Welcome to Leaving LaodiceaThe Survival Manual for the Coming Underground Church
Today, as I was reading the Scriptures, I found myself drawn to the 16th chapter of Leviticus, to the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, and the elaborate ceremony God established whereby Israel found atonement and forgiveness for their sins. It's a fascinating chapter...read more
What happens when God decides to interrupt your life? What happens when He offers to change your plans or to rearrange your priorities? Do we joyfully embrace His divine interruptions or do we gripe and complain and run in the opposite direction? When God offers us...read more
Hidden Reefs Shipwrecked Faith from a Shipwrecked Church Reflections on the book of Jude Chapter Three The Blessings of Slavery Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus...read more
When we consider the Christmas season and the celebration of the birth of the Lord Jesus we often focus on Mary and Joseph, or the Magi and their three gifts, or maybe the lowly shepherds and the heavenly host singing "Glory to God in the highest"— to the exclusion of...read more
In John 10 Jesus begins to speak, point-blank and unashamedly, to the sins and hypocrisy of the Pharisees and the other members of the Industrial Religious Complex of His day. And in doing so He introduces a strange cast of characters and idioms that must be...read more
At the beginning of Paul's' first missionary journey, right after John Mark deserted them (Acts 13:13) and shamefully returned to Jerusalem, Paul and Barnabas entered Antioch in Pisidia and began to preach in the local synagogue. During his first major sermon, as he...read more
The cherished and beloved 23rd Psalm begins with both a statement and a promise. The statement: The Lord is my shepherd. And the promise: I shall not want. It seems like the rest of the Psalm simply elaborates on this wonderful promise. For example, I will not...read more
Many of those who deny the doctrine of the Rapture of the church smugly say the word rapture doesn't even appear in the Bible. And, to a degree, this is true. Unless you have a Latin Bible, and then everything changes. You see, the Greek word translated rapture in...read more
There is so much confusion about the Holy Spirit today. You have entire Christian denominations committed primarily to their particular view of the Holy Spirit: Who He is, how He is received, the importance of gifts, are tongues real, has prophecy ceased, and of...read more
When Jesus, after the Passover meal, took the third cup of wine, the cup of redemption, He instituted what we call and celebrate as the Lord's Supper. He spoke of the bread representing His body that was broken for them (Luke 22:19) and the wine as the new covenant...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.
Come with me. It should be a wild ride!
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