Welcome to Leaving LaodiceaThe Survival Manual for the Coming Underground Church
When Jesus said to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread" (Matt. 6:11), He was speaking to the critical issue of dependence. What, or who, are we dependent upon? Are we dependent on our own ingenuity, hard work, investments, our education, job, retirement, our view...read more
When Jesus begins to close His public ministry He makes a statement that, if not understood correctly, casts the Father in the light of a cruel taskmaster, a petty ruler, or a cold, cynical, calculating Nazi. But when this same statement of Jesus is understood...read more
The following are some key points from Joe McKeever's insightful article The Church's Dirty Little Secret which answers the question: Why does the church— which is the institution which we Christians should respect the most— end up being the least respected by many in...read more
One truth in the Christian life is that we have all been hurt by those we love and by those who we thought loved us. Whether it's our spouse, our family, a former close friend, or someone in the church, we've all suffered from the words or actions of someone else we...read more
The first person I ever remember living a life in such a way that drew me to Jesus was a woman named Naomi Hunke. She was a Sunday School teacher at White Oak Hills Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA, and I was one of her lost, arrogant, disinterested students. I...read more
In Matthew 6, in the middle of what we call the Lord's prayer, Jesus told us to pray this way: "Your kingdom come. Your will be done (to what extent) on earth as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10). But what does that really mean? And what are we actually praying for? We...read more
With our society and culture crumbling all around us it behooves the church to assess its commitment to Christ. Are you hot or cold or lukewarm? Is Christ on the outside of the church knocking, waiting, for us to open the door and allow Him into His church? (Rev....read more
Jesus said to pray in this manner: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed (or, sanctify, make holy) Your name" (Matt. 6:9). But is there more to God's name than just... God? How can we make holy the name of God when we don't really know what that name is and what His name...read more
Paul's prayer for the church at Colosse was that they would be "filled with the knowledge of His will" and they would "increase in the knowledge of God" (Col. 1:9-10). How is that even possible? How do we increase in the knowledge of God? How do we grow closer to Him?...read more
In Matthew 21 we see Jesus enter the temple of God, and He violently "drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves" (Matt. 21:12). And He proclaimed God's temple was to be...read more
Something About Us
This is a collection of the many questions I have struggled with and the answers I have found regarding the relationship between authentic faith in Christ and much of what is portrayed today as Biblical Christianity. Especially with the coming darkness looming over all of us, including the church.
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