God Blessed America

God Blessed America In a world where the mere mention of God in a public setting or context can draw more concern and dismay than any number of profane messages, we must stop and ask ourselves what has happened to steer things so far down so many undesirable paths. Abraham Lincoln wrote, “It is announced...

Repentance is Always Possible

In Heb. 6, we find a passage that has been worrisome for more than a few Christians, especially those who at some point wavered in their walk of faith. Verses 4-6: “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,...

In Praise of Praise

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalms 34:1 The scriptures tell us to “praise God.” We know that that is what Christians do. They praise God. They worship God. But do all of us understand WHY we praise God? I ask because I suspect that there are many...

Social Gospels to the Side

We live in an age that has seen dramatic change in how the Christian message is spread. Or, perhaps, in how it is not spread. Many of the biggest stories today, in the news media or in Christian circles, have to do with negatives. We are confronted with “the New Atheism.” We hear disconcerting statistics...

One Nation Under God

ONE NATION UNDER GOD:  What does it mean? You hear it all around you—a persistent murmur of dissatisfaction with the way modern America compares with the America of one, two, or three generations ago. It’s an ever-more-insistent chorus, affirming an ever-more-unfavorable comparison with an America that...

Social Justice? Or Something Higher?

What follows is an observation on the scorn directed—undeservedly, I quickly add—at artist Jon McNaughton from numerous individuals for the patriotic and Christian stand he struck in his artwork One Nation Under God… Shortly after I posted my article on McNaughton on this site, a reader pointed me to...

The Gospel as Free Will, Part II (Conclusion)

If you are arriving here and haven’t seen Part I (but would like to), you can go there by clicking here. But I have inserted a short review below, for those who want to skip Part I or for those who have already read it but would like to revisit key points. To skip the 11-point review, click here.). The...

Keeper of the Flame

What does it take to paint a patriotic/Christian image that, when displayed and discussed in a YouTube.com video, draws 3 million hits and 2,500 comments? Well, it takes faith, apparently. If any additional evidence were necessary to establish the reality that the political winds in America have shifted...

Though He Be Dead, He Yet Speaks

He was converted to the ancient faith by Restoration legends Barton Stone and Benjamin Franklin (the preacher, not the Founding Father). He was a crusty old-timer known for "always calling a spade a spade," yet he was equally notable for his forgiving, sacrificing spirit. In those days when pulpits were...

The Gospel as Free Will, Part I

By Jesse Mullins, Jr. COPYRIGHT 2010 JESSE MULLINS In writing this message I am taking material that I have preached on two different occasions, and I am putting it into written form. I have never heard anyone else speak on this subject. Nor have I seen anything published on it, though portions of my message...

Christ’s Humanity: A New View

///////  The following material is excerpted from my forthcoming book, Original Reason, but the portions that deal with the anointings of Christ are material that first appeared in my book Rightly Divided, which is already in print. /////// Jesus Christ was both God and man. Were both Godhood and...

The Biggest Misunderstanding About Jesus

<<<<<<       The following is excerpted from my forthcoming book, Original Reason >>>>>>>> There was something that separated Jesus Christ from all other men. It is not what most people think it was. Many sermons and lessons have been shared on the topic of...

Rightly Divided: Preface, Chaps 1 & 2, plus Selected Excerpts

RIGHTLY DIVIDED (PORTIONS OF) PREFACE, PLUS TABLE OF CONTENTS, CHAPTERS 1 AND 2 Preface Jesus said, “Wisdom is vindicated by all her children.” (Luke 7:35) As with any book, the verdict as to this book’s wisdom will be up to the reader. But I believe that he or she will perceive that the ideas...