Category Archives: Materialism

The study of vanity in current events.

Serve the Lord with Fear (Psalm 2:11)

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. (Psa 2:11) Consider how strange this verse is. Now reflect on how it compares to the prevailing attitude of our culture. Are men fearful of God? Are people fearful of losing … Continue reading

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They Have Sinned Against Thee (2Ch 6:26)

One of the signs of vanity to my mind is the “scoffer”. The person who thinks that no matter what they do that either: A: God doesn’t exist. B: That He doesn’t care what we do, that He loves us … Continue reading

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A Flaming Sword (Gen 3:24)

Over the years in my experiences with the Pentecostal movement I have had the opportunity to witness a few teachings on “FIRE!” Most of them leave me doubting that the speaker truly understands what the Bible context of fire even … Continue reading

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The Uttermost Parts of the Earth? (Psa 2:8b)

A question I have heard and thought many times when we read: Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. (Psa 2:8) Who would want … Continue reading

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This is very fitting with what the Lord has been giving me lately. Also, thanks to Klarion Kall for bringing this to my attention.

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A Worthy Foundation (1Cor 3:11)

One of the things that had me pondering vanity this year was the number of friends and relatives that I hold dear who have been having a hard look at their own mortality. So far, though many have been gravely … Continue reading

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Frank Peretti, “God’s Way or My Way”

Frank Peretti has a lot to say on the subject of vanity in this pair of lectures from the late 1980’s. I listened to them years ago and even though they are a bit dated in their subject matter they … Continue reading

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