Author Archives: Steve Alt

About Steve Alt

B.A., Pastoral Ministries Salutatorian (Jimmy Swaggart Bible College), M.A., Predoctoral Studies (Regent University). A member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Steve has a burden for the purity of the word of God, longing to see the church return to an apostolic gospel, which includes the experience of signs and wonders wrought by the Holy Spirit. Steve has written full-length teaching manuals for many of the classes he teaches, including Biblical Exegesis and History Makers. His blog can be found at

Grace to Abstain – by Steve Alt

In 1 Peter 2:11-12 Peter encourages believers, “to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul” (v. 11). Sometimes the commands New Testament authors give are easy to agree with, but difficult to follow. How do we successfully resist the strongly felt temptations that come our way? Read on


Jesus, the Master of Revival – by Steve Alt

Some people have taught that to be a Christian, Jesus only has to be your Savior, not your Lord. I am left wondering, if Jesus is not Lord of those people, then who is? I think experience tells us the answer. If no one else is your Lord, than you are lord of your own life. But affirming that Jesus is Lord is not all that God desires. He wants Jesus to actually exercise Lordship over our lives. Unfortunately, although most Christians deny the false teaching that Jesus does not need to be our Lord, they also fall well short of living as though He is. Read on


A Cure for Spiritual Vertigo – by Steve Alt

A lot of Christians live on the defensive, spending more time trying to avoid sin than living the Christian life. As a result many believers in Jesus think that if they can live a clean life and not “blow it,” then they have succeeded. Read on


Where America is Headed – by Steve Alt

There is a simple principle I have been repeating lately: if you are headed in a certain direction, eventually you will get there. If I am driving on I-95 North, eventually I will arrive in Richmond, then Washington D.C., then Baltimore, and so on. If I want to go to Atlanta, it is not going to happen unless I turn around and go the other way. Very simple, right? Read on

Remembering Who We Are

As the student body of FIRE School of Ministry (FSM) embarks on its summer break from classes this is an appropriate time to supply a refresher on who we are and why we exist as a school and a community. … Read on

Titanic Preacher

Harper ferries sinking souls to heaven April 15, 2012 was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the world’s largest ocean liner at the time, and with it over 1,500 lives were lost, buried at sea in calm, … Read on


You Shall Not Surely Die? Part 2

You shall Not Surely Die Part 2: How to Answer Those Who Ask   The Bible clearly teaches the eternal punishment of the wicked. The interpretations provided in part 1 of this series were designed to deepen you in your … Read on


You Shall Not Surely Die, Part 1

You Shall Not Surely Die: Is God A Universalist?   Every few years or so it seems that one of the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith comes under fire. It is not surprising when important doctrines that are clearly … Read on


No More Excuses

I want to address a cancerous error that has festered in the body of Christ for too long. It is a misconception that has resulted in defeated, sinful living; a mindset that blocks the power of God’s grace from fully immersing the believer. Read on