

The body of Christ

by Joshua Arnold

When a person stubs their toe or cuts their foot, the entire body immediately does everything it can to come to the rescue. The knee immediately bends itself without hesitation, and both hands come to serve and comfort the foot without delay. The rest of the whole body forsakes its own concerns, and caters to the foot, even if other parts of the body have some minor wounds or injuries itself. Read the rest of this entry

A broken heart

Here is something I read on Facebook.

A broken heart

by Joshua Arnold

The broken-hearted man is a person who has had his heart broken by the word of God, and the word “broken” is to be understood in the same sense as it is understood when we speak of “broken bones”. Bones that are broken are disabled bones. They cannot do what they once did. Read the rest of this entry

The self-denial of Jesus

Here is something I read on Facebook.

The self-denial of Jesus

by Joshua Arnold

Until we get to Heaven, we are never going to come close to comprehending the amazing degree of self-denial the Son of God had.

One second in Heaven will be enough for us to be eternally amazed that anyone would ever leave such an incredible place full of perfect love and glory in order to go to a completely corrupt and broken world to die the most miserable and humiliating death for ungodly and hateful people who will never appreciate it in the least unless they are graciously given a new nature by the Spirit of God Himself. Read the rest of this entry

God is in control

Here is something I read on Facebook.

God is in control

by Joshua Arnold

Job did not try to “rebuke Satan back to the pit of Hell”.

Job knew that God was in control, that it was God who gives and takes away, God who afflicts, and that it wasn’t his business to command any other beings to go to here or there. Job knew that if God wanted him afflicted, even by Satan, then nothing he did could change it. Job’s duty was to humble himself, submit, and believe on the LORD and know that He is good. Period. Read the rest of this entry

Depression

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Depression

by Joshua Arnold

Depression is still something a Christian may sink into and suffer from. We are not freed from the possibility of it, as we are still wrapped in this corrupted flesh, and so we must be equipped to deal with it if we happen to ever find ourselves suffering in this way. Read the rest of this entry

Theology or love?

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Theology or love?

by Joshua Arnold

Some professing Christians have said, “I don’t care about your theology, I care about how you treat people.”
They reverse the order of the commandments, and put man before God. Our primary concern is not our neighbor, it is God.

It must be understood that you cannot love your neighbor right until you know and love God right. This is not my philosophy. This isn’t some idea that men made up. This is according to the Scriptures. Read the rest of this entry

Close to God

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Close to God

by Joshua Arnold

I cannot trust my senses to interpret how far or near God is to me, because there have been many times where God has been present with a saint in scripture, but they sensed that He was absent. Many have sensed they were cursed when they were truly being blessed. Read the rest of this entry

Belief and behavior

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Belief and behavior

by Joshua Arnold

What’s the use of all the doctrines we understand if we are losing our tempers while we argue with others about doctrines? What does it matter if the insulting, the mocking laughing emojis, the condescending remarks, and the cowardly passive aggressive attacks go on as they did before those doctrines began lodging in our heads? Read the rest of this entry

Comparisons

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Comparisons

by Joshua Arnold

Satan wishes to keep the children of God in a sad, and perplexed state, because he hates Christians, and cannot devour their faith, nor pluck them out of the hand of God.

As long as Satan has a child of God confused as to whether they are true believers or just deceiving themselves, he will have them in a constant state of misery, and put off of many of their Christian duties. Read the rest of this entry

Nothing happens by chance

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Nothing happens by chance

by Joshua Arnold

The other night, the night before I left for Florida, Andy, the owner of TractPlanet, sent me some gas money, because he was generous enough to pay for my trip down to his place, as we figure out if me working for him here will be a good fit.

I wanted to get my gas tank filled the night before, so I wouldn’t have to worry about it the next morning, and so I went to get gas. I got to the station, and just went I started pumping the gas, a lady came up to me and asked me if I could give her a ride to a grocery store nearby. I hesitated for a bit, because it appeared that she may have some sort of drug or alcohol issue, and I don’t need to risk getting pulled over and then get in trouble for possession of a substance I never saw in my life, simply because someone in my vehicle possessed it. Read the rest of this entry

Calvinism is not the Gospel

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Calvinism is not the Gospel

by Joshua Arnold

Calvinism is not the Gospel. The Gospel is the proclamation of the person and works of Jesus Christ.

