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A Category of People Rightly Not Welcomed in Church

February 23, 2016

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Contrary to modern evangelicalism’s teaching of toleration and acceptance of all people in the church, the Bible teaches there is actually one category of people who should not be welcomed at all. While many churches seeks to make these people as comfortable in their sin as possible, and use every worldly means to bring them […]

#Calvinism101

October 26, 2015

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Two weeks ago on twitter, I began a series of tweets accompanied by the hashtag #Calvinism101. I love the doctrines of grace (often referred to as “Calvinsm), and I love proclaiming them. I do so because they represent what the Bible reveals about God and His sovereign work in redemption. I believe all Christians believe these truths […]

The Promise of the New Covenant

October 15, 2015

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The unified message of Scripture is demonstrated in the doctrine of the New Covenant. Throughout the Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures, the promise of the New Covenant is established and built upon, providing greater revelation as to its fulfillment and comprehensiveness to include not only Jews, but also Gentiles. So many doctrines cherished by […]

I follow Calvin…I follow Apollos…I follow Paul.

October 11, 2015

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Charles Spurgeon was unapologetic in his view of Calvinism. Such was Spurgeon’s conviction that he equated it with the Gospel. Now, a context is needed, of course, so let’s have a look: I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is […]

On Tongues Subsequent to Conversion

July 25, 2015

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On speaking in tongues, Acts 10:44-48 states the Holy Spirit fell upon the Gentiles upon hearing the Word of God preached by Peter. That the Gentiles were speaking in tongues was the immediate evidence to the Jews that God had given the Gentiles the same gift of the Spirit as He had the Jews. It […]

Why Jesus Spoke in Parables

January 17, 2015

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The doctrine of election should humble us like no other doctrine. It is evident from the following two passages that Jesus imparted life only to those to whom the Kingdom is given, as only those would have ears to hear to understand the meaning of the parables. If all the multitude would be saved, Jesus […]

My Thanks for Your Generosity

September 6, 2014

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A few years ago I set up my Amazon wishlist to help me organize a desired list of books for future reading. It has been a very valuable tool in not allowing important books to get away from me, even if it might be years before I actually purchase or read them. For instance, any […]

Sinners’ Gain from Christ’s Reward

August 13, 2014

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Christ’s reward is not dependent upon man or any supposed freewill decision of man. What do I mean by that? In listening to lyrics I have heard many times before, the question posed in Stuart Townsend’s ‘How Deep the Father’s Love for Us‘ – “why should I gain from His reward?” resonated with me in […]

Upheld for Destruction by the Word of His Power

April 24, 2014

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Consider the power and majesty of Jesus Christ, even in the destruction of sinners. We read in Hebrews 1:3 that Jesus upholds “all things by the word of His power”. Whether stars or planets, lillies or lions, oceans or snow flakes, gasses or stones, angels or demons, or humans, the Lord Jesus Christ holds it […]

Three Key Points from the ‘Babies Are Murdered Here’ Documentary

January 22, 2014

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Today is the 41st anniversary of Roe versus Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that has led to the slaughter of 55 million babies in four decades. Today is also the day of the highly-anticipated documentary, Babies Are Murdered Here. What began in 2013 and transitioned into a grassroots movement to call abortion what it […]