Tag Archives: Bible

Worldly Evangelism–It Stinketh to High Heaven

I am very disappointed. James White has coupled himself with hip-hop artists and new calvinist methods in order to proclaim a biblical message in a popular way. In other words, using what the world loves in order to reach the world. It is both shameful and inexcusable. For the record, if the genre of music […]

Recommended Systematic Theologies

Often times I am asked what systematic theologies I would recommend. Well, it’s a loaded question, because I think it’s beneficial to read even from those I know I will disagree with before even opening the work. Obviously, being a Baptist, I’ll recommend those most near to my understanding of solid biblical teaching. However, even […]

The Bible–A Storehouse of Instructions

By James Meikle (1730-1799) Man is not only a worm as to his origin—but a beast as to his knowledge. Hence the most sagacious of Adam’s sons would be but fools in things that concern them most, without this divine monitor, the Scripture. Here I am informed when the world began, and who was my […]

In Essentials, Unity…Never Mind, Let’s Just Abuse Augustine

In discussions of theological error, there is an often erroneously used statement of Augustine which goes something like this: In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things love. I say it is misused because in many cases, there are brethren who use it to assuage many in accepting an attitude towards error that […]

Training in Righteousness

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 The teacher must train his people. Every Christian needs to be disciplined, so that he may prosper […]

Purity of Doctrine

Terms like a traditional church or a non-traditional church are tossed around today. Approaches to worship vary from place to place. The purity of the doctrine does not change regardless of the setting. Truth can only be one way. Truth is not a tradition. Truth cannot be adjusted for the times. It is the truth […]

SIL/Wycliffe Bible Translators Deny Removing ‘Father’ & ‘Son’ from Bible Translations

Wycliffe Bible Translators, Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and Frontiers are under fire for "producing Bibles that remove "Father," "Son" and "Son of God" because these terms are offensive to Muslims. According to some, Christians are being ‘set up’ to convert to Islam. Wycliffe is denying any such actions. However, the facts (pdf) seem to […]

Denial of Christian Duty

  When there is a diet of shapeless sermons and imprecise teaching, many people are persuaded to deny what is biblically obvious. Witty phrases and emotive analogies begin to trump direct and clear statements found throughout the New Testament. Biblical statutes are dismissed on the authority of pastoral illustrations. “Frolicking in the shadow of the […]

December 31


[The hymn writer got it spot-on right. It’s “Trust and Obey” not “Trust and Contemplate”. – JT] Jay Adams: This word today is taboo in some Christian circles. Why? Because it runs counter to the new trend that confuses sanctification and justification. And yet, why should this be? There is no valid reason for such […]

December 28

Theological Balance

David Leach A balance in the right understanding of theology is not some yin and yang thing that forces one to an obligatory responsibility to accept conflicting views and make some sort of “middle mush” palatable to all. The truth is not determined by weighing the merits of this Scripture or doctrine and that other […]

When Man Justifies God

Psalm 51:4 is an interesting passage. Interesting because in it, God is said to be justified by man. It has a parallel passage in Romans 3:4 which does the same thing. Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what isevil in Your sight, So thatYou are justified when You speak And blameless when […]

Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

Jay Adams Doubtless, this idea seems strange to many Christians today, yet it is the rage in some circles. Such ideas as going deeper into the Gospel and that the Gospel is the means of sanctification, all bundled up together with a half dozen other such statements can be found—not in some backward-thinking, offbeat fundamentalist […]

John Piper: Bloodlines

A trailer for the full 20 minute documentary where Pastor John describes his childhood in the South, and how the Gospel transformed his life.: No doubt, the South will be made to look evil. I hope not. Seriously, if John Piper had a problem growing up with racism, let’s spank his parents for being racists, […]

Bible Recall

“You can recollect the sayings of great men, you treasure up verses of renowned poets; ought you not be equally profound in your knowledge of the words of God, so that you may be able to quote them readily when you would solve a difficulty or overthrow a doubt?” – C.H. Spurgeon

Secondary Issues in the Word of God

"It is written, "’Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’" – Matthew 4:4 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every […]

Mark Driscoll Claims Extra-Biblical Revelation from Jesus

And she just starts bawling. She says, “How did you know?” I said, “Jesus told me.” For years now, many have warned the Church of Mark Driscoll, including myself, and for good reason. Many good reasons. However, Driscoll is not the only concern out there. But he certainly is a leader in an erroneous belief […]

Jesus Christ to Be Trusted

  "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” – John 14:18 It was a promise. A promise to disciples who were still not quite certain of what was happening. All this time, they had God in the flesh by their side. They walked, ate and lived with Him for years, […]

Christ Magnified, the Apostle Paul’s Joy

“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death”; (Philippians 1:20). Paul’s joy was caused by Christ being magnified.  This concept reminds the Bible […]

Food for Thought: Fame Over Truth

Don’t deny it. When it comes to social media, it’s not the truth you speak, as much as it is who you are. How much truth have you tweeted? Much, I imagine. Much to be praised and ‘Amen’ d. Much truth you’ve tweeted that should convict, cause us to think and, by God’s mercy and […]

Language of Those Who Neglect the Bible

No man will ever voluntarily neglect to make himself acquainted with the contents of a message sent to him by one whom he acknowledges as his superior, or on whom he feels himself to be dependent. Let a subject receive a communication from his acknowledged sovereign, and as it claims, so it will receive his […]

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