By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church was attempting to insulate itself against any and all movements that called for Scriptural reform...Keep Reading
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They say that you cannot be in two places at once, but that is not strictly true when it comes to the Christian. A look at Paul’s introduction in his letter to the Colossians points to the fact that every church and every Christian has two homes, and two habitats....
During the fall of 1974 President Gerald Ford’s son, Michael Ford, along with his wife Gayle attended Gordon Conwell in the Boston area. Because his father occupied the Oval Office at the time, Michael had to have two Secret Service agents with him at all times....
One of the great challenges and choices in life when faced with overwhelming trouble is to take things into our own hands or leave them in God’s hands. In life we can find ourselves in a moment of crisis, standing at a fork in the road, having to consciously decide between trusting ourselves, and resting in God’s sovereignty....
A young man came to the late Bible teacher J. Vernon McGee and said, "Dr. McGee I have been studying predestination, and I am so convinced of the sovereignty of God that I believe if I stood in the middle of a busy highway, and my hour was not yet come, God would and could spare my life."...
The story is told of Will Rogers the humorist who on one occasion went in to get a passport, and the official said, "We need to see your birth certificate." Rogers replied, "What for?" The man behind the desk responded, "For proof of your birth." Rogers looked at the man whimsically, and said, "Well I'm here, ain't I?"...
You have asked me if I am a Calvinist, and this is my response: The answer to your question, “Are You A Calvinist?” depends on what you mean by the word “Calvinist”. Let me give a few examples...Keep Reading
By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had prohibited the translation of the Bible into the vernacular (the language of the people). Ostensibly, the prohibition and condemnation of Bible translation...Keep Reading
By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had functionally embraced the error of Semi-Pelagianism. Pelagianism (man has no original sin) and Semi-Pelagianism (man is affected by sin but...Keep Reading
By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had obscured the simplicity of the gospel through the invention of an elaborate merit system of salvation. As I mentioned in a previous blog...Keep Reading
By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church claimed to be,“always the same” (semper eadem). Rome hoped to shield itself from...Keep Reading
By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Churches’ twin errors of Sacerdotalism & Sacramentalism produced a compartmentalized view...Keep Reading
By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had functionally replaced Christ as the mediator between God and man. Through the inventions of a priestly caste (sacerdotalism)...Keep Reading
What does the Creation narrative, the first advent of Christ and the Reformation have in common? The answer is the use of the “light from darkness” motif. In Genesis “darkness was...Keep Reading
In this day and age, we are surrounded by social media outlets, websites, and apps. Nearly everyone we know has a smartphone or tablet, or at the very least a computer in their home. We have come a long way from...Keep Reading