Daily Archives: November 22, 2013

9 Things You Should Know About C.S. Lewis

Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Clive Staples Lewis, one of the most well known, widely read, and often quoted Christian author of modern times. Here are nine things you should know about the author and apologist who has been called “The Apostle to the Skeptics.”

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Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship by John MacArthur

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MacArthur, John. Strange Fire The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit With Counterfeit Worship. Thomas Nelson Inc, 2013.

During and after the Strange Fire Conference, SLIIMJIM and I have been on an spiritual gift escapade.  We have been reading countless blogs and other resources that echoes the points and themes of the conference.  There is a myriad of resources out there.  If you have not read any, we encourage you to read them in order to be familiar with the subject matter.  Many of the web-related resources were birthed out of the conference.  Based on the Twitter feeds and social media outlets, there seemed to be more negative reviews than positive reviews.  Many of the negative reviews came from Charismatics.  Many voiced their outcry because they felt that the conference was misrepresenting them.  They believed that the speakers were using the broad brush.  For those who think that the…

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Are You a Hypocrite?

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

1 Μὴ κρίνετε, ἵνα μὴ κριθῆτε· 2 ἐν ᾧ γὰρ κρίματι κρίνετε κριθήσεσθε, καὶ ἐν ᾧ μέτρῳ μετρεῖτε μετρηθήσεται ὑμῖν. 3 τί δὲ βλέπεις τὸ κάρφος τὸ ἐν τῷ ὀφθαλμῷ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου, τὴν δὲ ἐν τῷ σῷ ὀφθαλμῷ δοκὸν οὐ κατανοεῖς; 4 ἢ πῶς ἐρεῖς τῷ ἀδελφῷ σου· ἄφες ἐκβάλω τὸ κάρφος ἐκ τοῦ ὀφθαλμοῦ σου, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἡ δοκὸς ἐν τῷ ὀφθαλμῷ σοῦ; 5 ὑποκριτά, ἔκβαλε πρῶτον ἐκ τοῦ ὀφθαλμοῦ σοῦ τὴν δοκόν, καὶ τότε διαβλέψεις ἐκβαλεῖν τὸ κάρφος ἐκ τοῦ ὀφθαλμοῦ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου. (Matthew 7:1-5 NA28)

1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or…

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