Tag Archives: Bible

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When A Christian Lacks Respect for God’s Word

17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: 18 “Behold, My [a]Servant whom I [b]have chosen; My Beloved in whom My soul [c]is well-pleased; I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He shall proclaim [d]justice to the [e]Gentiles. 19 “He will not quarrel, nor cry out; Nor will anyone hear […]

Q&A: Should Women Teach Men About Theology?

Short answer: Absolutely not, in any way, shape or form. Scripture, specifically I Timothy 2:11-14, could not be more clear: A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first […]

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Why Serving in the Military Does Not Make You A ‘Hero’

[Before you read any further, please understand, I am not against serving in the military at all!] Over the holidays I had brief discussions with some who served in the military for a number of years and are now collecting their pensions and benefits for their service. During every discussion, politics came up, as did […]

Steve Lawson: Like It or Not, You Live in a Theocracy

The world is not run by a democracy, the majority rule of men, but by a theocracy, the sovereign rule of God.— Steven Lawson (@DrStevenJLawson) December 10, 2013 And the true Church said, “Amen!”

The Gospel Coalition’s Attack on the Bible

If there was ever any doubt that the Gospel Coalition was engaged in bringing the truth of God’s Word, and the exceeding errors of Roman Catholicism together, I would think that this would erase all doubts from the minds of Tim Keller/TGC readers and fan-boys… then again, I’ve been wrong before. Just in case it […]

Why “Kingdom Circles” Teaching is Blasphemous

There are some in the mission field who use the “Kingdom Circles” illustration to explain how Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, etc., can enter the Kingdom of God without actually converting to Christianity. A former Muslim and now born-again Christian explains why this is flawed, and illustrates a much better (and biblical!) way to explain the Kingdom […]

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True Christian Piety

How blessed are those whose way is blameless [Lit complete; or having integrity], Who walk in the law of the Lord. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart. They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways. You have ordained [ Lit commanded ] Your precepts, […]

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Wycliffe Translators Using Protestant & Baptist Contributions to Publish Roman Catholic Bibles

Wycliffe Bible Translators are producing Catholic bibles and translating the apocrapha. In Scripture, the Church is described as “the pillar and support of the truth” I Tim 3:15. Our labor, therefore, should be to maintain and preserve it. Wycliffe, a supposed Christian organization seems to have forgotten that there is a line regarding Scriptural doctrine […]

“The” Issue Facing Evangelicals

The corporate unity of Christendom is not the burning issue of these times. The real issue is the survival of the truth—that is, the assertion of the Holy Scriptures of Old and New Testaments, as the Divine Word, exclusive, unique, verbally inspired (for there is no other form of inspiration possible), the Christian’s only and […]

Where is the Evil in Slavery?

There continues to be much discussion across the Christian blogosphere (and I must add, pandering) regarding slavery, both biblical and in reference to the war between the states. While the many voices continue to bash both the South and any concept of slavery as anti-gospel and evil, I have to wonder if they truly know […]

The Canon is Closed

I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree […]

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 […]

The Story of God

The story of the Bible in 10 minutes. Written and Performed by Matt Papa.

Cell Phone vs. Bible

Do you ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phones? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we turned back to get it if we forgot it? What if we flipped through it and gave it our serious attention several times […]

6 Things That Always Happen When God is Rejected By A Nation

Anytime a people choose a government or a wicked man as king or president, God declares the consequences: An anti-Biblical military conscription will be instituted or enforced. There will be compulsory labor battalions conscripted for state service. The conscription will be of young men and women, and animals as well. The state will expropriate property, […]

According to the Scriptures

7 Ways Jesus Viewed the Written Word of God The post-modern times into which we’ve fallen are a retreat back into the darkness of paganism and a denial of absolute truth. The only remedy for pagan darkness is the light of God’s Holy Word. All events in history should be evaluated first and foremost in […]

Biblical Literalism

Dispensationalists could learn a thing or two here. The New Testament writers knew that many things in Scripture are spoken fig-uratively.

When Chicken is More Important than God’s Word

I’m 50 years old. I’ve seen a lot in my day. On a television with only 3 channels, I watched the first manned rocket take off and head for the moon, and watched those fella’s walk on it and then come home. That was amazing. I’ve seen advances in technology that, when I look back […]

Worldly Evangelism–It Stinketh to High Heaven

I am very disappointed. James White has coupled himself with hip-hop artists and new calvinist methods in order to proclaim a biblical message in a popular way. In other words, using what the world loves in order to reach the world. It is both shameful and inexcusable. For the record, if the genre of music […]

Recommended Systematic Theologies

Often times I am asked what systematic theologies I would recommend. Well, it’s a loaded question, because I think it’s beneficial to read even from those I know I will disagree with before even opening the work. Obviously, being a Baptist, I’ll recommend those most near to my understanding of solid biblical teaching. However, even […]

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