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The Biggest Problem with Reformed Bloggers

Many of them write and use social media as if they were called of God as a Pastor-teacher. The vast majority of the time, they aren’t. And the Church at large suffers because of their arrogance and pride…and sin. ‘Nuff said.

Q&A: Is It Possible to Teach the Cross and Sovereign Grace Without Being A Calvinist?

Q: Is it not possible to teach the Word, the blood, the cross, sovereign grace and death to self without being a staunch 5 pointer? A: Short answer? No. Because anything less than 5 point Calvinism, or, the doctrines of grace leads to – and is – unorthodoxy. Longer answer? Sure, one can teach these […]

I & II Bully

The Apostle Peter wrote two epistles, one dealing with trouble from outside the Church and his other epistle dealing with trouble from within. The Church, obviously, continues to experience trials and tribulations, both without and from within. One of these troubles is that of the ‘bully’. Bullying is not limited to the children’s playground, nor […]

What Is A Baptist?

If asked the question, I would say…. A Baptist, being the only non-Protestant and non-catholic Christian group on the planet, above all holds the Bible alone as the sole authority to faith and practice. Baptists fought for and won by God’s grace liberty of conscience, individual soul liberty. A Baptist’ believes the local church is […]

Against the World–Calvinism is Satanic

Why Are You ‘Reformed’?

I would really like to encourage all my readers to answer this. I am truly interested in your reasons. I ask this question because, quite frankly, it puzzles me. We don’t need to call ourselves ‘Reformed’ if we believe in the doctrines of grace do we? If we are ‘Calvinists’, do we still need to […]

John Calvin, the Idol

In the reformed community, John Calvin is held in high esteem, maybe too high. In the minds of many young, reformed youth, John Calvin is also idolized; as sincerely and as much as the golden calf of Israel or the stone-carved gods of the Canaanites; both idolatrous acts. The fact is, John Calvin is not […]

Double Imputation–The True and the False

True: Our sins are imputed to the account of Christ, and His righteousness is imputed to our account. We are declared justified (in conformity with God’s law), but we are not made righteous. That is sanctification, a process never completed in our stay on earth. This is the biblical testimony. False: The righteousness of Jesus […]

New Calvinism Hermeneutics

Note carefully the following quote, and note specifically the definition of ‘synergistic’. You want to know what New Calvinism (NC) is all about, and how they interpret scripture? This is it. Following is a quote by NC Terry Rayburn in his post Progressive Sanctification – Are We Sanctified by Works? (which is pretty much a […]

John Piper Loves Mark Driscoll’s Theology

That’s too bad. HT: TCANC Related articles New Calvinism: It’s Major Tenets & Sources (5ptsalt.com)

John Leland: Confessions of Faith A ‘Virgin Mary’

Why this Virgin Mary between the souls of men and the scriptures? Had a system of religion been essential to salvation, or even to the happiness of the saints, would not Jesus, who was faithful in all his house, have left us one? If he has, it is accessible to all. If he has not, […]

The 95 Theses Against New Calvinism

This is interesting. I haven’t read all 95 yet, but I’ve seen many of these teachings, some of which are patently absurd but believed by many –  becoming more and more popular and taught by some of the most visible and influential preachers and speakers…including but certainly not limited to, John Piper, Tullian Tchividjian, T4G, […]

The Uninformed Reformed

Paul Dohse: Most people in our day that call themselves Calvinists or Reformed are really New Calvinists. And most of them are young, uninformed, and misinformed when they are informed by New Calvinists calling themselves Calvinists. John Piper is an example of this. Is he a Calvinist? Hardly. Furthermore, the word needs to get out […]

December 12

Grace Alone, or Grace Only?

Terry Johnson of Independent Presbyterian Church has written just an outstanding article on preaching grace, particularly in light of how the preaching and teaching of grace has been distorted by many, leading to all sorts of some subtle, and some not-so-subtle errors and misunderstandings of the doctrines of grace. Below are some snippets from that […]

Young, Restless & Deformed

P. Andrew Sandlin: In Jesus + Nothing = Everything, Tullian Tchividjian opines: “The gospel … transforms us precisely because it’s not itself a message about our internal transformation but about Christ’s external substitution” (p. 94). Paul would have found this antithesis objectionable. In Romans 6 he explicitly grounds the transformation of sinners in Jesus’ substitution […]

Conference in the Works

A conference is in the works. Speakers are being lined up, and confirmed, including yours truly. Stay tuned. Details to come!

The Only Gospel Command to Be Obeyed

For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? I Peter 4:17 (NASB) In Scripture, there are many biblical commands or imperatives to be obeyed yet they are not direct ‘gospel commands’. […]

Faith Alone Sanctifies?

J.C. Ryle: As to the phrase "holiness of faith," I find it nowhere in the New Testament. Without controversy, in the matter of our justification before God, faith in Christ is the one thing needful. All that simply believe are justified. Righteousness is imputed "to him that worketh not but believeth." ( Romans 4:5.) It […]

Tchividjian’s Error

Or… Jesus + Nothing = Everything….unless we’re discussing sanctification More new Calvinism error. I declare, when will people learn that if it’s a new teaching, it’s probably wrong? Seriously. Tchividjian’s error is an old one and the same error found in most, if not all, new Calvinists. It is antinomianism… to the core. From Compass: In carefully reading […]

The Pursuit of Theological Study–A Warning & A Proper Goal

The study of religious truth ought to be undertaken and prosecuted from a sense of duty, and with a view to the improvement of the heart. When learned, it ought not to be laid on the shelf, as an object of speculation; but it should be deposited deep in the heart, where its sanctifying power […]

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