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The Scrupe Blog · 2W ago

Scrupulosity: A Sonnet

This is a sonnet by a Scrupe Group member who has given permission for it to be shared here. It's his hope, and mine, that it will speak to you and perhaps for you as you strive to deal with...
The Scrupe Blog · 2W ago

It's not just OCD. It's human nature

Martin Luther's opponents accused him of taking the easy way out when he proclaimed the message of Jesus and Paul that we are saved by grace through faith.  But faith, as Luther never tired ...
The Scrupe Blog · 1M ago

Get over yourself!

The Babylon Bee is a Christian satire site sort of similar to The Onion. Except, you know,  Christian. And this particular bit of satire is just what the OCD doctor ordered for scrupulous Ch...
The Scrupe Blog · 2M ago

"Don't Be Afraid!" A Sermon for Easter Morning

This is a few weeks late, but I thought it might be worth posting anyway. --REWThe Resurrection of our LordAnd they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized...
The Scrupe Blog · 2M ago

How we know that God doesn't speak to us through emotions

The issue isn't whether God CAN speak to us through emotions. He's God. He can do anything He wants. The issue is that, first, He hasn't promised to, and secondly, that since He is not the A...
The Scrupe Blog · 3M ago

Surely

Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no ...
The Scrupe Blog · 3M ago

Pastor Borghardt explains the unpardonable sin

It really makes sense, if you think it through: only by the testimony of the Holy Spirit to Jesus can we believe. In the last analysis, what Jesus is talking about when He speaks of the one ...
The Scrupe Blog · 4M ago

A matter of simple logic.

Are you saved? It's the devil's job to create doubt about that. It's the Holy Spirit's to convince you that if you believe in Jesus, you are saved. After all, despite all the teachings and p...
The Scrupe Blog · 4M ago

Jesus is the very opposite of "out to get you!"

In fact, I don't know how much more opposite His reason for coming could be!As Jesus tells us in John 3, He came into the world not to condemn the world, but to save it. Folks with scrupulos...
The Scrupe Blog · 6M ago

Extra nos

The Reformers emphasized that in times of doubt and fear one should not look inward at the uncertainty of one's own heart or despair at the darkness of one's own soul, but rather outside of ...