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1689 Federalism vs Dispensationalism

“Understand the differences between the particular Baptist covenant theology of the 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith and Dispensationalism.”

April 25

3 Things Promised to Mary, Mother of Jesus

[ When I hear professing Christians tell me Jesus is not King yet, it truly hurts me. I have literally shed tears over this issue for many years. How can true believers say such blasphemy about our Lord? – JT ] In Luke 1:31-33, an angel promised Mary three things regarding her son, Jesus; specifically, […]

Paedobaptism: Fostering A Non-Christian Society

If the Paedobaptists ever break down the one restraint on nominal, external, hereditary Christianity that they have left, that is, the requirement that the baptized infant shall confess his faith before he partakes of communion, then all significant differences between the church and the world will be threatened. This is not to say that the […]

2015: How John MacArthur Denies the Grounds of Salvation

In Luke 1:31-33, an angel promised Mary three things regarding her son, Jesus; specifically, that Jesus: would be great and would be given the throne of His earthly ancestor, King David would reign over the house of Jacob forever and His kingdom, once established, would have no end. Scripture makes it indisputably clear that it […]

John Calvin’s Refutation of Dispensationalism

Over 400 years ago John Calvin wrote in his Institutes a stunning refutation of modern dispensationalism: “From the preceding observations it may now be evident that all those persons, from the beginning of the world, whom God has adopted into the society of His people, have been federally connected with Him by the same law […]

The Transcendence and Immanence of God

God calls Himself “Lord” as head of the Mosaic covenant (Ex. 3:13-15; 6:1-8; 20:1). The same title, “Lord” is given to Jesus as Head of the New Covenant (Jn. 8:58; Acts 2:36; Rom. 14:9). In other words, Lordship is a covenant concept. God as the covenant head of believers, is exalted above His people, that […]

Yes, America, I See That Hand

Apparently, churches across the nation are being asked to re-dedicate America to God in a national covenant prayer on July 3 as an affirmation of God’s sovereignty over the U.S and to remind us of the founding fathers. The prayer being distributed is: Father, As Your Christian nation, we affirm our covenant: You, the LORD, […]

On David’s Throne

Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.  – Acts 2:30, 31 (ESV) If […]

The Davidic Covenant Fulfilled

Psalm 132:11, 12; 16:10 Act 2:29-32 [11] The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: "One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne. [12] If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall […]

Life Between Chapters

The day Abraham walked up the mountain to sacrifice his son Isaac was a day of major events. Life-changing moments that strengthened his faith in God. Yet years before Isaac was even born, there was Ishmael, and a very interesting gap in time we would do well to take note of. In Genesis 17:1, Abram […]

Sin and Shame

I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD, that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord GOD.” – Ezekiel 16:62, 63 (ESV) Only those […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: The Minister’s Covenant

Lord Jesus, True God, everlasting Life,        Redeemer of sinners, I give my body, soul, intellect, will, affections      to thee. I call the day, sun,     earth, trees, stones,      wind, rain, frost, snow,      my home, bed, table, food,         books, drink, clothes,      to witness that I come to thee for rest […]

John Flavel: A Display Of Christ

The Covenant of Redemption Between the Father and the Redeemer “Therefore wilt I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors, and he bare the sin of many, and wade intercession […]

Greg Mills: Grace In The Law of God – The First Commandment

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:1-3, ESV) I. Those who obey the first commandment to have no other gods are members of God’s […]

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