Why you would be sinning if you vote for a Democratic candidate in 2020

Published March 9, 2020

By Pastor Tedd Mathis Let me begin by addressing the common idea, “You can’t legislate morality.” Here’s the truth: Not only is morality supposed to be legislated, it always is. The issue is whose morality. According to the Bible, there are three permanent institutions God has ordained to uphold or establish laws and apply them to others. The home: Parents are to instruct and discipline their children (Eph. 6; Proverbs, etc.). The nation: Rulers, kings, governors are ministers of God in authority over those within their boundaries (Romans 13:1-4; I Peter 2:13-17, etc.). The church: Local churches are to give […]

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The common root of women pastors and gay Christianity, Part 4

Published January 15, 2020

Part four of a series —  By Pastor Tedd Mathis Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 O My people! Their oppressors are children, and women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray and confuse the direction of your paths.   — Isaiah 3:12 In this essay I want to show you the connection between the ordaining of women as pastors and the acceptance of gay Christianity. For decades some local churches and denominations have ordained women to the office and function of pastor. Since the 1970s many of those churches have endorsed and celebrated homosexuality, even ordaining LGBTQ […]

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Gay Christianity and the Local Church, Part 3

Published December 30, 2019

Part three of a series —  By Pastor Tedd Mathis Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4 It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles… You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst… Do you not know a little leaven leavens the whole lump?  – I Corinthians 5 In this essay I address how a local church is to respond when a member practices sexual sin. Since the Lord is the same yesterday, […]

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Why Gay Christianity Is A False Religion, Part 2

Published October 29, 2019

Part two of a series —  By Pastor Tedd Mathis Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed…ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. – Jude 4 From last month’s installment: Today there are two prevailing camps that want you to believe one can be gay and a Christian. They’ve become known as Side A and Side B. Side A Gay Christianity believes there are multiple forms of sexual orientation and practice and all should be embraced by all as gifts from God.  Whatever […]

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Why Gay Christianity Is A False Religion, Part 1

Published September 30, 2019

Part one of a series —  By Pastor Tedd Mathis Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 I’m addressing this topic because the godless assumption behind the idea of gay Christianity inundates us today. My prayer is you read this in accordance with Colossians 2:8 – See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the traditions of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. Here’s what threatens to take us captive: Since the mid 1970’s there has been a concerted effort to teach the […]

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In the School of Proverbs 3:5,6

Published September 4, 2019

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. – Proverbs 3:5,6 Below are a few memories of my education in the school of Proverbs 3:5,6. My schooling is far from over but I’m far enough along to have some sense of what I’ve been taught. By the way, this is a re-run from several years ago. I was a new believer, 19 years old, and was recognizing I needed to get away from my roommates with whom I had pursued a […]

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Published July 31, 2019

“It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance.” – Hebrews 6:4-6 Adapted from This is one of the Bible’s most difficult passages to interpret, but one thing is clear—it does not teach that we can lose our salvation. There are two valid ways of looking at these verses: One interpretation holds that this passage is written not […]

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You Need To Be Inconvenienced For Your Church

Published July 10, 2019

By Tyler Greene By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.1 John 3:16 I once read about a revival which took place among some of Scotland’s rural churches in the 1800s. Many of the believers who belonged to these churches lived in the middle of nowhere and would travel long distances for gathered worship. Bear in mind, this was before the emergence of automotive technology! What’s more, the revival came during winter months, which made the commute treacherous due to weather conditions—especially since the mountainous terrain was not ideal for travel. Needless […]

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The Lord’s Day, Part Two: “I Did Not Come to Be Served but To Serve”

Published May 1, 2019

Part Two of series on the Lord’s Day(Click Here to read Part One) By Pastor Tedd Mathis In our previous installment on The Lord’s Day we saw seven reasons why we should set it aside. In this installment I want to give two main ways how we are to do this. Our Lord does not heap on us picayune rituals and needless ceremonies. But neither did He save us to live according to our self-centered desires and worldly influence. What Christ does call His people to do is to love one another like He did. He commands it:  This is My […]

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The Lord’s Day, Part One: Seven Reasons Christ Is Worthy Of Us Making Sunday His Day

Published April 3, 2019

By Pastor Tedd Mathis This is a two-part series. This first installment provides reasons why our Lord is worthy of making Sunday His day.  The second installment will provide specific ways as to how we can set apart the Lord’s Day. (Click Here to read Part Two) God has always directed His people to view and use their time based on who He is and what He has done for them. God’s nation Israel was to be different from pagan tribes and bring attention to the one true God with their observance of the Sabbath – the last day of […]

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