Tag Archives: Reformation

October 31

Did Martin Luther Really Nail His 95 Theses to the Door? Probably Not.

Not, anyway, according to the massive biography of Luther by Martin Brecht (3 volumes).  And not according to Luther or anyone who was there in those early days of the Lutheran Reformation (to always be distinguished from the Reformed Reformation commenced by Zwingli).  Indeed, as Alexander Schmidt points out, no one even suggested that the […]

Bleating Wolves & Ecumenicals: The Meaning of Evangelicals and Catholics Together

Part of the immediate problem [within the Church] is that many so-called evangelical churches and leaders spent much of the mid-twentieth century separating themselves from those who preached separation from unbelief. The neo-evangelicals had such a horror of separation that they had to separate from the separationists. Carl Henry was one of the leaders of […]

The ESV & The Doctrine of the Virgin Birth

In the Greek text, Luke 2:33 reads: καὶ ἦν ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ θαυμάζοντες ἐπὶ τοῖς λαλουμένοις περὶ αὐτοῦ· The transliteration literally reads thusly: And Joseph was marveling, also His mother, at the things being said concerning Him. Yet, in the ESV – and I’m quoting the Reformation Study Bible from Ligonier – it […]

Brief Thoughts of Halloween & Reformation Day

Today is Halloween. Our sign for the door tonight is ready: "Please, don’t bother knocking, we have no candy. Go to Church Sunday." … I don’t hate Halloween, I just hate giving candy to kids. Let ’em mow my yard first, hoe the garden, paint a room, then I’ll reward them. … Welfare state thinking […]

The Failure of Feminism & The Colorado Shooting

Join host Jerry Johnson for this weeks edition of Against the World, as Jerry discusses how, since the 1960s, the feminist and their accomplices in both the media and government have attempted to down play the differences between men and women, boys and girls.

Before Don Rickles, There Was Martin Luther

It’s been said that if you’re in the ministry, you need to have a soft heart and the skin of a Rhino. Young pastor’s will find out very soon in their ministry how monstrous church members can be at times. They will find themselves insulted, lambasted, criticized up one side and down another and maybe […]

The Prayer of An Arminian

Why Are You ‘Reformed’?

I would really like to encourage all my readers to answer this. I am truly interested in your reasons. I ask this question because, quite frankly, it puzzles me. We don’t need to call ourselves ‘Reformed’ if we believe in the doctrines of grace do we? If we are ‘Calvinists’, do we still need to […]

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 […]

October 29

The Pulpit, Reformation Day & Idolatry

“I have preached the gospel now these thirty years and more, and some of you will scarcely believe it, but before I come to address the congregation in this Tabernacle, I tremble like an aspen leaf. And often, in coming down this pulpit, have I felt my knees knock together–not that I am afraid of […]

John MacArthur: The Reversal of the Reformed Revival

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Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms

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Doug Wilson: 3 Reasons For The Federal Vision Controversy

Doug Wilson answers the why of the controversy: A young Reformed believer heading off to college should be able to learn the five solas of the Reformation — yea, even the six ordinary days of creation. But this requires further development. Over the last number of years, since the eruption of the FV controversy, we […]

Beth Moore – More Dangerous Than Ever To Christian Women & The Church

[Find more on Mysticism ] Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries has written a cogent article on popular ‘Baptist’ teacher Beth Moore. For years now, women have flocked to the teachings of this woman without due process of investigating her teachings in accordance to God’s written Word. Result? Serious error. Silva shows why Moore’s teaching is actually […]

John MacArthur On Billy Graham – A Wideness In God’s Mercy?

Billy Graham was wrong.

The Importance Of Justification By Faith – Martin Luther

Selected from the writings of Martin Luther* “This doctrine [justification by faith] is the head and the cornerstone. It alone begets, nourishes, builds, preserves, and defends the church of God; and without it the church of God cannot exist for one hour…. For no one who does not hold this article – or, to use […]

Sola Ecclesia: The Lost Reformation Doctrine

  by Michael Glodo With which of the following statements are you in greater agreement? 1. “Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.” 2. “Away from [the church] one cannot hope for any forgiveness of sins or any salvation.” For the average evangelical  Christian the first statement may […]

Expositor’s Conference 2009: “The Sacred Desk: A History of Expository Preaching From the Reformation to the Present”

Reformation Study Bible

R.C. Sproul’s promotional video for The Reformation Study Bible is also a great little history lesson on the Reformation itself. Hmm, ESV or the Reformation Study Bible? – JT

God’s Sovereignty and Our Presidents’ Heart

In light of the well known positions as well as recent remarks by our new President, there is great comfort to be had, as always, in being reminded that God is still on the throne, still working out His decrees for His glory, in His timing, and for the good of those who are loving […]

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