I wholeheartedly affirm all 5 points of Calvinism, but as Calvinistic in my view as I am, and as joyful as I am in my brothers and sisters who affirm and zealously proclaim the true doctrines of the Bible that we have called ‘Calvinism’ mainly for the sake of distinguishing our view from others in a single word instead of spending 20 minutes to explain each view we have as professing Christians, the idea that a person is not saved if they don’t affirm the Calvinistic doctrines, is an error itself. Read the rest of this entry

Judas

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Judas

by Joshua Arnold

Judas mourned more for his sin than most professing Christians do today. Not only did he mourn, but he paid restitution by giving back the 30 pieces of silver. He was deeply convicted of his sin, and did not make any excuses for it like most professing Christians do today. He didn’t say “well, God knows my heart”. He made no excuse for his sin whatsoever. Yet, Judas will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Read the rest of this entry

A heretical church

Here is something I read on Facebook.

A heretical church

by Joshua Arnold

My story of when I was a member of a heretical church.

I’ve had this jersey for nearly a couple years now. It’s a Church of Christ softball league jersey, and it belongs to me. We were allowed to choose the name we wanted, and whatever number was available. I chose Romans 9 for obvious reasons, but there is more to the story than this. Read the rest of this entry

Gays and suicide

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Gays and suicide

by Joshua Arnold

Suicide attempts are significantly more common in the LGBT community than with heterosexuals (3 times more likely with the LGBT youth than with the heterosexual youth), and many in the LGBT community would like to blame heterosexual culture for this, saying that society bullies and shames them. They would like to find a reason outside of themselves for the frequent triggering of suicide in their community. Read the rest of this entry

Falling into sin

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Falling into sin

by Joshua Arnold

Falling into sin at times during my walk has been one of the most miserable experiences of my life. I abhor it, and can’t believe how much carnality is settled at the bottom of my heart, never going noticed until I am hit and shook, and suddenly all of that sediment at the bottom of my heart clouds the whole heart like a glass that had muck at the bottom, and then clouds all the water after it is shaken. I see all that hidden sin that never showed itself when everything was going smooth. Read the rest of this entry

Limiting the grace of God

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Limiting the grace of God

by Joshua Arnold

I can’t count how many Christians fall into sin and sit and wallow in it miserably, and end up sinfully discouraging themselves in their walk, simply because they limit the grace of God.

They entangle their souls by limiting the love and grace of God. It is as though they refuse to believe that God is as forgiving as He says He is. They act as though God reluctantly forgives people with an unwilling willingness, as if He loses glory by forgiving people. Read the rest of this entry

From drug dealer to Christian

Here is something I read on Facebook.  It is the testimony of a former drug dealer who is now a Christian.

***

The first time I was ever arrested, I was 16, and it was because my friends and I went into Walmart, and stole some things. I was actually the only person that didn’t steal anything, but I knew what was going on.

Two years later, at 18 years old, I was arrested on a felony assault charge. It was an automatic felony charge, because the person I hit suffered a broken bone, and apparently when a bone is broken, it is an automatic felony. It was dropped to attempted assault, because I had several witnesses that saw the other person assault me first. Plus I only hit the person one time, and so it wasn’t seen as a malicious act from me. Read the rest of this entry

Tulips & Honey Hub

Christian, wife, mom, homeschooler, traveller

Explaining Science

Astronomy, space and space travel for the non scientist

Way Truth & Life

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

Creation Bunch

Creation Science Evidence

HANDS ACROSS THE AISLE

Gender is the Problem, Not the Solution

Bible-Science Guy

Debunking evolutionism. Proclaiming Truth. Exalting the Creator. Exploring Creation.

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom

The Lions Den

"Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture, while adding some gracious ferocity.”

ApoloJedi

Discussing Biblical Authority

A Lawyer's Prayers

CHRISTIAN COMMENTARY ON RELIGION, POLITICS, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

Squid's Cup of Tea

The Musings of a Messianic Homeschooler

His Eternal Word

Psalm 119:89,"Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven"

sixdaysblog

For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)

%d bloggers like this: