Blogs by Leland Maples

By Leland Maples
January 5th, 2019

Why do Christians fail?  Why is it there are no perfect Christians?  Why did some of God's most dedicated men falter, and sometimes horribly?  After the flood experience, Noah got drunk;  after being the friend of God, Abraham lied more than once; David committed adultery and murder after close communion with His Lord; Peter, after great experiences with Christ, denied Him, not once or twice, but three times!  Paul was drawn back into the shackles of Judaism after rebuking Peter for the same offense.

We are all fully aware that many who claim to be God's children are not (Matthew 7...

By Leland Maples
December 15th, 2018

I love this time of the year. It is one of two times that the populated world is brought to face some facts about Jesus Christ. The other time is Easter. I am fully aware of all the unspiritual and unscriptural things that surround these times, but they surround every day. Every year for centuries, men are reminded that God came to earth to die for the sins of men. Every year for centuries, men are reminded that Jesus Christ arose from the dead to guarantee the believers in Him a better home in heaven.

In our ministry we have included Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree for twenty years...

By Leland Maples
July 15th, 2018

He Leads Us Through, Not Into.  "...we went through fire and through water: but thou brought us out into a wealthy place."

 Ps 66:12b KJV

The life of a Christian is often filled with many ups and downs, twists and turns and bumps and bruises.  An ex-inmate told me about how broken up he was when he entered prison.  He said a Christian inmate had compassion on him and began telling him about Christ and how the "truth would set him free".  The new inmate actually thought he would be released from prison when he learned the Bible!  How often we expect God to rearrange all...

By Leland Maples
May 15th, 2018

Why do God’s people sometimes do bad things? Most of us know someone who used to walk in the Spirit (as best as we could tell) and now they are openly walking in the flesh. Since most religionists think people are saved by their good deeds, it is no problem to brush them off as becoming lost again. We do know that there are counterfeits and that some people have never been saved, such as those in Matthew 7:21-23. I want to discuss those who have been genuinely saved and then turned aside.

Paul admonished God’s saints at Corinth:

“Having therefore these promises, dearly...

By Leland Maples
March 22nd, 2018

The Error of Easter, The Lunacy of Lent and the Fable of Good Friday.

The greatest days for church attendance each year are Christmas and Easter. Now, personally, I like these days because it reminds every person on earth that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and died, was buried and resurrected for our sin. Everyone is reminded of these two truths twice a year. Also like the truths, there are some lies that are perpetrated at the same time.



THE ERROR OF EASTER

"Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the...

By Leland Maples
December 15th, 2017

"Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men." Matthew 2:16

Herod had faked his desire to worship Jesus to the wise men (Matthew 2:8.) God knew of Herod's hatred and fear of Jesus, though only a Baby, and countered his deceit toward the Child (Matthew 2:12.)

The issue today, as was then, is not about holidays or holy days; not about...

By Leland Maples
March 15th, 2017
In the garden of Eden Satan challenged what God said (Genesis 3:1,) then he outright called God a liar (Genesis. 3:4.) Eve added to what God has said (Genesis 3:32,) and there you have it...satan and men contradicting what God has said. Satan claimed to Eve that God is unjust, unkind and untruthful. Now Jesus said that Satan was a liar, that there was no truth in Him...that he was the father of lies (John 8:44.) We now have the boundaries drawn, EITHER we accept God's word as preserved truth (Psalms 12:6-7) or we accept the "changed" word. Notice what God had to say about those given to...
By Leland Maples
August 15th, 2016
It was interesting to see that the American College of Pediatricians has written that to teach a child that transgender sex is normal is actually child abuse.

"The American College of Pediatricians urges educators to reject all policies that condition children for transgender sex. Facts, not ideology, determine reality." Leonardo Blair, Christian Post.Com

Here is an organization that is not made up of mainly Bible believers or Christians. It is a medical organization with solely a medical view point. They did not say the transgender attitude was weak, incorrect or...
By Leland Maples
July 15th, 2016
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves..." 2 Timothy 3:1-2

The word "perilous" means "dangerous." These are dangerous times...murders, mass murders, random killings, family murders. This is the result of men loving themselves...they care about no one else; my life is important, yours is not!

We have had multiple killings in bars, churches, parks, schools, shopping centers...no place is safe.

Whether these killings are caused by airplanes at the Twin Towers or bullets in Orlando, no one...
By Leland Maples
June 15th, 2016
Someone asked me if I could talk to one person from my past, who would it be. Without a doubt it would be my daddy. I ran many years behind in realizing how much he loved me, how brilliant he was, how he sacrificed for me and what good advice he gave me. Usually we do not think much of a father's love; we think more of his discipline or instruction, yet the first time "love" is mentioned in the Bible, it is a father's love.

"And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son,...

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