Author Archives: Michael J Erdel

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.

Getting Caught Looking Around the Corner of “What Ifs” Street #2

In part #1 of this blog series (click to read part #1), we began to examine James 5:1-11. In the first 6 verses we discovered a church falling into extreme carnality; they were walking in partiality with respect to how … Continue reading

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Getting Caught Looking Around the Corner of “What Ifs” Street

The epistle of James is at times one of the more scathing letters written to the Church of Jesus Christ. There are several rebukes and admonitions, which are germane to Christians living in the United States and other westernized nations. … Continue reading

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CAN IT HAPPEN TO ME? (What can we learn from the fall of Ravi Zacharias?)

The fall of Ravi Zacharias has been a devastating blow to many in the Christian world. The details of an independent report into the sexual abuse and immorality this man engaged in, are egregious. Over the course of more than … Continue reading

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Another Unnecessary LAME UNBIBLICAL Apology from and Celebrity Christian!

In a recent Christian Post article, it was reported that popular Christian writer and pastor, Max Lucado had come under fire for his position on gay marriage and attitudes toward LBGTQ, in general. This occurred after he had been invited … Continue reading

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Satan’s Plan against the Church (E.M. Bounds on Spiritual Warfare) #2

After reading the rest of chapter 5 (Satan’s Main target) in E.M. Bounds book “Guide to Spiritual Warfare” I had to quote it for our instruction. what you read is found on pages 45-50, from the kindle version of “Guide … Continue reading

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Satan’s Plan against the Church (E.M. Bounds on Spiritual Warfare)

In this post I have liberally quoted from one of the most influential Christian pastors and teachers of the last 150 years; though many have not heard of him. E.M. Bounds was contemporary to the likes of Moody, Spurgeon, Nettleton, … Continue reading

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The GRAVITY of HELL (What happens to those who die outside of Christ) Part 2

In my last post we discussed what happens to those who die outside of Christ.; the are confined to hell. Hell is a word used for both the temporary holding place of the wicked dead, as well as the place … Continue reading

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The GRAVITY of HELL (What happens to those who die outside of Christ) Part 1

Over the years I have had many conversations and taught often of what occurs when a follower of Jesus Christ dies. Simply put, they find themselves immediately in the presence of Christ for, “absent from the body is present with … Continue reading

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Silent SLAUGHTER… 42,000,000!

2020 world-wide death toll for Covid-19… 1.8 million dead. Very sad indeed. 2020 world -wide death toll for ABORTION… 42,000,000 (that’s right 42 million) barbarically slaughtered in the womb! ABSOLUTELY ABOMINABLE! In America we average around 1,700 abortions per day! … Continue reading

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Christian’s Wake Up… The Wolves are Among Us! #2

In an article entitled “Chris Pratt tells far left and far right to quit the divisiveness: ‘Under God we’re indivisible’”, the actor lectures both sides of the political spectrum, concerning the divided nation of the United States of America. In … Continue reading

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