Author: Mike Boling

Do Not Stretch the Truth

“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.” (Lev. 19:11) Nestled within commands to not steal or bear false witness is a three-word prohibition. It is stated in a matter of fact manner and simply – do not lie. There is no leeway provided for those so-called little white lies or an option for stretching the truth from time to time if needed. God states unequivocally that we are not to lie. I address this issue because recently I have been the recipient of an individual stretching the truth (a.k.a. lying)...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 11-17 Jun 2017

Apologetics Justin Buzzard – Create a Plan to Date Your Wife “Husbands who learn to be intentional with their marriage, just as they are in other domains of life, can be used of God to bring fresh flourishing to their one-flesh union.” Paul Tripp – Why Are Stories In The Bible? “To believe that God is Creator is to believe that your life does not belong to you but to him – that he owns every one of us, and that we only ever live properly when we live in submission to him and inside of the boundaries of...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 4-10 Jun 2017

Apologetics Tom Ascol – Give Them Law and Gospel “What God requires in His law, He provides in His gospel. That is the message of the Bible and it is what everyone needs to hear and believe. The earlier children are taught this the better off they will be. God’s truth is a powerful instrument in the hands of His Spirit. By it the Spirit brings conviction through God’s commandments and salvation through His Son.” Jaquelle Crowe – Ashamed of My Body: Six Truths for Struggling Teens “Following Christ does not exempt teens from body shame. I wish. I...

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Sound Doctrine and True Contentment

1 Timothy 6:3-10, “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 28 May – 3 Jun 2017

Apologetics Dan Fisher- An Impersonal Creator: Understanding Deism “Like all other religious/philosophical persuasions, there is a core conviction that drives deists to believe what they believe. In the final analysis, their rejection of divine revelation appears to be propelled by a deep desire to avoid any possibility of the unpleasant prospect of having their reason “shocked” by a faith-based religion. Essentially, deists adamantly refuse to embrace anything that offends human reason.” K. Scott Oliphint – The Divine Design of Salvation “We have to recognize who God is, not what we might want him to be. We must know him...

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