Depart From Me, I Never Knew You!

Matthew Chapter 7  22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work […]

On Miracles and David Hume (part 2)

Again, David Hume’s argument against miracles can be broken down into two parts.  Part 1 being the ‘in principle” or philosophical argument and part 2 being the “in fact” or historical and evidential arguments. The focus of this post is on part two of Hume’s argument. The basis of his argument is that if “in fact” a […]

Some Various Quotations by Calvin on Idolatry

Rather than bore you with my prose, I leave you some quotations from Calvin: Mingled vanity and pride appear in this, that when miserable men do seek after God, instead of ascending higher than themselves as they ought to do, they measure him by their own carnal stupidity, and neglecting solid inquiry, fly off to […]

The Haunting Effects of Sin

David thought it was over. His sin had been exposed and he had sought the Lord’s forgiveness and it had been granted. A right spirit had been renewed and a clean heart had been created. Then came the news that his child was seriously ill. As David was thrown to the floor in anguish, thoughts […]

Faith and Feelings

“But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say you are my God.” Psalms 31:14 In this passage we hear King David make a statement that we’ve heard him say many times, but what is significant are the words that precede this statement. Many people base their relationship with the Lord on their feelings. […]

John Owen on Images

From The Glory of Christ: In this way Roman Catholics are deceived. They delight outwardly in images of Christ depicting his sufferings, resurrection and glory. By these images they think their love for him grows more and more strong. But no man-made image can truly represent the person of Christ and his glory. Only the […]

Semper Reformanda

An interesting post over at Between the Trees on the battle cry of the Reformation–what it means, and what it does not mean. The core is: To reform in the way we ought to desire it is always to draw closer to Scripture, to let it rather than anything else dictate to us our understanding […]

T.U.L.I.P.-Had Enough of It Yet?

To folllow is yet another synopsis of T.U.L.I.P., just in case you haven’t ever read about it before. Cough… Having previously written about the Total Depravity of man, it wouldn’t be conducive to rehash the doctrine in all its detail. However, we will touch briefly on some points that may have been vaguely made then. […]