Posts By: Scott Schaeffer

Pride, Spiritual Arrogance & Judgmentalism (Bible Study) – Part 7

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.] Modern-Day Pharisees? If you haven’t noticed by now, I’ve pointed out many similarities between modern-day conservative Christian behavior and the Pharisees of Jesus’ time. You may have been brought up to believe that the… Read more »

Sins of Speech (Bible Study) – Part 1

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.]   Not all oppressive Christianity comes in the form of rules imposed upon Christians. Oppressive Christianity also comes in the form of Christians’ anti-biblical behavior toward others. Some anti-biblical behavior is opposed by the… Read more »

Sins of Speech (Bible Study) – Part 2

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.] Slander & Gossip Leviticus 19:16, “You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people….” Context: Numerous, unrelated laws are listed in this portion of Leviticus. Analysis: What is slander? Webster’s New World… Read more »

Sins of Speech (Bible Study) – Part 3

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.] Deception (Lying) Exodus 20:16, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Context: This is the ninth of the 10 Commandments. Analysis: When we bear false witness, we harm others. Whether we do… Read more »

Sins of Speech (Bible Study) – Part 4

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.]   Miscellaneous Proverbs 11:9, “With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.” Analysis: How do we destroy our neighbor? Do we do it by saying… Read more »

Immigration Order Proves Obama is the Family Values President

Since the onset of the Reagan Revolution, the Republican Party has used the smokescreen of “family values” to win over the Christian vote, and it has worked for them exceedingly well. Of course, the name “family values” is a bit misleading, because the values that Republicans address are almost exclusively sexual values. While sexual values… Read more »

How Christian-supported gay discrimination laws will set the stage for future Christian persecution

The Republican Party loves to use fear of an apocalyptic doomsday scenario to scare people into supporting all Republican causes and condemning the Democratic Party as evil. One such scare tactic is convincing Christians that voting for Democrats will bring about the persecution of Christianity. Whenever the Republican news media can find a case in… Read more »