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These Christian Leaders Were Right–Until They Apologized for Speaking the Truth

From the Q&A session of the recent conference on The Worship of God. What is truly ironic is that the expressed purpose of the conference was “to establish that God must be worshipped in the way He has designed, not the way man desires.” Alas, they spoke the truth, yet when pressured afterward, lost their […]

“Holy hip-hop”as Family Catechism?

Here’s the trend in the Church these days… https://twitter.com/jaredhmoore/statuses/291659570605092865 Here’s the poll. What do you think? Wait!! Read this before you vote.

Lyrics – The Worst Argument for Contemporary Worship Music

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.  – John 4:23 The nameless woman to whom these words of Jesus were spoken is representative of the vast majority of mankind, all religious, […]

Shai Linne: Things Used for Evil to Glorify God

‘Holy’ hip-hop is not a venue in Christianity. It’s an excuse to bring worldliness into the Church, and it’s working. – Joel Taylor To those who say, "How can you take that thing that is used for evil and glorify God with it?" My two word answer is "The Cross." The central act of redemptive […]

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, […]

Pull Yo’ Pants Up!

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. – Ecc. 11:9 This preacher drives a point home to […]

The Prayer of An Arminian

Russell Moore, Al Mohler–Blurring the Line Between the Holy & the Profane

From Newcalvinist: “Dr. Russell Moore spoke about how the church can dialogue with the hip-hop culture. He said: There is something in hip-hop that we can learn from in all kinds of ways, in our evangelism, in our discipleship, in our preaching, especially in our preaching. He asserted that the lyrics of rap music are […]

Two Reasons to Abandon ‘Holy’ Hip-Hop

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. – Galatians 5:16, […]

Q&A: Hebrews 10:14

I received this question in the combox and I think it’s a fine example where some (not necessarily the commenter) can become confused when reading a passage where it clearly uses sanctification in the past tense. I’ll quote the comment in its entirety and hopefully, you will find this discussion useful. Here’s the Q: Okay, […]

Sanctification–Two Ways

According to Titus 2:14, sanctification is one of the central purposes of our Lord’s death on the cross: who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. (NASB) It was, and is, also a central purpose of […]

A Promise That Rises Higher Than the Gospel

"They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. – Malachi 3:17; cf. I Peter 2:9 Good parenting considers the strengths and weaknesses, talents and aptitudes, challenges and adversities facing each […]

Jonathan Edwards: Christians Are Kings

When Christians are called kings, the Scriptures include both what they actually have in this world, and what they have in a future state. The reward which our Lord Jesus promised to his disciples was a kingdom, Luke 22:29, And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me. Christians, having […]

On Zion’s Holy Hill

Wherefore do the nations rage    And the people vainly dream That in triumph they can wage    War against the King Supreme? Christ, His Son, a scoff they make,    And the rulers plotting say: ”Their dominion let us break,    Let us cast their yoke away.” But the Lord will scorn them all; […]

The Church, Not Natural Israel

Jesus Christ is the only Israel the news should be reporting, because He is Israel, and those in Him!   Related Post: The Honor of Believers: I am often asked why I do not “stand with Israel”, meaning, why do I not support that people across the waters which we refer to as “natural” Israel. […]

The Honor of Believers

For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and […]

Don’t Grieve the Spirit!

Holy Desires

When the soul desires the forgiveness of sin and not grace to lead a new life, that desire is hypocritical, for a true Christian desires power against sin as well as pardon for it. If we have not sanctifying grace we have not pardoning grace. Christ came by water to regenerate as well as by […]

The “Thug Life”?

Is this the fruit of ‘holy hip-hop’? By all means, you tell me. Do you see Christ, or the world? Don’t lie. If you play like the world,  you ARE the world. HT: Alittleleaven

John Calvin & The Lord’s Name

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. – Ex. 20:7 John Calvin: The purport of this Commandment is, that the majesty of the name of God is to be held sacred. In sum, therefore, it […]

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