"I'm spiritual, not religious. It's just me and Jesus." This is an all too common statement about the church from people outside the church. Some have this false idea that Jesus and the church are divided. They believe they can have Jesus without the church. The fact is that Jesus is the head of the church (Ephesians 5:23). Christians are members of Christ's body, which is the church (Colossians 1:18).Read More
While our plans are constantly changing, God’s plan has not changed. God has one plan this year. This plan is not uncertain, but certain. It is not fleeting, but sure and definite and resolute. This is not a new plan but goes back to eternity past. This is a plan that was laid by one God and three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.Read More
God sent his Son, the Lord Jesus to die for sins such as abortion. If you have gone through an abortion or know someone who has, know that the precious blood of Jesus has paid for that sin. God promises in John 1:9 that if you confess your sin, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.Read More
It is the Christian’s duty to pursue holiness. No matter what stands in the way, whether is your own sin, temptation from the world or any circumstance that Satan might use to bring you down.Read More
What does it mean to “keep the faith” or more precisely what is the motivation to “keep the faith”? First, faith must be defined Biblically. There is a story in the middle of the book of Isaiah that tells of the leader of the Assyrian army who relays a message from Sennacherib King of Assyria to Hezekiah King of Judah.Read More
It is an odd thing to hear, that in weakness is strength. That is very un-american. Its un-human. But why do we pretend to be so strong when in fact we are so weak. And why is it, that when we come up against painful experiences we often boast in ourselves, our own strength, and ability rather than resting in the all sufficient grace God?Read More
God will not allow injustice towards Him. So, what is it that God did in response? Paul states that “God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator”Read More
The phrase that stands out here is that man is a “hater of God” (v.30). Paul uses the word θεοστυγής (haters of God) here to describe unbelief. Unbelief does not fully manifest itself in the disbelief of the existence of God, but in the hatred of God.Read More
The phrase “to the Jew first and also to the Greek” suggests the priority of the Jews in their receiving of the gospel and then the Greeks. Paul will address later why it is even the case that Greeks receive the gospel.Read More
If someone were to ask you to point to the first time the promise of the Gospel is mentioned in scripture, where would you go? Most would flip to the most well known verse in scripture, John 3:16. Perhaps those who are a little more Bible savvy would go to Isaiah 53 and the suffering servant. But what if I told you that the same chapter that contained one of the darkest moments in history also contained one of the most glorious promises?Read More
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.
The aim of this article is to make the case for infant baptism using biblical evidence, covenant theology, church history, and the fact that it is absolutely necessary in the church today. This will be positively put forth in favor of infant baptism without much arguing against credobaptism, though that is inevitableRead More