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Q&A: Should Women Teach Men About Theology?

Short answer: Absolutely not, in any way, shape or form. Scripture, specifically I Timothy 2:11-14, could not be more clear: A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first […]

August 29

How Infant Baptism Leads to Rebellion Against the Authority of Jesus Christ

The Church of Jesus Christ has not been given the authority to institute any ordinance of worship. It is strictly a divine prerogative which belongs to the Kingly office of Christ alone. Our Lord has spoken on the matter while giving the Great Commission, the words recorded by inspiration of the Holy Spirit through the […]

The Lost Authority of the Pulpit

Theodore Wedel: Is the authority of the pulpit under a cloud in contemporary church life in America? Statistics are not available, and armchair indictments ought to be suspect. Yet evidence is not lacking that the Sunday sermon, still an institutionalized marvel of loyalty to tradition in our common life, occupies a place of less importance, […]

The Christian & Government: Part 3–The Purpose of Delegated Authority

George Wills once remarked that the ‘robed masters’’ of the judicial system must be reined in by the rule of the Law of the Land, as it was intended by the framers, or the Constitution is dead. The likes of Justice Hughes, who said, “the Law is what the judges say it is”, must be […]

The Christian & Government: Part 2–Distinction Between Authority and Power

In our introduction to this series, I tried to impress upon our readers that the Scripture teaches that all authority is from God, Who alone, arranges the extent and order of such. The Scriptures not only declare that it is the Sovereign God who limits this authority in the world, but these limits are to […]

According to the Scriptures

7 Ways Jesus Viewed the Written Word of God The post-modern times into which we’ve fallen are a retreat back into the darkness of paganism and a denial of absolute truth. The only remedy for pagan darkness is the light of God’s Holy Word. All events in history should be evaluated first and foremost in […]

Leadership: When You Have ‘Issues’ at Church

If you have been a church leader for any length of time, you’ve no doubt gotten your feet wet in dealing with a myriad of issues in your local fellowship; complaints, concerns, differences of opinions relating to goals and visions for your fellowship, etc. The list of possibilities is endless when dealing with people, and […]

Disrupted Worship Services

  This church fellowship in PA had an outburst from some members of the congregation during the morning service. If you were the pastor, how would you have handled this situation? Have you, as a church leader, ever been involved in a similar situation? I know I have. Comments are open… Related articles What is the […]

The Absolute Supremacy & Authority of Scripture

J.C. Ryle: The first leading feature in Evangelical Religion is the absolute supremacy it assigns to Holy Scripture, as the only rule of faith and practice, the only test of truth, the only judge of controversy. Its theory is that man is required to believe nothing, as necessary to salvation, which is not read in […]

Three Spheres of Delegated Authority

There are 3 basic institutions ordained by God. The Family which is the ministry of education. The Church which is the ministry of grace. The state which is the ministry of justice. 3 separate spheres of power and authority, all of which receive their authority from God in His written Word.. If one leaves the […]

Middle of the Road

Too often, in my opinion, we see the idea that the best way to operate is to move toward the middle of a discussion to look for common ground with your discussion counterpart(s) being deployed. This approach may work well in a Rotary Club meeting but is it the best way to conduct Theological debate? […]

Should Women Be Punished If They Had Illegal Abortions?

The Bible says “You shall not murder.” Exodus 20:13 Would you have them, if you could, tried in a court of law for murder?

The Appeal to Authority

John Frame: The appeal to authority also is known as ad verecundiam. In general, appeal to authority is a fallacy in the sense that it does not necessitate the conclusion being argued for. As a matter of fact, however, in our everyday reasoning, appeals to authority are indispensible. We believe many propositions important to our […]

October 25

The Authority of the Bible to Control the Actions of Men

IT must be evident to all who pay close attention to the spiritual conditions of our day that there is being made at this time a very determined and wide-spread effort to set aside entirely the authority of the Bible. One of the unique characteristics of that Book is that it claims the right to […]

An Aggressively Inarticulate Generation and (like, you know) Whatever

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Dr. John MacArthur – Obama Is Not A Christian, No Interest In Christ, God Or The Bible

John MacArthur, of Grace To You gives his opinion of the leader of the current ‘free world’. What say you America? Or better, what say you Christians throughout the world? In regards to the raging war on truth, “Shall your brothers go to the war while you sit here? (Numbers 32:6) Related post: Paul Edwards Interview […]

Comfort In The Sovereignty Of King Jesus

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. – Matthew 28:18 ..He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords – I Titus 6:15   Our Lord, shortly before His ascension to the right hand of our […]

Authority, Glory And Sovereign Power!!

"Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!" Rev. 19:6  The unlimited dominion of King Jesus extends over . . .   all things,   all events,   all circumstances,   all people! All are subjected to the sovereign control of the King of kings and Lord of lords! Everywhere on this earthly globe–as far as […]

The Authority & Inspiration Of The Scriptures

by Benjamin B. Warfield [The following short essay was originally published in the Westminster Teacher, Sept. 1889.]      Christianity is often called a book-religion. It would be more exact to say that it is a religion which has a book. Its foundations are laid in apostles and prophets, upon which its courses are built up […]

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