In my last post I began putting forth my understanding of and belief in the idea that the sign gifts of the first century have ceased in this dispensation, a belief known as cessationism. This belief includes the understanding that the canon of Scripture is complete and closed. I ended my last post with my […]
How do cessationists propose we know the will of God?
God once delivered a message through His prophet Isaiah to His people, Israel. It reads like this in the New American Standard Bible: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who […]
I found something that I wrote last Christmas and decided to revamp it to share again. Please forgive the repeat, but I hope you enjoy. I love Christmas! Although I hate cold weather, Christmas is my favorite time of year. It brings back great childhood memories, it allows me to spend time with family and […]
In a previous post (June 25, 2012) I began sharing many of the distinctions between Israel and the Church. In particular, I simply shared twelve of the twenty-four contrasts that were identified by Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer in the fourth volume of his Systematic Theology, and, in some cases, clarified or refined by Dr. Arnold […]
Israel and the Church are two distinct entities with two distinct purposes in God’s plan for the ages.
Does God ever want His children to live in fear of anything? Scripture says, yes.
His word is sure, it can be trusted, it feeds our souls, it produces hope. As we trust and obey His word we grow to maturity.
I love Christmas! Although I hate cold weather, Christmas is my favorite time of year. I’m sure that you’ve heard all of this before. It brings back great childhood memories, it allows me to spend time with family and friends, we give and get presents, and so on, and so on. However there is another […]
I never cease to be amazed by those who are firmly committed to the Reformed faith who at the same time believe that God has abandoned ethnic Israel (1) in favor of the Church. It seems incongruent with the whole idea of Divine Election as well as the character and nature of God Himself. Allow […]