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The Bold Mistake(s) of Barnabas Piper

Christians from across the country have rallied to support Chick-fil-A  in light of the CEO’s stance for the biblical definition of marriage of one man, one woman. Good for them. Unfortunately, some highly visible professing Christians are doing what they can in order to not only smear the Word of God, but to encourage tolerance […]

New Calvinism & The Sin of Syncretism

The Gospel Coalition. John Piper. John MacArthur. Albert Mohler. Collin Hansen. Tim Keller. Justin Taylor. Don Carson. Russell Moore. Tim Challies. James White. Thabiti Anyabwile. Mark Driscoll… Those who promote holy hip-hop are committing the sin of syncretism, for they are seeking to worship the Lord by means of pagan hip-hop culture. From newcalvinist.com: We […]

5 Features of New Calvinism

New Calvinist has a two-part series of articles on “Who Are the New Calvinists?”  The Lectures by Ted Williams were delivered at the School of Theology, Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, on July 4, 2012. The lectures were read by Darren Cadapen, a member of the Tabernacle fellowship. From Part 1:  New Calvinism, The Gospel Coalition and […]

Q&A: Where Do You Draw the Line in Music?

*** Please Note: This post does not answer, nor does it even deal with the question above. It is not intended to. “Drawing the line in music” was the question asked me, but the question misses the point of the original post, Christian Rap Is A Lost Cause, from where the question was asked. Don’t […]

The Danger of a Large Ministry

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be abond-servant of Christ. – Galatians 1:10 (NASB) There is nothing wrong per-se with mega-churches and worldwide ministries led, often times, by authors of hundreds […]

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, […]

Defined by Truth

I read with interest an article written by Barnabas Piper that was displayed on the Worldmag.org site. The post regarded the issue of defining ourselves by what we are against. I read it with interest because of the title, not the author. The entire article was an argument on how we, according to young Piper, […]

John Piper Succession Team Underway

From Bethlehem Baptist Church: The Succession Search Team (made up of elders from the former “Vision & Succession” Committee and our lead pastors) would like the congregation to be apprised of the timeline and status of the search for a pastor to succeed Pastor John. Please use the timeline for this process(as described at the […]

The False Doctrine of Gospel Sanctification

…the New Calvinists teaching that confuses justification with sanctification makes justification progressive – and that, my brethren, is the difference between Protestant thinking, and Roman Catholicism. – Joel Taylor Many Christians within the Reformed camp are thinking like Roman Catholics. I’ll explain…. Timothy Kauffman of the Trinity Foundation has written an outstanding refutation of the […]

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 Piper Does Not Understand Justification

Justification is a declaration coming from the throne of God regarding our judicial, legal standing before God and His Law. It is God declaring us righteous! That is, it is a declaration from God declaring that we are in perfect conformity to His Law. It is not progressive as the Roman Catholic cult teaches. Justification […]

John Piper & The Doctrine of Glorification

Glorification is the last link in the so-called golden chain of salvation in the Ordo Salutis, the order of salvation. It is the final goal as well as the purpose for the entire redemptive history of man. It is the last stage of the sanctification process, that is of our ethical sanctification, of actually, truly, […]

The ‘Another’ Jesus of New Calvinism

For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. – 2 Corinthians 11:4 There are greater, more pressing issues facing […]

Eisogesis is Never Helpful

Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing–as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth [emphasis mine] ~ Colossians 1:5, […]

New Calvinism: It’s Major Tenets & Sources

Paul Dohse of Pauls Passing Thoughts has an important, ongoing service to the Church, namely, exposing New Calvinism (NC) for what it truly is: A movement rooted in Seventh-Day Adventism; a complex, mind-boggling, twisting of Scripture in order to systematize so-called Reformation doctrine with the false premise that it was once lost and is now […]

January 16

Reconsidering Martin Luther King

In April, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. penned, from jail, what is now the well-known Letter from Birmingham Jail. Within that lengthy letter, he wrote these words: There was a time when the church was very powerful. It was during that period that the early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for […]

Desiring God–Still Endorsing Lectio Divina

On New Years Eve, Jonathan Parnell recommended on the Desiring God web site the practice of Lectio Divina, a contemplative, Roman Catholic, mystic practice, in an article called A System of Prayer in 2012. Recently, Jonathan Parnell updated the DG site to issue this statement: Update: Formerly I listed Lectio Divina as a third system […]

How Christian Hedonism Uniquely Denies the Necessity of the New Birth

In a recent post, I mentioned theological reductionism. Christian hedonism is such an example. It basically reduces biblical teaching for the Christian to the pursuit of joy, which is self-centered and, at the very least, devalues the Biblical imperatives of Christian instruction regarding our training in righteousness. It is a gelded theology. Dr. Piper is […]

Piper & DeYoung: The Pursuit of Holiness

John Piper and Kevin DeYoung discuss the pursuit of holiness. This is a really good conversation, and to start off the new year right, and spiritually profitable, I highly encourage you to watch this interview in two parts. It is well worth your time. Well done Kevin. This two-part conversation regards Kevin’s book, The Hole […]

Matt Chandler: Total Depravity of…the Saints?

According to many Christians these days, Christians are wicked. Now, it is one thing to describe the Christian as being able to fall into sin, but according to Scripture, the wicked live there, they are enemies of God and they will not be in heaven. Matt Chandler in the video below declares himself as wicked. […]

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