November 21, 2017

More on Holiness

George Stiekes For an earlier meditation on Holiness, click here. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: […]


George Stiekes Part One But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Peter 1:15-16 Be ye holy is the main verb in 1 Peter1:14-16 and it is an emphatic command upon all believers. […]

Honorable Christian Manhood (part 12)

Taigen Joos Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4 ♦ Part 5 Part 6 ♦ Part 7 ♦ Part 8 ♦ Part 9 ♦ Part 10 ♦ Part 11 In striving to be an honorable Christian man, loving God rightly and supremely is of utmost importance. Our love for God fuels […]

Is Fundamentalism a Cultural Phenomenon?

Gerald L. Priest FrontLine • May/June 2009 One criticism leveled against Fundamentalists is their refusal to engage the culture. Sociologist Alan Wolfe writes, “When believers refuse to engage the culture, their opponents dismiss them as fanatics, frustrated people rendered insecure by the dilemmas and opportunities of modernity.”[1] Implicit in this complaint is resentment toward Fundamentalists […]

Seven Marks of Counterfeit Holiness

John Van Gelderen In a recent post we addressed the error of counterfeit holiness (see The Error of Counterfeit Holiness). The major error is in focusing primarily on applications of holiness instead of the person of holiness—the Holy One. Although there are many, following are seven marks of counterfeit holiness.

The Right Use of the Law

Don Johnson The apostle Paul, in the first chapter of 1 Timothy opens with an exhortation to teach “no other doctrine.” He elaborates on this by a discussion of “the commandment” and “the law” which seems to run contrary to the way many people view the law these days. 1 Tim 1.5-8 Now the end […]

Are You Getting a Call from God?

John Vaughn Imagine a young person who is considering doing something wrong, when suddenly he receives a cell phone call from a Christian friend inviting him to do something right. Now, imagine yourself facing temptation and at that very moment getting a call from God. That is essentially what Paul is teaching in 1 Thessalonians […]

The Holiness of God

George Stiekes Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at His footstool; for He is holy. Psalm 99:5 We do not often think about the holiness of God, but we ought to do so. It is perhaps the most difficult of His attributes to explain. Those outside of Christ think that God’s love is […]

Looking for a Substitute for God

John C. Vaughn One of our FBFI Chaplains recently told me the story of a young soldier who came to him and shared that he was so discouraged that he spent every evening getting drunk to drown his emotional pain. The Chaplain had asked him, “How is that working out for you?” The soldier had […]

Godliness is the Fruit of Faith in God

Don Johnson On the whole, King David is considered to be a godly man, in spite of well-known lapses as a father, a man, and a national leader. We look to him as an example of godliness in part because the aftermath of his failures consistently saw him turning back to God in repentance. David […]