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The New (Old) Name of Modern Evangelicalism: ‘Candyism’

Many descriptions have been used to highlight various aspects of the weakness, shallowness, doctrinalphobia and man-centeredness of too much of 20th and 21st century “evangelicalism”. But a single term has eluded us—one which would incorporate the entire grievous condition and capture the real essence of the problem. It is the conviction of this writer that […]

Daniel Akin & Al Mohler’s Denial of Original Sin

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned— Romans 5:12 Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Seminary, along with Al Mohler have written a position on infant death. I think it’s important here to recognize that their arguments are […]

The Twelve Doctrines of Christmas

This is classic! Christmas humor, reformed style.

Six Essential Truths of the Biblical Faith: Limited Atonement

Before I begin to deal with the subject of this article, let me address my position in so writing. First, I write as a Christian who holds the Scriptures to be the Word of God and the final authority for the practice of the Christian faith and as the final authority for truth. Second, it […]

Steve Lawson: Like It or Not, You Live in a Theocracy

The world is not run by a democracy, the majority rule of men, but by a theocracy, the sovereign rule of God. — Steven Lawson (@DrStevenJLawson) December 10, 2013 And the true Church said, “Amen!”

The Gospel Coalition’s Attack on the Bible

If there was ever any doubt that the Gospel Coalition was engaged in bringing the truth of God’s Word, and the exceeding errors of Roman Catholicism together, I would think that this would erase all doubts from the minds of Tim Keller/TGC readers and fan-boys… then again, I’ve been wrong before. Just in case it […]

Bleating Wolves & Ecumenicals: The Meaning of Evangelicals and Catholics Together

Part of the immediate problem [within the Church] is that many so-called evangelical churches and leaders spent much of the mid-twentieth century separating themselves from those who preached separation from unbelief. The neo-evangelicals had such a horror of separation that they had to separate from the separationists. Carl Henry was one of the leaders of […]

Where the Reformers Erred in Their Doctrine of the Church

By way of reaction from the Romish error that the church must govern the state, they concluded that the state must to a large extent govern even the spiritual affairs of the church. That accounts for Article XXXVI of the Belgic Confession in its original form of 1561. And even the Westminster divines, nearly a […]

May 03

If We Truly Believed Sola Scriptura

If you give the Church fathers and tradition such a place in your heart, you must, in all fairness, allow the Roman Catholics to use the same to declare as divine authority such heretical teachings and practices as the use of holy water, prayers for the dead, the invocation of saints in prayer. Yesterday, after […]

How to Completely Destroy the Doctrine of Grace

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an […]

John Calvin’s Classical, Secular Humanist Thinking

John Calvin was not infallible. Genius? Brilliant? Maybe. Let’s not worship the man,  because he was just that, a man, fallible, and I’m pretty sure he’d be the first to say so. In his Institutes, John Calvin writes regarding the civil laws of government: I will only briefly observe, in passing, what the laws are […]

Only Fools Charge the Gates of Hell

Brethren, beware of anyone teaching, either implicitly or explicitly, that Christians can or should “charge the gates of Hell.’” It is foolish, unbiblical, dangerous thinking. Nowhere in Scripture are Christians instructed or called to do so. It is a popular phrase, especially among the Pentecostal, charismatic – and new Calvinists – to use such language. […]

When Is It Too Late?

When is it too late to repent and be saved? By all means, discuss. I venture to say that few will answer this question.

20 Statements Characteristic of Antinomianism

A most excellent post from SoundChurch.org: There is only one heresy, and that is Antinomianism. – Rabbi Duncan The following is taken from the article “Antinomianism” as found in The Encyclopedia of Christianity, edited by Edwin H. Palmer. As a part of the longer article, William Young seeks to provide a definition for antinomianism and […]

September 03

10 Reasons to Stop Calling the Gospel ‘Scandalous’

but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. – I Corinthians 1:23, 24 To those religious Jews in the days surrounding the crucifixion of Christ Jesus, anyone put […]

Leaving the Elementary Doctrine of Christ

  Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God – Hebrews 6:1 (NASB) We have here the apostle’s advice to the Hebrews – that they would grow up from a state of childhood to […]

A Much Needed Rebuke

  The goal of your life must not be a scheme to gain popularity so that you can use it for God. The goal of your life must be to know God better, that you might serve Him more faithfully. – Voddie Baucham Voddie Baucham has delivered here a message that is a tremendously needed, […]

John MacArthur is Robbing the Church

[ For the sake of the Church, I’d like to ask you to share this post far and wide. Thanks – JT ] For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles […]

5 Ways to Be Really Popular with the Reformed Crowd

  In each case, if you have to, at least pretend. I mean, it’s not like you need to be honest, or biblical or anything. Right? 1. Embrace, love and/or promote ‘holy hip-hop’ music. Neglect this one, and you’re history. You may as well be Methodist in West Virginia. It’s the rage in promoting the […]

Before You Preach Again

Preaching is no common matter to God. It is not common in the sense that He bestows His favor on just anyone who takes it upon themselves to do so. It is a gift of God, a calling, bestowed upon men of His choosing, an office to be highly esteemed, a place of honor among […]

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