False Conversions and the “Sinner’s Prayer”: A Damnable Epidemic in the Modern Church

Landon ChapmanChristianity38 Comments

2 Corinthians 13:5 [ESV] “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” his is a good question for all of us to ponder.  Is Christ in you?  How do you know?  What proof is there of his presence in your life?  Of course, along with Paul, I believe there is a core of belief that surrounds true faith. But this test asks about your subjective awareness.  So, is Christ in you?1 I recently addressed this issue in Episode 003 of Fire Away! but I’m going to take some time to expand on this idea of false … Read More

A Call to Culture-Embracing Christians: Don’t Be A Demas

Landon ChapmanChristianity, Series: Men of the Bible16 Comments

2 Timothy 4:9-10  “Do your best to come to me soon.  For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica…” The lights dim, a light fog envelops the stage, the wildly colored LED’s kick and begin to dart around in the fog like a fly trying to escape its captor’s bottle.  Just then, you hear the thump of the kick drum, the crescendo and rumble of the bass, the tickling of the ivory’s, the screech of the electric guitar!  A voice pierces the atmosphere, it’s not quite rock but not quite emo, and all parts awesome.  After 10 minutes of musical madness, a man steps on the stage, the man, where he begins his expository preaching and … Read More