Note: Titles appearing in bold font indicate a writing that addresses important doctrinal issues in the church in America. Some popular yet destructive teachings and beliefs can become strongholds in the minds of Christians, which can block God's grace from working in certain areas. These writings (bold font) tackle some of these strongholds head on for the purpose of tearing them down with the truth of God's word revealing God's ways.
Articles appear chronologically from newest to oldest.
Today's Civics Lesson
Systematic Theology Versus Biblical Theology
Biblical theology allows the living and organic eye of manís spirit to view far and near with the oversight of spiritual maturity, but the monofocal, or bifocal lens of systematic theology will blur as well as it clarifies, and obscure as well as it reveals, leaving the picture grossly distorted or lacking, and leaving the student blinded to the grand vista of truth in all its polychromatic grandeur.
The Controversy of Anne Hutchinson
To me, Anne Hutchinson represents, not modern or even ancient feminism, nor the common religious heretic, but the bride of Christ whose intimate and personal relationship with her "Beloved" has always, and will always, put her at odds with the religious establishment, and who's life and beliefs threaten the control spirit that preserves "the community"; a city set upon a hill (as they claim), but which in actuality stands as Babylon, in opposition to, and distinction from, the city of God.
A Response To Dr. Michael Brownís Video Are Women Called To Be Pastors?
On the ASKDrBrown Youtube channel, Dr. Michael Brown tackles the question, ďAre Women Called To Be Pastors?Ē
Get Ready for the Ride!
We are in for quite a ride, and the great falling away is about to begin.
The Triune Nature of God and the Mystery of Three Series
Because God's nature is triune, we see the number three, a reflection of His divine nature, as one of the most prominent features of His Kingdom, and therefore as one of the most prominent numerical features of the Bible. This brief series examines the triune nature of God, and the mystery of three.
Let Us Go Up At Once and Possess It
The depth of the sense of one's own personal need will exactly determine the height to which one's faith will reach. Only the revelation of the all of sin within can convince the once doubtful seeker of the necessity, and therefore the possibility, of the all of God within.
So let us, even now, in our Jerusalem pray
Till from heaven true Pentecost He restore
Eternal Judgment - Are Universal Reconciliation or Annihilationism True?
With the direction of the Holy Spirit, I came to understand that Jesus and all of the New Testament writers clearly taught the doctrine of eternal torment, and I discovered that the arguments from the other viewpoint that appeared to be most compelling, were, in fact, based upon a false presupposition.
Opposite Sides of the Galaxy
Can two walk together except their lives be in agreement? That's the test. Sooner or later, life will declare what words fail to convey, and that is the millions of light years that separate us from those to whom we often reach in hope.
An Acceptable Offering
You can long and look
for ways to turn your many daily routines into sweet smelling offerings of love
to God, as you do them with a pure motive of love and surrender to the will of
God that has you enclosed or shut up in a narrow place.†
The Kingdom of Heaven
An overview of God's work in the Earth at this time.
With such sacrifices He is well pleased
How then do we please Him whom we love, if not by laboring for outward success, chasing the statistics printed on the ticker tape of modern ministry? To discover the answer, first and foremost, keep in mind that the things that please God most are most often done in secret.
They Don't Know Me
This is Godís indictment of the priesthood today: They donít know God and they donít cry out, "Where is God?"
How To Know God
The knowledge of God comes by only one means, and that singular means is revelation.
Jesus turned water to wine.
The Spirit of Antichrist Series
In this series of articles on The Spirit of Antichrist, we will look at this spirit that has been at work in the Earth since John wrote that "even now many antichrists have come."
Why I No Longer Go To Church
A parable of mountaineering
The Exceeding Greatness of His Power
To those who have seen Jesus, there is no loss too great. There is no request denied. There are no "off limits" signs hung upon the walls of their hearts. Everything is counted as loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus.
Beanie Baby Truth
When times are good, people value junk! It's hard times that turn appetites from the immediate and short-lived gratification of "trinkets" to that which is of real and lasting value. Good times devalue true riches, and value junk. Bad times do the opposite.
Popular Christianity really doesn't work. It can't thunder, has no power, and cannot take us from here to there.
As the Lord began leading us in a unique way, we found Him, little by little, changing the way we implemented and eventually thought about the tithe.
More On The Tithe
"The voice of my beloved! Behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills" (Song 2:8). Do you hear His voice? Will you answer His call? Will you climb your mountain?
Is This Not The Carpenter's Son?
In your life, the perfect setting for you to become all that you are destined to become in Christ Jesus is just life where you live and work.
The Road Less Traveled
Come With Me From Lebanon My Spouse
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
For some, that call to come away
with Him will lead to the "mountains of Lebanon" and to marriage union with our Heavenly Bridegroom.
The Secret Is Surrender
The secret to extraordinary encounters with God and intimate union with Christ is not effort, but surrender.
Of all the painful experiences that the loved of God endure, the most unexpected, the most confusing, and therefore perhaps the most painful, is that of the desert.
The Painful Place
When pain comes your way, it's a good indicator that gold lies beneath, but you must dig.
Take Heed How You Build
"Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is" (1 Cor. 3:12-13 NKJV).
The Place Of Intercession
There is a place of wonder and beauty where natural light is shut out and the only light is from the fire of God that ignites the torch of the miner.
Prayer Is Digging For Hidden Treasure
Only seeking prayer uncovers such treasure, and this is the kind of prayer that goes as far beyond "daily devotions" as gold mining goes beyond picking up a particularly pretty rock here and there as one travels the dusty path of daily life.
The First Noel
Christ ever comes, not to the religiously wise in clerical collars and robes, but to the chosen few that seem to struggle outside of the walls of popular religion.
The True Gospel
This series examines the modern false and powerless gospel in light of the true gospel as seen through Abraham, our example of saving faith.
Son of Man
Only in uncovering Jesus can we discover His beauty, and we uncover Him in His lowliness.
"Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel; I will not again pass by them any more."
A Man Named Nick
"Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down!" The mature will never be satisfied until the glory of God returns to His house.
A False Gospel
If It Hurts, It's From the Devil
If you so choose, you can escape the fires that make vessels fit for noble purposes.
Who Will Go To Heaven?
Those who will go to heaven are those who are traveling the road that leads there.
The Cleansing of the Leper
Jesus can not only forgive your sin, but cleanse you from your sin and change your very nature.
The Spirit and Power of Elijah
Righteousness is worked in us, not by the muscle flexing of religious exercises, but by the muscle building work of living a life of obedience to Christ in our everyday lives.
Ittai the Gittite
He only wanted to be with his King, although it appeared at the time that David could offer him
nothing but hardship.
Question to Pastors - Are You Building a Tower or an Altar?
The tower builder heard God's call to the mountain heights, but mistook the call as a call to
greatness, a call to do some great thing, to ascend, to build a great work, to make a name.
The Most Dangerous Human Beings in the Universe
They have embraced the most dangerous gospel known to man: this modern gospel of
Christianity without the cross, which perhaps you yourself have embraced.
The Sinner's Prayer and the Damage It Has Caused
The danger with the sinner's prayer is not the prayer itself, but the belief that God always answers this prayer.
Returning and Rest
In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.
The Great Deception
Those bound by this deception believe they are exercising wisdom and discernment when they see the brethren through the eyes of a critical spirit.
Deny Your Self and Take Up Your Cross
As long as you reserve the right to do as you please, God won't bother
telling you what would please Him.
Articles by Leonard Ravenhill