October 17, 2017

Dung on the Face?

Matt Recker Malachi 2:3 “I will… spread dung upon your faces…” We might think this is a bit “over the top!” I have never preached about God spreading dung on the faces of the priests, and, on the surface, it seems a coarse tactic to use. In preaching through Malachi recently, this troubling passage confronted […]

Christians and the Movies

Don Johnson You can’t escape the media these days, which means almost everyone knows of their latest obsessions within a few hours of their formation. The last week or so, one story crowded out the regular obsessions. You can hardly go to a site on the web that isn’t offering some kind of opinion about […]

FBFI Weblog: Creation in Real Time

Don Johnson The worldviews dominating our culture find their roots in many movements of the past five hundred years, but one particular force that led us to this point in time is the doctrine of evolution. It is axiomatic in the lost world today that “science disproves the Bible,” hence, the theories of evolution are […]

The Biblical Teaching of Hell (Part Two)

Jerry Sivnksty FrontLine • November/December 2009 (Part One here) In Luke 16 we have an account of two men who died. We read in Luke 16:22, “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried.” The Scriptures solemnly […]

The Genius of Apostasy (1)

FBFI Pulpit: Dr. David Innes, Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA Series: What is Fundamentalism? In this message, Dr. Innes deals with the difficulty of standing against apostasy. Apostasy appears to be compassionate, full of good works, well spoken of and command the attention and allegiance of so many good people. What is a […]

The Ten Commandments of James for Times of Despair, Death & Devastation

Matt Recker James 4:7-10 In such a time as this, as our hearts mourn the destruction of hurricanes throughout our land and the horror of the murderous rampage in Las Vegas, we may wonder how to respond. One Bible passage that gives a wonderful heart response are the “Ten Commandments” of James 4:7-10. 7 Submit […]

The Power of Heartfelt Values

Thomas Overmiller A Pagan Messaging Frenzy The noteworthy “media” statistic for parents used to be the average number of hours teenagers spent in front of a television screen. This is no longer the case, because portable electronics and the omnipresent internet have changed the way that young people (or anybody for that matter) consumes media […]

The Heart of Modesty

P&D weblog Our post today features an article by Rachel Hicks on modesty. In “The Heart of Modesty” Rachel offers some correctives to the idea that modesty is primarily an effort to avoid being provocative. In fact, modesty is the fruit of spiritual living and thinking. She suggests focusing on “not being provocative” “take modesty […]

The Biblical Teaching of Hell (Part One)

Jerry Sivnksty FrontLine • September/October 2009 29 The preaching of death and Hell has always been a means of bringing many individuals to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. However, many preachers have been scorned for their message of Hell-fire and damnation. Multitudes of the unsaved have voiced that preachers are trying to scare them […]

What Is A Biblical Fundamentalist?

FBFI Pulpit: Dr. David Innes, Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA Series: What is Fundamentalism? In this message, Dr. Innes provides a working definition of fundamentalism, making some important distinctions and clarifications. He also contrasts the fundamentalist philosophy with that of the new evangelical, noting how these differences work themselves out in practical settings.