Hal’s Blog

  • Money, Spanking, and Biblical Truth

    January 15, 2020 by

    What if your stance on Biblical truth jeopardized your livelihood? Would you stay silent? Should we speak freely regarding all Biblical truth? Is it ok to shy away from certain issues to avoid suffering and loss? These are questions that we need to take really seriously right now. There are many Christians who are being scared into… Read more

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  • Free-Range Parenting – Is it a Good Idea?

    January 15, 2020 by

    There has been a growing trend in parenting. It’s raising what’s called ‘free-range’ kids. The idea is similar to chickens. Chickens are often cooped up in a… coop. These coops are where most of us get our eggs from. However, there has, over the last few decades, appeared on the shelves of our grocery stores… Read more

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  • I Did A Survey on Spankings…Look What I Discovered

    January 7, 2020 by

    Have you heard about the latest study that has come out on spanking? What were the results? “Spankings are ineffective and harmful for children” is the usual answer. I have nothing against studies, but these studies have always been suspect to me. I myself was spanked as a kid. I didn’t turn out so great… Read more

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  • December Newsletter 2019

    December 30, 2019 by

    2019 is past,  2020 has come. I want to take the first part of this newsletter to issue a hearty THANK YOU for all of you who have partnered with me in this ministry. The Lord spoke to the heart of many of you, and you gave. This has meant a lot to my family,… Read more

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  • Was the Holocaust the Judgment of God?

    December 3, 2019 by

    That on you (Pharisees) may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth Jesus (Matthew 23:35) It’s not popular to talk about the judgment of God, especially in the circle of Christians that I have typically run with. This is partly due to error regarding the judgment of God, with some going so far to… Read more

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  • November Newsletter 2019

    November 27, 2019 by

    Thanksgiving is Much More Important than You Think. Thanksgiving. I don’t mean the day. I mean the act—the act of giving thanks. Its importance can’t be emphasized enough. The sin of failing to give thanks to God is among the very first things that trigger the downward spiral of an individual, and of a nation.… Read more

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  • [Video] Jesus Didn’t Pay for Your Sins

    November 14, 2019 by

    Why is it that the biblical authors use language regarding the atonement differently than most use today? Out of all the phrases in the New Testament that refer to Jesus’ sacrificial death, most people choose to use a phrase that isn’t there. Why is that? I talk about that in this video. For more on… Read more

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  • October Newsletter 2019

    October 31, 2019 by

    Breaching the Stronghold On a typical day of evangelism, I hit the streets to preach and chat with those who approach me. Most often my day looks like this: I set up, I start preaching, people stop to chat. Sometimes I’ll preach for a stretch of 20-30 mins. Other times, I’ll barely get started before… Read more

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  • What Does it Mean to be Dead in Trespasses and Sins?

    October 16, 2019 by

    And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. – Ephesians 2:1 One of my favorite sections of scripture is found in the first half of Ephesians chapter two. It beautifully explains the grace of God that was so freely given to us in Christ. After so vividly explaining the great hopelessness… Read more

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  • September Newsletter 2019

    September 30, 2019 by

    ‘A debtor to both the Greek and the Barbarian.’ In Romans chapter one, Paul explained that he was a ‘debtor both to the Greeks and to barbarians…’ This was a significant thing for Paul to say, both for that time and for the present time. In Paul’s day, the Greeks were the educated and sophisticated… Read more

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Love Yourself.

    September 13, 2019 by

    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves… – 2 Tim 3:2 I often hear people, even in Christian circles, talk about the need to love oneself more. But this is not a good or biblical idea. I’ll explain why.  First of all, there… Read more

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  • August Newsletter 2019

    August 29, 2019 by

    Boardwalk Evangelism I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again! It never ceases to amaze me to how many people will open up and talk about spiritual things with a complete stranger on the boardwalk! Not only have I had countless gospel conversations with people on the boardwalk, but I’ve… Read more

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  • July Newsletter 2019

    August 1, 2019 by

    Summer Evangelism This July I spent some time in Ocean City, NJ. I departed from my normal style of paint board evangelism and joined with some fellow ministers in using the ‘Heaven Test’ sign. You are probably familiar with the ‘Heaven Test’ sign if you are a regular reader of this newsletter. But in case… Read more

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  • June Newsletter 2019

    July 1, 2019 by

    This newsletter is going to be all about my kids! Why? Well, one, because my kids have been my focus for the past month. With my wife finishing up work before the baby’s arrival, I was Mr. Mom. This month I found myself focusing exclusively on the family. Being home with the kids has given… Read more

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  • May Newsletter 2019

    May 31, 2019 by

    An Important Work Preaching on the streets is an important work. It is undoubtably the rawest and purest form of evangelism. In fact, the word ‘preach’ in the Greek New Testament has the meaning of being a herald. A herald’s job was to be sure to deliver the message of the king in such a… Read more

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  • April Newsletter 2019

    April 30, 2019 by

    Blessing in Boston At the beginning of April, my good friend Arnoldo and I had the opportunity to travel to Boston to minister at a wonderful Spanish church. It was unusual to get a request from a Spanish church (since I don’t speak Spanish), but I was glad to go. Arnoldo (a friend from my… Read more

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  • How the Atonement Substitutes Punishment

    April 25, 2019 by

    [This blog continues my thoughts on the Atonement. For a fuller understanding, visit these previous posts that I have written: Jesus Didn’t Pay for Your Sins, The Governmental Theory of the Atonement, Error From Penal Substitution] The beauty of the Cross of Christ is that it serves as a substitute for the penalty of the… Read more

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  • March Newsletter 2019

    April 1, 2019 by

    The Power of the Law. Christians don’t like to talk about law much these days, and I can understand why. The Old Testament Law isn’t for true Christians. Christians are not under the law. We are not to serve in the oldness of the letter, but under the newness of the spirit. HOWEVER, the law… Read more

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  • Error from Penal Substitution

    March 17, 2019 by

    Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. – 1 John 3:7 It would be wise for us to go throughout the Bible to look for verses like these that begin with, “let no one deceive you…” There are several. The sad thing is that… Read more

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