Tag Archives: Scripture

How God Views Homosexuals

Way too often, Christians view homosexuality far, far differently than God does. In Scripture, the male prostitute, sodomite, and homosexual is described vividly and it tells us unequivocally how God views homosexuality and homosexuals themselves. First, Deuteronomy 23:18 – You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog into […]

6 Things You Need to Understand on ‘being led by the Spirit’

You are not one of the Apostles of Scripture. Neither am I. The prophets and apostles were many times led by God by real, dramatic manifestations of Himself, by visions, etc. You and I are not, ever. The complete instructions for the Church – for guidance and growth – God has written down. God speaks […]

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 […]

KJV Debate: James White vs Jack Moorman

If you’ve never seen this debate, I highly encourage you to watch and listen carefully. Take notes. Yeah, grab a notebook and pen and get ready to learn.  Yes, I know, it’s lengthy, almost an hour and a half long. However, it is well worth the time spent. James does an outstanding job of educating […]

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 […]

Signs & Miracles

When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Work a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘ Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent. – Exodus 7:9 Signs and miracles are not the norm for the Christian life. Of all of those who lived before Moses, none were […]

Do You Take the Bible Literally?

John Calvin, the Idol

In the reformed community, John Calvin is held in high esteem, maybe too high. In the minds of many young, reformed youth, John Calvin is also idolized; as sincerely and as much as the golden calf of Israel or the stone-carved gods of the Canaanites; both idolatrous acts. The fact is, John Calvin is not […]

Truth According to Godliness

Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness – Titus 1:1 How little is now heard, even in the centres of orthodoxy, of ‘walking worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing’! Will not […]

Seven Examples of Verses Often Misunderstood

by David Leach Can you think of others? 1) II Peter 3:9 is often seen as a verse teaching that God is unwilling to see any human being be finally lost, and wishes (but is unable) to secure their salvation. The key to a right understanding of this is found in the the word"usward." (Also, […]

The Value of Catechism

By Massimo Lorenzini What is a catechism? In 1 Corinthians 14:19 Paul says, “In the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.”[1] In Galatians 6:6 he says, “Let him who is taught the word share in all good things […]

John Leland: Confessions of Faith A ‘Virgin Mary’

Why this Virgin Mary between the souls of men and the scriptures? Had a system of religion been essential to salvation, or even to the happiness of the saints, would not Jesus, who was faithful in all his house, have left us one? If he has, it is accessible to all. If he has not, […]

Can Anyone Teach Scripture?

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. – James 3:1 From Robertson’s Word Pictures: James 3:1 Be not many teachers (mē polloi didaskaloi ginesthe). Prohibition with mē and present middle imperative of ginomai. “Stop becoming many teachers” (so many of you). There is […]

Justification by God the Father Alone

Reductionism is not always a bad thing. In cooking, for example, who doesn’t enjoy a nice demi glace on their favorite haute cuisine? Or, a simple sauce, reduced to intensify flavor and add an invigorating compliment to an otherwise simple meal? Even the sauce on a pizza is the product of a reduction process. In […]

Denial of Christian Duty

  When there is a diet of shapeless sermons and imprecise teaching, many people are persuaded to deny what is biblically obvious. Witty phrases and emotive analogies begin to trump direct and clear statements found throughout the New Testament. Biblical statutes are dismissed on the authority of pastoral illustrations. “Frolicking in the shadow of the […]

The Absolute Supremacy & Authority of Scripture

J.C. Ryle: The first leading feature in Evangelical Religion is the absolute supremacy it assigns to Holy Scripture, as the only rule of faith and practice, the only test of truth, the only judge of controversy. Its theory is that man is required to believe nothing, as necessary to salvation, which is not read in […]

Devote Yourself to Good Works

The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. – Titus 3:8 You are to do good works as zealously as if you were to be […]

5 Reasons to Reject the Reformed-Charismatic Movement as Biblical

There has been an attempt in recent days by some to merge Calvinism and the charismatic movement. Several factors have influenced this trend. Here are three: First, movements and ministries like “Together for the Gospel” and “the Gospel Coalition” have commended charismatic ministers, churches, and their practices to young Calvinistic ministers and their churches. Second, […]

What Will the Church Do With Such A Man?

Suppose, for a moment, that there is a preacher who is teaching that after Christ Jesus comes again, you will have time for repentance and you can be saved from the eternal, and just, wrath of God for rejecting the Gospel offered through His Son, Jesus Christ. What would you think of such a man? […]

Why I Reject Infant Baptism As A Biblical Practice

Our Lord Jesus left no command, precept or example to baptize infants, even when He had opportunity found in the written Gospels. Scripture as a whole is completely silent on the practice. There is not one precedent found anywhere. Every ordinance and practice in the worship of God must have the authorization of Scripture itself. […]

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