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Those Who Live By the Gun (lawfully) Are Obedient to God

Not too long ago, I posted a video of John Piper in which he answered the question, “Should Christians Own Guns?” It sparked some good conversations, and brought an important issue much attention. That issue, of course, is the biblical doctrine of self-defense. In that video, which I repost here, Dr. Piper makes it very […]

Genuine Faith

Because the Christian is free from [the power of] sin does not mean that he is free to sin. Because he is exempt from keeping the law as a means of salvation does not mean that he is exempt from keeping the law altogether. Jesus taught that “No man can serve two masters” (Matt. 6:24) […]

The Christian & Government: Part 4–I Peter 2:13

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by [lit. through] him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.  – I Peter 2:13, 14 (NASB) Having begun our study of Christians and Government […]

Grace Follows Obedience

“We know generally that the grace of God follows every act of direct obedience on our part. If we search out even the most minute commands of His law, and do them; if we show that we would not have a word uttered by Him fall to the ground, we testify both to ourselves and […]

The Perpetuity of God’s Law

I should like to say to any brother who thinks that God has put us under an altered rule: “Which particular part of the law is it that God has relaxed?” Which precept do you feel free to break? – C.H. Spurgeon The law of God is no more than God might most righteously ask […]

September 16

The Pursuit of Blessedness

The blessedness which is thus set before us we must aim at, but we must not think to obtain it without earnest effort…  The way of perfect obedience is not learned in a day; there must be precept upon precept, line upon line, and after efforts long enough to be compared with the 176 verses […]

SoundChurch Clarifies Statement on Double Imputation and Active Obedience


December 31


[The hymn writer got it spot-on right. It’s “Trust and Obey” not “Trust and Contemplate”. – JT] Jay Adams: This word today is taboo in some Christian circles. Why? Because it runs counter to the new trend that confuses sanctification and justification. And yet, why should this be? There is no valid reason for such […]

December 19

Q&A: The Obedience of the Thief on the Cross

Q. What obedience did the thief on the cross display? A. Everything required for salvation. Obeying the Gospel – believing it – is not only evidence of genuine faith, it is required for full possession of salvation in the end. See Luke 23. For those of you who think ‘good works’ has nothing to do […]

Obedience to Be Practiced Regardless of Circumstances

There is that in God’s commandments which may make us willing. They are not burdensome. [1] A Christian, so far as he is regenerate, consents to God’s commands. ‘I consent to the law that it is good.’ Rom 7: 16. What is done with consent is no burden. If a subject consents to his prince’s […]

What Do We Owe Our Master?

David Leach What do we owe our Master? We do call Jesus “Master” do we not? Do we owe our master loyalty and fidelity? Obedience? Do we owe Him singleness of mind? Do we owe Him honest service, and not just works done to the satisfaction and approval of our family or fellow church members […]

Grace and Obedience

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. – Romans 6:14 (ESV)   Every Christian will, at some point, grapple with the concepts of grace vs. Gospel obedience. It’s not surprising. In fact, it’s expected. After being hammered by the law, grace is an overwhelming truth […]

Apologetics & The Great Commission

In his classic work, Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction, John Frame distinguishes 3 aspects of apologetics: 1) Apologetics as proof: Jesus and His apostles offered evidence to those having difficulty believing the Gospel as true (note  John 14:11; 20:24-31; I Cor. 15:1-11) 2) Apologetics as defense: Answering objections of unbelief (note Phil. […]

Characteristics of An Empire

The Empire Comes Back! Founded as a Constitutional Republic in 1776, has the once great United States of America devolved and reduced herself to being merely another malevolent empire? Here we shall examine this question as we review the facts concerning the present state of this “Union”. “If your God is not your King, then […]

True Religion Is Practical

True religion is always practical, for it does not permit us to delight ourselves in a perfect rule without exciting in us a longing to be conformed to it in our daily lives. A blessing belongs to those who hear and read and understand the word of the Lord; yet is it a far greater […]

Obedience – An Expression of Our Love for Christ

“You are my friends if you do what I command you.” – John 15:14 (ESV) The disciples are no longer called servants (as probably implied in John 13:16) but friends. When a superior tells his servant to do this or that, the latter receives no minute explanations as to the why and the wherefore. With […]

What If The Bible Said “No Sports On Sundays!”

“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the LORD in all your dwelling places.” – Leviticus 23:3 What would you do if the Bible, because of the Sabbath, forbid the watching of […]

John Weaver: The Christian & Civil Government (Video Series)

I had the opportunity a few years ago to meet and hear brother John Weaver preach on this series, and it was outstanding. I’m very pleased to find this set of videos on the subject online! If you have the time, I highly encourage you to watch the entire series – you will be edified!! […]

Thomas Watson: Obedience To God

    “Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and do his commandments.” Deuteronomy 27: 9, 10   What is the duty which God requireth of man? Obedience to his revealed will. It […]

Family Government (Why Don’t My Children Obey Me Better?)

  by John Abbot (1833)     Obedience is absolutely essential to proper family government. Without this, all other efforts will be in vain. You may pray with, and for your children; you may strive to instruct them in religious truth; you may be unwearied in your efforts to make them happy, and to gain their […]

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