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Comment Guidelines

Comment Guidelines Rationale

We adopted WordPress a few years back in order to streamline the implementation of new content. We also hoped that productive conversations would develop and that the site would become more interactive.

This occurred and then, a couple years ago, Tim passed away. Tim wrote the articles, moderated the more theologically difficult comment conversations and answered the tough questions. Without Tim, the comment conversations spiraled a bit out of control. Authoritative voices arose (and continue to arise) that, at times, did not necessarily agree with Scripture. People started posting phone numbers, email addresses, asking for help with all sorts of deeply personal problems that I’m not qualified to answer . . . In short, I couldn’t keep up.

Because our original intent was simply to share the good news of Jesus Christ to the world and to be a light in a dark place, and not to be a public forum in need of constant moderation, I have decided to curb the comment conversations and simply focus on the content of the site. I still have articles from Tim to post, as well as a myriad of poems and testimonies.

I have also teamed up with a trusted friend from my church who is helping me restore a bit of order to the comment conversations. He may also help answer questions from time to time. He has been a great help to me as we discuss the future of the site. His name is Nathan.

We will still allow comments on the site, but all comments must adhere to the following guidelines. We hope this doesn’t upset anyone and hopefully it will serve to remove any distractions from the Good News we’re attempting to share.


Comment Guidelines

  • Discussion relevant to the content is encouraged. Do you agree? Disagree? Do you have a question about the content?
  • Comments are limited to 300 characters. Multiple comments posted in order to circumvent the 300 character limit are treated as spam.
  • Comments with links are automatically treated as spam.
  • If you want to post a link, submit a request here.
  • Do not post email addresses or phone numbers.
  • Do not ask for help regarding personal issues.
  • Do not give personal advice or act as a counselor.
  • Do not endorse or link to authors, preachers, videos, books, etc.
  • Be nice.
  • Keep in mind that you can subscribe to the comment conversations.
  • Questions? Post a comment or contact me and we’ll do our best to respond.

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Ephesians 4:29 (ESV)

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Colossians 4:6 (ESV)

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
Colossians 3:8 (ESV)

Is the Bible Really True?

Recently a reader asked us how we could have any certainty at all that the Bible was true. Can’t dates be wrong? Can’t history records be wrong? Couldn’t the New Testament have been written before the Old Testament in order to conveniently make the Old Testament prophets look reliable?


How Can We Know the Bible Is True?

Surrendering 100% | David’s Christian Testimony

This is a truly amazing testimony (my humble opinion). David led a life of drugs, crime, gangs, women . . . he was incarcerated time after time and racked up the felonies and misdemeanors. Finally, after attempting suicide and committing so many crimes, he was incarcerated again. Now, he’s currently in prison. But God has turned his life around he’s leading a Bible study in prison. As crazy as it sounds, he believes that God placed him there in order that he might completely surrender his life to God and carry out God’s Word. Wow!

Surrendering 100% | David’s Christian Testimony

Thilini’s Christian Testimony

Thilini’s Christian testimony is short but powerful. It describes how God delivered her from years of depression and emotional trauma. Our God is mighty to save!

Thilini’s Christian Testimony

Another Anonymous Christian Testimony

We love receiving new testimonies and here’s yet another! This person didn’t include their name, so I can’t say whose testimony this is, but I love it anyway because it shows how Jesus is interested in all the tiny details of our lives. When we trust Him, he orchestrates life for our good.

Another Anonymous Christian Testimony

An Invitation from the Master Gardener

Joan’s poem reminds us that God has invited all to come to Him and partake of His goodness. It’s up to us to decide whether or not we want to accept His invitation.

An Invitation from the Master Gardener

Double Predestination

Often it seems in Scripture that God, before time began, chose certain people for heaven and certain people for hell. In theological terms this is called “double predestination.” Find out what we think of this age-old debate.

As a note, I generally try to avoid this topic, as the issue has been a means for far too long to divide the church, to move our eyes away from the person of Jesus, and to bring in what James would call the wisdom from hell (James 3:13-18). If we are not capable as His people to discuss this subject in a manner that is peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, and full of mercy; or if this subject is our passion in life, then we would do well to avoid the topic. Rather, it is better to be silent and focus on the work of loving God and others, pursuing fully the fruit of the Spirit. I continue to observe that Jesus made the mark of His disciples to be love, not doctrine (John 13:35), and the greatest commandment to love, not to know. Knowledge puffs up but love builds up (1 Corinthians 8:1). While sound doctrine is important, I observe that the devils may have better doctrine than we (James 2:19). Life is to be lived, not in the doctrine, but in the faith in Christ and love for the brothers. Faith in Christ should lead to love and gentleness. The one who sows discord among the brothers is a person to be avoided (Proverbs 6:14-19; Romans 16:17-18; Titus 2:10-11).

Double Predestination

The Devil in the Confessional Box

The devil is real and he’s out to get you. So watch out! Anyway, here’s a poem written from his viewpoint. It should serve as a reminder that we should be ever vigilant against Satan’s tactics.

The Devil in the Confessional Box

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