Divine Election and the Character of God: Security for the Church, Hope for Israel

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 […]

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If Words Mean Anything, Israel Means Israel

“The LORD God commanded the man, saying, ‘From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die” (Gen. 2:16-17). “Now the serpent was more crafty than any […]

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If Not Us…Who?

The title of this entry has been borrowed from two sources.  It is the title of an article written in Voice Magazine, July/August 2008 (the publication of the IFCA, The Independent Fundamental Churches of America) and was written by W.W. McEad.  In turn, he borrowed the title from a line in President Ronald Reagan’s second […]

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Pyromaniacs: Driscoll’s Pornographic Divination

I have often had people argue with me over whether or not God still speaks to us.  It’s the old cessationist/non-cessationist row.  In his most recent blog, Phil Johnson demonstrates the dangers posed by those who do not hold to Sola Scriputra, which is true of those who are non-cessationist, who believe that God still […]

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Want to Know the Will of God?

In our society it is a common thing to hear a believer say that he/she wants to know the will of God for his/her life.  I believe the premise is flawed and therefore will lead to a wrong answer and a life of constant doubt and frustration.  God’s will for every believer is clearly presented […]

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Our Reply to Sundry Critics and Enquirers

In his day Charles Spurgeon, the great Prince of Preachers, began to identify what has come to be known as The Downgrade.  This was a reference to the gradual loss of sound doctrine and personal holiness among the churchmen that had begun with the Act of Uniformity of 1662.  This move by King Charles II […]

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The Christian Atheist

A “church” in my hometown is advertising this as their current sermon series.  When I saw the sign I was reminded very clearly that the Postmodern mindset has all but taken over the majority of the institutional church just as it has our overall society.  I have no idea the thought process behind the series […]

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