Tag Archives: Church

Poll: What Is the Greatest Doctrinal Error or Threat to the Church?

The Only ‘Israel of God’

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light – I Peter 2:9 When God the Holy Spirit spoke through the Apostle Peter, calling Christians “a […]

A Memorial Day Reminder

America is neither a Saviour or the last hope of mankind – titles and glory which belong to Jesus Christ alone. The sword of America is not the sword of Jesus; loyalty to the American flag is not an equal or greater virtue than fidelity to the Christian Church; soldiers of Christ and soldiers of […]

Easter and the Importance of the Burial of Jesus Christ

In our thoughts and presentations of the Gospel, much attention is given to the death and resurrection of our Lord, and rightly so. But there is often times a tendency to go from “He gave up His spirit” (John 19:30) to “Now on the first day of the week…” (John 20:1), as if there are […]

Recognizing False Teachers

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” – Matthew 7:15 False teachers are cleverly disguised, and in our day, there are many. They are disguised so that the sheep, perhaps lacking in knowledge, will not notice their true nature, until they are already established among […]

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Israel and the Church

Not replacement. Gentile inclusion.

The Church Needs to Get Plastered

“The transforming power of expository preaching may not appear immediately. As a rule it takes time for good seed to result in a bountiful harvest. Over in New Jersey Benjamin Franklin used to plead with farmer friends to put lime on their land, so as to raise larger crops. When he found that they did […]

The Dumbing Down of Worship

Over the last 50 years or so, there has been a dumbing down of Biblical worship and the witness of professing Christians in America. The extent of this process has increased to the point that the present worship or witness is not recognizable to that of the early body of Christians in Apostolic times. What […]

Skilled

Jay Adams: Ezra was a skilled scribe.  His task, at least in part, was much like that of a preacher. How did he get that way? What was the source of such skill? Here is the answer: Ezra had determined in his heart to Study the law of the Lord, Obey it, And teach its […]

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Placating the Religious Heathen Will Result in Greater Christian Persecution

Pope Gregory’s correspondence with Augustine, as reported in Bede’s History of the English Church and People, provides us with a classic example of those who profess to represent the Christian faith, but who’s understanding of the Covenant of Grace and redemption go far astray. Augustine asks a series of questions of the Pope, one of […]

1689 Federalism vs Dispensationalism

“Understand the differences between the particular Baptist covenant theology of the 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith and Dispensationalism.”

Christian, It’s Time to Fight

The Church is glorious precisely because it is militant regarding doctrine. Lose that, and you’re left with Romper Room for adults. Of course, these days, even if you don’t have a clue what Romper Room is, trust me, it’s popular. HT

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 […]

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Extra-Biblical Revelation

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. – Hebrews 1:1-2 “by His Son.” An important phrase. There […]

The Outward Result of An Inward Religion

The religion of the apostate church with an outward formality does not usually mistreat or cheat anyone nor openly commit gross sins. This is the only way the reputation of its work can stand before public opinion. It also refrains from cursing, swearing and the misuse of the name of God. It is busy doing […]

You Might Be An Antichrist If….

Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but […]

The Foreign Spirit of Contemporary Worship Music (video)

Wow. If you have the time, this is a message, and an education, much needed in the Church today.

The Church: Both Organism and Organization

No one will doubt that the Church is a living organism, Romans 12:5, I Corinthians 12:13. Indeed, the Church is the living body of Jesus Christ. However, it is often denied that the Church may properly be defined as an organization as well, that is, both a living organism and an organization. Scripture does declare […]

Why Small Groups Are So Popular

Small groups are all the rage these days. You will find them in house churches as well as larger, institutional fellowships. More often than not, they are a part of the new calvinist movement, and will reflect that in the materials, books and discussions that are read and discussed within said groups. So why are […]

How Dispensationalism Proclaims a False Gospel (#1)

This is not complicated. One of the main tenets of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is this: Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. God, through the apostle Paul, made a very clear statement to all mankind. Read it: For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that […]

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