But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
First world problems can be interesting things.
Often kinda funny, too, in a humbling, softness-exposing way.
For whatever providential reasons God has for orchestrating things the way He has over recent years, they’ve called for my family to experience an unusual amount of air...
Do many Millennials have a well-deserved reputation for being lazy, self-absorbed, emotion-driven snowflakes with a mind-blowingly awful entitlement mentality?
Oh yeah, sure.
After generations of American parents singing the praises of overtly Marxist/Socialist constructs like public...
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when...
Stealing is the norm in America.
This has been so for longer than any of us can remember because it has been so for longer than any of us have been alive.
“We the People” steal from our neighbor all the time, and are vigorously encouraged to go right on doing so by both of the...
How important is it for us to love America rightly?
What are the dangers of us loving America wrongly?
The answers to both questions are shining brightly all around us as Independence Day dawns once again upon an American population that is more State-dependent than ever.
We increasingly depend on the...
It’s easy to whine.
It’s easy to complain.
It’s easy to be a critic.
Especially when it comes to politics and politicians.
What’s not so easy is doing the hard things needed in order to encourage, equip, and guide political leaders in a Christ-centered direction.
It’s one of our most favoritest things to chronicle here at Fire Breathing Christian.
The decentralization of media, education, publishing, industry, finance and political power is a beautiful thing, and it’s happening all around us as God empowers His people with...
Okay, so with the latest in a long line of saber-rattling over Syria hitting the news this week, and our perpetual march to (ever more) war(s) seeming to lurch zombie-style ever closer to the Big Game goal of mixing it up with Russia, it seems like a good time to recap a few key facts:
America is all about pride.
You do the math.
For those who are a little slow (or a lot in denial) where such simple calculations are concerned, the Lord is graciously piling mountains of undeserved (and generally unwanted) evidence all around so that none can coherently claim to have...
Is it okay to covet your neighbor’s property?
And then take some of it?
To spend on yourself?
In America, the answer is a loud and clear: Of course!
Especially if and when your neighbor has more stuff than you, and doubly so if they have a whole lot more than you. But even if they have...
How perfect is it that “the land of Lincoln” is leading the way in dramatically exposing the unsustainable evil at the foundation of the American economic system?
For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Illinois is teetering on the edge of default and/or bankruptcy.
Does your Pastor embrace the Gospel-fueled Great Commission?
Or does he not?
Is your Pastor all about the full life-, culture-, and civilization Gospel?
Or is his gospel something smaller.
As in: man-sized with no room for anything else.
Claiming to be a Christian does not make one a Christian. Few would disagree with this simple statement, though more seem to be inching (or flat out running) away from even this once obvious truth as our culture doubles down on an approach reality defined by emotion, subjectivity, and pet...
The formula is simple: Pride kills.
Repentance and submission to Christ saves – it saves people, cultures, and civilizations – while unrepentant pride kills the same people, cultures, and civilizations.
Those are the inescapable basics.
And yes, this applies to America.
So where are...
What happened to Star Wars?
How bad was Episode VII?
How much more damage will Disney do in Episode VIII?
Why should these things matter to Christians?
These are some of the questions we kick around in the latest post at the FBC video channel.
This is something of a follow-up to an article we...
Why should Christians care about economic justice? What has God said about economic justice? (Hint: The answers to these two questions are deeply connected.)
What has God said about our fiat economic system?
More specifically, what has He said about the US dollar, and what are we supposed to do about...
Lest there be any confusion, this is a direct response to an article posted at American Vision in which I was referenced indirectly and implicitly again and again and again in a hit piece that, while making precise references obviously aimed at yours truly, diligently refused to directly link,...
What happens when the State wages war on Mommy and Daddy?
What happens when the State assumes the role of Mommy and Daddy after killing Mommy and Daddy?
What happens when the State does the same to the church?
Put another way: What does it look like when the State purposefully supplants and absorbs...
Prideful, unrepentant leadership…leading prideful, unrepentant masses of Americans.
Apathetic, impotent American churches.
Unbiblical, authority- and discipline-despising movements masquerading as “true Christianity”.
Rampant State dependence and the open worship of America...
If you thought that something like a literal drag queen erotic dance performance at a public school talent show would be enough to get parents to yank their kids from public school, you’d be wrong.
Oh, but don’t worry, the parents in question were “horrified”. They were...
The stock market soars.
Home prices skyrocket.
Our military grows, both in size and scope of activity.
And we think that all is well…or at least better than it was yesterday.
Clearly we are in denial.
Denial of our addiction.
Denial of our dependence.
Denial of our bondage.
What is the purpose of unbelievers?
Thankfully, there are several clear answers to this intriguing question, though, as one might expect, those answers directly confront and agitate the man-centered way of measuring reality that we, as people, tend to prefer.
We want to...
As we mentioned last week, we’ve recently started tinkering with a new video channel in support of the Fire Breathing Christian mission. The general idea is to provide simple, straightforward video commentary in line with the articles we share here at the site.
Here are the...
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