Author Archive: Matt McMillen

Can Christians Have Tattoos?

And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:16 Pardon me while I barf a little, as I quote some judgmental phrases about tattoos: “How dare you get a tattoo! Heathen! That clearly goes against the holy Word of God! How are you going to […]

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Water Baptism, Tongues, and Prophecy

“I thank God that I did not baptize any of you…”  See 1 Corinthians 1:14 “Who were you baptized by? Because I was baptized by Peter!” “Oh yeah, so what! John was closer to Jesus, he said so himself, and I got baptized by John!” “Ha! Peter and John are not as great as Paul! Paul […]

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But What About… (Part 2)

“For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:17 I don’t usually ask this, but would you please glance back up and reread that opening verse? Now, based on that passage, what if we had it all wrong? What if Jesus was not really full of grace and […]

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Does Obedience Keep You Close to God?

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 How many times have you heard that your obedience is the determining factor keeping you close to God? For me, in my 37 years, a lot. It’s as if what Jesus did at the Cross was not enough, and that I […]

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What Is the Church?

“Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12 Ahhhhh, church. The buildings we go to on Sunday mornings can present […]

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The Truth About Romans 7

“So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.” Romans 7:17 “Ouch! *Smack!* stupid mosquito,” a young man whispers to himself in Africa, south of the Sahara. Just bitten by this annoying bug, he knows he’ll need to be checked for Malaria. The region of the world in […]

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But What About… (Part 1)

“Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him.” See Luke 24:31 We all have questions. God is not against us having questions, in fact, His Spirit welcomes them. Unlike those who struggle with ungraciousness and refuse to have a civil biblical conversation without A.) attacking you B.) belittling you, or, C.) ignoring you and shutting you out […]

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Jesus Has Retroactive Blood

“…the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.” See Revelation 13:8 Jesus’ blood is timeless. From the moment it was shed it had the ability to forgive present, future, and even past sins–the sins of those who believed God before Jesus was born. But before I dive deeper into this opening statement, I […]

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What Is a Christian?

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” See 1 John 3:1 If you walked a city street, a county fair, or even on the beach while asking people, “What is a Christian?” you’d get many different answers. Some would […]

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