The Christian needs to hold on to that Christ himself sets the terms for the legitimacy of Bible teachers. First, they are chosen by and ordained by his church as an organized body of believers through history (Acts 6:3) If they are not from the church they are not from Christ because he chooses to […]
Read More The legitimacy of those presenting themselves as Bible teachers
If you begin with non living matter, waiting 7 seconds or 7 billion years does not change the fundamental problem. In Christian thought, non physical, sentient, conscious and personal being pre-existed the physical universe and so that is how we find the answer to the problem. Personality is eternal and the universe is not. Personality […]
Read More An evolving situation…
The normal context for faith and conversion, the most common means that God uses other than the preaching of the gospel itself, is to have Christian parents that take their children to church. This method blows away every system, ministry, evangelism program, all conferences, youth groups, home schools, counseling, co-ops and and strategic impulses. This […]
Read More The normal context for faith and conversion other than the gospel itself…
Pastor Chris speaking to the classical and reformational view of Biblical eschatology, the end times, the second coming and the end of the world.
Read More Recovering the Historic Eschatology of the Church
Every year the “reformed” and Presbyterians telegraph the tension of their strange place in history, trapped between knowing deep truths of scripture and an utterly unconverted culture; of knowing full well the official celebration of advent and the holy days of the saints in the church is against their vows and the Westminster standards, and […]
Read More Calvin on the reformed and Presbyterians official observance of Christmas in the worship of the church
I understand being asked. I do Christmasy things. Christmas parties, singing carols, peppermint mochas, Christmas trees… Does the Church accept Christmas as a real Holy Day? We do not… Then why all the Christmasy things? What’s with all the cheer? We can’t make a day holy. Only God can do that. There isn’t anything man, […]
Read More Does the Church accept Christmas as a real Holy Day? We do not…
Taking a little heat recently for hanging around people with bad theological reputations. Geez… they have no idea what kind of people I’m known to hang with.. I have a history of consorting with heathens, heretics and reprobates. Theologians are often worse and sometimes better. This word “Reformed”. We use it when it when, if […]
Read More On consorting with theologians of mean reputation
It’s hard to identify the contemporary theological liberal movements because they are shrouded in traditionally conservative language and hidden in ostensibly conservative institutions. Here are a few key identifiers: 1. Talk big ”gospel” but small Bible. 2. Imply that Jesus wanted everyone to be nice and get along rather than fight for what is good […]
Read More Key identifiers that you’re getting gaslighted by a theological liberal
Augustine’s two kingdoms were the city of God and the city of man. They overlap but both are under God in the juridical sense. There is no God free zone in the Christian religion. Nor in the world of men. The Bible’s two kingdoms are the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil. […]
Read More A Couple of Kingdoms
First, the natural law is an expression of the moral laws of God exhibited in creation itself, so it is perfect. There is no aspect of the natural law that is anything less than the law of God and it is binding upon all creatures perpetually.
Second, the natural law is applied in all three traditional uses of the law: it convicts men of unrighteousness, it drives them to Christ, and it is a perpetual rule of life for the Christian.
Read More The Natural Law and its Use by the Christian and the World