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Culture Defined

Culture is a reflection of the religion of a society. The culture of the unregenerate world reflects their faith against God and all for what the world loves, and behaves accordingly. The culture of regenerate sons and daughters of God reflect the character of God in an ever progressing fashion, and live their lives in total […]

Abortion, Capital Punishment & A Dubious Agenda

Ever noticed how weakly and by what technique much of Catholicism and so-called mainline Protestantism (especially of the more liberal persuasion) engages the evil of abortion? They often falsely and dishonestly link abortion with capital punishment as though there was some sort of obvious and compelling moral equivalence between the two. They will argue thus: […]

Three “Must See” Videos on Public Education

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Government Dependency

By Brian Koenig American dependence on government has soared to an all-time high under the Obama administration, growing 23 percent in just two years, according to a new study by the Heritage Foundation. The conservative research group’s 2012 "Index of Dependence on Government" revealed that 67 million Americans are now banking on some federal program, […]

If You’re Baptist, Say So, and If You’re Not…

There are certain things that make a Baptist a Baptist. One is the absolute resolution that the Bible is the sole, final authority in all things, life and practice. That alone covers a lot of ground doesn’t it? It means that if you’re going to call yourself a Baptist, you cannot be non-denominational. If you […]

Help Wanted: Warrior Prophets

From ‘Johnny the Baptist’: The Prophets and Preachers of old were not stand up comedians who entertained the masses with cute stories and funny jokes, passively illustrating Biblical truths. They were not eloquent, breath-taking orators who captivated a crowd with smooth-silky speeches or confused a congregation with pointless superhuman vocabulary. They were simple, straight and […]

TCANC: Introduction & Request for Prayer

Wow. This has potential. With all the dangers of new Calvinism, I am thrilled to see this. The Coalition Against New Calvinism

Baptists Are Different

Yes, true Baptists are different!  We are different because of certain important beliefs and certain important doctrinal emphases.  We glory primarily in the Cross—the redemptive work of Christ, but there is more to a true proclamation of the Gospel than that.  There is a necessary presentation of the “whole counsel of God”, or heresy easily […]

New Birth Crowns Bishop Eddie Long as King

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, […]

Freestylin’ Religion

I have many, many issues with Lutheranism – of which, I am certainly not [I’m hardcore Baptist……green bean casserole, you know, the ordinances]. However, I really like this video, the guy makes some very good points. Listen up, yo!  (and ignore the Lutheranism stuff).

The Law As A Way of Discipleship

Take a look at the simple chart below. What do you think? ‘Amen’ or ‘no way’?

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Theological Balance

David Leach A balance in the right understanding of theology is not some yin and yang thing that forces one to an obligatory responsibility to accept conflicting views and make some sort of “middle mush” palatable to all. The truth is not determined by weighing the merits of this Scripture or doctrine and that other […]

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The Obligatory Christmas Post

by David Leach Here we are again at Christmas. When the small forces of Emperor Scrooge relentlessly engage the vast armies of Santa. The truth is – Santa always wins. Always. I don’t fight Christmas anymore. Oh believe me I did, I really did. I withstood it with ever Christian sensibility I possessed. It is […]

Gospel Sanctification

Jay Adams There are many more people who have been affected by the latest Gospel Sanctification propaganda than you—or even they—might realize (if you don’t know about it, it’s time to find out!). You hear it in little things that they say, and /or how they say bigger ones. People are now writing not only […]

8 Stupid Things the Church Does That Keep It Culturally Irrelevant

According to David L. Bahnsen, in the past, the Church seems to have held more promise, purpose and value than it does now, at least to him. That is, it plays less of a role than before in society. In this presentation, Bahnsen outlines and expands on 8 things that need to be eliminated from […]

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Q&A: The Obedience of the Thief on the Cross

Q. What obedience did the thief on the cross display? A. Everything required for salvation. Obeying the Gospel – believing it – is not only evidence of genuine faith, it is required for full possession of salvation in the end. See Luke 23. For those of you who think ‘good works’ has nothing to do […]

The Apostle Paul’s Attitude Toward Celebrity Preachers

Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? Only that in every […]

When Man Justifies God

Psalm 51:4 is an interesting passage. Interesting because in it, God is said to be justified by man. It has a parallel passage in Romans 3:4 which does the same thing. Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what isevil in Your sight, So thatYou are justified when You speak And blameless when […]

Justification Is Not of Christ Alone

I’m not even sure I like the title of this post. Not because it’s not true, but because it’s confusing. Let me explain. A few days ago I posted this piece promoting the book by Paul Dohse entitled The Truth About New Calvinism: It’s History, Doctrine, and Character  It’s worth reading. In fact, I think […]

The Mystery of the ‘God Particle’–Solved!

Scientists at the $10 billion dollar Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland are all excited. Really excited. LHC is home of the worlds largest particle accelerator. They claim to be closing in on defining the mass of the Higgs boson particle, aka, the God particle. Basically, it is the particle which they purport to […]

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