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Why Some Christians Don’t Vote

Voting is a sin, and doubly true now, after the French Revolution. – J.N. Darby One reason many Christians refuse to be involved in politics and/or choose not to vote in political elections could be a result of the influence of modern dispensationalism as founded by J.N. Darby and the influence of others such as […]

He Calls Us Friends

Jesus has called me His friend. I don’t think I’ll ever get over that. Here’s a short snippet from a recent sermon of mine. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard […]

Jesus, He’s My Friend?

You are my friends if you do what I command you.– John 15:14 It is to be carefully noted that Christ did not here say, “I am your friend.” Just now there is a great deal in the more popular hymnbooks about Jesus as our friend. How few seem to appreciate the desire of our […]

October 15

8 Things That Were Finished on the Cross

Matthew Henry on 8 things that were finished or completed when Jesus Christ cried out, “It is finished” (John 19:30): 1. It is finished: The malice and enmity of his persecutors had now done their worst; when he had received that last indignity in the vinegar they gave him, he said, “This is the last; […]

Remembering The Esh Family

Last Saturday night, my family had the privilege to fellowship and be served a wonderful supper, once again, at the farm home of a good friend of ours, Sally Esh in the Amish farm community of Pennsylvania. She is of the old-order Amish. She is also a cousin of the John and Sadie Esh family, […]

And to the angel of the church in America write:

The words the Apostle John received from the Lord in the Revelation, and delivered to Laodicea, could very easily be applied to the professing church in America, couldn’t it? “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. “‘I […]

John MacArthur’s Other Gospel

“And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like […]

Great Humility

“There is no disposition more the object of divine abhorrence and detestation than pride; nor consequently, any more amiable and necessary than humility. We are told, “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble (James 4:6). To the same purpose the prophet Isaiah, “For thus saith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth […]

To Die Is Gain–The Triumph of John & Betty Stam

Last week I found myself in a local missionary society, standing in front of a collection of books, tracts and various materials that had caught my eye. I perused, they asked if I had read, I said no, they offered, and I received. How’s that for a summation? Anyway, one of the books I was […]

John Piper: Bad News–Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

John Weaver: Jesus Was Not A Jew

Very interesting. However, the video snapshot declaring ‘Christianity for Kinism’ is misleading because John Weaver is certainly not a kinist!

Just In Time For Christmas

From The Blazing Center: Are you tired of secular Inflatable Christmas Lawn Ornaments, like Santa Claus, Grinch, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Bart Simpson Santa?  Well, now your front yard can send a Christian message to all your neighbors. We at The Blazing Center are pleased to introduce our brand new line of Christian […]

One Hymn That Should Be Banished From The Church

by Pastor Anton Bosch, South Africa Introduction In order to understand the meaning of any hymn, poem or piece of prose, one needs to look at the circumstances surrounding the writing of that work and the mindset of the author. One of the most famous hymns is Amazing Grace. The words of that hymn are […]

A Video Critique of Wayne Grudem’s ‘Politics According to the Bible’

Gary Demar, Joel McDurmon and Brandon Vallorani take a closer look at Wayne Grudem’s book, Politics According to the Bible, and attempt to show the difference between theonomy and Christian reconstructionism. Did Wayne Grudem ‘drop the ball’ on this one? Read the quotes from the book, watch the video, and you decide. There is a […]

The Appeal to Authority

John Frame: The appeal to authority also is known as ad verecundiam. In general, appeal to authority is a fallacy in the sense that it does not necessitate the conclusion being argued for. As a matter of fact, however, in our everyday reasoning, appeals to authority are indispensible. We believe many propositions important to our […]

Kevin Williams: Christ’s Love for the Believer

Two Inadequate Views

John Broadus: “There are two great reasons why men do not see the necessity of the atonement; these are inadequate views of sin and inadequate views of God. Let me speak of these. It is a terrible thing for a man to become so familiar with the idea of sin that he says glibly, “I […]

Update From The Pipers

John Piper brings us up to date on his sabbatical with this short post.

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 […]

The Highest Thought

John Broadus: I remember reading a few years ago the story of a party of Hindus, who were traveling along one day, and one of them was stricken down and fell by the way. The other natives looking carelessly at him went along in their selfish fashion, but a missionary stopped by the poor man […]

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