Substitutes

God is better than drunkenness. He is better than getting high. And he is opposed to both those things because they are false and harmful escapes—pitiful, idolatrous substitutes for the experience of his presence and favor. Can I Smoke Pot?: … Read More

The Crusades

  At First Baptist Baxter, we took a brief look at the Crusades from an apologetic viewpoint.   Here are some resources to consider if you are interested in reading more about the Crusades: Books: Stark, Rodney. God’s Battalions. Reprint. HarperCollins, … Read More

Atheism

Here is one of the many reasons to read Wilson, N. D. Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent. Thomas Nelson Inc, 2013. “Atheism is an idea. Most often (thank God), it is an idea lived and told … Read More

In light of 50 Shades of Grey, Amish Romance Novels, and a whole host of other writing, I think we could take some wisdom from Victor Hugo in Les Misérables,

It was at the epoch when the ancient classical romance which, after having been Clelie, was no longer anything but Lodoiska, still noble, but ever more and more vulgar, having fallen from Mademoiselle de Scuderi to Madame Bournon-Malarme, and from Madame de Lafayette to Madame Barthelemy-Hadot, was setting the loving hearts of the portresses of Paris aflame, and even ravaging the suburbs to some extent. Madame Thenardier was just intelligent enough to read this sort of books. She lived on them. In them she drowned what brains she possessed…Now, one cannot read nonsense with impunity.

Some helpful posts:

3 Ways to Overcome Temptation, Sin, and Sin Patterns – I would add one to his list: Exaltation (When Jesus is seen as the ultimate satisfier in my life, sin holds little appeal). Sentence Against God – Alcorn on the crucifixion 10 … Read More