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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 […]

Reformed Hip-Hop and the Militancy of the Church

The glory of the Church while on this earth is due to its militancy against doctrinal error and worldliness, and the true visible Church is glorious in this aspect, make no mistake. It is the false churches, made of professing Christians who court the world like a lover who encourage the true Church to follow […]

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 […]

August 29

How Infant Baptism Leads to Rebellion Against the Authority of Jesus Christ

The Church of Jesus Christ has not been given the authority to institute any ordinance of worship. It is strictly a divine prerogative which belongs to the Kingly office of Christ alone. Our Lord has spoken on the matter while giving the Great Commission, the words recorded by inspiration of the Holy Spirit through the […]

Satan: Neither Prince nor Ruler of This World

The consummation of the kingdom of God is eschatological. However, the present reality of the kingdom is certainly not, nor is that of the present reign of Jesus Christ as King of kings. It is a great comfort to the Church that at the right hand of God is seated He Who reigns supremely over […]

February 21

Persecuted Church Seeing Angels?

It was another Sunday. My family arrived to our meeting place of worship on time, maybe a little early. We took our usual seats. This Sunday would be a little different. It would include a presentation of the purposes of a particular missionary society and a special speaker from a foreign land. He would not […]

Evangelical and Reformed Book Resource

Here is a great resource if you are looking for evangelical, reformed and hard-to-find theological and scholarly books. Check out the Evangelical and Reformed Books blog. The books for sale are from a private library and contain listings of collectible theological works in the following categories:  puritan, reformed, eschatology, theology, biography and history, and many […]

Where Francis Turretin Went Wrong

Every now and then, you run across a weak, weak argument that is just chock full of helpful stuff for the Church at large. That happened today, and I couldn’t pass it up. On FaceBook, Francis Turretin made this statement, highly ‘liked’ by so many ‘new reformationists’, new calvinists and others too naïve and ignorant […]

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 […]

September 03

10 Reasons to Stop Calling the Gospel ‘Scandalous’

but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. – I Corinthians 1:23, 24 To those religious Jews in the days surrounding the crucifixion of Christ Jesus, anyone put […]

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, […]

John MacArthur is Robbing the Church

[ For the sake of the Church, I’d like to ask you to share this post far and wide. Thanks – JT ] For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles […]

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.

5 Ways to Be Really Popular with the Reformed Crowd

  In each case, if you have to, at least pretend. I mean, it’s not like you need to be honest, or biblical or anything. Right? 1. Embrace, love and/or promote ‘holy hip-hop’ music. Neglect this one, and you’re history. You may as well be Methodist in West Virginia. It’s the rage in promoting the […]

A Retraction

To retract something is to pull or hold something back of a previous assertion. In light of that definition, I have one to make. Since it regards the whole concept of blasphemy, I think it would be helpful to review what blasphemy is. Thayer’s dictionary defines blasphemy as the following: 1) slander, detraction, speech injurious, […]

Before You Preach Again

Preaching is no common matter to God. It is not common in the sense that He bestows His favor on just anyone who takes it upon themselves to do so. It is a gift of God, a calling, bestowed upon men of His choosing, an office to be highly esteemed, a place of honor among […]

The Biggest Problem with Reformed Bloggers

Many of them write and use social media as if they were called of God as a Pastor-teacher. The vast majority of the time, they aren’t. And the Church at large suffers because of their arrogance and pride…and sin. ‘Nuff said.

I & II Bully

The Apostle Peter wrote two epistles, one dealing with trouble from outside the Church and his other epistle dealing with trouble from within. The Church, obviously, continues to experience trials and tribulations, both without and from within. One of these troubles is that of the ‘bully’. Bullying is not limited to the children’s playground, nor […]

The Prayer of An Arminian

Is Theonomy On Life Support?

by David Leach Theonomy/Reconstructionism which seemed to be so significant in the thinking, preaching and writing of a number of (mostly) Reformed believers seems to be waning. Some seem to be giving the hermeneutics of theonomy a more critical look and are becoming less persuaded of it’s foundational claims, while others who are still relatively […]

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