Overused today, the English term ‘spiritual’ is virtually meaningless. To some, it is synonymous with religion. To be religious is to be spiritual. To others, it refers to things that are not of this physical universe, things and beings that are supernatural, otherworldly, noncorporeal, invisible, and timeless.

In popular preaching, one who is “spiritual” can peer into the “spirit realm” where, supposedly, physicality, visibility, and time do not exist. It is not just an alternate reality, but a higher realm of which our physical existence is but a pale imitation.

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Sacrificial Lamb or “ROARING” lion? Of late, it has become popular to declare Jesus to be the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah.” Well and good! Amen! Beyond doubt, he is the Messiah of Israel who fulfills that role! However, popular preachers always cite with this declaration a particular passage from the book of Revelation, although the complete passage is almost never quoted, and herein is the problem.

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Signs and Wonders or Christ Crucified?

SYNOPSIS:  Claims that God will reap a great harvest of souls because of the mighty “signs and wonders” the church will perform do not square with Scripture.


I hear a lot of stress these days on seeking “signs and wonders.” Seemingly, church “leaders” are convinced, or they want to convince you, that it is through mighty supernatural “signs and wonders” that God will reap a final harvest of souls before the return of Jesus, an idea that does not fit comfortably with the gospel accounts of the New Testament. Continue reading